The Cannondale BES sets transition times between stages. This means you have a set time to get to the start of the next stage that you are competing in. We set the same transition times for every category and we believe we are very generous with that time allocation. We are not in the business of delivering penalties, we want to encourage you to keep pushing, with a sensible transition time so that you easily make your published start time.
The times are set by ourselves riding up the transitions on a very steady run. The emphasis is to keep on trucking up the hill at a steady pace. We then round that time up and add on 5 minutes. We believe any good weekend warrior can easily make our transitions with time to spare. We also add a further 5 minute allowance if you are late. This is explained on our rules page as follows:
3.6 Riders missing their start time:
-Up to 5 minutes late = 0 minute penalty.
-6 minutes late = 1 minute penalty.
-7 minutes late = 2 minute penalty etc..
-30+ minutes late = Classed as DNF for the race.