national track series

National Track Series

Road & Track
10 July 2020 - 13 September 2020
Cambridge/Invercargill

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

07 823 0716

Update 6.00pm 25/3/2020

In line with current government and ministry of health advice, and to assist as much as we can with your planning and preparation we are confirming the postponement of Round 1 of the 2020 National Track Series and advising of new dates for the remainder of the series. 

We recognise and acknowledge that these are unprecedented times and there is uncertainly in all aspects of our life which is far greater than cycling, however, we are committed to trying our best (in what we can control) to bring you a 2020 National Track Series.

As such the new dates are below:

Round 1: 10-12 July, Cambridge

Round 2: 11 -13 September, Cambridge (was Round 3)

Round 3: 9-11 October, Invercargill

We hope by making these decisions now including setting new dates, will give riders and their supporters the opportunity to amend their training and travel arrangements.

We do recognise that the landscape around Covid-19 is fluid (to say the least!) and the government have not determined when their recommendation on public events and mass gatherings will end.

Therefore, a final decision on whether Round 1 will go ahead will be made no later than 19 June.  If the ongoing advice of the government, other authorities and our own risk planning, does not support this event going ahead, Round 1 will be cancelled and we will implement new timelines in regards to a decision on Round 2 in September.

We are grateful for the ongoing support of the cycling community during this time.

Stay home, stay safe and stay kind.

 

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Welcome to the National Track Series.

Open to U17 through to U23 male and female riders, the three-round series has been developed by Cycling New Zealand to provide a series of track racing opportunities for developing riders in a competitive and supported environment.

The objectives of the series include offering riders the opportunity to develop increased tactical and technical awareness (and bunch skills for Endurance riders) and to provide riders with relevant and practicable educational, coaching and tactical/technical workshops.
 
The series is also designed to provide a platform for coaches to share experience and knowledge and provide opportunities to grow understanding on the skills specific to guiding, coaching and supporting their young riders.

Each round will also host a number of workshops to support the objectives of the series including tactics, race analysis, coaching clinics, application and intent of rules. 

Events will be held over in both the North and South Island.

Round 1: 10-12 July, Cambridge

Round 2: 11 -13 September, Cambridge 

Round 3: 9-11 October, Invercargill

ENTRY

Entries will open in June if the events go ahead. 
 
All entries, once received, will be approved by Cycling New Zealand prior to the event to ensure a minimum skill/experience/performance standard is met.   If you have any questions on the minimum standard required, please contact events@cyclingnewzealand.nz. 

Each round is $120 to enter. Enter all three at the same time and receive a $60 discount ($300 for three rounds).

  • Entries close for Round 1 on TBA
  • Entries close for Round 2 on TBA
  • Entries close for Round 3 on TBA
Entry includes three days of racing, coaching, workshops, transport logistical support if required and access to preferred accommodation rates.  
 

ENTRY CRITERIA

• Open to U17, U19 and U23 male or female riders (as per your 2020 licence)
• All entries are subject to the approval of Cycling New Zealand (or their national federation) to ensure a minimum standard
• Minimum age requires riders to turn 15 by 31 December 2020
• All riders require a 2020 Cycling New Zealand rider licence (or international licence from their national federation)
• Depending on numbers grades may be determined by a seeding race on the first session of each round.
• Entries from Senior/Masters riders will be considered by application or invitation.  Consideration will be given if a rider will add value to the objectives and support the intent of the racing.  Please email events@cyclingnewzealand.nz to apply if you are a senior/master rider.
 
 

EVENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Click here to view a copy of the event entry terms and conditions.
ENTRY

Entries for Round 1 will open in June 2020.
 
 
EVENT MANUAL
The Round One Event Manual will be posted here prior to the event.  Please make sure you read this manual before the event.

DATES
10 - 12 July 2020

TIMES

Friday 10 July:
3.00pm - 5.00pm: Workshop 1 - Coaches and Riders (on & off the track)
5.00pm - 6.00pm: Warm up
6.00pm – 10.00pm: Session 1

Saturday 11 July:
9.00am – 11.30am: Workshop 2.  Race analysis of Session 1
12.00pm - 1.00pm: Warm up
1.00pm - 4.30pm: Session 2
5.00pm - 6.00pm: Warm up
6.00pm - 9.00pm: Session 3
 
Sunday 12 July:
9.00am – 12.15pm: Session 4

VENUE
Avantidrome Camridge

EVENTS
Each round to offer Endurance and Sprint options. Riders can choose to enter one or both.

