The European Cup is a great series of track races in Europe. The idea of the European Cup is to have a series of track races in preparation of the European and World Championships.There is the possibility for skaters to decide to race Sprint or Long distance races.
Big organisers of track events supported the European Cup when started in the season 2011. Many skaters from all over Europe took part in the Cup. In 2012 we had many great races with good results for the skaters and races on a high level. Many countries sent their skaters to make a new experience. Young athletes learned a lot and improved on a higher level. Every European Cup was a big event of the Speedskating Family!
The European Cup is organised by Clubs and supervised/promoted by the CEC. There is an overall ranking in Sprint and Long distance Races. Each skater must take part participate in at least 5 races if he or she wants to take part in the overall ranking (best of 7 – maximum the best 7 races will be accounted).
All skaters can take part in the European Cup if their nation is a member of FIRS.
The races will follow the rules shown here.
Every weekend there will be an overall ranking of distance in Sprint and in Long distance races. In the Registration you can find the distances of one every weekend.
The point system:
|More than 30 participants in a category per gender||1st place = 30 points||2nd place = 29 points||3rd place = 28 points||30th place and following places = 1 point|
|Less than 30 participants in a category per gender||1st place = max. points equals number of participants||1st place = max. points number of participants minus 1 point||1st place = max. points number of participants minus 2 points||Last place = 1 point|
|Less than 10 participants in a category per gender||1st place = 10 points maximum||2nd place = 9 points||3rd place = 8 points|
For the final EC stage the maximum of points will be increased by 5 points (attractiveness) and the following places will be adjusted accordingly.