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The new ŠKODA Adventure classification is one in which the winner is not just the fastest rider, the one who generates more watts or has the lightest bicycle. The ŠKODA Adventure classification rewards the person who best adapts to the conditions, is self-sufficient, and who knows how to look after and repair his/her battle companion: the bicycle.

The new ŠKODA Adventure classification is full of new features, making it more adventurous than ever. It is designed for people who are looking for something even more epic, fewer comforts, more autonomy and more self-sufficiency.

Si, if can identify with these things, YOU ARE AN ADVENTURE.

The features of the classification are:

• Limited space:: Each Adventure will have a metal trunk of maximum measurements 45x35x80 centimetres to carry all the material needed tor the 6 days of the race (clothing, toiletries, sleeping bag, etc). This container will be the only one transported from bivouac to bivouac (except for the Marathon Stage). No suitcases will be carried.
• Areas: The ‘Adventures’ will have their own areas.

o Rest area: They will sleep in a shared haima (tent), as in the Marathon Stage, with no separation, no mattresses, no blankets or towels, etc.
o Repair area: An area with basic material for repairs will be provided.

• Assistance: The assistance that Adventures can receive is limited.
They will not be able to call on:

o Mechanical assistance. Neither spare parts nor people.
o Physio services… none whatsoever.

The CAN receive assistance from:

o Any rider during the race. Provided that this assistance is NOT in the form of spare parts.
o Any other Adventure, both inside and outside the race, even if it is a case of lending spare parts.

• Jersey: The jersey proposed by the organization must be worn throughout the race. The organization will provide 3 jerseys per participant. For those participants who wish to display their own sponsors on the jersey, the jerseys will have a space reserved for this and the jerseys can be received before the event starts.

• Marking of parts: In order to monitor with the rules, and to comply with them, the marking of different parts on the scrutineering day will be carried out:

o Connecting rods.
o Tyres
o Stem/handlebars
o Gears
o Pedals
o Spare

• Limitation of the number of entries:

o This classification is restricted to 60 people.

• A coordinating person-

One month before the event we will hold a virtual meeting with all the Adventures, in which we will give the latest details and clarify any possible queries. For any query related to the Adventure classification, please write to jose.codoner@rpm-mktg.es

SPECIAL RULES FOR THE ŠKODA ADVENTURE CLASSIFICATION

The ŠKODA Adventure classification within the TITAN DESERT MOROCCO 2021 is the one that does not allow external assistance of any kind, and the competitors in it will not be able to access services that are available to the other participants. These rules describe the characteristics of this classification in detail.

The creation of this classification aims to evoke the most adventurous spirit of the Titan Desert and the values it promotes. These should be shared and observed by all the participants, and they are: honesty, fair play, adventure, self-sufficiency and camaraderie.

Any kind of assistance from anyone outside the classification is forbidden.

• No material from support services and/or competitors outside the Adventure classification can be accepted.
• Help from people outside the ŠKODA Adventure classification is forbidden.
• No external physiotherapy/muscle recovery services may be used.

The exceptions to this rule, i.e. the cases when assistance can be obtained, are:

• During the race, by any competitor outside the classification, provided that the assistance does not involve the handing over/lending of any bike components.
• Personal assistance and the lending of spare parts is only allowed among members of the Adventure classification.

The participants in this classification will have separate areas reserved for them that are not shared by the other participants in the race.

• Haimas (tents): Every night, Adventure classification competitors will sleep in a shared tent that is reserved exclusively for them. The only exception is the Marathon Stage, when all competitors in the race will share a common tent.
• Adventure Space: There will be a special working area for Adventure competitors with tools and material for repairs and general maintenance of the bicycles.

The members of this classification will be provided with a personalised metal case (Width 45 cm; Height 35 cm; Length 80 cm) upon their arrival in Morocco.

This will be the only item that will be transported from bivouac to bivouac. Therefore, all the material you need during the race days should either be packed inside this case or carried by the rider during the stages on his/her own bicycle, backpack, etc.

The case that the competitor takes to the start will be returned at the end of each stage.

The Organisation will not provide any material for overnight stays and/or toiletries for members of this classification, with the exception of the Marathon Stage, when they will be given the same items as the others: flip-flops and towel.

This classification will be restricted to 60 people, by strict order of registration. If the 60 places are filled a waiting list will be created, and the people on this list will be contacted if a registered entrant is unable to take part.

The opening of registration for the ŠKODA Adventure classification coincides with the general opening of registration for the race. As indicated above, it will be closed when the quota of 60 participants is reached, or at 02/09/2021.

The members of this classification will be identified as follows:

• Wristband
• Nameplate. The race numbers (bibs) of this classification will be consecutive, starting at 700.
• Jersey: The jersey proposed by the organization must be worn throughout the race. The organization will provide 3 jerseys per participant. For those participants who wish to display their own sponsors on the jersey, the jerseys will have a space reserved for this and the jerseys can be received before the event starts.

Participants who need their jersey before the race should contact info@titandesert.com with the delivery address. The participant will be responsible for the costs.  Deliveries will be received from 6 September onwards.

For the supervision, monitoring and compliance of the rules, some exclusive technical checks will be made on the same day as the administrative checks for this classification. In these checks, the following will be marked:

o Connecting rods.
o Tyres
o Stem/handlebars
o Gears
o Pedals
o Spare parts

This ensures that the restrictions on material will be observed.

The Organization will provide a person to attend to the participants in this classification. Both before and during the event he/she will accompany and assist all the Adventure competitors.

In the event of quitting and/or being disqualified from the ŠKODA Adventure classification, the participant will continue to have the same restrictions of space and material transport but will not appear in the Adventure classification. He/she will join the individual classification.

In the event of receiving any assistance or any non-compliance with the rules stated here, the participant will be sanctioned with exclusion from the ŠKODA Adventure classification. He/she will join the individual classification with a time penalty of 5 hours.

The general rules of the race and the associated sanctions will still be applicable.

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