Endurance option will include (but not limited to)
• Points, Scratch, Tempo, Elimination, Madison, Omnium

Sprint option will include (but not limited to) 
• Derby, Keirin, Sprints, Team Sprint

Depending on numbers, a seeding race will take place in session one and will determine ‘A’ and ‘B’ streams.

The intent is that a rider will ride all events in their chosen option. 

PROGRAMME
The provisional event programme is not yet available.  Due to the objectives of the event the timing, racing and other aspects of the programme are likely to change as the event progresses.  Expect a large degree of fluidity and adjustment to ensure you are benefiting to your potential.
The programme has been designed series to offer endurance riders the opportunity to develop bunch skills and tactical and technical awareness, and for sprint riders to develop tactical and technical awareness.

RESULTS AND PRIZES
Events will be run as ‘Omnium style’. Riders will be awarded points for placings in each event.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall in both Endurance and Sprint in each round.
 
Final places from each round will also be allocated points towards the overall series results where National Track Series Champions will be awarded at the conclusion of Round Three.
 
WORKSHOPS
Each round will have a number of workshops designed to offer relevant and practicable educational, coaching and tactical/technical advice.  These are included in the entry fee and all riders are encouraged to attend.  More details in the final programme.
 
TRANSPORT LOGISTICS SUPPORT
Cycling New Zealand will provide transport support for those riders flying to each round.  A bus and gear truck will be available at a set time on each Friday and Sunday (for the return trip).

Pick up Auckland Airport to Avantidrome
12noon from Airport on Friday

Departure from Avantidrome to Auckland Airport
1.30pm from Avantidrome on Sunday

Please indicate at the time of entry if you will make use of this service. 

We highly recommend booking flights early via Air New Zealand Grab a Seat, as the cheapest option.
 
PREFERRED ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER
Preferred rates have been arranged at the following accommodation providers to assist riders.
Podium Lodge - Cycling New Zealand's preferred Waipa accommodation provider.  Self Catering. Preferred rates only available through phone or email (not directly through the website).

Number 1 Motel - Close to town. Preferred rates only available through phone or email (not directly through the website).

Please advise at the time of booking that you are attending the  National Track Series.
 

RULES
The events will run under the general principles of Cycling New Zealand Road and Track and UCI rules with some specific modifications to suit the intent of the racing including the following:
 
Equipment:
No disc wheels for all
 
Gearing Restrictions:
First year U17 – 90
All other Male Endurance – 94
All other Female Endurance – 92
All other Male Sprint – 98
All other Female Sprint - 94
ENTRY
 
Entries are not yet open.
 
EVENT MANUAL
The Event Manual for Round Two will be posted here prior to the event. 

DATES
11 - 13 September 2020

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE FOR ROUND 2 

Friday 11th September:
 
4.00pm - 5.00pm: Workshop 1. 
 
6.00pm – 10.00pm: Session 1 (Warm up from 5.00pm)

Saturday 12th September:

9.00am – 10.00am: Workshop 2. 
 
10.00am - 12.00pm: Workshop 3. 

1.00pm - 4.30pm: Session 2 (Warm up from 12.30pm)
 
6.00pm - 10.00pm: Session 3 (Warm up from 5.00pm)
 
Sunday 13th September:
 
9.00am – 12.30pm: Session 4 (Warm up from 8.30am)


PROGRAMME
The provisional programme for Round 2 is not yet available.  Round 2 will feature a mixed teams madison (male & female).
 
The programme has been designed series to offer endurance riders the opportunity to develop increased bunch skills and tactical and technical awareness, and for sprint riders to develop increased tactical and technical awareness - and as such, you should expect and be prepared for a degree of flexibility with changes to the programme during the weekend.
 

EVENTS
Each round to offer an Endurance and Sprint options. Riders can choose to enter one or both.

Depending on numbers, a seeding race will take place in session one and will determine ‘A’ and ‘B’ streams.

The intent is that a rider will ride all events in their chosen option. 
 

RESULTS AND PRIZES
Events will be run as ‘Omnium style’. Riders will be awarded points for placings in each event.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall in both Endurance and Sprint in each round.

Final places from each round will also be allocated points towards the overall series results where National Track Series Champions will be awarded at the conclusion of Round three.

WORKSHOPS
Each round will have a number of workshops designed to offer relevant and practicable educational, coaching and tactical/technical advice.  These are included in the entry fee and all riders are encouraged to attend.  
 
