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Track National Championships

Road, Track & Cyclocross

National Champs

1 March 2023 - 5 March 2023
Invercargill

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

07 823 0716

The Track National Championships (formerly named the Elite & U19 Track National Championships) is New Zealand's premier national track cycling event. Held annually in rotation between Cambridge and Invercargill. The 2023 event will be held at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome in Invercargill from 1-5 March 2023.

U15 and U17 riders will now be competing at the Track National Championships. This event is the pinnacle event on the domestic calendar for New Zealand’s top U15, U17, U19, Elite and Para Cyclists. Olympic medalists, World Championship riders and World Cup riders will be lining up against our emerging future champions to race on the boards for national titles.

 

EVENT PROGRAMME

Click here for the updated event programme - updated at 27 January.
Team events - we encourage teams to be confirmed as soon as possible, but no later than the end of your group's session the day before.

 

TECHNICAL GUIDE

Click here for the Technical Guide - updated at 27 January.

  

TEAM TRAINING

Clubs can book one or two hour slots of training time for Tuesday 28 February. Charges apply. Contact events@cyclingnewzealand.nz to book your training time. To book training time prior to Tuesday 28 February, please contact Cycling Southland by emailing office@cyclingsouth.org.nz. You will find a table of the bookings times below:

Time Club
2.00pm - 4.00pm Canterbury Track
3.00pm - 5.00pm Counties Manukau
7.00pm - 8.30pm PNP

Click here to enter now (note you need the unique code from your club first).

Individuals will be able to make their entry through Event Plus. Clubs will each be given a unique entry code which riders will require to allow them to enter the event. The Club will only share the unique code for entry if that rider meets the entry criteria below, and in sharing the code gives their authority for that rider to submit their entry.

*Entries will close midnight Sunday 12 February. 

 

ENTRY INFORMATION

Riders are representing their Club at these National Championships. Although riders can enter directly online, they won't have access to the entries without the unique code from their club to submit their entry.

The Club is responsible for conducting a suitable selection process to ensure that only riders who are competitive at this level are entered in the National Championships.

For timed events, there are Qualifying times that a rider must be able to achieve. The table below specifies the qualifying times, and when clubs can enter riders who are outside the qualifying time.

For other events, it is a requirement that the riders be “of a National Standard”

POOL SYSTEM

A Pool system will operate for those riders who are unable to represent their Club in the team events (e.g. due to insufficient numbers or where club numbers are greater than the Entry Limit per club) Composite teams will be made up by the Commissaire’s Panel (or their delegated authority) from entries submitted by Club Team Managers, in order to create evenly matched teams.

Track Championship Entry Limits per Club

NB – This information is subject to confirmation by way of information on the entry form each year.

TQ = Time Qualifier

 

Elite Championships

 

Gender

Entry Limit per club

Qualifying Times

 

500m TT

WE

3 + TQs

0:38

1000m TT

ME

3 + TQs

1:07

Points

 

Not limited, but riders must be of a national standard

 

Scratch

 

Not limited, but riders must be of a national standard

 

Ind Pursuit

 

3 + TQs  

M 4.40

W 3.50

Team Pursuit

 

2 + Pool (Open event for Elite & U19)

 

Madison

 

2 + Pool

 

Keirin

 

6

 

Sprint

 

Open

 

250m TT

 

Open

 

Team Sprint

 

2 + Pool

 

Omnium

 

Open

 

Elimination

 

Open

 

 

U19 Championships

 

Gender

Entry Limit

Qualifying Time

 

500m TT

WJ

3 + TQs

0:39

1000m TT

MJ

3 + TQs

1:08

Points

 

Not limited, but riders must be of a national standard

 

Scratch

 

Not limited, but riders must be of a national standard

 

Ind Pursuit

 

3 + TQs

 

M 3:36

W 2:38

Team Pursuit

 

2 + Pool (Open event for Elite & U19)

 

Madison

 

2 + pool

 

Keirin

 

6

 

Sprint

 

Unlimited

 

Team Sprint

 

2 + Pool

 

Omnium

 

Open

 

Elimination

 

Open

 

 

U17 and U15 Track Championships

Event

Entry Limit

Qualifying Times

 

M17

 

 

Sprint

Unlimited

 

Scratch

Not limited, but riders must be of a national standard

 

Points

Not limited, but riders must be of a national standard

 

