10 OCTOBER 2021



Regulation | Love Tiles Douro Granfondo 2021

Art . 1 - LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO is a cyclotourist/cycling event for everyone, framed in the concept commonly known as Granfondo and in what the Portuguese Cycling Federation defines as Open Race, respecting the respective regulations, as well as the rules of the Road Code .
This is not a competition, but a sporting event for leisure, tourism or cultural purposes, characteristics that, moreover, define this variant of cycling.
Participation is limited to two-wheeled vehicles (road or mountain bike or tandem), and motor vehicles are not allowed.
Date / Distances 
Art . 2 - The 6th edition of LOVE TILES DOURO Granfondo will start at 9am on Sunday, october 10, 2021, in Peso da Régua, ending in the same locality.

The opening of BOXES starts at 8:00 AM; arrival control ends at 6:00 p.m.
The departure has about 1km controlled until the opening of the free ride.

Art . 3 - LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO will have a distance of 143km in the Granfondo version. There will also be two shorter distances, one called Mediofondo, with the extension of 93km, and the Minifondo , with 58km.
In all one of them is obligatory the use of helmet duly homologated.

Art . 3.1 - Deviation to Granfondo. Briefly more information.
Participation / Registration 

Art . 4 - The event will have a limit of 3000 participants in the sum of the three distances, which must register through the website of LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO (www.dourogranfondo.com) or at the headquarters of Bikeservice, Póvoa de Varzim.

Art . 5 - The payment of the registration can be done by Credit Card.
After payment has been made, in case of withdrawal by september 10, 2021the participant can recover 50% of the registration fee. After that date the registration is considered final. 

Art . 6 - After September 26,2021 the identity changes is not permitid.

Art . 7 - Participation is only allowed to individuals over 15 years of age, being the full responsibility and risk of the participants.
These, at the time of registration, must be physically and clinically fit for the event.

For participants between the ages of 15 and 16 (cadets) it is mandatory to opt for the shortest course.

Junior athletes (17 and 18 years old) are excluded from participating in the longest distance.
For the longest distance they will have to be at least 19 years old by the end of 2021.


Art . 8- Registration:
1st Phase (Minifondo, Mediofondo and Granfondo) until 23:59 on september 26, 2021:

2nd Phase (Minifondo, Mediofondo and Granfondo) from september 27 and october 6 2021 at 6:00 pm:

 - The registration fee, until september 26, will be 37 euros exclusively for federates at UVP-FPC or another cycling federation in another country.
It is MANDATORY to enter the federation license number at the time of registration.
In the event of an accident the participant must activate the insurance of the federation.
For non-federated the cost is 40 euros.

Federated athletes in the Federação Portuguesa de Cicloturismo e Utilizadores de Bicicleta (FPCUB), as well as those in the Federação Portuguesa de Triatlo will also have to subscribe this latter inscription since the insurance contemplated by their licenses do not cover this type of event.

There will be accepted registrations/payments between september 27 and october 6 2021 at 6:00 pm., but with an increase of five euros.
For all inscriptions made after september 10, the race number will not be personalized with the name of the participant.

From september 26, all unvalidated (non-paid) entries will be deleted. For a new inscription, you will have to make a new registration in the site www.dourogranfondo.com, with an aggravation of 5 €.

Registration ends when reaching 3000 or on october 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.  

The registration will only be considered valid after payment, within the established term and through the payment methods disclosed when the registration ends.
The invoice for registration in the race will be issued according to the information collected in the registration form.
Art . 9 - We underline the obligation of the license to be valid at the time of the event. Those who registered in the year prior to the event with a valid license for that time and did not renew it in the year in question will not be covered by the registration fee for federates. 

