CNZ NTS LOGO 2023 FINAL

NTS

Road, Track & Cyclocross
31 May 2024 - 15 September 2024
Cambridge/Invercargill
Welcome to NTS (National Track Series).

Open to U17 through to U23 male and female riders (please read the entry criteria below if you are outside of this), the series has been developed by CNZ 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 in both the North and South Island.

Round 1: 31 May - 2 June 2024 in Invercargill

Round 2: 12 - 14 July 2024 in Cambridge

Entries will open on Monday 11 March 2024.

 

Click here to view the live entry list - TBC

 

All entries, once received, will be approved by CNZ 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@cnz.kiwi

Each round is $150 to enter. 

  • Entries for Round 1 will close midnight Thursday 23 May
  • Entries for Round 2 will close midnight Thursday 4 July
Entry includes three days of racing, coaching, workshops, logistical support if required (email us if you want us to help with this). 

 

ENTRY WITHDRAWS AND REFUNDS

Refunds may be available with the provision of a medical certificate in writing prior to entries for each round closing. If accepted a refund of the entry fee less a $25 admin fee will be applied.

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

 

ENTRY CRITERIA

• Open to U17, U19 and U23 male or female riders.
• All entries are subject to the approval of CNZ (or their national federation) to ensure a minimum standard.
• Minimum age requires riders to turn 15 by 31 December 2024.
• Depending on numbers grades may be determined by a seeding race on the first session of each round.
• Entries from U15/Senior 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@cnz.kiwi to apply if you are a U15/senior rider.

 

LICENCING
  • Riders can compete with an annual 2024 Cycling New Zealand licence (or international licence from their national federation).
  • Or riders can choose to purchase a Sport Membership with a special event licence ($30 per round). If riders already have a sport membership, they can follow the link here and just add on the event licence. Alternatively if they don’t have any type of membership yet, the link here should also allow them to purchase the Sport Membership + Event Licence.
 
 

EVENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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

DATES
31 May - 2 June 2024

 

VENUE
SIT Zero Fees Velodrome

 


PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE 

Date Time What's on Requirement
Friday 31 May 2024 3pm - 6pm Open roll for additional charge pp Optional
6pm Race Pack Pick Up Optional
6pm - 7pm Workshop In person or online
Saturday 1 June 2024 8.30am - 9.15am Workshop & Race Pack Pick Up In person
9.30am - 10am Warm up Required
10am - 3pm Racing Required
5pm - 10pm Racing Required
Sunday 2 June 2024 8.30am - 9am Warm up Required
9am - 1pm Racing Required

 

FINAL EVENT INFO
Click here to read all the final important information ahead of this event - TBC

 

ENTRY
Entries for Round 1 will open on Monday 11 March 2024.

 

EVENT MANUAL
Click here to view the Event Manual for Round #1 - TBC

   

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME
Click here for the provisional Round #1 Programme - TBC
*Please note this is fluid and may change as the event goes on.

 

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.

 

QUALIFYING START LISTS - PROVISIONAL
Click here for Sprint Qualifying - TBC
Click here for Endurance Heats - TBC

 

TEAM EVENT REGISTRATION PROCESS
You can choose your own pairings/teams for all team events, and these events are open to sprint and endurance riders. Find the link to register your team in the event manual!


EVENTS
Each round to offer Endurance and Sprint options. Riders can choose to enter one of these options (this is chosen when entering).

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

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. 

 


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 there are any ties in final points for each round, the rider with the fastest qualifying result will be ranked higher.

Prizes will also be given out to the riders who show they are 'Living the Values' of the series.

Final places from each round will also be allocated points towards the overall series results where the NTS Champions will be awarded at the conclusion of Round Two.

 

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 event manual.

 

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 (except open sprint grade)

All wheels will have a minimum of 16 spokes, with a rim depth not exceeding 55mm.

Sprint Open Grade = no restrictions on equipment

 

GEARING RESTRICTIONS
Men's Endurance = 94 = 49 x 14 (94.5) or 7.4m
Women's Endurance = 92 = 48 x 14 (92.6) or 7.3m
Sprint Open Grade = no restrictions on gearing 
Sprint Restricted Grade = 90 = 53 x 16 or 7.0m 
*These gears above provide the best combinations to achieve the right gear in inches. Note these gears are maximums, you may choose a lower gear that better suits your current development maturity.