500m TT

All TQ, but if less than 4 TQ, then non time qualifiers can be added – see note below

0:37

Individual Pursuit

All TQ, but if less than 3 TQ, then non time qualifiers can be added – see note below

2:30

Team Sprint (2 riders)

2 + Pool

 

Team Pursuit

2 + Pool

 

Madison

2 + Pool

 

Elimination

Open

 

W17

 

 

Sprint

Unlimited

 

Scratch

Not limited, but riders must be of a national standard

 

Points

Not limited, but riders must be of a national standard

 

500m TT

All TQ, but if less than 4 TQ, then non time qualifiers can be added – see note below

0:40.0

Individual Pursuit

 

All TQ, but if less than 3 TQ, then non time qualifiers can be added – see note below

2:45

Team Sprint (2 riders)

2 + Pool

 

Team Pursuit

2 + Pool

 

Madison

2 + Pool

 

Elimination

Open

 

M15 & W15

 

 

Team Sprint (2 riders)

Of a national standard + pool

 

Time Trial

Of a national standard

 

Points

Not limited, but riders must be of a national standard

 

Scratch

Not limited, but riders must be of a national standard

 

Derby

4

 

 

Junior U17 Events

In the MU17 and WU17 500m time trial, all riders who have ridden under the respective qualifying times, are eligible for selection by their Club.

If a Club has no time qualifiers, a maximum of 4 non-qualifiers may be entered.

If a Club has two riders who have met the qualifying time, a further two non-qualifiers may be added to make a maximum of 4 riders.

If more than 4 have met the qualifying time, all are eligible for Club selection but no non-qualifiers can obviously be entered.

 

This applies for the Junior Time Trial only:

In the Individual Pursuits, with all riders who have met the agreed qualifying times, being eligible for selection.

In the event of only one or two time qualifiers, a further non qualifier can be added to make a maximum of three selections.

 

ENTRY FEES

 

Elite Men 4000m Individual Pursuit 1000m Time Trial Sprint Points Race Scratch Keirin Elimination 750m Team Sprint 4000m Team Pursuit (open event) $30 per event,  $150 total cap
Elite Women  3000m Individual Pursuit 500m Time Trial Sprint Points Race Scratch Keirin Elimination 750m Team Sprint 4000m Team Pursuit (open event) $30 per event,  $150 total cap
U19 Men 3000m Individual Pursuit 1000m Time Trial Sprint Points Race Scratch Keirin Elimination 750m Team Sprint 4000m Team Pursuit (open event) $30 per event,  $150 total cap
U19 Women 2000m Individual Pursuit  500m Time Trial Sprint    Points Race Scratch Keirin Elimination 750m Team Sprint 4000m Team Pursuit (open event) $30 per event,  $150 total cap
U17 Boys & Girls 2000m Individual Pursuit 500m Time Trial Sprint Points Race   Scratch Elimination Madison 500m Team Sprint 3000m Team Pursuit (open event) $20 per event,  $120 total cap
U15 Boys & Girls 500m Time Trial Derby Points Race Scratch Elimination 500m Team Sprint       $20 per event,  $100 total cap
Para Cycling Men Tandem 1000m Time Trial C1 - C5 1000M Time Trial Tandem 3000m Individual Pursuit C1 - C3 3000m Individual Pursuit C4 - C5 4000m Individual Pursuit Team Sprint       $30 per event
Para Cycling Women Tandem 1000m Time Trial C1 - C5 500M Time Trial Tandem 3000m Individual Pursuit C1 - C3 3000m Individual Pursuit C4 - C5 3000m Individual Pursuit Team Sprint       $30 per event

 

 

ENTRY WITHDRAWS AND REFUNDS

Entries are not transferable.

Refunds may be available if a withdrawal is requested in writing prior to Sunday 12 February. If accepted a refund of the entry fee less a $20 admin fee will be applied.

Withdrawals submitted after Sunday 12 February (at the discretion of the Event Manager) are not eligible for a refund. 

Email: events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

 

ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITION

Click here to view a copy of the event Terms and Conditions.

 

LICENCING

All riders, team managers and officials are required to hold a 2023 Cycling New Zealand Licence. Riders will race in their 2023 category.

 

Click here to purchase a Cycling New Zealand licence.

SPECTATOR PROGRAMME

Please click here to view the spectator programme for this event including a description of events, a competitor list, rider bios and the event programme (subject to change) - TBC.

