Art. 1 (Introduction)
Randonneurs Romania, as national representative of Les Randonneurs Mondiaux, in association with the Adevaratii VeloPrieteni Association, and with the support of the Regional Representatives from Romania and other partners, is organizing between 11-19 of July 2020 the first edition of BRM1200+ ultra-brevet, called Ro-Velo Epic Tour Randonneur 2020 (Ro-VET-R2020), that is going to take place following the BRM regulations together with the Randonneurs Romania set of rules.
Art. 2 (Entry conditions)
Ro-VET-R2020 is an event open to all the endurance cyclists from Romania and abroad.
The minimum age is 18 years at the date of the start. Minors are not allowed to take part in this event.
Also, to be eligible for participation, the cyclists must have a BRM300 brevet completed in the 2020 season by the end of the time the registration period ends.
There are 2 options available for completing the ultra-brevet: GREEN (with a time limit of 202 hours, following the stages set by the organizer and with assistance offered in each stage start and end controls and RED (without following the stages set by the organizer and by your own) which can be done in one of following 2 ways: RED ONE with 162 hours limit and RED TWO with 202 limit. The number of available seats for this ultra-brevet is limited: 100 places for GREEN and 50 places for the RED.
Art. 3 (Route and Controls)
The official route will be sent to all participants. The route announced can be slightly modified, but the organizer will let the participants know about these changes in advance.
On the route there will be at least one SECRET control.
The organizer reserves the right to modify the control points, but must inform all participants in advance.
Participants MUST follow ONLY the official route and, in the event of any deviation from the route, in order not to risk disqualification, those concerned MUST re-enter the course from the point they left without resorting to shortcuts.
The participant’s assistance cars should follow a different route than the official one and the assistance can be provided in the control areas, at a maximum of 5 km from them, otherwise the cyclist may be penalized/disqualified.
The route (https://www.strava.com/routes/21834461) is 2020 km long, on the Bucharest – Focsani – Iasi – Sibiu – Transagan – Sibiu – Arad – Bucharest route and it is divided into 6 stages (for the GREEN variant), according to the following timetable:
(a) July 11st, stage 1, ~300 km: Bucharest-Focsani
(b) July 12nd, stage 2, ~200 km: Focsani-Iasi
(c) July 13rd, stage 3, ~400 km: Iasi-Sibiu
(d) July 14th, rest day (Sibiu)
(e) July 15th, stage 4, ~200 km: Sibiu -Transfagarasan – Sibiu
(f) July 16th, stage 5, ~300 km: Sibiu – Arad
(g) July 17th, stage 6, ~600 km: Arad – Bucharest
Art. 4 (Controls, opening and closing times)
There are 22 Control Points:
Bucharest (CP1, start, km 0)
Lehliu Train station (CP2, km 85)
Slobozia (CP3, km 138)
Buzau (CP4, km 228)
Focsani (CP5, km 299)
Vaslui (CP6, km 435)
Iasi (CP7, km 508)
Hanu Ancutei (CP8, km 597)
Bicazu Ardelean (CP9, km 679)
Medias (CP10, km 862)
Sibiu (CP11, km 919)
Transfagarasan (CP12, km 1022)
Sibiu (CP13, km 1112)
Alba Iulia (CP14, km 1180)
Julita (CP15, km 1325)
Arad (CP16, km 1408)
Timisoara (CP17, km 1469)
Hateg (CP18, km 1633)
Bumbesti Jiu (CP19, km 1718)
Horezu (CP20, km 1790)
Curtea de Arges (CP21, km 1866)
Bucharest (CP22, arrival, km 2020)
The opening and closing time of the control points MUST be respected except for those organized in gas stations. The controls organized with rest, hydration and energy will be closed outside the periods mentioned on the brevet-card, so participants passing outside those hours will not be registered.
Only in the case of special situations (incidents, traffic congestion, etc.), participants may notify delays to the next control, but they will have to recover at most during the next two controls. In the abovementioned special circumstances, if there are more than three control points at which the participant arrives after the closure, the participant will be disqualified.