RULES TOUR DU GRAND PARADIS TROFEO RENATO CHABOD 

Chapter 1 RACE – DATE

The Organizing committee "Tour du Grand Paradis" in collaboration with ASD SCI CLUB VALSAVARENCHE, organizes with the support of FISI, CONI and ASIVA on the 29/04/2018 starting at 08.00 (there is a chance that there will be a start at 7.45 and one at 8.00 depending on the amount of registrations) the 8th Renato Chabod –Tour du Grand Paradis competition, a national ski-mountaineering race for couples, with classical equipment long distance race. (Race code XP217 XP 218 XP219 XP220).

Chapter 2 PARTICIPATION AND CATEGORIES

All athletes must be FISI members or members of an equivalent foreign federation for the current year. Teams composed of FISI registered athletes from different sport clubs are accepted by the organization, though the registration for Italian athletes MUST be carried out by the sport clubs in the specific section on FISI portal. The pre-registration on the website www.tourdugrandparadis.it will be valid ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY upon receipt of the registration on the FISI portal. (SEE SECTION CHAPTER 3/REGISTRATION METHODS)

The following categories are allowed:

-Cat. SENIOR MALE and FEMALE (teams made of 2 people) born on or between 1973 and 1997 (21 years old in the racing season);
- Cat. MASTER MALE AND FEMALE (teams made of 2 people) born on or before 1972;

Teams senior/master will be classified in senior category. 

Mixed couples m / f are admitted, will be classified in the absolute male category of the Tour du Grand Paradis but not included in the official ranking of the FISI.

Chapter 3 ENTRY FEES and REGISTRATION METHODS

Teams requiring sleeping accommodations must register before Monday at midnight 23rd April 2018. SEE ENTRY FEE BELOW

Registrations only for the RACE must be submitted before Friday at midnight 27th April 2018. SEE ENTRY FEE BELOW

The registration methods are:

ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION by filling out the form in the registration section of the website www.tourdugrandparadis.it

For Italian athletes:

The registration will be considered valid only upon receipt of the copy of the PAYMENT and of the registration made through the FISI portal in the dedicated section to be carried out by the sport club.

For foreign athletes:

The registration will be considered valid only upon receipt of the copy of the PAYMENT and of the medical certificate for racing.

THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEAMS IS 150, AFTER REACHING THAT THE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE CLOSED

ENTRY FEE RACE ONLY

BEFORE SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT 15th APRIL 2018:

90 EUROs per team, including registration fee and awesome participation award consisting of a “Venturi” backpack and the lunch on Sunday.

FROM MONDAY 16th APRIL UNTIL FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT 27thAPRIL 2018

100 EUROs per team, including registration fee and awesome participation award consisting of a “Venturi” backpack and the lunch on Sunday.

ENTRY FEE + 1 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION HALF BOARD 

BEFORE MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 15th APRIL 2018:

    180 EUROs per team, including registration fee, dinner the night before the race, overnight stay, breakfast and awesome participation award consisting of a “Venturi” backpack and the lunch on Sunday.

FROM MONDAY 16th APRIL UNTIL M MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT 23rd APRIL 2018: 

    200 EUROs per each team, comprehensive of registration fee, dinner the night before, overnight stay, breakfast and awesome participation award consisting of a “Venturi” backpack and the lunch on Sunday.

PAYMENT METHODS

BANK TRANSFER TO:

SCI CLUB VALSAVARENCHE ASD

BANK: BCC VALDOSTANA

IBAN: IT11 M085 8701 2110 0011 0150 975
BIC/SWIFT CODE: CCRTIT2TVAL (from abroad)

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.

Chapter 4 RACE BIB COLLECTION, HOTEL VOUCHERS AND BRIEFING

The race bibs, the vouchers for hotel accommodation, the vouchers for Sunday lunch and the participation awards will be handed over on Saturday afternoon 28th April at the race office, which will be open from 15,00 until 19,00 and it will be at the Auditorium of the Secondary School in Villeneuve (Loc. Champagne 54-Villeneuve).

The technical briefing for the race will be at 18.00.

THE PROGRAM FOR SUNDAY 29th APRIL 2018 IS THE FOLLOWING:

06.30 - 07.15 MEETING AT PRAVIEUX, CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION AND HANDOVER OF COMPETITOR’S PACKAGE (for the teams who were not present the day before).

07.15 – 07.40 ENTRANCE TO START AREA WITH ARTVA BEACON CHECK.

07.45 – 08.00 MASS START (there is a chance that there will be two different starts)


13.00 CLOSING LUNCH (in the restaurants indicated in the voucher you received)


15.00 PRIZE-GIVING IN DEGIOZ (VALSAVARENCHE).

Chapter 5 ADDITIONAL COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT DUE TO COURSE DIFFICULTY

  • 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.

ALL OTHER COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT (FROM THE FISI RULEBOOK FOR SKI MOUNTAINEERING - chapter 10.2.2) and that you can find here :

- a pair of ski touring skis:
equipped with metal foils for at least 90% of their length, minimum side cut: 80 mm spatula at the ski center 60 mm tail 70 mm. Minimum height 160 cm for men (Seniors, U 23, Juniores, Cadets) and 150 cm for women (Seniores, U 23, Juniores, Cadets). The skis will be measured with the "Rolling" method.