Art . 10 - It is mandatory to place the race number on the handlebar of the bicycle, in case the participant places in any place other than the indicated one, it will not be allowed to enter the starting box.
Participation/Registration in doubles
Art . 11 - The concept of participation in masculine, feminine or mixed doubles implies that the starting of the two elements is done in the same box and that both circulate and arrive together at the intermediate points and at the finish line, and the time counted for the purpose of 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 greater than 1 minute between the two team members: 15 minutes for each occurrence; 
2. If for any reason any of the elements have to give up is allowed to the other element continue in the event, with the team suffering a penalty equal to the worst time of the stage, plus 30 minutes for the withdrawal of the partner; 
3. The lack of identification of the athlete, with the absence of the frontal race number 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 - The inscription includes: 
- Right to participate in Love Tiles Douro Granfondo 2021
- Lunch 
- Wine Bottle Cadão Douro Reserva
- Cycling bottle, Love Tiles offer
- Finisher Medal
- 2/3 photos of each rider available on the official facebook of the event "Douro Granfondo"
- Liquid and solid supplies
- Finisher Diploma through digital support
-   Customized frontal race number with name and nationality (for registrations validated until september 10)
- First aid and medical assistance
- Access to bathing facilities 
- Classification via electronic chip
- Professional mechanical assistance
- Personal accident insurance according to the law in force (for non-federated athletes at FPC-90 € franchise) 

Coverage - Capitals per person
Death by Accident 27,665.18Euros
Permanent Disability due to Accident 27,665.18Euros
Treatment expenses by accident 4,425.92Euros
Simultaneous deaths of the Insured Person and Spouse 15,000 Euros
Funeral Expenses (Expenses) 5,000.00 Euros
Expenses with rescue operations, search, transp. claims 1,000.00Euros
Franchises for person 90,00Euros (supported by the insured athlete)
The day's insurance is underwritten by the Portuguese Cycling Federation, with the same on a reimbursement basis.

There will be an official LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO equipment, consisting of a jersey, bib shorts and gloves, which will be available in the online store and in the registration office of the event. Prices will be announced briefly.
Art . 13 - Although being a cyclotourism ride, each participant will be timed through an electronic chip system that is not transferable and is of compulsory use, under penalty of disqualification.
All participants must pass under the starting arch, otherwise the chip will not be activated and their time will not be considered. The chip reading will only occur if this is placed according to the instructions. It is obligatory to place the frontal race number with the chip on the handlebar of the bicycle. The organization is not responsible for the failure to present results which are consequence of misplacement of the chip. Chip time will be shown in the results, as well as time since passing under the starting gate until passing under the arrival gate, this time being indicative only. The time considered for the classification starts counting as soon as the event starts, at the same time for all participants.
Departure order 
Art . 14 - The start for Granfondo, Mediofondo and Minifondo will be given simultaneously, with the participants to be distributed by starting Boxes denominated as follows:
Guests +VIP Registration - Box LOVE TILES
1 ao 10 - Box LOVE TILES
11 ao 350 - Box MARGRES
351 ao 600 - Box TREK
601 ao 850 - Box CADÃO DOURO
851 ao 1100 - Box PROZIS
1101 ao 1350 - Box EUROPCAR
1351 ao 1600 - Box CACB
1601 ao 1850 – Box LACOVIANA
1851 ao 2050 - Box Irbal
2051 ao 2300 - Box Reconco
2301 ao 2550 - Box Triauto
2551 ao 2800 - Box Lipor
2801 ao 3000 - Box Neves & Neves
This distribution will be made exclusively by ORDER OF PAYMENT. Each of these boxes will have 250 places, being important to note that there will be a zone reserved for guests in front of these boxes. 

Art. 15 - Individual Registration
In the Minifondo:
- First three male absolute classifieds.
- First three female absolute classifieds

In Mediofondo and Granfondo
First three of the following levels:
- Elites (born until 1992)
- Masters A (from 1991 to 1982)
- Masters B (from 1981 to 1972)
- Masters C (from 1971 to 1962)
- Masters D (from 1961 to 1952)
- Masters E (born 1951 or earlier)
- Elites (born until 1992)
- Masters A (from 1991 to 1982)
- Masters B (from 1981 to 1972)
- Masters C (born 1971 or earlier)
Exclusively at Granfondo: Trophy for the absolute male and female winner

- The first three teams from Granfondo, count the times the 3 best classifieds, without distinction of category.
- More numerous team.

Art. 15.1 - Inscription Doubles
First three in the following categories of Mediofondo and Granfondo:
- Men's Doubles
- Women's Doubles
- Mixed Doubles

The podium ceremony:
14h30- Minifondo | 15h- Mediofondo | 15h30- Granfondo


Registration Office 
Art. 16 - Will be open:
On May 8, 2021 between 10am and 7:30pm.
On May 9, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
It is located in Av. Do Douro parking lot of Douro Rio Café next to the place of Departure. 

