2019 Technical Guide

Race Day - September 21


When What
09:00 Registration opens
09:00-09:50 Course open for warm up
10:00 Novice men – 40 minute race +/- half lap time
11:00 Sport men – Minimum 40 minute race
12:00 Sport women – Minimum 40 minute race
13:00-13:20 Course open for warm up
13:30 Expert men – 50 minute race +/- half lap time
14:40 Open Women – 40 - 50 minute race
15:50 Open men – 60 minute race +/- half lap time

Call-ups will be 5 min before each race
Awards following each category

The ABA and the organizer may shorten the races and/or the course dependent on weather, time delays, and combine categories if necessary.

License Check

All riders must sign-in on race day 15 minutes prior to category start time. Licensed riders must present their license. Failure to bring your license may result in a $10 fine.

Course Pre-Riding

Pre-riding will be available from 09:00 to 09:50. Please respect these times to allow for full course preparation and the arrival of EMS personnel. In addition the course will open following the Sport Women’s race (about 12:55) until 13:20 There may also be short openings between races. Don’t ride the course when other categories are racing. You will be fined (as per UCI Check with a Commissaire before entering the course after 9:50am.

Please only enter the course from the Start/Finish area for any pre-riding.


There will be call ups five minutes before the start of the events. Eight riders per race will be called up at each Alberta Cup and Alberta Championship event. Call up will be based on, in descending order of priority:

  1. Current UCI points (applies to Open Men and Open Women only)
  2. Same-category result from previous year’s Alberta Provincial Championship
  3. Current Alberta Cup points in Open Men or Open Women category
  4. Current Alberta Cup points in Expert Men category
  5. Current Alberta Cup points in Sport Men or Sport Women category
  6. Date of registration (earliest to latest)

Race Location

Argyll Velodrome
6850 88 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5H6


Park in designated areas only – main parking is at the Argyll Velodrome with overflow at Argyll School (immediately east of the parking entrance). Do not park in front of homes across from the park. Be courteous when riding on public roads and especially on trails in the area of the course.

Course Map

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Nearest Hospital

University of Alberta Hospital
8840 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7

Emergency & First Aid

First aid will be located at the Argyll Velodrome and on site EMT service will be provided by Aaron Paramedical. University of Alberta Hospital is located within 10 km of the race site. In addition first kits and an A.E.D are located in the Argyll Velodrome club house. If there is an on-course incident, the nearest course marshal will alert first aid personnel via radio who can be quickly dispatched on the course. If the incident is serious, 911 EMS will be called for packaging and evacuation.

Emergency Communication Plan

There will be two race radios available for medical personnel. Each medical person will also have a cell phone. If there is an incident on course, the medical team will be notified via race radio. In the rare occasion that radio communication fails (the course area is only 500m in length), cell phone communication will be used. Each course marshal will receive a list of phone numbers for race organizer and medical staff. Participants are informed to call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Race Details


Registration is available at Zone 4 and closes Thursday, Sept 19, 2019 at 23:59pm.
Please sign-up on-line. Race day registration will not be permitted.

Early bird registration all categories $30.00

Regular registration all categories $40.00

All ABA and UCI licensed riders are eligible to register.

Single Event Licenses (SEL): Available for $10 online. SEL men and women will be placed in Novice Men or Sport Women, respectively. Riders are only allowed two SEL’s per year regardless of discipline.


This event would not be possible without volunteers. The Juventus Cycling Club would like to formally thank all volunteers that have contributed their time and energy to make this event possible. Please take the time to thank a volunteer!


Men: Open, Expert, Sport, Novice Women: Open, Sport

New Cyclo-cross riders should compete in the cross category corresponding to their respective Road or Mountain Bike category, whichever is higher. If you are new to CX please use the following to determine which category you should compete in.

Cyclo-cross Category Matching Road Category Matching MTB Category
Novice Men U15, U17, Master 50+; Categories 4, 5 U15, U17, Novice, Master 50+, Sport
Sport Men Categories 3,4, and 5 Sport, Expert
Expert Men Categories 1/2, 3 Expert, Elite
Open Men Open to all license-holders Open to all license-holders
Sport Women Categories 3, 4, and 5 Novice, Sport, Expert
Open Women Categories 1/2, but open to all license-holders Elite, but open to all license-holders

Alberta Cyclo-cross Cup Points

Points will be awarded to the Alberta Cyclo-cross Cup to 30th position in each category, per the table below:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 30th
60 50 45 40 35 30 28 26 24 22 20 19 18 1


Gift cards and cash prizes will provided for all categories. Podium and prizes will take place as soon as possible once results are official. The podium will be at the Argyll Velodrome just outside the fencing.

Mechanical Zones

There will be one double equipment pit as marked on the course map.

The exchange of equipment between riders is forbidden. Equipment changes may only take place in the equipment pit. Rider may change wheels or bikes only in the equipment pit. Riders may only use the equipment pit lane to change equipment. A rider who passes the end of the equipment pit area must proceed to the following equipment pit to change wheels or bikes.

A rider who is still in the racing lane and has not passed the end of the equipment pit area may enter the equipment pit as long as he re-traces his route in the racing lane and enters the pit at its start without obstructing other competitors.

Race Numbers

Bring your ABA Cyclo-cross body numbers. If you don’t have them yet you can get them at the race from the ABA. SEL racers will be given a number at sign-on.

Race numbers for Cyclo-cross must be placed as follows – one body number (centre lower back) and 2 shoulder numbers as shown on the image below.

Watch out for the yellow Leader number for Open Men/Women!

Rider Conduct

Unsportsmanlike & unbecoming conduct will not be tolerated, littering, use of profane language and any verbal abuse whatsoever of officials, organizers and volunteers. Officials & Organizers retain the right to assess penalties, fines and/or disqualify riders from the race as deemed necessary.

Food & Water

Food and drinks for racers will be served starting at 11:00 outside of the Argyll Velodrome clubhouse.


Washroom and change facilities are located inside the Argyll Velodrome


Receiving permission to host racing events is challenging, requiring permits, insurance, association agreements and no end to the volunteer motivation and time. The ABA, Juventus Cycling Club, and the race organizers are committed to providing a safe environment for all participants. It is therefore of the utmost importance that you adhere to the rules and regulations outlined herein. Please understand that your cooperation ensures not only your safety, but the safety of those racing with you and the likelihood of repeating and growing these events in the coming years.

General Highlights

  • A helmet shall be worn whenever travelling on a bike.
  • Whenever on-course, only move (ride/walk) in the race direction, exit the course to back-track and re-enter in the direction of the race. If you don’t know the direction, please ask.
  • During racing, do not enter the course or pit area, safe crossing zones are provided.
  • Please race with sportsmanlike etiquette and conduct. Racers being lapped shall graciously neutralize themselves to minimize interruption to the front of the race.

UCI CX Regulations

If you are not already familiar with the UCI/ABA Cyclo-cross Rules, please familiarize yourself with them prior to arrival. It is your responsibility to know and follow these:


The ABA complies with and fully supports the UCI anti-doping regulations, the clauses of the World Anti-doping Code and its international Standards to which the UCI anti-doping regulations refer and to the anti-doping regulations of other competent bodies as per the regulations of the UCI.


The ABA follows UCI International rules when it comes to the type of bike you can ride in a cross race. Novice and Sport categories are allowed mountain bikes; riders in all other categories, Elite, Expert and Open must have a Cyclo-cross bike. Please ensure that you remove all bags, pumps, fenders, bells and whistles from your bicycle.

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