5 DE MAIO 2019


Regulation | Love Tiles Douro Granfondo 2019

Art. 1 – LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO is a cycle tourist/cycling-for-all event, defined as an Open Race by the UVP-FPC (Portuguese Cycling Federation) and that respects its specific regulations as well as the traffic laws. This is not a competition but a sportive event, with leisure, tourist or cultural purposes, which are part of the attractive of this type of cycling. Participation is limited to two-wheel vehicles (road, mountain or tandem bicycles). Motor vehicles are prohibited.

Date and distance
Art. 2 – LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO 2019 will start at 9.00 o'clock a.m. (Lisbon Time), on Sunday, May 5 2019, in Peso da Régua, finishing in the same location. Departure control begins at 8.00 a.m. and finish line control closes at 18.00 p.m. The first km of the race will be under controlled pace before the race opens. 

Art. 3 – LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO will have an extension of 162 km in the Granfondo version. There are also two shorter distances, called Mediofondo, with 112 km length and the Minifondo, with 60 km. In all of them the use of helmet is mandatory.

Art. 3.1 – Granfondo detour closes at 1 p.m. 
All participants willing to ride the Granfondo distance must pass before 1 p.m. through the detour, for that is the time in which that passage will be closed. From then on no other rider will be able to continue. 
This is a decision taken by Bikeservice in accordance to the law and order forces, to avoid any kind of danger to participants. 
The detour between Mediofondo and Granfondo is located at 67km.

Art. 4 – The race will be limited to 3000 participants in the total of the three distances, who shall make their registration through LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO’s official website (www.dourogranfondo.com) or at Bikeservice’s siege, in the city of Póvoa de Varzim.

Art. 5 – Payment shall be made to VISA, MasterCard or PAYPAL
Once the payment is made for and in case of giving up the right to participate until April 1 2019, the participant may get a 50% refund of the registration value. After April 1, registration is considered definitive.

Art. 6 – Registration is personal. It is possible to enter the race with someone else's registration, but after April 21 new participant will pay an extra 5 euro tax. Payment shall be made through money transfer to the IBAN PT50 0045 1463 4027 5091 3307 8. After May 2, the identity changes is not permiti

Art. 7 – Participation is allowed only to individuals 16 years old or over, at their own responsibility and risk. When register, all riders declare to be totally fit to participate, both physically and clinically. We advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering our event.

Art. 8 – Registration cost, until the April the 21th, is 37 euros for athletes licensed in the Portuguese Cycling Federation (UVP-FPC) or any other cycling federation of another country. It is MANDATORY, in the moment of the registration, to write the license number. In case of accident, participant must activate his federation insurance. For non-licensed or licensed in FPCUB and in Federação Portuguesa de Triatlo (Portuguese Triathlon Federation) the cost is 40 euros, since their federations’ insurances don’t cover this kind of events.
Registration will be accepted between April 22 and May 2, but with an aggravated cost of five euros. All registrations made after April 21 will not be customized with participants’ name.
After April 22, all registrations that are not paid will be eliminated. To make a new one, one must register in www.dourogranfondo.com. Registration closes when reaching 3000 or on May 2.

Art 9. – Federation licenses must be valid in the year the race will take place. Those who have registered in the year before the event with a license valid only for that year will not be considered licensed riders, thus will have to pay a normal inscription fee.

Art 10 – It is mandatory to place the race’s number in the bike’s handlebar. In case it is placed in any other bike part, the participant will not be allowed to enter the departure zone.

Art. 11 - The concept of participation in male, female or mixed doubles implies that its members ride and arrive together at the intermediate points and at the finish line, and the time considered for classification will be that of the second member to cross the finish line.

The penalties will be in time or disqualification and will be applied at the end of the race:
1. Passage at intermediate points with differences larger than 1 minute between the two team members: 15 minutes for each occurrence;
2. If for any reason one of the elements has to give up, the other element is allowed to continue in the race, with the team suffering a penalty corresponding to the worst time of the stage, plus 30 minutes for the withdrawal of the element;
3. The lack of identification of the athlete, with the absence of the frontal and / or dorsal throughout the race, implies the disqualification of the team.
4. Whether by will or by external factors, failure to comply with the course implies the disqualification of the participants in question.

