Regulation Provisions for Women, Under 23, Junior Categories
Following the Road Commission's proposals to the Management Committee, the amendments which will be effective as from 1st January 2000 are listed below: A maximun gear ratio of 7.93m has been adopted for both Junior Men and Women. Due to prodession in the Elite Women's category, the maximum distance for one-day events will be increased to 140km. The maximum distance of stage races for juniors has been reduced to 6 days. For the Under 23s, stage races will now be 8 days and will not exceed 180km. There will be only 4 half-stages for races of 6 days or more. There must be a rest day in competitions of 13 days or more for women, Under 23s and juniors.