3.1. Bike: any technically serviceable roadworthy bicycle is permitted. The following are not
permitted: triathlon bikes, time trial bikes, triathlon/aero bars, tandems, e-bikes, prone bicycles, recumbent bikes and bicycles with chair seating (except for para-athletes), penny farthings or mono cycles. Unsafe bikes can be banned at any time during the event.
3.2. Helmets must be worn by all riders at all times and have to be securely fastened with a chinstrap at all times while riding.
3.3. Jersey: the official event jersey of the respective year must be worn at all times. No exceptions. Wearing a different jersey will lead to a severe time penalty or disqualification.
3.4. Bike number: the number plate with the chip timing strips on the back must be attached to the
handlebar and be clearly visible from the front at all times. Any alteration of the number will lead to a time penalty or disqualification or the timing chips may not work properly.
3.5. Jersey number: the jersey number must be worn on the jersey pockets, attached by safety pins. Any wrong positioning or alteration of the number can lead to a time penalty or disqualification.
3.6. Wrist band: the wrist band must be worn at all times during the event.
3.7. Riders have to carry at least one spare tube and a functioning pump or CO2 cartridge.
3.8. The use of headphones will lead to timing penalty or immediate disqualification.