Sun 28.05.2023

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Pace group memo

  • In 128 km distance there are 3 pace groups with the average speed: 26-27 km/h, 29-30 km/h, 32-33 km/h. 
  • In 60 km distance there are 2 pace groups with the average speed 25-27 km/h or 30 km/h.
  • The speed of pace groups is referential and indicates the average speed of the group under normal circumstances. During the race, the group can move faster or slower, e.g. depending on the weather and course profile. Time spent at service points will not be made up for. 
  • In both distances, pace groups will start in the last start wave. Check the start times in the program
  • No special registration is needed for joining the pace groups. The decision about joining the group can be made in the morning of the start.
  • Assess your physical limits and choose the most suitable group. The group will not wait for the riders who are not able to follow the tempo.
  • All groups have group leaders who wear black and orange shirts. Group members wear armbands. 
  • The locations of pace groups at the end of the starting corridors are marked with orange-coloured flags. 

  • Before the technical start, there is a pause to gather the group members, after which the pace groups start.

  • The participants must obey traffic rules and follow the instructions given by the group leader. Group leaders also advise and help the group members during the race.
  • When possible, a motorcycle will ride in front of the group to ensure the safety of the riders.

  • Participants can use the technical aid offered at the service points. There is no additional technical support for the pace groups. 
  • In case of a technical issue with a group member, the rest of the group will ride on, and the one left behind will have a chance to join the next group.

  • The two fastest groups of the 128 km distance will not stop together at service points. The slower pace group and 60 km groups will stop at service points for 2-3 minutes and ride on together.

  • If you feel like leading the group yourself, inform the group leader.

  • When approaching the finish, the group will keep the pace and not accelerate to achieve a better finishing time.


For the successful ride, please pay attention to the following:

  • Outside of town, it is not allowed to go across the road’s centre line.
  • If there is an empty space next to the person who is in front of you, then the person behind the empty space moves forward, so that the whole row moves one spot forward.
  • Be observant and pay attention to the riders in front of you and their signals.
  • If a sudden manoeuvre is made in front of you try to soften it and not overreact.
  • If you are paired up with a less experienced rider don’t be afraid to give them tips and instructions to make it easier for them.
  • During the ride keep in mind that there are a lot of other riders behind you, whose health and well-being depend a lot on your manoeuvres.
  • If you feel tired, slow down and wait for the slower group coming up from behind.



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