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National Road Series

Road & Track

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

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

It is an initiative of Cycling New Zealand and was created to nationally recognise events that support meaningful racing opportunities to riders. This will be achieved through a coordinated calendar of events that offer appropriate distances, appropriate recognition through the grades and a focus on skills development specifically for the junior riders.

The focus for 2022 is on coordinating and supporting junior racing (U15 – U19).

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:

  • To provide accessible and meaningful racing opportunities
  • To create a fun environment for connection
  • To challenge and develop youth riders
  • Where learning is at the centre of everything we do

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

2022 Cycling New Zealand National Road Series

Cycling New Zealand’s objectives for the NRS is:

  • To provide accessible and meaningful racing opportunities
  • To create a fun environment for connection
  • To challenge and develop youth riders
  • Where learning is at the centre of everything we do

Click here for the event organisers information document. The purpose of this document is to provide further details on the National Road Series (NRS) to Event Organisers interested in applying to be included.

For further information and if you are interested in applying to have an event as part of the NRS, please contact events@cyclingnewzealand.nz by 15 July 2021.

We hope to announce all the events that will form part of the 2022 NRS at the end of July 2021. Watch this space!

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. This website calculates your top two results plus any points obtained from the Zwift Bonus Race.

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 2022) are eligible to take part:

U15, U17, U19

Those U13 riders who are at the U15 ability can race U15 (the first licence available in the R&T system). All riders must be a minimum of year 7 at school in the year of the competition for the U15 grade in the NRS.

 

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 31 December 2022.

Riders are encouraged to race one or more events with riders gaining points from their best two (number of events TBC once all events are confirmed) results for the overall series recognition.

Any 2021 events are considered as bonus races and any points earned from 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 (to be determined number) of their best results (plus any bonus points
from the 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.


In line with the series objectives, Cycling New Zealand (together with the event organisers
and commissaires) may recongises a rider who bet demonstrates the intent of the
objectives. This will be through the “Living the Values” awards.

 

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 titles.