RULES TOUR DU GRAND PARADIS TROFEO RENATO CHABOD 

 

ARTICLE 1 RACE – DATE

The  ASD SCI CLUB VALSAVARENCHE organizes  the 9th Trofeo Renato Chabod –Tour du Grand Paradis competition, a international ski-mountaineering race for couples, with classical equipment.

The race will take place in 2 days:

  • on the 04/04/2020 starting at 14.00 crono-prologo Tour du grand Paradis ski-mountaineering race for couples with classical equipment
  • on the 05/04/2020 starting at 08.00 (there is a chance that there will be different starts - depending on the amount of registrations) the 9th Trofeo Renato Chabod –Tour du Grand Paradis competition, a ski-mountaineering race for couples, with classical equipment.

ARTICLE 2 PARTICIPATION AND CATEGORIES

The categories allowed for the two - day race are:

  • Cat. SENIOR MALE and FEMALE (teams made of 2 people) born on or between 1975 and 1999 (21 years old in the racing season);
  • Cat. MASTER MALE AND FEMALE (teams made of 2 people) born on or before 1974;

Teams senior/master will be classified in senior category. 

Mixed teams male/female are allowed and will be classified in the absolute male category of the Tour du Grand Paradis.

  • Cat. SNOWBOARD MALE and FEMALE (teams made of 2 people – senior and master categories) ONLY FOR THE RACE OF SUNDAY APRIL 5

ARTICLE 3 Equipment

Each athlete will be aware of and directly responsible for all the equipment he or she uses during the competition. At the time of registration, the athlete will guarantee the technical efficiency of his or her equipment and its conformity to these regulations. For safety reasons, each individual athlete must carry his or her own equipment throughout the various legs of the competition, with the exception of skis and climbing skins. These items may be carried by the athlete’s teammate during  on foot segments: skis must be anchored to the back of the backpack (not to the front, from shoulder strap to shoulder strap), using the safety strings provided. Once the competition is underway, materials may be replaced only in case of certified break: the inspection of the broken equipment will be done at the nearest check point, and the notification of the equipment replacement must be promptly sent to the organisers The organisers are not responsible for providing replacement materials in the event of breakage or damage.

 

ARTICLE 4 - INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR ALL CATEGORIES

 

Compulsory items for each racer for the race of SATURDAY APRIL 4

- a pair of ski mountaineering  skis:

minimum length 160 cm for men and 150 cm for women and youth categories, with metal strips along at least 90% of their total length, minimum width 60 mm measured from the middle of the ski, which is normally the narrowest part. The manufacturer’s declared measurements shall be taken into consideration; the manufacturer accepts full liability for their accuracy;

- a pair of ski mountaineering boots:

boots must be high enough to cover the ankles, must be ready for rapid, safe connection of crampons, and must be fitted with devices for closing the boot shell and top boot and a lock for the angle between the top boot and the boot shell. All closures and soles for ski touring boots sold by manufacturers will be considered approved under the regulations, unless they have been modified. Other types of soles and modified soles are admitted provided that they meet the following requirements:

– the minimum outside surface of the ridges in contact with the ground must be 1 cm2;
– the sole must consist of rubbery material such as vibram or a similar material;
– the sole of each individual boot must be ridged and cover at least 75% of the surface;
– the minimum number of ridges per boot must be 23, including 15 in the front part and 8 on the heel;
– the minimum depth of the ridges must be 4 mm;
– a pair of bindings: 
bindings must be intended for ski mountaineering and may have ski stopper or safety straps, according to the choice of the competitor; they must permit locking of the back of the boot for downhill skiing and have safety release systems at the front and lateral sides, on the tip of the top and in the heel-piece;

– a pair of poles with a maximum diameter of no more than 25 mm, excluding padding: metal rings are not permitted;

– avalanche transceiver meeting international standards, worn in contact with the body, functioning for reception and transmission all along the competition. Competitors shall not wear a transmitter alone;
– a snow shovel with handle: the mounted snow shovel with its handle and blade must have a minimum length of 50 cm, and the blade must measure at least 20x20 cm.  It must not have been modified in any way. The manufacturer, who shall be held responsible for this name and its function gives the name “snow shovel”;
– a snow probe with a minimum length of 240 cm and a minimum diameter of 10 mm, not modified in any way. The manufacturer, who shall be held responsible for this name and its function gives the name “snow probe”;
 a rucksack with shoulder straps, with 2 ski holder straps, big enough to contain all the equipment required under the regulations. The rucksack crampon pocket must have the closing part on the back part of the rucksack;
– two pairs of climbing skins. Due to environmental reasons the use and application of adhesive tape or similar materials to make the skins slippery is severely forbidden;
– Garments for the upper part of the body: two layers in the competitor’s size:

  • 1 long or short-sleeved, body-hugging layer.
  • a wind breaker layer.

