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Criterium National Championships

Road & Track
TBC

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

07 823 0716

The Criterium National Championships date and location is TBC - watch this space for more confirmed details soon!

The event includes the Street Race for men and women, Under 17 categories and Under 19 categories prior to the much anticipated Elite Men's and Women's races.

Entries have not opened for 2023 yet.

 

ENTRY FEES

Event/Category

Early Bird fee 

Standard fee 

Street Race Unlicenced (including Special Event Licence) TBC TBC
Street Race Licenced TBC TBC
U17  TBC TBC
U19  TBC TBC
Elite TBC TBC

  

ENTRY WITHDRAWS AND REFUNDS

Entries are not transferable.

Refunds may be available if a withdrawal is requested in writing prior to entries closing. If accepted a refund of the entry fee less a $20 admin fee will be applied.

Withdrawals submitted after entries have closed are not eligible for a refund. 

Email: events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

 

ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Click here to view a copy of the event Terms and Conditions - TBC

 

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

  • U17 Boys and Girls are New Zealand Championship events. Open to all U17 grade riders, with a 2023 Cycling New Zealand Youth licence with a NZL country UCI code or an international federation licence plus the written permission of their National Federation to compete, racing in their 2023 licence category. Minimum age is 15 and maximum age is 16 as at 31 December 2023.
  • U19 Men and Women are New Zealand Championship events. Open to all U19 grade riders, with a 2023 Cycling New Zealand Youth licence with a NZL country UCI code or an international federation licence plus the written permission of their National Federation to compete, racing in their 2023 licence category. Minimum age is 17 and maximum age is 18 as at 31 December 2023.
  • A Grade Men and Women are New Zealand Championship events. Open to all U23, Senior and Masters Riders of Elite ability, with a 2023 Cycling New Zealand licence with a NZL country UCI code or an international federation licence plus the written permission of their National Federation to compete, racing in their 2023 licence category.
  • Koha Fitness Street Race Men and Women are open non-championship events. Open to all riders with a 2023 Cycling New Zealand licence and/or an International Federation licence OR a 'one day licence' purchased through the online event entry form, racing in their 2023 licence category. Minimum age is 15 as at 31 December 2023.
  • All riders purchasing a one-day event licence must agree to the One-day license Terms & Conditions here (applicable to riders in the street race only).

 

LICENCING

All riders are required to hold a 2023 Cycling New Zealand Annual Licence or One Day event licence. Riders will race in their 2023 category.

 

Click here to purchase a Cycling New Zealand licence.
Click here to read the One Day Licence T&C's.

LIVESTREAM LINK

Click here for the livestream link - TBC

 

FINAL EVENT INFORMATION

Please click here to read the final event information - TBC

 

EVENT MANUAL

Click here for the provisional event manual - TBC

Please note that this is subject to change.

 

EVENT PROGRAMME - TBC

Please note this event programme is provisional and subject to change.

Race

Race Duration

Approx. Start Time

Race Number collection

TBC TBC

Street Race (Non Championship) including a men's and women's wave (dependent on entry numbers)

TBC TBC

Street Race Presentations

TBC TBC

U17 Girls (NZ Championship) 

TBC TBC

U17 Boys (NZ Championship) 

TBC TBC

U19 Women (NZ Championship) 

TBC TBC

U19 Men (NZ Championship) 

TBC TBC

Elite Women (NZ Championship) 

TBC TBC

Elite Men (NZ Championship) 

TBC TBC

Presentations

TBC TBC

 

*Please note that race duration may be amended if circumstances require it – where possible notice will be given prior to the event, however, any changes will be communicated at the race briefing prior to your event.

All non-championship events are subject to receiving a suitable number of entries, failing which some may be combined or the riders transferred to a different event. 

The programme should be considered provisional until entries close and the final programme of events has been published on the website (once entries have closed).

 

 

 

 

Racing will be conducted under UCI regulations and Cycling New Zealand Road & Track racing rules.
 
It is a condition of racing that New Zealand traffic regulations are adhered to. It is also mandatory that helmets are worn at any time a rider is on their bike.

 

SANCTIONS

The UCI scale of penalties will apply.
 
Any fines issued are on the Team and are payable by the Team Manager to the Commissaires Secretary at the event or Centres will be invoiced post event.
 
 

EQUIPMENT

  • In all races other than the Street Races, bicycles must comply with the CNZ/UCI rules.
  • In the Street races only, the following will apply:
    • All bicycles must be “road bike style” fitted with 2 brakes (one for each wheel), freewheel and drop handlebars (no MTB style handlebars permitted).
    • Aero bars are permitted if fitted, but must not be used during the racing. They should be removed if possible.
    • No Camelbak or similar drink systems carried on the body
    • No glass bottles
    • No disc wheels or bladed wheels
    • All handlebars must be plugged at the end
  • Disc brakes are permitted in all races.
  • The Commissaire’s decision on equipment is final
  • Helmets must be compliant with appropriate NZ Standards for use on open roads and must be worn at all times when riding. Time-trial style aero helmets are strongly discouraged.
Event Communiques is the official distribution of event information. Please check here regularly for updated Communiques.

The safety of the riders, officials, volunteer and spectators are included in the event planning. This includes (but not limited to) road restrictions, traffic management and event advisories to the local businesses and residents.

The event takes place on roads throughout central Christchurch. It is your responsibility to manage your own safety during the event, to be aware of other road users at all times and to make responsible decisions. There is traffic management in place however, the roads are OPEN and there will be public and official traffic on the circuit during your race.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Health and Safety please report to the Chief Commissaire or to the Race Director.