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USA Cycling Rule Book

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Race Rules

  1. Momentum Indy is held under USA Cycling permit #2021-3993.

  2. All USA Cycling rules apply.

  3. Free-lap rule is in effect. Lapped riders may be pulled at the officials discretion.

  4. Riders must present a valid 2021 USA Cycling license at registration to enter any race. Novice One-day Race licenses (men, women, or juniors) may be purchased for $10 upon registering online or onsite. Any former member with a racing category excluded by the Novice One-day Race license is eligible to purchase an Experienced One-day Race license for $25 once per year.

  5. Race promoter reserves the right to shorten, modify, cancel or combine any race or prize list in the event of insufficient entries, acts of God, fire, flood, natural disaster, war or threat of war, acts or threats of terrorism, civil disorder, unauthorized strikes, governmental regulation or advisory, recognized health threats as determined by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, or local government authority or health agencies (including but not limited to the health threats of COVID-19, H1N1, or similar infectious diseases). 

  6. Junior females age 15-18 Cat 4/Novice & Cat 1/2/3 riders will be placed in their respective juniors races and also in the overall category but will be paid from the prize purse of the category in which they registered (juniors), not the overall prize purse. If a Junior Female, age 15-18 Cat 4/Novice & Cat 1/2/3, wishes to be considered for the overall Women's prize purse(s) in their respective categories, they must register as a "Woman", not as a "Junior".

  7. Masters Cat 1/2/3 40+/50+/60+ & Masters Cat 4/5 40+/50+/60+ shall be scored separately. Purse to be paid to the overall finishers in the race, not per age group. 

  8. All winners must be present to receive prizes/awards. Prizes must be claimed on the day of the event at the Registration Tent.  Prize checks will not be mailed. 

  9. Individuals with winnings of $600 or more will be required to complete an IRS form W-9 prior to being issued their prize money.

  10. Pre-registration closes on Wednesday at 11:59pm EST the week of the event.

  11. Onsite (Walk-Up) Registration is not guaranteed. In the event that Onsite Registration is made available, it will be subject to federal, state and local social distancing requirements. If available, Onsite Registration will open 2 hours prior to the start of the first race and close 30 minutes before the start of each race.  The promoter reserves the right to modify, shorten or cancel Onsite Registration at any time. PLEASE NOTE: WALK-UP REGISTRATION IS CREDIT CARD ONLY. NO CASH, NO CHECKS.

  12. Results are final on race day so please be sure to check results immediately after your race.

  13. Helmets required.

  14. Online pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Sadly, there are NO REFUNDS.  If COVID 19 conditions force a cancellation of the 2021 event, all entry will be transferred to the 2022 edition.

Omnium Scoring
  1. Omnium: P/1/2 men: $2,500 overall-15 places (pts based); P/1/2 women: $2,500 overall-15 places (pts based).

  2. Points: 25, 20, 16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point.

  3. Riders are required to register for all races in order to qualify for the Omnium. 

  4. Scoring of Ties: In case of a tie on total points, the tie will be broken in favor of the rider who has:

    • (a) The most first place finishes,

    • (b) If still tied, the most second place finishes, etc.,

    • (c) If still tied, the highest placing in the last race, or the race nearest the last race of the omnium in which at least one of the tied riders placed.


Protest Period & Results


Please note that the protest period for results is 15 minutes after results have been posted. According to the USA Cycling Rule Book, a protest regarding the final results must be made within 15 minutes after the announcement of results in order for riders to be eligible for prizes.  Please report to the Chief Judge within that time period if you wish to protest your results.