XCO: LIMPOPO PROVINCE COLOUR CRITERIA:

February 1, 2022

1 Cross-Country Olympic (XCO)
A rider can be awarded Provincial Colours if selected and represents their province in the official Team at the inter-provincial XCO event, namely SA XCO Champs, via one of the qualifications listed below:

2 QUALIFICATION THROUGH THE PROVINCIAL CYCLING XCO SERIES

Results will be based off the Provincial XCO Log.
Riders must have competed in 75% of the Provincial XCO Cup Events.
All races to count.
No lapped riders.
Rider’s average time cannot be more than 5% from winner’s average time. Male Riders must place as follows:

  • Place in the top 3 with a minimum of 5 participants, OR

  • Place in the top 2 with a minimum of 4 participants, OR

  • Place first with a minimum of 3 participants. Female, Sprog and Nipper Riders must place as follows:

    • Place in the top 3 with a minimum of 4 participants, OR

    • Place in the top 2 with a minimum of 3 participants, OR

    • Place first with a minimum of 2 participants.
       

3 QUALIFICATION THROUGH THE PROVINCIAL CYCLING XCO CHAMPIONSHIP

Riders must have competed in 75% of the Provincial Cup Events.
No lapped riders.
Rider’s average time cannot be more than 5% from winner’s average time. Male Riders must place as follows:

  • Place in the top 3 with a minimum of 5 participants, OR

  • Place in the top 2 with a minimum of 4 participants, OR

  • Place first with a minimum of 3 participants. Female, Sprog and Nipper Riders must place as follows:

    • Place in the top 3 with a minimum of 4 participants, OR

    • Place in the top 2 with a minimum of 3 participants, OR

    • Place first with a minimum of 2 participants.
       

4 QUALIFICATION THROUGH THE CYCLING SA NATIONAL SERIES

Riders must have competed in 75% of the SA XCO Cup events (Cups + Champs) and must place in the top 3 of the SA XCO Cup Series Log at the end of the series.

5 QUALIFICATION THROUGH SELECTION TO A NATIONAL TEAM

 Riders may be awarded Provincial Colours if they have been selected onto a national team for XCO and participated in the event in question.

Notes:
*Average time is calculated by adding the race times and dividing by the number of races. If a rider takes part in all 4 races, then all 4 race times are added together and divided by 4. If a rider only takes part in 3 races, the race times are added and divided by 3.
*Riders times cannot be more than 5% from winner’s time. For example: 1st place has a winning time of 60min. Second and third place must be within 63min.
*None of the riders must be lapped. This includes being lapped due to a technical.

The point system:

If riders have the same points on the final series log, then the result of the last race of the series will determine which rider will receive colours.

For regional colours we apply the UCI MTB points system to each race

A win receives 200, and then it goes down on a sliding scale 170, 150, 135, 125, 120, 115, 110, 105, 100, 96, 92, 88, 84, 80, 76, 72, 68, 64, 60

Please note the following:

No individual can qualify for regional colours without a Cycling South Africa (CSA) license.  Juniors and Elites are required to have domestic racing licenses.  Any rider who wishes to be illegible for colours will be required to register with SA Cyling.  For more information visit www.cyclingsa.com

 

Should any objection be raised as to the inclusion of a rider not included during an evaluation of the parameters above, the final decision by exception rests with the Limpopo Committee Members.

Prizes:

Events - 1st, 2nd, 3rd receive Provincial medals at the end of each event

Championship Prizes - 1st - awarded the championship floating trophy

Limpopo Series Prizes or Colour Ceremony - 1st - Limpopo Champion - official certificate awarding colours + Limpopo Gold Medal + floating trophy; - 2nd - official certificate awarding colours + Limpopo Silver Medal; - 3rd - official certificate awarding colours + Limpopo Bronze Medal.

Limpopo qualifiers can purchase the Limpopo shirt at cost price.