We expect the highest standards of honesty and good manners from those taking part in this event to ensure maximum enjoyment for all. Dishonesty in the form of weight doping, willful maladjustment of equipment or use of e-bikes, for example, will not be tolerated. Abusive behavior will likewise not be tolerated.
In line with RGT rules, we reserve the right to ask for weight and power validation of any rider taking part in the event. Validation would include video weigh-ins and real world evidence of rides carried out to a similar power level to that seen “in game”. The organisers reserve the right to DQ you and your team from the event, should you not follow these rules, or provide validation within a reasonable time frame when asked.
Any rider averaging over 5w/kg for a stage will have verification requested. To save hassle, you can request to join the RGT Ride Fair Facebook group now and enter your weight verification as per the instructions. Alternatively, it is recommended that you post your performance data on eBioPassport.com and submit at least one video of the weigh-in and trainer calibration recorded within 24 hours before the first race (how to submit correct power data, pls. follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xut1p4fWfNI)
Any verification during the tour would then be dealt with very quickly. We also expect riders in the top ten positions on GC and the sprint and climbing competitions to ride with a HRM, riding without will increase the chances of a verification request.
If you have concerns over another rider’s performance, DO NOT throw accusations in game or on social media. As per our above statement, we and RGT will investigate any performances that are suspicious, including those brought to our attention. Please use the correct channels for any complaints.
In the spirit of #ridefair we ask that all riders please also consider making your Strava profile public and wear a HRM.