Rules of Paris-Roubaix Challenge 2014
Article 1 - DEFINITION

Paris-Roubaix Challenge is a cycling event which will take place on Saturday, April 12th 2014, the day before Paris-Roubaix for elite riders. Three courses will be proposed: a loop of 70 km with start and finish in Roubaix, a loop of 141 km with start and finish in Roubaix and a course of 170 km with start in Busigny and finish in Roubaix. The event will take place on roads open to traffic. Traffic rules will have to be respected at all times. Time registration will be in place on three cobble stone sections. The participants’ times will be communicated to the participants, no official classification will be drawn up.

Paris-Roubaix Challenge is organized by the Amaury Sport Organisation under the auspices of the Fédération Française de Cyclisme and with the support of "TDF Sport". The event is registered in the Nord Pas-de-Calais Cycling Calender.

The event is open to all cyclists who are at least 18 years old in 2014. Participants born in 1996, still minor on the date of the event, will have to provide written proof of parental consent.
Article 3 - ENTRIES
Registration for the event will be made exclusively on the official website of the event ( and is subject to availability from 2 December 2013. 2014 prices are as follows:
  • 20 € for the 70 km ride;
  • 25 € for 141 km ride;
  • 30 € for the ride of 166 km.

Each entry is personal and definitive and cannot be refunded for any reason. No registration transfer is allowed for any reason. Anyone retroceding his bib to a third party will be considered responsible in case of accident or caused by the latter during the event. The organization accepts no liability in case of accident in this type of situation and reserves the right to permanently exclude the participant from Paris-Roubaix Challenge. The number given to the participant will have to be installed on the handlebars so visible.

Shuttles will be available to registration for the participants riding the 166 km. These shuttles will connect Roubaix (a single departure is scheduled from the Velodrome, on Saturday, April 12th at 5:30 A.M.) to Busigny to drop the participants at the start line in Busigny. These shuttles are equipped with bike trailers. This service is complementary and must be signed up for at the time of registration, for the cost of €30. It will not be possible to subscribe to the shuttle on the "Host Village" or the day of the race.

The bibs must be collected at the "Host Village" set up near the Roubaix Velodrome. Schedules of the "Host Village" are:
  • Friday, April 11th, 2014: 02:00 P.M to 06:30 P.M.;
  • Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 07:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M..
  • For participants enrolled in the 166 km ride, a bib collection will be set up in the town of Busigny (59) on Saturday, April 12th, 2013 from 07:00 A.M. to 08:00 A.M.
The bib will be given to participants upon presentation of confirmation of registration and ID. No bibs will be mailed. Each participant must come in person to take his bib. In case of a collective registration, only the group leader will be able to remove the bibs. No individual withdrawal would be possible for group registrations.
To ensure the safety of everyone, each participant must be at the start of Paris-Roubaix Challenge with the required equipment detailed below:
  • Rigid helmet *;
  • Hydration system (container or hydration pack);
* The helmet should be permanently closed.

A number of elements are also recommended:
  • 1 chain drift;
  • Tires of 23 mm minimum section;
  • Mobile phone;
  • Money;
  • An extra thick or double handlebar tape;
  • Fasteners easy;
  • 4 air chamber;
  • 1 pump.
To ensure the safety of everyone, it is forbidden to participate in Paris-Roubaix Challenge with a bike with some element of extension (whether or handlebar horns "handlebar triathlete"). Lay-down bikes are not allowed on Paris-Roubaix Challenge.
To protect the environment and natural spaces, it is strictly forbidden to dump waste (paper, plastic packaging ...) on the course. Bins will be available at each food and drink station. They should be used by competitors.
Article 7 – DROP-OUT ZONES
The organisation will put in place drop-out zones at specific points on the course that will be communicated to all participants on the website. At these zones, transport (busses) will be available for participants that do not want to continue their route. Except in case of injury, a competitor must give up on the food and drink points and drop implemented by the organization.

The transport (to Roubaix) from these zones will be available in a limited period of time. A time schedule is based on the communicated starting hours. Participants that leave the drop-out zones at a time past the communicated time schedule will have to reach the finish by their own means. Riders that are past the time schedule are not considered as participant of the event.

In case of material or physical damage that disables the participant the continue his/her route, he/she can use the emergency number that will be communicated before the start and will be picked-up and transported to the finish in Roubaix.

Paris-Roubaix Challenge will take place on roads open to traffic, participants must follow the rules set by the Highway Code and evolve under their responsibility.
The organization will establish a security service throughout the course consisting of signalers (present at intersections identified as major) and motorcycles.
The following cars are strictly prohibited on the course.

Medical service, which will be provided by an approved civil security association, will be able to decide on the disqualification of a competitor for medical reasons.

Article 9 - INSURANCE

Civil liability insurance: in accordance with legislation in force, the organiser has taken out insurance covering the financial consequences of its civil liability, those of its officials and all the participants of Paris-Roubaix Challenge. With regards to participants' civil liability, the cover provided by this insurance to the latter is limited to accidents which they may cause to third parties during the course of a sports event.

Moreover, this cover will take effect in addition to other insurance which they might have or if they do not have any insurance at all.
A copy of the insurance policy is available to all participants on request.

Personal accident insurance: all the participants of Paris-Roubaix Challenge, be they licence holders of a sports federation or not, can take out insurance by post as from now, or at the latest when they collect their race number. This will guarantee the payment of a sum of money in the event of physical injury (death, permanent disability), due to an accident which has occurred on the race route, whether or not they are responsible, and whether or not a third party has been identified and/or is responsible.

Compensation, according to injuries, will take effect from the moment that the policyholder has suffered from an accident while participating in the sports event. This insurance is optional but is highly recommended. It can be taken out in addition to or instead of insurance of the same kind provided in particular via a sports license. Instructions and the subscription form are available on the event's website (

Material Damage Insurance: the organiser declines any responsibility in the event of the theft, breakage, or loss of the participants' personal belongings during the race. As a result, it is therefore up to each participant, if he deems necessary, to take out insurance.

Article 10 - IMAGE RIGHTS
By taking part in Paris-Roubaix Challenge, each participant expressly authorises the organiser (or its beneficiaries) to use or make use of, reproduce and have reproduced, his name, picture, voice and his sports performance within the framework of Paris-Roubaix Challenge, with a view to it being used directly or on a by-product of the race, and this, in any format and on any material existing or in the future, throughout the world and for the duration of the protection currently provided by copyright legislation, by the laws or regulations, judicial decisions and/or arbitration of any country, and international conventions either existing or in the future, including any extensions that may be made to this duration.
Article 11 - CNIL
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Participation in Paris-Roubaix Challenge involves the acceptance of the rules above without reservation by each competitor.