– Garments for the lower part of the body: two layers, consisting of a pair of trousers or overalls in the competitor’s size, and a pair of windproof trousers in the same size;
– A helmet intended for mountain-climbing, rock-climbing or ski mountaineering, conformed to CE EN 12492 and EN 1077 class B standards). Helmets must be worn and fastened throughout the length of the race;
– A pair of gloves, which must be worn throughout the length of the race;
– Hat or headband;
– A pair of glasses or a visor.


The organisers reserve the right to reject any component of the competitor’s equipment, which may be considered defective or inappropriate. 

Compulsory items for each racer for the race of  SUNDAY APRIL 5

 a pair of ski mountaineering  skis:

minimum length 160 cm for men and 150 cm for women and youth categories, with metal strips along at least 90% of their total length, minimum width 60 mm measured from the middle of the ski, which is normally the narrowest part. The manufacturer’s declared measurements shall be taken into consideration; the manufacturer accepts full liability for their accuracy;

- a pair of ski mountaineering boots:

boots must be high enough to cover the ankles, must be ready for rapid, safe connection of crampons, and must be fitted with devices for closing the boot shell and top boot and a lock for the angle between the top boot and the boot shell. All closures and soles for ski touring boots sold by manufacturers will be considered approved under the regulations, unless they have been modified. Other types of soles and modified soles are admitted provided that they meet the following requirements:

– the minimum outside surface of the ridges in contact with the ground must be 1 cm2;
– the sole must consist of rubbery material such as vibram or a similar material;
– the sole of each individual boot must be ridged and cover at least 75% of the surface;
– the minimum number of ridges per boot must be 23, including 15 in the front part and 8 on the heel;
– the minimum depth of the ridges must be 4 mm;
– a pair of bindings: 
bindings must be intended for ski mountaineering and may have ski stopper or safety straps, according to the choice of the competitor; they must permit locking of the back of the boot for downhill skiing and have safety release systems at the front and lateral sides, on the tip of the top and in the heel-piece;

– a pair of poles with a maximum diameter of no more than 25 mm, excluding padding: metal rings are not permitted;
– thermal blanket with a surface of 180 cm2;
– avalanche transceiver meeting international standards, worn in contact with the body, functioning for reception and transmission all along the competition. Competitors shall not wear a transmitter alone;
– a snow shovel with handle: the mounted snow shovel with its handle and blade must have a minimum length of 50 cm, and the blade must measure at least 20x20 cm.  It must not have been modified in any way. The manufacturer, who shall be held responsible for this name and its function gives the name “snow shovel”;
– a snow probe with a minimum length of 240 cm and a minimum diameter of 10 mm, not modified in any way. The manufacturer, who shall be held responsible for this name and its function gives the name “snow probe”;
 a rucksack with shoulder straps, with 2 ski holder straps, big enough to contain all the equipment required under the regulations. The rucksack crampon pocket must have the closing part on the back part of the rucksack;
– two pairs of climbing skins. Due to environmental reasons the use and application of adhesive tape or similar materials to make the skins slippery is severely forbidden;
– Garments for the upper part of the body: three layers in the competitor’s size:

  • 1 long or short-sleeved, body-hugging layer.
  • a second layer with long-sleeves.
  • a wind breaker layer.

– Garments for the lower part of the body: two layers, consisting of a pair of trousers or overalls in the competitor’s size, and a pair of windproof trousers in the same size;
– A helmet intended for mountain-climbing, rock-climbing or ski mountaineering, conformed to CE EN 12492 and EN 1077 class B standards). Helmets must be worn and fastened throughout the length of the race;
– A pair of gloves, which must be worn throughout the length of the race;
– Hat or headband;
– A pair of glasses or a visor.

The organisers reserve the right to reject any component of the competitor’s equipment, which may be considered defective or inappropriate. 

ADDITIONAL COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT DUE TO COURSE DIFFICULTY – ONLY FOR THE RACE OF SUNDAY APRIL 5

  • Fourth layer for the upper part of the body with long sleeves, of the size of the participant. The fourth layer must have thermal padding and have a minimum weight of 300gr.
  • A pair of windproof trousers of the size of the competitor with thermal padding of minimum weight 60 gr per squared meter.
  • Harness conforming to UIAA standards, not modified.
  • Harpoons: minimum 10 spikes of minimum length 3 cm. They must be carried in the backpack spike to spike, they must not be modified, and they must have safety laces (not elastics) tied up during use.
  • Hiking trail KIT, UIAA 128 conforming (not self-made).
  • Rope, conforming to UIAA standard 101. It must be at least 10 mt long with a minimum diameter of 8mm. The use of a carabiner for attaching the rope to the harness is not allowed.

