We are making room for 20 amateur teams in the amateur teams competition.
Maximum of 20 x 8-rider teams will be allowed (160 riders)
Seperate dedicated racing bunch
Time of the fourth fastest rider daily to count towards overall final team standings
Dedicated individual gc competition as well as king of the mountains competition for amateur teams
Daily awards ceremony with jersey handovers (yellow and red jerseys) and prizes
Men’s, Ladies and mixed teams accepted.
Teams with more than 4 men will race as men’s teams.
Mixed teams minimum 4 x women with 2 women having to finish among top four daily
TEAM BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES:
ASG Events are placing significant focus on the amateur (open/seeded) team competition for the 2017 Jock Tour and we have received wonderful support from our event partners.
Riders in the Amateur Team Competition will compete for prizes to the value of R60 000, which will include a prize hamper valued at R3000 for each rider of the winning team.
Amateur (open/seeded) riders have the option to either enter individually or in teams of eight. These eight-man or eight-woman teams will ride in a specially designated bunch catering for 20 teams.
Riders who enter as one of these eight-person teams will ride in their own GC competition, separate from the GC competition in the individual open/seeded category.
Overall times will be recorded by RaceTec and the best individually entered open/seeded rider AND rider who forms part of one of the amateur teams will be allocated a GC prize.
Both the open/seeded team bunch and open/seeded individual bunch (A bunch) will have their own King of the Mountain (KOM) competition – riders will be seeded into the A bunch and can then compete for the Red Jersey – and a separate KOM competition will also be in place for the amateur men’s teams.
The team prize in the amateur team competition will take into account the fourth riders’ time from a team on a daily basis, which will then be tallied up to calculate the overall winning team.
This year saw a number of corporate entities take part in the amateur teams category, creating a fledgling rivalry which is likely to be fuelled by all the added incentives this year.
AS STATED, ONLY 20 TEAM ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE AMATEUR TEAM CATEGORY ON A FIRST COME FIRST PAID BASIS.
TO ENTER A TEAM ALL THE TEAM MEMBERS HAVE TO REGISTER ON THE ASG EVENTS ON-LINE ENTRY SYSTEM INDIVIDUALLY (DON’T ENTER YET, JUST REGISTER ON THE SYSTEM).
ONCE ALL YOUR RIDERS ARE REGISTERED , THE TEAM CAPTAIN CAN START THE ENTRY PROCESS BY CLICKING ON THE TEAM ENTRY BUTTON AND LINKING HIS TEAM MEMBERS WHEN PROMPTED.
IF ALL YOUR TEAM MEMBERS ARE LINKED TO THE SYSTEM YOU ONLY THEN NEED THEIR ID NUMBERS TO COMPLETE THEIR ENTRIES.