age group road national championships

Vantage Age Group Road National Championships

Road & Track
16 April 2021 - 18 April 2021

Cycling New Zealand

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The Vantage Age Group Road National Championships including the Para Cycling Championships will be held in Rotorua from 16 - 18 April 2021. 

This event will see the best Age Group (Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters and Para) riders compete for Time Trial and Road Racing titles.

The 2021 event format will be held over a 3-day format and features a Time Trial event, Road Race and a Non Championship Time Trial.

All serious recreational riders are encouraged to get behind this event and support the Club riding system.

The event is organised by Cycling New Zealand with support from host club - Cycling Rotorua Inc.


Entries will open in 2021.

Pricing TBC.


Entries are not transferable.

Refunds are available if a withdrawal is requested in writing prior to 4 April. If accepted a refund of the entry fee - less $20 will be applied.

Withdrawals submitted after 4 April are not eligible for a refund. 




Click here for the Entry Eligibility and Criteria - TBC.

The event is open to New Zealand and Australian riders. Note that “New Zealand riders” now includes permanent New Zealand Residents who are financial members of an NZ Club & Centre.

All New Zealand riders must have a current 2021 Cycling New Zealand Adult (or Youth for U15, U17 and U19 categories) licence and be a paid member of an affiliated Cycling New Zealand Road and Track Club. More on how to get a Cycling New Zealand Licence here. All New Zealand riders are required to represent their Cycling New Zealand Road and Track Club. All entries will be required to be endorsed by the club.

All Australian riders must have a current 2021 Cycling Australia domestic license and appropriate travel insurance to cover riding and racing while in New Zealand. Riders must be prepared to provide proof of insurance if required. 
Place getters, regardless of nationality, shall receive relevant medals.
The first placed New Zealander shall be acknowledged as the Champion for the event.

Click here for the One Day Licence Terms and Conditions for the Non Championship Time Trial event.



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



CNZRT have included a Non-Championship Time Trial category again for the 2021 event. This will be open to riders who do not hold the required Cycling New Zealand Annual Licence to compete in the Championships categories.

Entries will be limited as priority will be applied to Championship categories if maximums are reached. This will be run on the Long TT course.

Riders will be required to purchase a Special event licence at the time of entry.

A derogation has also been applied to this category in regards to equipment restrictions. Bicycles will not need to comply with the UCI rules but must however be fitted with two brakes, free wheel and be road worthy. 

Riders are required to wear a jersey with sleeves and a pair of shorts, possibly in the form of a one-piece skinsuit. By shorts it is understood that these are shorts that come above the knee. Sleeveless jerseys shall be forbidden.

The top three riders in both Male and Female will be recognised with non-championship medals (there are no age group categories within this).



The World Masters Road Championship are now known as the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Full information and race format are available here: or 

The 2021 event will take place on 1 – 5 September, in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina). 

For countries that do not have a Qualifying event (for 2021 this includes New Zealand), qualifying slots are offered through the National Championships or at a selection event as determined by the National Federation. 

The 2021 selection event refers to the 2021 Vantage Age Group National Championship. This will be held in Rotorua from 16-18 April 2021.

The winner in both the Time Trial and the Road Race at the selection event in each of these categories are offered an automatic slot to take part in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship.  In addition to the automatic slots offered above, there are 10 wildcard entries available. Five (5) for male and five (5) for females. Those riders wishing to be considered for the Wildcard slots shall be required to complete an online expression of interest within the application window. Click here for more the full Selection Regulations and details.

Additional entry fees and criteria apply for this international event.





Men/Boys and Women/Girls
Under 15 - 13-14 years
Under 17 - 15-16 years
Under 19 - 17-18 years
Under 23 - 19-22 years
Senior - 23-34 years
Masters 1 - 35-39 years
Masters 2 - 40-44 years
Masters 3 - 45-49 years
Masters 4 - 50-54 years
Masters 5 - 55-59 years
Masters 6 - 60-64 years
Masters 7 - 65-69 years
Masters 8 - 70 - 74 years
Masters 9 - 75- 79 years
Masters 10 - 80+ years
Para - T1 -2 Men & Women
       - H1 - 5 Men & Women
       - C1 - 5 Men & Women
       - B/VI Men & Women   
Non Championship Time Trial - Men & Women




Event Communiques is the official distribution of event information including general information, start lists and results. Please check here regularly for updated Communiques.

For Results - please see the Results tab.



