With much disappointment, the decision has been made to cancel Round 2 of the National Track Series. Click here to read the full article.
Entries are now open, click here
Open to U17 through to U23 male and female riders.
U15 riders are invited to express their interest for racing in round 2. These riders will need prior approval in entering the event, so please email us to express your interest if you are U15.
The Event Manual for Round 2 will be posted here prior to the event.
11 - 13 September 2020
PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE FOR ROUND 2 - Please ensure you are at the Avantidrome, ready to go on and off the track by 3pm at the latest.
Friday 11th September:
3.00pm - 5.00pm: Workshop 1
5.00pm - 6.00pm: Warm up
6.00pm – 10.00pm: Session 1
Saturday 12th September:
9.00am – 12.00pm: Workshop 2
12.00pm - 1.00pm: Warm up
1.00pm - 5.00pm: Session 2
6.00pm - 9.00pm: Session 3
Sunday 13th September:
8.00am - 9.00am - Warm up
9.00am – 1.00pm: Session 4
The provisional programme for Round 2 will be posted here when available.
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.
Each round offers an Endurance and Sprint option. Riders can choose to enter one or both, however we strongly recommend to choose Endurance OR Sprint. If riders wish to do both, we also recommend they race in B Grade for Endurance.
*If riders do commit to both Endurance and Sprint, please note gearing is different for both, therefore the rider will be responsible to ensure they change their gearing for the different events accordingly.
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.
*If riders scratch during the weekend, they will no longer be eligible to receive a result from the overall points table. The points will still be counted for the overall series points table however.
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.
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
11am (TBC) from Airport on Friday
Departure from Avantidrome to Auckland Airport
1.30pm (TBC) from Avantidrome on Sunday
Please indicate at the time of entry if you will make use of this service.
PREFERRED ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER
Preferred rates have been arranged at the following accommodation providers to assist riders.
- 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.
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:
No disc wheels for all
A Grade Male Endurance - 98
B Grade Male Endurance - 94
A Grade Female Endurance - 96
B Grade Female Endurance - 92
Sprint A Grade - 102
Sprint B Grade - 98
Sprint C Grade - 96
'All in' races, Elites and Juniors - 102
'All in' race, everyone else - 94
*For sprint qualifying, riders can race in any gear they choose.