SCHEDULE OF SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17th
Classic technique / fatbike day
6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Opening : XC Ski Show, Agora and registration
Bus departure for La Pêche Municipality (P17) for the 51km classic technique (Swix) race
Departure of the the 40km linear Fat Bike race at Hautes Plaines golf course
Departure of the 20km and 10km Fat Bike race at Hautes Plaines golf course
11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
After race meal
Departure of the 15km (Auclair) race from Mont-Bleu school
Departure of the 5km (Physio Avantage Plus) race from Mont-Bleu school
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Award ceremonies at the XC Ski Show
Swix Wax Clinic at the XC Ski Show
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Worldloppet Cocktail at the agora
Après-ski evening at Chelsea Pub
New rules concerning pole length (ICR Cross-Country 2016, 343.8.1 et 343.12.1) for classic technique, will be in effect during the Gatineau Loppet as required by FIS.
343.8.1 In classical technique competitions, the maximum pole length must not exceed 83% of the competitor’s body height. In free technique competitions, the maximum pole length must not exceed 100% of the competitor’s height. The body height is measured with ski boots on from a flat surface, to the top of the uncovered head. The pole length is measured from the bottom of the pole to the highest attachment of the strap. All measurements will be rounded to the nearest centimeter as follows: less than 0.5 cm will be rounded down and 0.5 cm and above will be rounded up.
343.12.1 In all competitions pole exchange is only allowed in the case that a pole is broken or damaged. In classical technique competitions, if both poles are exchanged, they must comply with ICR 343.8.1. It is however permitted to exchange poles in equipment exchange boxes during ski exchange in skiathlon competitions.