Participant Kit
Art. 12 - Registration includes:
- The right to take part on Love Tiles Douro Granfondo 2019
- Recovery lunch
- Bottle of Vinho Cadão Douro
- Bidon, offer Love Tiles 
- Energetic Bar, offer Prozis
- Energetic Gel, offer Prozis
- Shaker, offer Prozis
- Finisher medal
- Race Book
- Food and liquid supplies
- Athlete free fotos, on event facebook page “Douro Granfondo”
- Race number customized with name and country (Registration validated until April 21)
- First aid and medical assistance
- Access to showers
- Finisher certificate by electronic means
- Classification by electronic chip
- Professional mechanical assistance
- Personal accident insurance in accordance with the law in force (for non-federated athletes in FPC - 90 € deductible)
Capital Penthouses per person 
Death by Accident 27,665.18Euros 
Permanent Disability by Accident 27,665.18Euros 
Accident Treatment Expenses 4,425.92Euros 
Simultaneous deaths of the Safe Person and Spouse 15.000,00Euros 
Funeral Expenses (Expenses) 5.000,00Euros 
Expenses with salvage operations, search, transp. 1000,00Euros
Franchises for person 90,00Euros 
The event will have its official jersey, bib shorts and gloves and they can be purchased through the event’s website or in the registration office. Prices and other detail, will be later announced. 

Art. 13 – Although being a cycling/cycle tourist challenge, all riders will be timed, by means of an electronic chip, in the time taken to complete the length of the course. The electronic chip is personal and of mandatory use, resulting in immediate disqualification not complying with this rule. 
All riders must pass under the departure arch otherwise the electronic chip will not be activated.

Departure order 
Art. 14 – Granfondo, Mediofondo and Minifondo departure will be made simultaneously, with participants distributed in numbered boxes with the following names:
1 ao 100 + Inscrição VIP - Box LOVE TILES
101 ao 400 Box - MARGRES
401 ao 700 Box – TREK
701 ao 1000 Box – CADÃO DOURO
1001 ao 1300 Box - LACOVIANA
1301 ao 1600 Box - EUROPCAR
1601 ao 1900 Box - CACB
1901 ao 2200 Box - Oakley
2201 ao 2500 Box - Irbal
2501 ao 2800 Box - Reconco
2801 ao 3000 Box - Lipor

This distribution shall obey exclusively to the ORDER OF PAYMENT. Each of these boxes has 300 places. There will be a VIP box ahead of all others.

Art. 15 – Individual Registrations
- The first three classified male.
- The first three classified female.

The first three of the following categories
- Elite (born before 1990).
- Masters A (from 1989 to 1980)
- Masters B (from 1979 to 1970)
- Masters C (from 1969 to 1960)
- Masters D (from 1959 to 1950)
- Masters E (born in 1949 or before)

- Elites (born before 1990)
- Masters A (from 1989 to 1980)
- Masters B (born in 1979 or before)

Trophies for the first male and the first female.
The first three of the following categories:
- Elites (born before 1990).
- Masters A (from 1989 to 1980)
- Masters B (from 1979 to 1970)
- Masters C (from 1969 to 1960)
- Masters D (from 1959 to 1950)
- Masters E (born in 1949 or before)

- Elites (born before 1990)
- Masters A (from 1989 to 1980)
- Masters B (born in 1979 or before)

- Trophies for the first 3 teams in the Granfondo, being considered the team’s best three riders regardless of their category
- Most numerous team

Art. 15.1 - Double Teams
The first three of the following categories:
- Double male
- Double female
- Double male/female

Awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m.

Registration office 
Art. 16 – On May 4, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., on May 5 between 7 a.m. and 8.30 a.m. It is located in Av do Douro, Douro Rio Café parking, next to the departure zone.
Mandatory documents:
Registration holder: ID document, in case of being licensed it is necessary a copy of the federation’s license. 
Non-holder: holder’s ID document, in case of the holder being licensed it is necessary a copy of the federation’s license. 

Medical assistance 
Art. 17 – The LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO organization will provide for medical assistance with specialized personnel. Any time a participant asks a member of the organization staff for it or through the emergency phone number inscribed in the race’s number plate, the assistance system is activated.

Mechanical assistance 
Art. 18 – The event will have mechanical assistance at the start and also along the route. Organization staff and vehicles provide for it. It is forbidden any mechanical assistance made by private or team cars during the event. It is expressly forbidden the circulation of team or personal cars in the race course.
Art. 18.1 – We advise each participant to take along with him the basic material and tools so he can repair simple mechanical problems, such as a puncture, as the organization staff can be far from the spot and take some time to get there. Our work is free from any costs but if any replacement part is necessary, it will be charged to the participant.