- a pair of ski touring boots:
The boot (only the hull) must cover the ankles and must have the sole with notches in Vibram or similar material; the minimum depth is 4mm.It must have at least 8 notches under the heel and 15 under the front part of the sole with a minimum surface of 1 cm 2 per notch. Each boot must have at least 2 independent locking systems. They must be provided with a locking system for the inclination between the knee and the hull. The boots must be designed for use with metal crampons. Boots and cross-country ski boots or similar are strictly prohibited. The use of adhesive tape on boots is prohibited. The modification to the boots by a second manufacturer is allowed only if there is a formal agreement between the two producers and must be specified in the written information provided with the modified part. The sole of each single boot must be notched and must cover 100% of the surface. Minimum weight of boots (hull + dry shoe):

     - Men: 500 grams and therefore 1,000 grams per pair

     - Women and men's cadets: 450 grams and therefore 900 grams per pair

- A couple of sky bindings that allow the movement of the ankle during the ascents and that are blocked for the descent. They can be equipped with safety straps.

Front and back parts:

- The rear part must be equipped with front and side release
- The front part must be equipped with the system that allows the side exit of the boot from the back of the attack.
- The frontal part of the attack must have a position of block and unblocking.
- Boots and sky bindings must have climbed on and regulated on the base of the instructions for the use furnished by the builder with the purpose to guarantee the optimal operation of the systems of releasing and the good protection from the structure of ski and attacks.

Minimum weight for skis and sky bindings:
Men: 750 grams and therefore 1,500 grams per pair
Women: 700 grams and therefore 1,400 grams per pair

- Mixed sky bindings (front of a manufacturer and back of another manufacturer) are not allowed.

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

  • a thermal blanket measuring with a surface of 180 cm2 (always obligatory for all the disciplines and techniques);


- an avalanche transceiver meeting international standards EN 300718 457 kHz. The ARTVA/DVA must be equipped with a 3-antennal emission system, and must be carried in a special pocket (only with zip lock) inside the suit and at the level of the belly, or worn under the suit with the appropriate fixing systems provided by manufacturer, operating in transmission throughout the course. Only the transmitter is forbidden.


- 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 20×20 cm. It must not have been modified in any way. The name “snow shovel” is given by the manufacturer, who shall be held responsible for this name and its function;

        - A certified mountaineering or ski mountaineering helmet conforming to the UIAA 106 and EN 1077 standard B standards or to the EN 12492 standard. The helmet must always be worn, it is forbidden to affix adhesives or elements that may alter the homologation foreseen by the manufacturer, if not with the consent of the same.
        - a snow probe with a minimum length of 240 cm and a minimum diameter of 10 mm, not modified in any way. The name “snow probe” is given by the manufacturer, who shall be held responsible for this name and its function;
        - A backpack with shoulder straps with 2 straps carrying skis, able to contain all the material required by the regulation. It is not allowed to transport any kind of material outside the rucksack except for skis.
        -  Climbing skins. Use and application of adhesive tape or similar materials to make the skins slippery is severely prohibited, for environmental reasons; skins must cover at least 50% of the ski sole and the 50% of the length of the ski.
        - Garments for the upper body. Three layers, two long-sleeved of the competitor's measure, of which a windproof layer.
        - Garments for the lower part of the body. Two layers, a pair of pants or overalls of the competitor's size and a pair of windproof trousers of the same size.
        - a pair of gloves, which must be worn throughout the duration of the competition;
                - a hat or headband;
- a pair of glasses or a visor.

IMPORTANT:

The FISI regulation is inspired by the international ISMF, each athlete is aware and directly responsible for all the material they use during the race; for what is not included in the FISI regulation, reference will be made to the "ISMF" regulation.

With the registration, the athlete guarantees the technical efficiency of their material and their compliance to the FISI regulation, without any modification, except those authorized by the manufacturer.

For safety reasons, each individual athlete must bring their own material, with the exception of skis and skins, which can be carried, in the stretches on foot, by their teammate; the skis must be fastened at the back of the pack; it is forbidden to transport the skis in the front (front) of the athlete, from shoulder to shoulder, transport is not allowed without the attachment to the backpack through the appropriate safety straps. The replacement of material along the route is strictly prohibited, with the exception of skis and poles in case of breakage; they can be replaced anywhere on the track. Anyone along the race track can provide skis and sticks for the replacement of broken ones. The Organizing Committees are not required to supply replacement materials.

Chapter 6 RACE COURSE

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

Chapter 7 COURSE CHANGES
In case of causes de force majeure, the director of the race committee and race course may decide to:
*Cancel the race or suspend it
*Modify the course before or during the race
*Take any decisions necessary to insure the safety of the competitors and of the organizers.

Chapter 8 PRIZEGIVING
Cat Male Senior
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 SENIOR
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


The VIII Trofeo Renato Chabod will be awarded to the first 3 male and female teams.

FANTASTIC PRIZE DRAW
The prize giving will be held in the square in front of the Valsavarenche town hall, around 15.00.


N.B. All that is not clearly specified in these rules may be ascertained by reading the FISI rules book

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