Event info

Arrival
The event venue is the Lahti Harbour area, and the Lahti Sibelius Hall functions as the race centre.

Look up the route: Matkustajasatama, Lahti

Bus connection
Bus line 17 goes to Sibelius Hall via Kauppatori market square–Ruoriniemi (stop D on the northern side of the marketplace, on Vapaudenkatu’s side). Bus line 17 travels from the Travel Centre to Sibelius Hall. You can check the bus timetable on the Lahden Seudun Liikenne website.

Lahti taxi
Taxis provide smooth service in our city. There is a taxi stand in front of Sibelius Hall. You can book a taxi in advance by calling +358 (0)601 10001 or using the Book a taxi and Valopilkku mobile apps. No surcharge for advance bookings. The phone number for Lahden Aluetaksi taxi call centre is +358 (0)3 821 9808. For further information, please visit www.lahdenaluetaksi.fi

Parking
There is a parking area on Ankkurinkatu, next to the start/finish area reserved exclusively for the riders.

Event centre/registration/competitor information
The event centre for Tour Lakeland is Sibelius Hall. Competitor registration, guarded storages, bathrooms and a water point are found in Sibelius Hall. Address: Ankkurikatu 7, FI-15140 Lahti, Finland

Registration
Thursday 22 July from 2 to 7 p.m.
Friday 23 July from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 24 July from 7 to 10 a.m.

In connection with individual registrations, the number must be picked up by showing the cycling licence, original valid identity card (identity card, passport or driver’s licence) and providing a copy of a medical certificate or signed.

Copies of identity cards or other proof of identity are not accepted.

A third party cannot take care of registration on behalf of another.

Those without a valid licence must present a valid medical certificate in order to buy a daily licence at a price of EUR 15.00.

The race number is absolutely personal and giving it to another person is prohibited.

Moreover, altering the race numbers is prohibited.

Medical certificate
A medical certificate will not be required, but all riders need to sign a health certificate upon registration. The participant attests to (and signs) the fact that he/she is in perfect health and fit for the physical effort required for such a cycling race.

Information point
Thursday 22 July from 2 to 7 p.m.
Friday 23 July from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 24 July from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Starting times
The start for time trials is on Friday 23 July noon and the start for the Gran Fondo (145 km) and Medio Fondo (100 km) is on Saturday 24 July at 10 a.m. as a group start.

Starts
The starts are divided into age categories. Non-competitive cyclists will be in the last start for safety reasons. The start will involve riding behind a lead vehicle through urban area, and the speed restriction will be lifted at approximately 4 km when the route enters national road 24.

Service points
There are two service points along the route. The first service point is in the resting area behind the Kariniemi bridge, approximately 46 km from the start.

The second service point is on Kopsuontie, approximately 50 from the finish. Both service points must be entered riding slowly.

The service points provide water, sports drinks, nutritional snacks and bathrooms.

The first sign of an approaching service point will be posted five (5) kilometres before the service point.

Competitors’ own vehicles are prohibited.

Storage of other items
There is a guarded cloakroom in Sibelius Hall.

First aid services
There is a first aid point in the immediate vicinity of the start and finish area. There will be qualified personnel in charge of first aid along the route. Ambulances will follow the riders.

Bicycle maintenance
Bicycle maintenance will be provided by Lahden Polkupyörähuolto. On Friday 23 July, Lahden Polkupyörähuolto will see customers in its shop. They have a car for picking up a bicycle to be serviced to take it to the shop. On Saturday, there will be a maintenance point in the start and finish area. The service points along the route will have facilities for minor servicing, as will the vehicles following the riders.

Photography
The event will be photographed, and the photographs will be used for Tour Lakeland’s marketing. If the photographs feature close-ups of the competitors, we aim to find out the competitor’s identity and request their permission for using the photograph.

Showers
The event centre does not feature showers, but we have reserved showers from the Lahti Sports Centre

Maximum finish time

Lost and found
Lost and found items will be taken to the information point at the Sibelius Hall race centre, from where they can be picked up during the service hours of the race centre. After the event, you can enquire about lost and found items from the Lahti Events office, tourlakeland@lahtievents.fi. Items will be stored for 1 month, after which they will be taken to the Lahti lost and found office.