Rules 

  • The Jean-François Bernard is a cycling event on public roads, organised under the aegis of the UFOLEP by the Club cycliste corbigeois. It will take place on Sunday 16th August 2020 and it will propose three routes from Corbigny (NIèvre).
  • Only cyclosportives routes will be timed: the Jean-François Bernard, the Jeff and the Three valleys. The randosportive route “Sur les traces de Jeff” is non timed and out of ranking.
  • The Jean-François Bernard (136km), the Jeff (95km) and the Three valleys (77km) are not competitions. Any accident due to carelessness will involve individual responsibility. During the registration, any participant acknowledges having read those rules, accepts entirely the clauses and accepts the frequent and normal risks linked to cycling, such as individual and collective falls. 
  • The cyclosportive events are open to everyone, majors, licensees having a license delivered by a federation authorizing the practice of competition cycling and not licensed participants.
  • A medical certificate of aptitude to practice competition cycling of less than a year is mandatory for not licensed participants.
  • The cycle touring license is not enough for the cycling practice. The licensees of this federation, as the not licensed participants, must provide a medical certificate of aptitude to practice competition cycling of less than a year.
  • Jean-François Bernard roads are open to traffic during the entire event.
  • Participating in a mass event on public roads involves to conform to the highway code and any prefectural or municipal orders, to only use the right side of the road and to ensure his own safety by adjusting his speed.
  • Following cars are forbidden, dangerous, disrespectful of other participants, and therefore undesirable. Any participant having a personal assistance vehicle, surprised by a steward, will be disqualified.
  • Wearing a hard shell helmet is compulsory.
  • Frame plates are assigned in order of registrations and given with the roadmap from saturday 15th August from 3:00PM to 8:00PM and from 7:00AM on the morning of the event.
  • Start from 9:00AM avenue du Champ de foire in Corbigny and finish on the same place.
  • Following vehicles are compulsory.
  • Safety is assured by organization signalmen and bikers. Medical assistance is assured by doctors and rescuers.
  • Every competitor will must have his own repair equipment in case of mechanical accident or puncture.
  • Races of 136 km and 95 km count for the Trophée Passion 2020 and the Challenge Assurance Vélo.
  • Awards will be given from 3:00PM on the finish place (obligatory presence). The first three of each age category will be awarded on the two races.
  • Team classification rules:
  • The first three teams receive a trophy. Number of cyclist per team is not limited.
  • For every cyclist of the team, a number of points is awarded, which matches with his diploma: Gold certificate: 3 points / silver certificate: 2 points / bronze certificate: 1 point
  • The winning club is the one whose total number of cyclists has collected the highest number of points.
  • “Sur les traces de Jeff” is a cycling tour open to everyone (participants have to be more than 14 and have a parental consent). Kids under 16 years old should compulsory be with an adult doing the same route. Kids registration should be made by an adult who will authenticate the registration form. Start: 9:15AM.
  • Participation in the Jean-François Bernard implies the acceptance by each competitor of the rules. Any interpretation or contesting about the event, the rules or their application must be sent by mail to the organizer.