Please note a printed copy will not be available for spectators to keep at the event, please print your own copy, use this digital copy or you can view A3 posters up on the wall in the stands.

 

LIVESTREAMING

The events will be live on the Cycling New Zealand Facebook page. The quality won't be top class so please be patient and know we are trying our best to get this live for you to have the option to watch remotely. 

 

TICKETING

Donations for entry will be available at each session from the ticketing desk on Level 2 of the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome. Eftpos will be available. There are no online ticket sales.

Session

Adult

Child (U16)

Wednesday AM

$5

Free 
Wednesday PM $5 $5
Thursday AM $5 Free
Thursday PM $5 $5

Friday AM

$5

Free

Friday PM

$5

$5

Saturday AM

$5

Free

Saturday PM

$5

$5

Sunday AM

$5

Free

Sunday PM

$5

$5

 

All session passes

$40 - Adult

$20 - Children U16

 

Event Communiques is the official distribution of event information. Please check here regularly for updated Communiques.

All Clubs are required to nominate a Team Manager (can be a rider or non-rider).

 

Please email events@cyclingnewzealand.nz to appoint your Team Manager.

 

Clubs will be sent a list of riders and their contact details once entries close. Clubs must appoint a Team Manager prior to the event. The Team Manager must attend Confirmation of Starters and the Team Managers meeting, and distribute race numbers, accreditation and any key messages to their riders. 

All Club officials/handlers must be registered by completing this form here in order to receive accreditation into the in-field. Team Officials are limited to 1 x Manager, 1 x Assistant Manager, 1 x Coach, 1 x Development Coach and 1 x Handler per 5 riders.

All team officials must have a 2023 Cycling New Zealand Licence with the appropriate technical endorsement from their Club

Confirmation of Starters

Date:                    Tuesday 28 February

Time:                    4.45pm – 5.30pm
Venue:                 The Champions Lounge

Required:             All Team Managers are required to confirm their starters during this time.

 

Team Managers Meeting

Date:                    Tuesday 28 February

Time:                    6.30pm – 7.00pm

Venue:                 The Champions Lounge

Required:             All Team Managers are required to attend.

 

 

The role of the Team Manager includes (but not limited to):
  • Officially representing the club/team at the event
  • Connecting with all riding club/team members
  • Ensuring that all riding club/team members have a current licence
  • Managing the relationship with Event Officials on behalf of club/team members
  • Attending the Team Managers meeting
  • Collecting and distributing Race Numbers to club/team members
  • Circulating Event Information to club/team members
  • Ensuring place getters attend the Medal Ceremony
  • Ensuring riding members have the required information to help them have a safe and fair race.
 

TEAM MANAGERS CONTACTS:

 
Club/Team Team Manager Name Team Manager Email Team Manager Phone

Bike Manawatu

Mike Simpson  mikesimpson30@gmail.com

027 836 3520

 

 

 
   
       
U15 Category is for riders aged between 13 and 14 as at 31 December 2023.
U17 Category is for riders aged between 15 and 16 as at 31 December 2023.
U19 Category is for riders aged between 17 and 18 as at 31 December 2023
Elite Category is for riders aged 19 to 34 as at 31 December 2023.
 
Riders older than 34 can opt to relinquish their Masters status for the entire 2023 licence year and then be eligible to compete in the Elite category. Contact events@cyclingnewzealand.nz for further information.
 
All entries will be required to be approved by the representing club.

Racing will be conducted under UCI regulations and Cycling New Zealand Road & Track racing rules.

 

SANCTIONS

The UCI scale of penalties will apply.
 
Any fines issued are on the Team and are payable by the Team Manager to the Commissaires Secretary at the event or Clubs will be invoiced post event.

 

 

EQUIPMENT

Bicycles must conform with current UCI regulations. 
 

 

RACE KIT

Riders must wear their approved Club Colours – skinsuit/jerseys and shorts. Shorts may display sponsors that are detailed on the rider’s racing licence. Riders may ride in their Centre Colours if they wish, provided they have clearance from their club to do so. 
 
A start may be refused for any incorrectly attired rider.
 
If you have any queries over this matter, please contact: events@cyclingnewzealand.nz 
The safety of the riders, officials, volunteer and spectators are included in the event planning. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Health and Safety please report to the Chief Commissaire or to the Event Manager.

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