2018 World Tuesday Night Championships

The World Tuesday Night Championships (WTNC) continues a long-standing tradition of weekly hammerfests that stretches back to the 1980s. Points are awarded for each race in the series and redeemed for cash prizing at the end of the series. Leaders jerseys are issued to interim and final series leaders.

Where / when:

Alternating between the Glenlyon and UBC courses on fair-weather Tuesday evenings.

Keep an eye on the forecast and our Twitter and Facebook for updates. The final decision on questionable days will be made at 3pm.

Full Schedule:

2018 World Tuesday Night Championship Schedule
Location Date LTR Location Date
Glenlyon April 24 LTR1 UBC July 3
UBC May 1 LTR2 Superweek - No Race July 10
Glenlyon May 8 LTR1 Glenlyon July 17
Glenlyon May 15 LTR2 Glenlyon July 24
UBC May 22 LTR1 UBC July 31
Glenlyon May 29 LTR2 Glenlyon Aug 7
Glenlyon June 5 LTR1 Glenlyon Aug 14
UBC June 12 LTR2 UBC Aug 21
Glenlyon Jun 19 LTR1 Glenlyon Aug 28
Glenlyon Jun 26 LTR2    

Race start times and duration for each category:
Note: Lap board will be colour coded to reflect the categories below.

Glenlyon

 

W4

6:20

25 min

M5

6:20

25 min

M4

6:55

30 min

W1/2/3

6:55

30 min

M3

7:30

35 min

M1/2

 

7:30

35 min

UBC

 

M5

6:30

25 min

W1/2/3

6:30

25 min

W4

6:30

25 min

M4

7:00

30 min

M3

7:00

30 min

M1/2

7:30

30 min

How much:

Race Fees  

All first-time racers.

EV Timing tags from any race can be re-used.
All racers need a 2018 WTNC bib

 

First-time racers must purchase a tag and bib at their first race. These will be used at all subsequent WTNCs for the year.

$5 timing tag

$5 race bib

All racers

$14 (pre-reg)

$20 (day-of)

Season’s pass and pro-rated pricing (does not include chip & bib fees)

Prices in effect until 1:00PM on indicated date.

Date

Apr 24

May 1

May 8

May 15

May 22

May 29

Jun 5

Jun 12

Full pass

$155 $145 $135 $125 $116 $106 $96 $87

 

 

Refunds: 

In case of injury or illness, refunds for race entry fees may be considered at the discretion of the organizer, but only if the request is received before midnight the day before the race.

The race payment system has an administrative fee of $5 per refund which will be passed onto the rider; the refund will be the value of your original race entry fee, less $5.

Alternatively you may request that your race entry fee will be deferred to another WTNC race for this year and you will be issued a Race Entry Coupon at no charge.

Please contact us with your request by midnight the day before the race.

Rules:

All races are sanctioned by CyclingBC and are governed by the UCI’s regulations regarding road races.

Participants will be allowed to use disc-brake equipped bicycles at all EV races.

For EV-specific race rules, please refer to the EV Race Bible (PDF).

Licensing / Race Groups:

All racers must hold a valid UCI, Cycling BC RIDE or RACE, USAC, or USCF license.

Single-day licenses can be purchased at Registration for $10.

Adults participants must race in the category indicated on their CyclingBC license.

Youth race either in their ability category on their UCI license.

Participants with a Cycling BC 1-day or RIDE license must race in the D Group.

Riders seeking category upgrades must submit a formal request to CyclingBC and follow the UCI Category Upgrade procedure.

Warming up & Parking:

Riders must not warm up on-course either in the direction of the race, or by sitting on at the back of an active race. Please warm up in the opposite direction or an empty road.

Riders caught violating this rule will be given a warning by the Race Director or an Escape Velocity ambassador. 

  • A second violation will result in the rider being barred from that evening's race. 
  • Repeat violations will result in a ban from all remaining WTNC races this season.

Parking at Glenlyon is on the outside (non-racing) side of the course only, or off-course. As of 2018, there will be temporary no-parking signs for race nights on much of the racing side of the road. Parking at UBC is in the pay lot beside Thunderbird Stadium, or off-course. We encourage participants to ride to the race.

Coaches:

Coaches must identify themselves at Registration and must purchase and wear a special bib ($10) that identifies them specifically as a "COACH" and are limited to:

  • Coaching youth/junior (all categories); and
  • Coaching adults - M5 and W4 categories only.

Coaches will be announced and identified prior to the field rolling out.

Coaches must not impede, animate, or influence a race or provide unnecessary advantage to riders in the field.

Neutralization and Race Control:

In the event of an incident on course, marshals will notify racers and display coloured flags at one of several locations.

  • Yellow: race neutralized. All racers must maintain their current position in the peloton and carry on at a neutral pace until given further instructions. Watch for riders, obstacles, or emergency services on course.
  • Red: race stopped. Stop racing immediately. Return slowly and carefully to the Start/Finish area for further instructions and a possible race restart
  • Green: all clear. Incident has been cleared and racing may resume.

Bathrooms:

All racers must use the designated bathrooms at each course. These are clearly labelled on the maps above. Any racer observed violating this rule will face an immediate ban from all remaining 2018 WTNC races.

Results and Placing:

  • Points are awarded for the top five places at each race and prime sprints. Reduced points are awarded for races with fewer than 10 participants.
  • Results are tallied over all races except the last scheduled date (traditionally, the final race of the season does not count towards series results).
  • Prizes will be awarded 5-deep based on total accumulated points in each category at the end of the season. See details below.
  • Disputes of finish placings must be made with the Finish Line Officials before the end of the race. The decisions of the Finish Line Officials are considered final.

WTNC Series Points

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Prime

4 pts

2 pts

1 pt

1 pt

1 pt

1 pt

Prizes and Podiums

  • WTNC races have no podium ceremonies; all prizes are awarded at the end of the year.

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Total Purse

M1/2 $250 $150 $100 $75 $50 $625
W1/2/3 $250 $150 $100 $75 $50 $625
M3 $150 $100 $75 $50 $50 $425
W4 $125 $80 $65 $50 $50 $370
M4 $125 $80 $65 $50 $50 $370
M5 $100 $75 $50 $50 $50 $325