official protest/correction form must be available to riders at
all times. All protests against any results must be submitted in
writing on the proper form within two hours after the results
are posted, unless there is a shorter time specified for certain
events (for example: track racing). The form must be filled in
completely. This time may be extended for riders who have to be
in other races/events during that time period. Every effort will
be made for all protests to be handled within 30 minutes from
the time they are received. Mistakes in paperwork and
interference from other riders or other sources are all grounds
for protests. Protests handed in after awards have been
delivered will not be considered if the results have been posted
for at least three hours before the awards.
awards are delivered before results are posted, it is
recommended to announce the schedule of posting and the deadline
for protests at the awarding ceremonies. All Chief Judge or
Referee decisions are final, and cannot be protested.
host may decide to make official video of some competitions, for
example at the start line and/or the finish line, or the
5-meter-line in case of the 50 m one-foot race. This must be
announced before the competition to let the competitors know
about their option to protest through this video.
of whether official video is available, all possible sources of
evidence are generally allowed as a means of verification in
case of a protest, including (but not limited to) private
photos/videos and eyewitness reports. If someone submits a
protest and has evidence that he wants to be considered, he must
state that with his protest.
possible, it is recommended that digital material is copied onto
an ‘official’ computer for analysis. As an alternative, the
evidence must be readily accessible, e.g. through a contact
person and phone number.
case of video evidence (regardless of its origin), a referee
without good skills in video analysis should ask for a skilled
assistant in order to prevent incorrect interpretations.
referee decides which evidence he will consider, and the
‘value’ he assigns to the various pieces of information.
Generally, official camera footage and judge reports will have
higher ‘value’ than private evidence. The objective is that
all riders will be judged as fairly as possible.
Second Attempt After Hindrance or Interference
a rider is hindered due to the actions of another rider, or
outside interference, either during the start or during the
race, he or she may request to make a second attempt. The
Referee decides if the request is granted. A second attempt must
not be granted to a rider who is disqualified based on something
that happened before they were hindered.
complete definition of hindrance or interference can be given,
but it does include cases where a rider swerves, hesitates
and/or decelerates because this is arguably necessary in order
to avoid a crash or potential crash.
the request is granted, the Referee has two options:
1: Re-run the
whole heat in question.
general, this option is preferred only if the heat includes the
fastest riders within an age group. For the other riders in the
heat, riding again is optional. If they decide to ride again,
they agree to discard their previous result. If they don’t
ride again, their previous result stands. If none of the other
riders want to ride again, the Referee reverts to option 2.
2: Do any of
(a), (b) or (c), depending on the conditions.
general, this option is preferred if the heat in question did
not include the fastest riders within an age group:
If possible, the rider is added to an upcoming heat in his own
age group; or
If possible, the rider is added to an upcoming heat in another
age group; or
If none of the above is possible, the rider does his second
attempt in a dedicated heat.
option 2 (bedoeld is option 2(c) - NKE),
the rider decides if he wants company or not. He can pick the
riders, but cannot hold up the proceedings to wait for them if
other riders are available. The Referee has the final say as to
which extra riders are allowed to participate in such a heat. It
must be stated clearly to any accompanying riders that their
result is not official.
all cases, if the hindered rider is allowed to do a second
attempt and decides to do so, the first run is canceled and only
the second run counts regardless of the result. In the case
where a second attempt was incorrectly granted, for example when
the rider was disqualified based on something that happened
before the hindrance in question occurred, the result of the
second attempt for that rider does not count and the result from
the first run stands.
non-lane races, if a rider is forced to dismount due to a fall
by the rider immediately in front, it is considered part of the
race – not a reason to grant a second attempt – and all
riders involved may remount and continue. The Referee can
override this rule if intentional interference is observed.
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