Ontario Cup and Upgrade Points
Ontario Cup Points
Ontario Cup points are awarded to all categories except Senior 4 Men. Only riders who purchase their racing membership through the OCA are eligible for O-Cup points.One-Event Racing Permit riders are not entitled to earn O-Cup points (Please visit MEMBERSHIP for One-Event Racing Permit details). DNF riders (riders who do not finish) are not entitled to O-Cup points. O-Cup points are different than upgrade points.
The breakdown of O-Cup points is as follows for each category:
Season ending Ontario Cup Road Series point totals will be a simple tally of the all the O-Cup points earned at O-Cup events for the current year. In the event of a tie, the Series Champion will be decided by the following; 1) Most Wins 2) If still tied, most 2nd places 3) If still tied, most 3rd places 4) If still tied, most 4th places 5) If still tied, then highest placed finish in final race takes precedence.
Since 2009: O-Cup points and upgrade points will be consumed by out of Province riders. i.e. A rider with a Quebec licence who finishes 3rd in a O-Cup will “consume” those points.
Upgrade points will be awarded at all Ontario based regional and Ontario Cup races. Upgrade points will be awarded for all “Ability” categories based on the following table:
|1st place||15 points|
|2nd place||11 points|
|3rd place||8 points|
|4th place||6 points|
|5th place||4 points|
|6th place||3 points|
|7th place||2 points|
|8th place||1 point|
Points are based on the top 8 in each category (with a starting field of at least 20 riders) with one-event permit riders “eating up” points should they finish in the top 8. Any category with a starting field of less than 20 riders, will only have points awarded to the top 5. In addition, when categories are mixed (Ie All Elite Women, M1 and M2, etc.) only the top 15 in the combined standings will be in consideration for upgrade points using the above protocol.
Riders can upgrade at 25 points and must upgrade once they have 45 points or more.
Finally for riders who do not have the necessary points to upgrade but would like to be considered (or who want to downgrade), an upgrade/downgrade form must be filled out and submitted to the OCA Upgrade/Downgrade Committee. This form can be found in the membership forms and literature section of the website.
Riders who participate in sanctioned races (through the UCI, USAC, or any other provincial cycling association) are eligible for upgrade points based on the Ontario criteria for upgrade points. An out of province Results Verification form must be completed for the points to be considered. Click HERE for Out of Province results form
Competition Results and Protests
If a rider has a race problem/protest at an event they should deal immediately with the Chief Commissaire at that event. The Chief Commissaire’s decision shall be final. If a rider wishes to further appeal the decision, a written protest must be filed to the Provincial Chief Commissaire c/o the OCA within 10 business days.
NOTE: Any race result discrepancies must be reported to the finish commissaire within 15 minutes of being posted at the event. Following this 15 minute period, results are considered final and are signed off as official.