TRANSPORT LOGISTICS SUPPORT
Cycling New Zealand will provide transport support for those riders flying to each round.  A bus and gear truck will be available at a set time on each Friday and Sunday (for the return trip).

Pick up Auckland Airport to Avantidrome
12noon from Airport on Friday

Departure from Avantidrome to Auckland Airport
1.30pm from Avantidrome on Sunday

Please indicate at the time of entry if you will make use of this service. 

We highly recommend booking flights early via Air New Zealand Grab a Seat, as the cheapest option.
 
PREFERRED ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER
Preferred rates have been arranged at the following accommodation providers to assist riders.

Podium Lodge - Cycling New Zealand's preferred Waipa accommodation provider.  Self Catering. Preferred rates only available through phone or email (not directly through the website).

Number 1 Motel - Close to town. Preferred rates only available through phone or email (not directly through the website).

Please advise at the time of booking that you are attending the National Track Series to access the preferred rates.

RULES
The events will run under the general principles of Cycling New Zealand Road and Track and UCI rules with some specific modifications to suit the intent of the racing including the following:

Equipment:
No disc wheels for all

Gearing Restrictions:
First year U17 – 90
All other Male Endurance – 94
All other Female Endurance – 92
All other Male Sprint – 98
All other Female Sprint - 94

ENTRY
Entries are not yet open.

EVENT MANUAL
The Event Manual is not yet available.  The race programme can be viewed here prior to the event.

DATES
9 -11 October 2020

TIMES
Race Schedule

Friday 9th October:

5.00pm - 6.00pm: Sprint Qualifying 
6.00pm – 10.00pm: Session 1 (Warm up from 5.40pm)

Saturday 10th October:
12.00noon - 4.00pm: Session 2 (Warm up from 11.30am)
6.00pm - 10.00pm: Session 3 (Warm up from 5.00pm)
 
Sunday 11th October:
9.00am – 12.00pm: Session 4 (Warm up from 8.30am)
 
Workshop Schedule - TBC
 

VENUE
SIT Zero Fees Velodrome

 

EVENTS
Each round to offer an Endurance and Sprint options. Riders can choose to enter one or both.


Endurance option will include (but not limited to)
• Points, Scratch, Tempo, Elimination, Madison (including mixed madison)

Sprint option will include (but not limited to) 
• Derby, Keirin, Sprints, longest lap


Depending on numbers, a seeding race will take place in session one and will determine ‘A’ and ‘B’ streams.


The intent is that a rider will ride all events in their chosen option. 


PROGRAMME
TBC. The programme has been designed series to offer endurance riders the opportunity to develop increased bunch skills and tactical and technical awareness, and for sprint riders to develop increased tactical and technical awareness.

RESULTS AND PRIZES
Events will be run as ‘Omnium style’. Riders will be awarded points for placings in each event.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall in both Endurance and Sprint in each round.

Final places from each round will also be allocated points towards the overall series results where National Track Series Champions will be awarded at the conclusion of Round 3.

WORKSHOPS
Each round will have a number of workshops designed to offer relevant and practicable educational, coaching and tactical/technical advice.  These are included in the entry fee and all riders are encouraged to attend.  More details in the final programme.

TRANSPORT LOGISTICS SUPPORT
Cycling New Zealand will provide transport support for those riders flying to each round.  A bus and gear truck will be available at a set time on each Friday and Sunday (for the return trip).

Pick up Queenstown Airport to Invercargill
TBC from Airport on Friday

Departure from Invercargill to Queenstown Airport
TBC from Velodrome on Sunday

Please indicate at the time of entry if you will make use of this service. 

We highly recommend booking flights early via Air New Zealand Grab a Seat, as the cheapest option.

PREFERRED ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER
Preferred rates have been arranged at the following accommodation providers to assist riders.


Please advise at the time of booking that you are attending the  National Track Series.
 

PREFERRED RENTAL CAR PROVIDER
Preferred rates have been arranged at the following rental providers to assist riders.


Please advise at the time of booking that you are attending the National Track Series.


RULES
The events will run under the general principles of Cycling New Zealand Road and Track racing rules and UCI rules with some specific modifications to suit the intent of the racing including the following:

Equipment:
No disc wheels for all


Gearing Restrictions:
First year U17 – 90
All other Male Endurance – 94
All other Female Endurance – 92
All other Male Sprint – 98
All other Female Sprint - 94