Mandatory collection documents:
-   Registration holder: Identification Card; in case of being federated it is obligatory to present the sports license (or photocopy)
Lifting by another person:
- Identifications’s card number and date of birth of the registration holder; in case the holder is federated it is obligatory to present sports license (or photocopy).

Medical assistance 
Art. 17 - LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO will have medical assistance provided by the organization and will be activated whenever a participant requests it from an organizational staff member or through the emergency medical number available on the frontal race number.
Mechanical assistance
Art. 18 - The event will have mechanical assistance at the place of departure and along the route, carried out by vehicles and elements of the organization.
Provision of mechanical assistance during the race is not allowed by individual support cars or teams of participants. It is expressly prohibited both the circulation of team and private vehicles during the course.

Art. 18.1 - Participants are advised to carry basic material and tools such as alternate air chambers, dismantlers and pumps to deal with simple problems such as punctures. Although they can count on the help of elements of the organization, these can be far from the place of the hazard, which will delay the participant more than what is strictly necessary.
In the event of a breakdown, the organization offers the labour, but if it is necessary to replace a part, it will be charged to the participant.
Legal Provisions 
Art. 19 - All participants are required to respect Traffic Laws, as LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO runs along roads open to traffic. Anyone failing to comply with the law will be expelled from this and future editions of this ride.
Art . 20 - The organization can not be held liable for any accident that the participant may cause or be a victim of, or any debts incurred by the participants before, after or during the ride, or for damages or losses that may suffer bicycles and / or other equipment of the participants. Upon registration, the participant implicitly exempts the organisation from liability for loss or deterioration of personal property under any circumstances.
Art. 21 - The organization reserves the right to make the modifications that it deems appropriate, in the course or others, as long as they are justified. Likewise reserves the right of admission in LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO.
Image rights 
Art. 22 - The acceptance of this regulation means that the participant authorizes the organization of LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO to record, in whole or in part, its participation in it; authorizes the use of its image in promoting and disseminating the image of LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO in all its forms (TV, radio, print, photos, DVD, internet, posters, flyers , etc. ) and grants all rights related to commercial exploitation and publicity of the same without claiming any economic contribution. The organization guarantees to participants the total respect for the data protection law.

Art. 23 - The mere act of registration at this event supposes the total acceptance of this regulation, at the same time as it waives any legal action against the organization that could derive from the participation in LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO.
Art. 24 – There will be penalized, up until disqualification, all those who:
a) disrespect the Road Code.
b) do not respect the instructions provided by members of the organization and / or law enforcement agents.
c) Do not undergo zero control at the start and other mandatory crossing points along the course.
d) Do not respect the environment, polluting or degrading it along the way, either by the discharge of waste or others.
e) Have a support car of their own that, in default of the organization, may somehow undermine the normal course of the event.
f) Behave in a way that is disrespectful to this Regulation and / or to the normal course of the event.

Final dispositions 
Art . 25 - It is strongly recommended that all participants take a full medical examination before taking part in this ride. Attention is also drawn to the need for adequate nutrition / hydration, despite the organization providing reinforcement of liquids and solids at certain points in the course.

Art . 26 - The organization will not assume any responsibility, namely to indemnify the participants, or to return the registration fee, if the tour (open event) is postponed or canceled due to force majeure if the climatic, environmental or safety conditions are extreme (eg .: forest fire, storms, landslides, tree falls, cyclones, armed conflict, epidemics, pandemics, etc.), if these conditions are met, the test is canceled or rescheduled by the organization's decision.
Art . 27 - It is up to the organization to analyse and decide on possible omission and / or exceptional cases.
Art . 28 - The registration / participation of individuals undergoing punishment of their respective national federation for the use of doping substances will not be accepted.

Art . 29 – When making a registration for Love Tiles Douro Granfondo 2021 I authorize Stopandgo and Bikeservice to communicate with me via sms and email with the following purposes:
•                    payment information
•                    participant data information
•                    classification information
•                    information about the event




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 3 2020, 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)