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NRS

Road & Track
8 October 2021 - 30 October 2022

Cycling New Zealand

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The NRS (National Road Series) will be made up of a series of existing events delivered by clubs and event organisers around New Zealand.

This series is considered a 2022 series and age groups are calculated as at 31/12/2022 (please see FAQ below for more) with U15, U17 and U19 categories being recognised in the overall recognition.

Cycling New Zealand’s objectives for the establishment of the NRS is to create a road series which:

  • Provides accessible and meaningful racing opportunities
  • Create a fun environment for connection
  • Challenge and develops youth riders
  • Where learning is at the centre of everything we do

Cycling New Zealand will oversee the overarching administration of the series.

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: 8 - 10 October 2021

Race Type: 3 day, 6 stage Tour

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

NRS Points Allocated: Bonus Points

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Event Name: AEC Novice Tour

Event Organiser: Bike Manawatu

Location: Ashhurst, Palmerston North

About: Established in 1974 by Ian Gray the 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 one to become well recognized riders by winning national and international events. 

Date: 30 – 31 October 2021

Race Type: 2 day, 3 stage Tour

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

NRS Points Allocated: Bonus Points

Sponsors: The tour is proudly sponsored by Ashhurst Engineering & Construction and a number of supporting sponsors. Please support these sponsors when you can. 

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Entries Close: Monday 25 October at 10pm

Event Name: Tasman Junior Tour

Event Organiser: Tasman Wheelers

Location: Nelson

About: After a successful 2021 event, 2022 will be the second year for this tour. The Tasman Wheelers are a strong and dedicated club with a strong pedigree of past and current elite riders, this region is well known for its fantastic climate and outstanding roads and the club are committed to creating an event that continues to support junior riders in and through the sport. 

 

Date: 5 - 6 March 2022

Race Type: 2 day, 3 stage tour

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

NRS Points Allocated: GC, Stage, Sprint, KOM/QOM                                         

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Event Name: Nicholas Browne 43km Challenge (NBC) – as part of the K2 event      

Event Organiser: ARC

About: The NBC is a challenging 43km leg of the iconic K2 event in the Coromandel. Named after Nicholas Browne, a brave soul, who undertook the challenge whilst on dialysis, is now an opportunity for U17 riders to experience this beautiful part of the country and be part of the wider event experience.

With the race rotating around the Coromandel each year, this year will see the NBC start in Whitianga and finish in Coromandel Town.

Date: 12 March 2022

Location: Coromandel

NRS Grades: Boys and Girls – U17

NRS Points Allocated: Race Classification

Sponsors: The event is proudly sponsored by Mito Q and R-Line, Cervelo and Valley Toyota. Please click here to check out to find out more about these sponsors and how you can support them!

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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 2021. Organised by the Cycling CHB Club (who were the host club for the 2020 Age Group Road Nationals), this event will see riders take on a Hill Prologue, and two challenging Road courses through the sunny Waipukurau region. 

Date: 26 - 27 March 2022

Race Type: 2 day, 3 stage + Prologue Tour

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

NRS Points Allocated: GC, Stage, KOM/QOM

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: ASC Junior Tour

Event Organiser: ASC

Location: Hampton Downs, Waikato

About: This will be the inaugural year for this tour. The ASC Junior Tour is an exciting race opportunity just south of Auckland at the Hampton Downs Motorsport Park. More details to come soon! 

Date: 18 - 19 June 2022

Race Type: TBC

NRS Grades: Boys and Girls – U15, U17, U19 (format of grades TBC)

NRS Points Allocated: TBC

Website: To come soon                                          

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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: 7 - 9 October 2022

Race Type: 3 day, 6 stage Tour

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

NRS Points Allocated: GC, Stage, Sprint, KOM/QOM

Website: Click here

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Event Name: Novice Tour

Event Organiser: Bike Manawatu

Location: Ashhurst, Palmerston North

About: Established in 1974 by Ian Gray the 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 one to become well recognized riders by winning national and international events. 

Date: 29 - 30 October 2022

Race Type: 2 day, 3 stage Tour

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

NRS Points Allocated: GC, Stage, Sprint, KOM/QOM 

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Living the Values is all about the riders demonstrating that they are having fun, learning, developing, showing great sportsmanship and a can do attitude. These awards are very highly commended and really important to us.

Race #1: Yunca Junior Tour of Southland:

 

Race #2: AEC Novice Tour of Manawatu:

 

Click here to view the 2022 NRS Series Points Website 

 

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

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Points

200

150

125

100

85

70

60

50

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5

4

3

2

1

 

Stage Classification - Tour

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

Points

50

30

20

15

10

5

 

Sprint & KOM/QOM Classification - Tour

Position

1

2

3

4

5

Points

25

15

10

5

3

 

Bonus Race Points 

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Points

15

13

11

9

7

5

4

3

2

1

 

Click here to check out the overall points table for the NRS for the 2020/2021 Series. 

Please see the Event Organisers website for individual race results.

Nelson - for Race #3 Tasman Junior Tour

Greens Motel

Thanks to Greens Motel, entrants are eligible to receive a special 20% discount off their booking. You must make your booking through Green Motel directly, please email them at reception@greensmotel.co.nz and mention Tasman Junior Tour to get your discount. 

 

The Hotel Nelson

Thanks to The Hotel Nelson, entrants are eligible to receive a special 10% discount off their booking. You must make your booking through The Hotel Nelson directly, please email the team at support@thehotelnelson.co.nz and mention Tasman Junior Tour to get your discount. 