The compulsory equipment for those racing with snowboard equipment is the same as the classic technique except for:

  • snowboard:snowboard+small skis or splitboard.
  • skis for the climb, with skeans, without limitations for the dimensions in lenght and width ; must be provided by coupling system for boots.
  • a pair of snowboard boots or ski mountaineering boots:

boots must be high enough to cover the ankles, must be ready for rapid, safe connection of crampons (belt or lever), must be equipped with a minimum of 2 locking devices for the descent (straps for the soft connection or bow for the coupling hard).

  • Snowbaord bindings soft or hard

ARTICLE 5 – PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATIONS
The jury will be composed by 2 member of the organization  and the race director who have unquestionable decision-making power.

The present rules applies The FISI and the ISMF Regulations.

ARTICLE 6 – COMPLAINTS
Any complaints must be made to the organisers in writing within 15 minutes from the official ranking publication.
All complaints must be accompanied by the payment of € 50.00, which will not be refunded if the complaint is rejected. 

Chapter 7 REGISTRATION

Registrations form (edited by WEDOSPORT team) will open on 22 February and will close at 12 noon on Thursday 2 April 2020, unless 150  teams are reached in advance.  They implies the complete acceptance of the present regulation.

REGISTRATION FEE

FOR ALL THE CATEGORIES (EXCEPT FOR SNOWBOARDER)

The registration fee  FOR THE 2 DAYS' RACE is € 240.00 per team and includes for each racer:

  • organisation, safety and technical assistance services and refreshments along the competition routes;
  • 1 competition pack consisting in ADMO backpack containing regional typical products;
  • 1 day of half board (dinner on saturday – saturday overnight stay – breakfast of sunday)
  • closing lunch of sunday

The registration fee for teams which do not intend to use overnight accommodations is € 140,00

The registration fee ONLY for the SNOWBOARDER CATEGORY FOR THE RACE OF SUNDAY APRIL 5 is € 100.00 per team and includes for each racer:

  • organisation, safety and technical assistance services and refreshments along the competition routes;
  • 1 competition pack consisting in ADMO backpack containing regional typical products;
  • closing lunch of sunday

The registration fee must compulsory be paid within 7 days upon receipt of the confirmation of acceptance as follows:
– payment by credit card on the  REGISTRATION page.

REGISTRATION METHODS

the registrations, accompanied by the medical certificates for sport/racing activities (in which  there will be the following indications : athlete data,  entry racing or competition, date of issue, signature and doctor's name) or FISI CARD NUMBER valid for the season 2019/2020, if Italian athletes, must be received by 12 noon on 2 April 2020 exclusively online at the page REGISTRATION.

For information on organization and on registration, you can contact:  Silvia Blanc at +39 339 89 09 283 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

REGISTRATION REFUNDS
In case the team decide to withdraw from the competition, the competition fee will be refunded only according to the following conditions:

Before 28/03  the registration fee will be 100% refunded

From 29/03 to 02/04  80 Euros per team will be withheld from the registration fee

After 03/04 the registration fee will not be refunded.

The refund will be done from the organizing committee shortly after the race and on the 30/04/2020 at the latest.

ARTICLE 8   BIB PICK - UP,  BRIEFING AND EVENT PROGRAM

SATURDAY 4th april 2020

from 8.00 until 13.00 the race office opened in Degioz n,67 at the Municipio of Valsavarenche for

  • bibs pick-up and timing chips (by WEDOSPORT TEAM);
  • delivery vouchers for hotel accommodation and for Sunday lunch;
  • delivery participation awards

at 13:00 meeting in Pont of Valsavarenche (near the touristic information office) for small technical briefing for race  CRONO PROLOGO DU GRAND PARADIS; to follow moving by foot or skis toward Rifugio Tetras-lyre for bibs and ARTVA check and entrance to START AREA

at 14:00 INDIVIDUAL'S TEAM RACE START 

at 14:00/14:45 first couples arrival at around 2500mt  where will be organized a finish line adapted to the roughness of the place.

VERIFICATION RETURN ATHLETES: for the safety of the participants, on return to the valley, all athletes must report to the departure area where the responsible staff will make their identification.

