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Track National Championships

Road & Track

National Champs

1 March 2023 - 5 March 2023

Cycling New Zealand


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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.


Click here for the full event Covid Response Plan.

The event recognises that the Covid-19 situation is fluid and the government can make decisions that impact the event at any time.  The Ministry of Health (MOH) website and updates will be monitored and reviewed when new information is released. 

  • This is a My Vaccine Pass event. This applies to all riders, supporters, staff, officials and volunteers. MVP will be checked on entry to the venue.
  • Masks are required for all at all times, with the exception of when you are riding your bike.
  • Scan in via the event QR codes each day. A manual sign in will be available at the race desk if required.
  • Stay at home if you are sick (If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Health line and make sure you get tested.)
  • If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  • Stay at home if you are awaiting the results from being tested for COVID-19
  • Stay at home if you have been a close contact with any known/suspected cases and are still within your isolation period.
  • You are encouraged to maintain physical distancing from people you do not know.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Get your booster vaccine as soon as possible.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  • If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  • If you test positive for Covid-19 following your attendance at the event, please notify the Event Organiser immediately.
  • Have a plan if you are required to isolate away from home.

The success and safety of this event relies on all those involved with the event to comply with the instructions and the intent of this plan and any instructions or messages issued by officials at the event. This plan can only work if we all work together. The continuation of events and racing is at risk if we are unable to support or follow this plan. Please ensure you are thinking about your own safety and that of others when you are interacting with those connected with the event and please ensure you are able to comply with the details in this plan before attending.


Click here to read the final important information ahead of this event.



Click here for the updated event programme (published 16 March - updated with times for Saturday). 
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.



Click here for the Technical Guide.



Centres will be sent a list of riders and their contact details once entries close. Centre 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 Centre officials/handlers must be registered by emailing events@cyclingnewzealand.nz in order to receive accreditation into the in-field. All team officials must have a 2022 Cycling New Zealand Licence. Accreditation can be collected during Confirmation of Starters on Monday afternoon.

Once entries close (6 March) and we have confirmed rider numbers, will be in a position adjust the programme to safely create defined groups. From here we will be in a position to confirm the number of centre specific support personnel for each group.  Team support are counting in our limits and our current planning includes a minimum of one centre representative across each defined group (there will most likely be two defined groups).

Our priority is to deliver a safe environment for all those attending the event and ensuring we are operating within the Government guidelines (and the intent  of the guidelines) and that we are protecting the integrity of our Covid-19 Event plan.

We recognise the role that team management and centre support staff play at the event and that these restrictions may mean you are not able to have your ‘normal’ allocation at the event.  We will allocate any extra personnel taking into consideration the number of riders representing each Centre following the close of entries and the decision on who receives these allocations will be up to the centre. We will also be reviewing what shared services we can provide across all centres.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.



We are planning to have defined groups for this event (details TBC once entries have been received), therefore training will also be split into defined groups and there won't be set Centre training times. This team training won't have a charge for the Centres. Training sessions will start from 10am.


The official livestream for this event is through Sky Sport Next and is free to watch. Click the links below for the different sessions:

Day 1:

Day 1 - Session 1

Day 1 - Session 2

Day 1 - Session 3


Day 2:

Day 2 - Session 1

Day 2 - Session 2

Day 2 - Session 3


Day 3:

Day 3 - Session 1

Day 3 - Session 2

Day 3 - Session 3


Day 4:

Day 4 - Session 1

Day 4 - Session 2

Day 4 - Session 3


Day 5: 

Day 5 - Session 1

Day 5 - Session 2

Day 5 - Session 3



Unfortunately there will be no spectators permitted at this event due to Covid-19 restrictions. Results will be posted to the event website after each session, and updates will be posted on Facebook and Instagram throughout the event.

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


Communique A - Team Confirmation

Communique B - Decisions of the Commissaires Panel - Day 1 

Communique C - Programme update - Saturday programme here.

Communique D - Points Shield update after Day 1

Communique E - Decisions of the Commissaires Panel - Day 2

Communique F - Roll out clarification

Communique G - Points Shield update after Day 2

Communique H - Points Shield update after Day 3

Communique I - Decisions of the Commissaires Panel - Day 3

Communique J - Decisions of the Commissaires Panel - Day 4

Communique K - Points Shield update after Day 4

Communique L - Decisions of the Commissaires Panel - Day 4

Communique M - Points Shield Final results




U15 Category is for riders aged between 13 and 14 as at 31 December 2022
U17 Category is for riders aged between 15 and 16 as at 31 December 2022
U19 Category is for riders aged between 17 and 18 as at 31 December 2022
Elite Category is for riders aged 19 to 34 as at 31 December 2022.
Riders older than 34 can opt to relinquish their Masters status for the entire 2022 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 centre.

Entries have now closed.

Entries for the Track National Championships are accepted through Cycling New Zealand Road and Track Centres only. Please contact your centre to apply for entry. The Centre is responsible for conducting an appropriate Selection process for all events to ensure that only riders who are competitive at this level are entered in the National Championships.  



Entries are not transferable.

Refunds may be available if a withdrawal is requested in writing prior to Sunday 6 March. If accepted a refund of the entry fee less a $20 admin fee will be applied.

Withdrawals submitted after Sunday 6 March are not eligible for a refund. 

Email: events@cyclingnewzealand.nz



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



All riders, team managers and officials are required to hold a 2022 Cycling New Zealand License. Riders will race in their 2022 category.


Click here to purchase a Cycling New Zealand licence.

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



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 Centres will be invoiced post event.


Bicycles must conform with current UCI regulations. 



Riders must only wear their approved Centre kit.
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.

Amber Garden Centre

A big thank you to the lovely team at Amber Garden Centre for sponsoring our Track Nationals Championships. Thanks to Amber, all our Elite, Para and U19 national champions will also take home a beautiful New Zealand native to celebrate their success.

Event Supporters