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Race Grading

Click here for spreadsheet of Race Grading as at 4 November 2016

After extensive data collecting and many hours of spreadsheet work we now have a better Race grading system. This is not perfect as it relies on original data being correct. So some people have 2 names or no data. This is a work in progress.

Please check the latest updated spreadsheet showing your current grade and your grade history. Use the EDIT/ "Find and replace" function to find your name and grade.                              If you have a query please email to info@westcycle.org.au

 

Grade and Handicap Process for Road and Criterium Events 

CycleSport WA promotes fair competition in all grades of any cycling event through the use of the following grading system.

The CycleSport WA Race Management Committee and Technical Committee have decided in the best interests of Junior rider safety that the following gradings be applied for Juniors in mixed age events: * providing on rollout as per Cycling Australia technical regulations.

  • U17 B or lower 40+2 currently different to Cycling Australia Junior Policy of 30 Minutes + 3 laps
  • U15 C or lower 30 +2 currently different to Cycling Australia Junior Policy of 20 Minutes + 3 laps
  • U13 D or lower 20+2 Cycling Australia Junior Policy does not mention of criterium, but distance should not exceed 20km
They also recommended Criterium time Guide for events:

  • A 50min +2
  • B 40 +2  ( same for A grade Women)
  • C 30 +2 ( same for B grade Women)
  • C Grade Women 25 +2
  • D 20+2
  • E 20+2
  • Novice 15 +2

The State Race Grading  Committee may change a riders grade at their discretion. 

Nominations & Grades

1. Riders nominate in their grade as per the "Race Grading" above . The start list will reflect your grading for that event and may differ from your entry.

2. Riders can grade up by entering a higher grade at event registration. You will be expected to stay in this grade, for future events till you ask to come down a grade- as per point 7 and 8 below. You can not move down a grade unless moved by the State Grading Committee.

3. New riders are recommended to select a grade based on the following:

    • Interstate or international visitors with UCI or Cycling Australia membership are to ride in A grade or B grade for their first Ride in WA.
    • New riders/ 3 ride Permit or Day permit Riders are to ride in B grade or lower for their first ride.
    • New riders/ 3 ride Permit or Day permit Riders are placed at Scratch or Chop (2nd Last group) for their first Handicap event.
    • Grades of Senior Races: recommended abilities for new comers, note race speed varies with course, and ability of the group.

A Grade or Open

Suitable for riders who:

    • regularly ride over 350km per week training
    • travel 35-50km/hr
    • experience in all forms of bunch racing, with high level experience for 2 years or more.
    • Elite, U23, U19 and Masters 1 to 4 of exceptional quality

B grade or Support 1

Suitable for riders who:

    • regularly ride over 200km per week training
    • travel 35-45km/hr
    • experience in all forms of bunch racing, with moderate level experience for 2 years or more.
    • Elite, U23, U19 and Masters 1 to 4 
    • A Grade riders from Peel Cycling Club 

C Grade or Support 2


Suitable for riders who:

    • regularly ride over 100km per week training
    • travel 30-40km/hr
    • limited experience in bunch racing, with group riding experience.
    • New riders on temporary memberships
    • Masters 1 to 4
    • B grade riders from Peel Cycling Club

D Grade or Support 3

Suitable for riders who:

    • ride up to 100km per week training
    • travel 20-35km/hr
    • group riding experience only.
    • New riders on temporary memberships
    • Masters 5 +

Grading

4. At the start of the year each rider should commence racing in the grade the same as the year before.

5. Data for grading can be sourced from previous events, club events, CycleSport WA Road Rider Series, Cycle Nation or any source that allows a comparison of riders.

6. The CycleSport WA State Race Grading Committee will Handicap events/races.

Changes to grade

7. Riders can seek grading down by submitting a note to CycleSport WA, addressed to the CycleSport WA State Race Grading Committee, at least 7 days before an event. Re grading may be considered on the following grounds:

    • Absence from the sport (3 month minimum downgrade).
    • Rider sick or injured (3 month minimum downgrade) with justification.
    • Regular DNF and/or "being dropped" with justification.
8. Riders can grade up by entering a higher grade at event registration. You will be expected to stay in this grade, for future events till you ask to come down a grade- as per point 7. above. 
 
9. Automatic grading up for riders that tally 30 points over time based on 10 points for 1st, 9 points for 2nd, 8 points for 3rd. CycleSport WA will manage this tally.
 
10. State Race Grading Committee can change grades of riders at any time.

Events

11. All riders will need to consult the Grade stated on the CycleSport WA Race Grading webpage for their grade.

12. Riders will be notified of the changed CycleSport WA Race Grading  webpage via enews.

13. The start list for State and Open events will be compiled by the CycleSport WA operational team with riders graded as per this process.
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