From 17.30 in Degioz,  BIER APERITIF with music and bier offered by the organization

from 18.30 in Degioz technical BRIEFING for the race TOUR DU GRAND PARADIS

SUNDAY 5 th  april 2020

07.00 - 7.30 MEETING AT PRAVIEUX, HANDOVER OF COMPETITOR’S PACKAGE (for the teams who were not present the day before) – smsll technical briefing is necessary

07.30 – 07.45 ENTRANCE TO START AREA WITH ARTVA BEACON CHECK.

7:50 – 08.00 MASS START (there is a chance that there will be two different starts)

10:30 around FIRST COUPLES ARRIVAL AT THE FINISH LINE
13.00 CLOSING LUNCH (in the restaurants indicated in the voucher received)
14.30 PRIZE-GIVING IN DEGIOZ (VALSAVARENCHE).

N.B.
Programmes and times may be modified.

SUNDAY 5 April the organization recommends to park in Pont of Valsavarenche and use the shuttle service that will lead the athletes to the start of the race.

Due to the importance of the information disclosed during the briefing, the presence of at least one of the two team members is mandatory.

ARTICLE 9  RACE COURSE (is  updating)

SATURDAY APRIL 4

Start in Pont near the Rifugio Tetras-lyre (2000 mt) at 14.00 – finish line at the bottom of the Grand Etret glacier (around 2500mt)

SUNDAY APRIL 5

Start in Pravieux – Pessey (1834 mt) at 08.00 (there is a chance that there will be two starts at 07.45 and 08.00). On the first part, the course will follow the summer trail, then continues on open fields and arrives at the F.Chabod refuge (2750mt) where the first refreshment post is. From this, the course carries onto the Laveciau Glacier (around 3200 mt). At this point the 1st change of equipment configuration, the team must form a roped party. 1st check post and time barrier (2h 15 min). The course continues on the glacier following the summer trail up to the Schiena d’Asino (3700 mt). 2nd check post and time barrier (3h 30 min). 2nd refreshments post, medical point with mobile bivouac. The course carries on to Moncorvé (3800 mt). 2nd change equipment configuration (skis on the back and depending on the committee’s decision crampons and hiking trail KIT on fixed ropes). At the end of the fixed ropes of about 70mt vertical height, 3° change of equipment configuration, skis back on and skin up to the summit of Gran Paradiso (about 4000 mt). 4th change of equipment configuration (change of skins)-checkpoint. The course will go downhill, it will passe by the bivouac for the 5th change of equipment configuration (the teams can untie the roped party). Along the Gran Paradiso Glacier until reaching the Vittorio Emanuele II refuge (2734 mt). 6th change of equipment configuration (skins on), 3rd check post and time barrier (5h) – 3rd refreshments post. The course then goes uphill at the bottom of the Ciarforon (about 3000mt) 7th change of equipment configuration (skins off). On a slight downhill the course will traverse below the Monciair and the Denti di Broglio to arrive in the upper part of the Grand Etret Valley, 4th checkpoint. From here skiing downhill to the Finish line in Pont (1960mt)

Detail of the elevation gain and loss

1st uphill 2160mt D+
1st downhill 1280mt D-
2nd uphill 300 mt D+
2nd downhill 1050 mt D-
Total positive elevation gain: about 2460mt
Total elevation loss: about 2330 mt

For any technical information you may contact the following addresses:
G.A. MARTIN Ilvo tel: +39 347.8773097
G.A. PELLISSIER Paolo tel: +39 335.6614311

ARTICLE 10 LIABILITY

In view of the nature of the competition, the organizers shall not be held liable for any accidents that may occur to participants or to third parties while the competition is underway.

ARTICLE 11 COURSE CHANGES

The organization may, at any time and for any reason, make such changes to the established route or to this Regulation as it deems appropriate, in relation to the safety of the participants and the regularity of the event. Any changes will be announced during the briefing that will take place the day before, or will be posted at the start or communicated during the race itself.

Chapter 12 PRIZEGIVING

the final ranking will be given by the summation of the times of the two days' races


Cat Male absolute
1st team: 1.200,00 Euro per team
2nd team: 900,00 Euro per team
3rd team: 700,00 Euro per team
4th team: 400,00 Euro per team
5th team: 400,00 Euro per team
From the 6th to the 10th team included: 200,00 Euro per team


Cat. Female  absolute
1st team : 1.200,00 Euro per team;
2nd team 900,00 Euro per team;
3rd team: 700,00 Euro per team

Cat. Master and cat. Seniores male and female:
the first three teams of each category will be awarded

There will be special prizes for the top runners of the SNOWBOARD category and for the top ranked  mixed (men’s and women’s) teams.

The ninth RENATO CHABOD TROPHY  will be awarded to the top 3 teams classified as absolute men and women.

FANTASTIC PRIZE DRAW

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