Gryphon 99er Cycle Tour

Disqualification Grievance Process

Summary Disqualification Grievance Process.

  1. In the event that a rider is aggrieved by a summary disqualification he/she may request in writing to the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour Organising Committee within 3 (three) days of being informed of the summary disqualification to be reinstated. Such rider may supplement such a request for reinstatement in the event of him/her receiving further information at a later time. The tribunal appointed may extend this time on good cause shown.
  2. Any such request for reinstatement shall be considered by a tribunal consisting of one or more people appointed for that purpose who may:
  3. Take no action;
  4. Reinstate the person;
  5. Order that further information be obtained.
  6. Impose additional penalties including a fine of up to R1 000.00 (one thousand rand) and/or recommend to the Tour Organising Committee that the person shall not be eligible to compete in the Tour in future.
  7. In addition, whether or not a rider has been summarily disqualified, the tribunal appointed for the purpose may, on notice to a rider by e-mail or other means of communication, call a hearing to determine whether a rider should be disqualified or another penalty imposed for a breach of the rules.
  8. In the event of a disqualification, whether summary or after a hearing, a rider shall forthwith return any prize previously awarded to the rider and comply with any sanctions imposed.
  9. The chairperson of the tribunal shall determine the procedure to be followed at any hearing, including whether a hearing shall be conducted on written evidence and representations only or also an oral hearing, and the nature of evidence (including hearsay) to be allowed. A rider shall not be entitled to legal representation at such a hearing, except with the permission of the chairperson of the tribunal. The tribunal shall make decisions on a balance of probabilities.
  10. An appeal to the members of the Tour Organising Committee (the “Members”) may be made in writing within 3 (three) days after the tribunal has delivered its decision. The Chairperson of the members shall determine the procedure to be followed for such appeal.

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