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NRS

Road, Track & Cyclocross
18 March 2023 - 1 October 2023

The NRS (National Road Series) is made up of a series of existing events delivered by clubs and event organisers around New Zealand. It's an awesome series for junior riders to participate in for their development as road cyclists.

Please see FAQ below for more information.

 

Race 1: Ibuilt Junior Tour, 22 - 23 June 2024

Race 2: AEC Novice Tour, 3 - 4 August 2024

Race 3: Ultimo CHB Junior Tour, 7 - 8 September 2024

Race 4: Yunca Junior Tour, 4 - 6 October 2024

Event Name: ASC Junior Tour

Event Organiser: ASC

Location: Otaua and Aka Aka, Auckland

About: After a successful introduction in 2022, this will be the second year this tour has been run. Auckland School Cycling Club (ASC) is pleased to be able to invite entries for the inaugural iBUILT Junior Tour. The Tour will run over five stages in June. Stages include a hill climb, an individual time trial, a kermesse and two road races.  

Day 1 is based at Otaua Hall Tennis courts
Day 2 is based at Aka Aka Hall

The schedule will be released in the Event Manual, but racing will start at 9am both days and we expect last riders to be finished no later than 4pm.  

There will be a General Classification jersey, a Sprint jersey and a Mountain jersey.

Cost for the five stage tour is TBC.

Date: 22 - 23 June 2024

Race Type: 2 day, 5 stages

NRS Grades: Boys and Girls – U15, U17, U19 

NRS Points Allocated: GC

Website including entry link: Click here                                       

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Event Name: AEC Novice Tour

Event Organiser: Bike Manawatu

Location: Halcolmbe, Manawatu

About: Established in 1974 by Ian Gray the AEC Novice Tour is an iconic part of the Junior cycling scene in New Zealand. Held around the roads of Ashhurst, it provides an early season racing opportunity for U15 – U19 riders. Over the years the Novice Tour has given great experience to young riders many who have won the tour and then gone on to become well recognized riders by winning national and international events. 

Date: 3 - 4 August 2024

Race Type: 2 day, 4 stage Tour

NRS Grades: Boys and Girls – U15, U17, U19

NRS Points Allocated: GC

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Event Name: Ultimo CHB Junior Tour

Event Organiser: Cycling CHB

Location: Waipukurau

About: The Ultimo CHB Junior Tour on the 26 – 27 March 2023. Organised by the Cycling CHB Club this event will see riders take on a Hill Prologue, and two challenging Road courses through the sunny Waipukurau region. 

Date: 7 - 8 September 2024

Race Type: 2 day, 3 stages  

NRS Grades: Boys and Girls – U15, U17, U19

NRS Points Allocated: GC

Sponsors: The tour is proudly sponsored by Ultimo Clothing, Hatuma Lime Company and Pukeora Estate (check out their accommodation options a number of supporting sponsors. Please see the website for more details and supported these sponsors when you can.

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Event Name: Yunca Tour

Event Organiser: Cycling Southland

Location: Invercargill

About: First introduced to the region in 1984, the Yunca Tour has progressed significantly throughout the years and with the fine commitment by the event’s major sponsor – YUNCA - accompanied by a dedicated team of volunteers, has ensured the longevity and undoubted success of the event.

Date: 4 - 6 October 2024

Race Type: 3 day, 6 stage Tour

NRS Grades: Boys and Girls – U15, U17, U19

NRS Points Allocated: GC

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Points will be awarded for each event in the series using the following points system. 

Race Classification (GC) – Tour and One day Races

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Points

30

25

20

15

10

8

6

4

2

1

  

In the event of a tie for first, the highest-placed rider in the final race of the most recent series race shall take precedence.

 

Results

2023 Series Final Overall Series Results - at 2 October 2023 2023 Results
2022 Series Final Overall Series Results 2022 Results
Final KOM/QOM Results 2022 Results
Final Sprint Results 2022 Results
2020-2021 Series Final Overall Series Results 2020-2021 Results

Please see the Event Organisers website for individual race results.

Who is Eligible? 

All NZL riders in the following age groups (as at 31 Dec 2024) are eligible to take part:

U15, U17, U19

While events are encourage to continue to offer an U13 grade to provide an introduction to the sport for this age group, this grade will not be recognised through the national series. Those more competitive riders from this age group are eligible to enter the U15 grade to be considered for national recognition. 

Events are also encouraged to open the U19 women’s grade to domestic level U23 riders who are looking for more competition opportunities to continue their participation in the sport and their development. While each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis, consideration will be given if a U23 rider will add and gain value to the experience and supports the objectives of racing in the U19 field. These U23 riders must race in restricted gears, will not be eligible for U19 points or jerseys and may not receive podium prizes depending on the organiser.

If you are an U23 rider who is interested to take part in an NRS event(s) please email us to apply and be considered. 

 

How are age groups calculated?

The series is regarded as the 2023 series and as such ages are calculated as at 31 December 2024.
Each event will offer a minimum of one of the following grades: U15, U17 and U19.

 

 

What licence do I need?

Riders will be required to hold a Sport Membership to compete for their club.

 

How many races do I have to do?

Riders are encouraged to race one or more events with riders gaining points from their best two results for the overall series recognition.

 

How are the points awarded?

Points will be awarded for each event in the series using the points system under the points system tab. The overall series winner is awarded to the rider that scores the most series points taking into account their top two best results considered for the overall series recognition.


In the event of a tie for first, the highest-placed rider in the final race of the most recent series race shall take precedence.


Top three overall riders in the series categories (U19, U17 and U15) will be recognised as the NRS Series Champion and podium place getters. There is no recognition for U13; this can be done by each event at their discretion.


At the time of entry, riders will be able to nominate their CNZ affiliated club or CNZ affiliated trade team. There will be recognition of each of these categories throughout the race series.

 

Series Leader Jerseys:

There will be no series leader jerseys in 2024 and no jerseys awarded at the end of the series, the 2023 series is all about participation. CNZ are trying to simplify the competition in the hope more riders will engage in the series and take part making racing more meaningful.

 

How do I enter?

Entries are made by the individual to each event as determined by the event organisers. Entries are subject to the terms and conditions of each organiser. All entries into the official events are considered for the overall series points and titles.