Race results for individual races can be found on the event pages, linked to in the event table above.
The BC Cup Downhill Series is a great tool in preparing our best provincial athletes to compete on the National and International stage.
In an effort to provide conditions that are close to what Elite athletes experience at the World Cup level we have decided to incorporate official timed seeding runs for the 2015 BC Cup Downhill season.
All Elite and Junior Expert athletes will compete in timed seeding on the Saturday afternoon before the respective BC Cup race. The actual race start order will be determined by the racer’s seeding times (reverse order). There is a new and very important reward for good seeding times: BC Cup points will be awarded for seeding results at 1/2 the regular points schedule.
These changes are all intended to make the timed seeding runs both meaningful from a sporting standpoint as well as more exciting for spectators and racers alike.
For all categories, each rider must complete at least 2 training runs prior to race start on Sunday. Riders who fail to complete 2 training runs may not be allowed to start at their established race time and receive a DNS. Each rider must ensure they have read and understood the Mountain Bike UCI rules listed here.
Riders must complete 4 out of 7 races to be eligible for an overall ranking. The best 4 out of 7 results for each rider will be used when calculating the final series standings.
There are no mandatory races in the series, although in the case of a tie, the highest placed rider at the final race (BC Cup Finals, Fernie, August 30) will be the overall series winner.
Courses are usually closed on Friday for the final course approvals by members of the Commissaire Panel, but open for course inspections by riders. Saturday is training and Sunday is race day. Please review individual race websites for detailed event schedule.
Any UCI License holder will be eligible for BC Cup Points in the following categories:
- U15 Men (the course must be approved for this age category by the Chief Commissaire no later than 3 weeks prior to race day)
- U17 Sport Men*
- U17 Expert Men
- Junior Sport Men*
- Junior Expert Men
- Junior Women
- Elite Men (Riders must hold a Pro-Elite UCI Race License (or equivalent))
- Elite Women (Riders must hold a Pro-Elite UCI Race License (or equivalent))
- Senior Women*
- Master Men 30-39
- Master Women 30+
- Master Men 40-49
- Master Men 50+
* Upgrade points will be awarded to riders in the categories marked with a “*”. Riders in these categories MUST upgrade upon meeting upgrade criteria, which are listed on the upgrade form, here. BC Cup Points are not transferred when this occurs.
Riders in any category subject to upgrade may claim an early upgrade if they can produce verifiable results which shows a race time that would have put them in the top 25% of the field “Expert” (U17 or Junior) or “Elite” (Senior Men/Senior Women) category in the same race.
Points will be awarded to the top 75 finishers according to the table below.
In the case of a tie, the highest placed rider at the final race (BC Cup Finals, Fernie, August 30) will be the overall series winner. Riders must complete 4 out of 6 races to be eligible for an overall ranking.
Each category leader will be assigned the lowest plate number of their category at each race.
The minimum prize amounts for the Pro-Elite Men and Women categories are as follows:
10 or more entries:
|1st place: 5x pre-registration entry fee|
|2nd place: 4x pre-registration entry fee|
|3rd place: 2x pre-registration entry fee|
|4th place: 2x pre-registration entry fee|
|5th place: 1x pre-registration entry fee|
5 to 9 entries:
|1st place: 3x pre-registration entry fee|
|2nd place: 2x pre-registration entry fee|
|3rd place: 1x pre-registration entry fee|
|Less than 5 entries: no prize money required (left to the race organizers discretion).|
Note: The “pre-registration fee” is the amount charged for online registration for the Pro-Elite category before the day of the event (no early bird pricing). This does not include any extra fees such as: Lift Tickets, Shuttle Fees, or optional items such as t- shirts or barbeques.
For all other categories with more than 5 entries, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place must be recognized with, at minimum, some kind of appropriate symbolic award such as a medal. The exact type of award is left to the discretion of the Race Organizer.
Prizes will be awarded at the end of the series.
The overall winner of each BC Cup category prizing will be published once confirmed.
There will be equal prizing for men and women.
Prizes may very between categories.
Riders must wear clean cycling apparel (comprising of clean shorts and clean team/sponsored jersey). Failure to do so will result in the loss of the award.
Riders who have placed in the top 3 and top 5 (for Elite Men/Elite Women) must attend each podium ceremony. Failure to do so will result in the loss of award.