Medical certificates now required for events abroad
In April 2008 due to event insurance requirements, rules concerning medical certificates and cycling licences changed in France. To take part in any French cyclosportive, including the Etape du Tour, the following rules apply:
Regarding the Etape Du Tour specifically, UK operators will start receiving entry forms from the ASO in December. The Etape Du Tour entry form will need to be stamped and signed by your doctor or GP. You will not be able to participate unless you provide the entry form signed and stamped.
*Please note that in France as in other European countries including Italy, cyclosportives are deemed competitive cycling events for event insurance purposes.
**In the UK, US and Ireland cyclosportives are deemed non-competitive events in relation to event insurance purposes.
For French or European cyclosportives which don't provide an entry form, we recommend that you download this standard form from Cyclosport and present it to your doctor/GP and make sure that it is stamped and signed. A copy of this can then be forwarded to the organiser of any event.
The form is acceptable for any French event in accordance with FFC guidelines (French Cycling Federation). The national governing body for French cycling.
Providing to the event organisers, a copy of your medical certificate, duly stamped and signed by your Doctor, for any European cyclosportive event that you wish to take part in.
You can download the Cyclosport Medical Certificate from here.
Guidelines for suggested fees from the BMA - http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/noagreement~onlybygp?OpenDocument&Highlight=2,fees,form
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