Chelsea Park Motor Lodge

Thanks to Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, entrants are eligible to receive a special 10% discount off their booking. You must make your booking through Chelsea Park Motor Lodge directly, please email the team at stay@chelseapark.co.nz and mention Tasman Junior Tour to get your discount. 

Arcadia Motel

Thanks to Arcadia Motel, entrants are eligible to receive a special 10% discount off their booking. Please call the hotel directly on 03 548 6791 and mention the words Cycling NZ to get your discount.

Trailways Hotel

Thanks to Trailways Hotel, entrants are eligible to receive a special 10% discount off the best affordable rates. Click here, on the top right you will see a box, enter the promo code 12345 to receive your discount. Trailways Hotel is a 4 star PLUS Hotel central city on the banks of the Maitai River.

Delorenzos Studio Apartments 

Thanks to Delorenzos Studio Apartments, entrants are eligible to receive a special 10% discount off the best affordable rates. Click here, on the top right you will see a box, enter the promo code 12345 to receive your discount. Delorenzos is a 5 star studio apartments central city - opposite Trailways Hotel.

 

 

Omega Rental Cars

Omega Rental Cars is one of New Zealand’s largest NZ owned and operated rental car companies, known for their ‘Upfront and Honest’ approach and excellent customer satisfaction record. They can’t wait to welcome you to Nelson in March 2022 and are offering a 15% discount off your daily rental rate for this event. Just use promo code tasjunior when booking online at www.omegarentalcars.com, contact Omega reservations on 0800 52 52 10 or email rent-car@omegarentals.com. This is set up to work for any bookings made from today onwards for hires picked up and returned during March 2022 in either Nelson, Picton or Blenheim. All bookings are protected by Omega’s Covid-19 zero-fee lockdown promise, which means that if a Covid-19 lockdown prevents your travel, you can cancel your rental car booking free of charge.

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Auckland - for Race #6 ASC Junior Tour

Aroma House

Thanks to the team at Aroma House, entrants are eligible to receive a special 10% discount off their booking. You must make your booking through Aroma House directly, please email the team at info@aromahouse.co.nz and mention NRS to get your discount. Aroma house is located roughly 25 minutes from Hampton Downs.

 

Touchwood Motor Lodge

Thanks to the team at Touchwood Motor Lodge, entrants are eligible to receive special discounted rates and receive a $10 discount per room per night. 

Touchwood Motor Lodge is located roughly 37 minutes from Hampton Downs.

 

Tuakau Hotel

Thanks to the team at Tuakau Hotel, entrants are eligible to receive special discounted rates. Please email the team and let them know you are a part of this NRS event, and Tuakau Hotel will offer discounts on an individual basis depending on your accommodation requirements: info@tuakauhotel.co.nz

Tuakau Hotel is located roughly 35 minutes from Hampton Downs.

Who is Eligible? 

All NZL riders in the following age groups (as at 31 Dec 2022) 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. 

If an U13 rider in 2021 wants to try to gain some bonus points in 2021 for when they are an U15 in 2022, they will need to ride up as an U15 in 2021. No points can be awarded to any rider racing as an U13.

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 2022 series and as such ages are calculated as at 31 December 2022.
Each event will offer a minimum of one of the following grades: U15, U17 and U19.


For 2021 Bonus Events; riders are able to race in their 2021 age group with any points gained from these races taken with them to their 2022 age category.

 

What gearing do I ride?

Gearing will be in line with Cycling New Zealand Road & Track Rules with riders riding the gear of their 2022 age group (unless you have applied for a derogation - see above)

 

What licence do I need?

Riders will be required to hold a Cycling New Zealand Youth or Schools Licence *Noting age categories are calculated as at 31 Dec 2022. For events prior to 1 January 2022 a 2021 licence is accepted. For events post 1 Jan 2022 only a 2022 licence is accepted.

*U19 riders must hold a Cycling New Zealand Youth licence – all other grades are eligible to race on either a Cycling New Zealand Schools licence or a Cycling New Zealand Youth Licence.

 

How many races do I have to do?

The 2022 NRS series will commence in October 2021 and will conclude at 30 October 2022.

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

The two 2021 events (AEC Novice Tour & Yunca Tour) are considered as bonus races and any points earned from both of these races will be additional to your top two road events. 

 

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 (plus any bonus points from the two 2021 events) 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 National 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, CNZ affiliated trade team or CNZ Hub. There will be recognition of each of these categories throughout the race series.

 

The 2022 NRS will include Living the Values awards which are designed to recognise those riders who may not have made the podium but supported and demonstrated the values and objectives of this series through their riding, behaviours and sportsmanship.

 

Series Leader Jerseys:

The 2022 NRS will include series leader jersey which will be awarded for those who are leading the series to wear at the next event. This will be for the NRS Yellow, Green and KOM/QOM jerseys. Riders will get presented these at the start of the event, to be worn for the duration of that event (unless they get into a tour jersey, of which would take precedence and the NRS jersey would not be worn). The rider wearing the NRS series leader jersey would not change from stage to stage, only from event to event. The rider must return this jersey at the conclusion of the event, and a CNZ representative will award this jersey at the next event. At the conclusion of the NRS Series the jerseys will be awarded and the riders with the highest number of points for the series will then keep the jersey.

 

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.

 

Auckland Riders:

Due to travel restrictions from Covid-19 in 2021, Aucklanders missed both race #1 and #2 and their chance to pick up any bonus points. Therefore, the first two events an Auckland rider races in 2022, will be their opportunity to pick up normal race points as well as bonus points. We will automatically add these on for you if you do win any bonus points, but if anything isn't quite right please email us: events@cyclingnewzealand.nz