Technical Guide 2017


The UCI series Marathon Race –Calder – Esparza is an XCM event registered in the UCI international calendar. This Technical Guide covers the procedures for the race scheduled for MAY 8, 2016.

The purpose of the event is to develop Latin America, Europe and Both America, Mountain Bike riders and revitalize cycling and expand the mountain bike cycling population in Costa Rica as a whole.


Category of event

The event is Cross Country Marathon format (XCM) for Elite Men and Elite Women, is a race of the Series Marathon—UCI calendar..

International Commissaire

The International Commissaire appointed by the UCI as President of the Commissaires’


He will be assisted by a team of National Commissaries appointed by the Costa Rica National Federation, according to UCI Rules.

The event will take place in Caldera – Esparza 70 Km from San Jose Costa Rica Capital.


Race Map

Course length: 82 kilometers

Altimetria Caldera - copia

Organizer Contact

-Sports Produccions Alfa Telfax (506)2271-6120 Email: Mobile: (506)8706-3791

Local Cooperators –The lieder community and some farms.

First Aid (Cruz Roja)

The Organization will provide first aid at the venue during official training and during competition. Participants will be responsible for any further treatment and resulting costs after the event.


Puntaresnas :Hospital Dr.Fernando Escalante Pradilla 2785-0700 , Phone number  Accessible at a distance of approximately 10 Km from most of the course

Date Time Schedule Location
April 08   Course marked in advance

To training course

April 08 09:00 In-person registration opens at sponsor  
April 08 09:00 Online registration opens
May 05 17:00 In-person registration closes at sponsor.

Online registration closes without recharge

May 06 17:00 Online registration closes .

With extra money cost.
May 07 05:00 Official course is marked  
  05:00 Course inspection by Commissaires  
  08:00 Publication of registered riders list
  08:00 – 14:00 License check and distribution of race numbers. Last opportunity for number pick-up is Saturday at 14:00—no pick-up after that deadline Turrialba
  14:45 Publication of start lists Turrialba
  15:00 Team Managers’ Meeting Turrialba
Day race 09:00 Race start Turrialba
15 minutes after race finish Awards Ceremony  


A valid 2016 UCI license issued by a National Federation is required. Racing may not be permitted to riders not showing their racing license at registration.

Registration fee is as follows: Elite Men : 15,000 colons Elite Women : 15,000 colons

All participants, national riders and foreigners riders, must have a license that adequately insures against accidents and civil responsibility. The organizer will not compensate for any accidents and injuries that may occur. No registration (ONLINE or IN-PERSON) is possible after May 05 at 17:00.


Racers must complete license control and number pick up by Saturday May 07


From April 08 on the entire course will be marked with spray paint. On Saturday May 07  the entire course will be marked with the official UCI signage.


The meeting is scheduled for May 07 in San José.


Racer call-ups will be based first on current UCI ranking and second on the current National ranking based on the Endurance 2016 National Series. Start lists will be available at the Team Managers’ Meeting.


The provisions can be given only in the specified zones. Support staff will be allowed to aid their athletes with foodstuff and water or similar. The Organization will demarcate the Feed Zones 50 meters before and 50 meters after the Technical Assistance area. All three zones will be numbered and will have START ASSISTANCE and FINISH ASSISTANCE signs. The organizer will provide a shuttle vehicle in each of the zones to transport racers who are unable to finish their race back to the start/finish area.

Assistance Zones


Assistance Zone Km H2O Hydration Fruits Bikes` oil Carbohydrates First Aid
PC 1 17 X X X X    
PC 2 25 X X X X   X
PC 3 37 X X X X X  
FINISH   X X X     X

The award ceremony will take place 15 minutes after the conclusion of the race and medals will be awarded to the top 5 finishers in all categories. In addition Prize Money according to UCI guidelines will be issued to riders at the awards. The five first rider must attend the awards ceremonies and be present on the podium wearing their rider uniform. Failure to do so will result in a fine and loss of award (including prize money). Riders who cannot attend the awards ceremony must advise the President of the Commissaires’ Panel and the organizer with a valid reason.

Prize money according to UCI guidelines for AMERICA 2

Elite Men Elite Women
1st ¢ 101,000 ¢ 80,000
2nd ¢ 78,000 ¢ 60,000
3rd ¢ 56,000 ¢ 40,000
4th ¢ 44,000 ¢ 20,000
5th ¢ 36,000 ¢ 10,000


The course will be clearly marked with signage according to UCI standards along the course. These directional arrows will indicate the path to follow. These arrows will be located to the right of the course; from 10 to 20 meters before a crossroad an arrow must be marked, and 10 meters after the same crossroad another arrow will be marked to confirm that the participants are on course. The letter X will show an incorrect direction.

Every 10K a sign will indicate the remaining distance to the finish.

Signs Examples


UCI Regulations shall be enforced and UCI Scale of Penalties shall apply.


Anti-Doping Procedures are in effect and anti-doping control is expected. Doping control facilities will be made available.