Legal provisions
Art. 19 – All participants must obey the traffic laws, since the LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO course takes place in open roads. Any disrespect towards the traffic laws results in the immediate disqualification of this edition of the race as well as future ones.

Art. 20 – The organization is not to blame for any kind of accident regarding participants, be them victims or responsible for the accident. Nor it is to blame for any kind of debts contracted by participants, before, after or during the event, or even mechanical damage or material loss that may occur with bicycles or other equipment. All participants exempt the organization of any responsibility regarding loss or deterioration of personal objects, under any circumstances.

Art. 21 – The organization has the right to make all kinds of changes it considers necessary, on the course and other matters. The organisation reserves the admission right to the LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO.

Image rights 
Art. 22 – Reading and accepting these regulations means that all participants entitle the LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO organization to film, totally or partially, its participation in the race; they also entitle the organization to use their image in promoting the event on all kinds of media (TV, radio, press, photos, DVD, internet, posters, flyers, etc), as well as giving away completely free from charges the commercial and advertising exploitation rights of their image. The organization guarantees the full respect of laws regarding personal data.

Art. 23 – The act of registration for this event implies the full acceptance of these regulations, as well as waiving all kind of legal action against the organization of the race that could emerge from participating in the LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO.
Art. 24 – Will be disqualified those who:
a) Disrespect the traffic laws.
b) Disrespect instructions given by organization staff or law enforcement authorities.
c) Don't pass through control zero at the start and/or other control points along the course.
d) Don't respect the environment, by means of polluting it along the course, throwing waste or other.
e) Have their private or team car in the race, affecting it.
f) Disrespect the present regulations or the event.

Final provisions
Art. 25 – We strongly advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering in this event. We also stress the need for an adequate eating and hydration regime before and during the race, although there are food and liquid supplies in defined points along the course.

Art. 26 – The organization will not assume any responsibility in compensating participants in case the event is postponed or cancelled due to “force majeure”.

Art. 27 – It is up to the organization analysing and deciding on omissions or exceptional cases.

Art. 28 – Registration and participation of individuals suspended by the use of banned substances will not be accepted.

Art. 29 - By signing up for Douro Granfondo 2019, I authorize Prozis and Bikeservice to communicate with me via sms and email for the following purposes:

payment information

participant data information

classification information

information about the test



Statement of responsibility


1. I, the undersigned, ............................................................................................................................................, holder of the identification document nº..................................................... and holder of Love Tiles Douro Granfondo’s race number………………., the event which takes place on May 5 2019, declare to have read and accepted the race’s Regulations. I further declare to have taken notice that this is an amateur cyclotourism/cycling event for all, without any competitive purpose, that unfolds in public roads open to traffic, accepting the resulting risks, so I agree to comply with and enforce the traffic laws as well as Love Tiles Douro Granfondo’s Regulations.


2. I declare to have been given all necessary information from the organization, as well as information I asked for, concerning the inherent risks to my participation in the Love Tiles Douro Granfondo, being fully aware that the race takes place on roads open to vehicle circulation foreign to the event with whom I may come across; that I will pass traffic interceptions open to vehicle circulation, so I agree to use the utmost care and caution crossing them; that some of the race’s course are, either by road conditions or the steep slope of the rode, dangerous and I was duly alerted by the organization to this situation as well as the risks it may cause.


3. I also declare that I will not ask any responsibilities to Love Tiles Douro Granfondo’s organization or to any other entities involved in the event for any accident I may cause or be a victim and that might affect/involve other participants, organization staff or others, nor by any debts contracted by me before, during or after the ride, as well as mechanical malfunctions or losses that the bicycles or other equipment owned/used by me may suffer. I also exempt the organization for any loss or deterioration of personal belongings in any circumstance.


4. I assume that Love Tiles Douro Granfondo’s organization has recommended a thorough medical check-up before joining this ride to all participants, for which I will not ask any responsibilities to the referred entity in case I suffer any kind of loss resulting from health problems that may occur after my participation in the event. I declare to fully assume any risk to my health that may come from participating in the Love Tiles Douro Granfondo.


Signature (as in the identification document)