All clubs/teams are required to nominate a Team Manager (can be a rider or non-rider).
A Team Managers Meeting will take place on Thursday 15th April. 
Important information such as confirmation of starters, distribution of race numbers and transponders and any updated programme information will be provided at this meeting.
Attendance by each Team Manager is compulsory and representatives will be required to sign in.
Riders Packs will be distributed to one club representative (usually the Team Manager), not to individual riders.  Riders should contact their Team Manager to arrange collection. Club Packs will be available for collection from 4.00pm. Location TBC.
The role of the Team Manager includes (but not limited to):
  • Officially representing the Club at the event
  • Connecting with all riding club members
  • Ensuring that all riding club members have a current licence
  • Managing the relationship with Event Officials on behalf of club members
  • Attending the Team Managers meeting
  • Collecting and distributing Race Numbers to club members
  • Circulating Event Information to club members
  • Ensuring place getters attend the Medal Ceremony
  • Ensuring riding members have the required information to help them have a safe and fair race.
All clubs/teams are required to nominate a Team Manager (can be a rider or non-rider). Please email to appoint your Team Manager.
Club Team Manager Email Phone
Athletics & Cycling Masterton      
Auckland Central Cycling Club      
Auckland Schools Cycling      
Bike Manawatu      
Canterbury Time Trial Association Inc.       
Canterbury Track Cycling      
Central Otago Wakatipu      
Counties Manukau       
Cycling CHB      
Cycling Marlborough      
Cycling New Plymouth      
Cycling Otago      
Cycling Rotorua      
Cycling South Canterbury      
Cycling Southland      
Forestland Wheelers      
Gisborne Cycling Club      
Hamilton City Cycling Club      
Hawera Cycling Club      
Kapiti Cycling Club      
Leeston Cycling Club      
Marsden Wheelers       
Morrinsville Wheelers       
North Canterbury      
NZ Army      
Papanui Cycling      
Pegasus Cycling Incorporated      
Ramblers Cycling Club      
Tasman Wheelers       
Taupo Cycling Club      
Tauranga Road Cycling Club      
Te Awamutu Sports Cycling Club       
USO Bike Ride      
Whanganui Cycling Club       
Wellington Masters Club      
Whakatane Cycle Club      



Racing will be conducted under UCI regulations and Cycling New Zealand Road & Track racing rules.
As all events take place on open roads, it is a condition of racing that New Zealand traffic regulations are adhered to. It is also mandatory that helmets are worn at any time a rider is on their bike. Riders must keep left and where marked, must not cross the road centre line at any time.


The Cycling New Zealand Road and Track 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/Centres will be invoiced post event.


Bicycles must conform with current UCI regulations. All bicycles must have two independently operating brakes (one front, one rear).

A derogation has been applied to the Non Championship Time Trial category in regards to equipment restrictions. Bicycles will not need to comply with the UCI rules but must however be fitted with two brakes, free wheel and be road worthy. 

Helmets must be compliant with appropriate NZ Transport Agency Standards for use on open roads, including those used in the Individual Time Trial and must be worn at all times when riding your bike.
All riders will be required to attach timing transponders to their bikes, to enable the electronic timing to operate. These will be provided in the race pack.

Riders Apparel

The following apparel will be accepted to ride in:
1. Club shorts
2. Club shorts with personal sponsors only if detailed on the rider’s Cycling New Zealand Membership.
3. Trade Team shorts if rider is registered on a NZ Trade Team and the sponsors are detailed on the rider’s Cycling New Zealand Membership. 
4. Plain Black shorts.
5. Jackets, if worn, must be either in the approved club uniform design or be clear (see through). 
6. Arm warmers and leg warmers are permitted, but must be a plain colour.
Exception: In accordance with UCI Reg 1.3.063 - Until the day before the world championship of the following year, the world champions must wear their jersey in all events in the discipline, speciality and category in which they won their title.  In this event, any rider who won a world title at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship in 2017 must wear the world champions jersey in the event in which they won (and the appropriate club shorts).  
A start may be refused for any incorrectly attired rider.
If you have any queries over this matter, please contact prior to travelling to the event, to avoid disappointment.


The safety of the riders, officials, volunteer and spectators are included in the event planning. This includes (but not limited to) road restrictions, traffic management and event advisories to the local businesses and residents.
The event takes place a mix of urban residential and rural roads. It is your responsibility to manage your own safety during the event, to be aware of other road users at all times and to make responsible decisions. There is traffic management in place however, the roads are OPEN and there will be public and official traffic on the circuit during your race.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Health and Safety please report to the Chief Commissaire or to the Race Manager


We would like to thank the residents and businesses for their support of the event.
To assist with providing a safe environment for our riders the following Road Restrictions will be in place.
Course maps are available from the EVENT COURSES tab above. 
Thank you again for your patience and support during this time.
If you have any questions please contact the Event Organiser, Cycling New Zealand on