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USCF rule changes 2003 (no radios for LFR ;-( )(5 posts)

USCF rule changes 2003 (no radios for LFR ;-( )DougSloan
Jan 3, 2003 11:30 AM
This taken from another forum:

I just got my hands on the USCF rule changes for this year. I'll only
mention the road rule changes here and post the track rule changes on
the track list. This will just be a summary of the changes and not the
actual wording.

Radios - Use of radios are now restricted to road events with senior
1/2 riders in them. In other words radios are only allowed in Sr
1/2/Pro races ( or if by some change we have a Sr 1/2/3 race) and women
1/2 or 1/2/3 races. Radios are not allowed in age graded races ( ie no
master or junior races)

Jr Gear limits - There are no Jr. Gear restrictions for Cross races

Fines - for cat A and B races the fine schedule will be the same as the
UCI fine schedule.

Cross Nationals - There may not be a Cross nationals in 2003. Te idea
as i understand it is to move Cross nationals into January like the
rest of the world and get our age groups equal to the World
championship age groups. An example is a rider who is 18 and eligible
for the U.S. Junior championships in Dec. May be 19 and ineligible for
the Worlds in January.

Cat 5 Prizes - Promoters can now offer prizes in Cat 5 races

Junior RR and Crit Nationals - In the 17-18 and 15-16 age groups riders
will now have to be Cat 3 or higher to ride in the Junior Nationals

Elite Women National RR distance - The window for allowable distances
for elite women at RR nationals has been increased. This window was
100-120KM and the window is now 90-130KM

National and State Championship entry fee rules - These rules were
eliminated

Masters Nationals - In cases where a field has less than 6 riders at
masters nationals this field may be combined with another age group but
medals will still be awarded for each age group in a combined group

There are a number of other changes mostly to Tandem championship rules
to simplify which age groups are run.
too bad I race for ACA pluslonefrontranger
Jan 3, 2003 2:03 PM
I race in the Women's 1/2/3 field anyhow.

I imagine they'll enforce that about as strictly as they ever did the sleeveless jersey rule.
gotchaDougSloan
Jan 3, 2003 2:35 PM
I thought you might; I was using you as the only example that came to mind. You're a good example, that is. :-)

Doug
damn ... we were going to use them (nm)weiwentg
Jan 7, 2003 6:25 AM
What about Sr. 2-3 races?speedisgood
Jan 7, 2003 7:22 AM
Anybody know if it's ok then? I heard Tym Tyler, our local "super promoter", will make a lot of his races 2-3 (since guys weren't showing up to race for 6th after the GoMart boys took their share).