This week’s rule is Article 5.3 — Knowledge of Course.
This rule addresses those unfortunate occasions when a cyclist goes off course, even when directed to do so by a race volunteer or police officer. Participants and course monitors may make a mistake, but the rule does not allow for any time adjustment for the mistake. It is imperative that the participant review the course and be aware of the turns and any changes in the course.
Here’s the rule:
5.3. Knowledge of Course.
The sole responsibility of knowing and following the prescribed cycling course rests with each participant. No adjustments in times or results shall be made for participants who fail to follow the proper course for any reason whatsoever.
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