DATES

12 - 14 July 2024

 

VENUE
Grassroots Trust Velodrome, Cambridge

 


PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE 

Date Time What's on Requirement
Friday 12 July 2024 3pm - 7pm Open roll for $10pp - book here Optional
6pm Race Pack Pick Up Optional
6pm - 7pm Workshop In person or online
Saturday 13 July 2024 8.30am - 9.15am Workshop & Race Pack Pick Up In person
9.30am - 10am Warm up Required
10am - 3pm Racing Required
5pm - 10pm Racing Required
Sunday 14 July 2024 8.30am - 9am Warm up Required
9am - 1pm Racing Required

 

FINAL EVENT INFO
Click here to read all the final important information ahead of this event - TBC

 

ENTRY
Entries for Round 2 will open on Monday 11 March 2024.

 

EVENT MANUAL
Click here to view the Event Manual for Round #2 - TBC

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME
Click here for the provisional Round #2 Programme - TBC

 

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.

 

QUALIFYING START LISTS - PROVISIONAL
Click here for Sprint Qualifying - TBC
Click here for Endurance Heats - TBC

 

TEAM EVENT REGISTRATION PROCESS
You can choose your own pairings/teams for all team events, and these events are open to sprint and endurance riders. Find the link to register your team in the event manual!

 

EVENTS

Each round to offer Endurance and Sprint options. Riders can choose to enter one of these options (this is chosen when entering).

Endurance option will include (but not limited to)
• Points, Scratch, Tempo, Elimination, Madison, Omnium, Team Pursuit
• Endurance may opt in to race the longest lap non qualifier

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.

 

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 there are any ties in final points for each round, the rider with the fastest qualifying result will be ranked higher.

Prizes will also be given out to the riders who show they are 'Living the Values' of the series.

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 Two.

 

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. Please read the event manual to find out more about the workshops.

 

TRACK ACCREDITATION

All riders are required to be accredited to the Grassroots Trust Velodrome. You can find out more about Track Accreditation here

If you're accreditation has lapsed or you are accredited to ride at the Velodrome in Invercargill, then you can sign up for an Express Accreditation class.

If you have any questions on track accreditation, please contact Craig.Rodger@velodrome.nz

 

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 (except open sprint grade)

All wheels will have a minimum of 16 spokes, with a rim depth not exceeding 55mm.

Sprint Open Grade = no restrictions on equipment

 

GEARING RESTRICTIONS
Men's Endurance = 94 = 49 x 14 (94.5) or 7.4m
Women's Endurance = 92 = 48 x 14 (92.6) or 7.3m
Sprint Open Grade = no restrictions on gearing 
Sprint Restricted Grade = 90 = 53 x 16 or 7.0m 
*These gears above provide the best combinations to achieve the right gear in inches. Note these gears are maximums, you may choose a lower gear that better suits your current development maturity.

We are selling the official 2024 NTS clothing through Probrands - there's a hoodie, tee, shorts and tights available for purchase. Please check the ordering and delivery schedule and choose the campaign most convenient for you, then click the link below to make an order.

Ordering and Delivery Schedule: 

Campaign Number

Orders Open

Orders Close

Orders Delivered

Delivery To

#1

24-Jan-2024

4-Feb-2024

13-Feb-2024

Individuals 

#2

5-Feb-2024

15-Feb-2024

22-Feb-2024

Individuals 

#3

16-Feb-2024

25-Feb-2024

20-Mar-2024

Individuals 

#4

26-Feb-2024

7-Mar-2024

4-Apr-2024

Individuals

#5

8-Mar-2024

17-Mar-2024

12-Apr-2024

Individuals

#6

18-Mar-2024

28-Mar-2024

24-Apr-2024 Individuals 
#7 29-Mar-2024 7-Apr-2024 2-May-2024 Individuals 
#8 8-Apr-2024 18-Apr-2024 15-May-2024 Individuals 
#9 19-Apr-2024 28-Apr-2024 22-May-2024 Individuals 
#10 29-Apr-2024 9-May-2024 5-Jun-2024 Individuals 
#11 10-May-2024 19-May-2024 11-Jun-2024 Individuals 
#12 20-May-2024 30-May-2024 26-Jun-2024 Individuals 
#13 31-May-2024 9-Jun-2024 4-Jul-2024 Individuals 
#14 10-Jun-2024 20-Jun-2024 11-Jul-2024 Individuals 
#15 21-Jun-2024 30-Jun-2024 24-Jul-2024 Individuals 
#16 1-Jul-2024 11-Jul-2024 6-Aug-2024 Individuals 
#17 12-Jul-2024 21-Jul-2024 14-Aug-2024 Individuals 

 

Click here to purchase yours!