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Vantage Criterium National Championships

Road & Track
16 January 2022
Christchurch

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

07 823 0716

The Vantage Criterium National Championships are returning to Christchurch again, on the postponement date of Sunday 16 January 2022, postponed from the original date of Sunday 14 November 2021. The National titles are contested by New Zealand’s top cyclists over a multi-lap race circuit through the inner-city. 

The event includes the Koha Fitness Street Race for men and women, Under 17 categories and Under 19 categories prior to the much anticipated A Grade Men's and Women's races.

Challenge yourself and race, or come along to watch the action live - there's something for everyone!

 

The event is proudly sponsored by Vantage Windows and Doors.

 

Impact of Covid-19:

The Vantage Criterium National Championships scheduled to take place in Christchurch on the 14th November 2021, has been postponed. Click here to read the full announcement.

We recognise Covid-19 continues to significantly impact the ability for many events to take place in this environment. We have been working through the situation as it has unfolded with Christchurch City Council, and other key stakeholders, and have agreed that  for the safety of our riders, as well as the Christchurch community, and in support of the government restrictions, the Vantage Criterium National Championships will be postponed to Sunday 16th January 2022.

The postponement date coincides with the Canterbury Track Cycling Carnival on Saturday 15th January, which creates a great opportunity for a weekend of racing in Christchurch. Keep an eye out on the Canterbury Track Cycling website for more information. Thank you to Canterbury Track Cycling for supporting the postponement of the Vantage Criterium National Championships.

 

 

Entries are open - click here to enter now. 

Click here to view the live entry list.

 

ENTRY FEES

Event/Category

Early Bird fee (until 3 October 2021)

Standard fee (from 4 October 2021 - 9 January 2022)

Koha Fitness Street Race Unlicenced (including Special Event Licence) $55 $65
Koha Fitness Street Race Licenced $45 $55
U17  $65 $75
U19  $75 $85
A Grade $75 $85

  

ENTRY WITHDRAWS AND REFUNDS

Entries are not transferable.

Refunds may be available if a withdrawal is requested in writing prior to Sunday 9th January. If accepted a refund of the entry fee less a $20 admin fee will be applied.

Withdrawals submitted after Sunday 9th January are not eligible for a refund. 

Email: events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

 

ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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

 

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

  • U17 Boys and Girls are New Zealand Championship events. Open to all U17 grade riders, with a 2022 Cycling New Zealand Youth licence with a NZL country UCI code or an international federation licence plus the written permission of their National Federation to compete, racing in their 2022 licence category. Minimum age is 15 and maximum age is 16 as at 31 December 2022.
  • U19 Men and Women are New Zealand Championship events. Open to all U19 grade riders, with a 2022 Cycling New Zealand Youth licence with a NZL country UCI code or an international federation licence plus the written permission of their National Federation to compete, racing in their 2022 licence category. Minimum age is 17 and maximum age is 18 as at 31 December 2022.
  • A Grade Men and Women are New Zealand Championship events. Open to all U23, Senior and Masters Riders of Elite/A Grade ability, with a 2022 Cycling New Zealand licence with a NZL country UCI code or an international federation licence plus the written permission of their National Federation to compete, racing in their 2022 licence category.
  • Koha Fitness Street Race Men and Women are open non-championship events. Open to all riders with a 2022 Cycling New Zealand licence and/or an International Federation licence OR a 'one day licence' purchased through the online event entry form, racing in their 2022 licence category. Minimum age is 15 as at 31 December 2022.
  • All riders purchasing a one-day event licence must agree to the One-day license Terms & Conditions here (applicable to riders in the street race only).

 

LICENSING

All riders are required to hold a 2022 Cycling New Zealand Annual License or One Day event licence. Riders will race in their 2022 category.

 

Click here to purchase a Cycling New Zealand licence.
Click here to read the One Day Licence T&C's.

EVENT MANUAL

Click here for the provisional event manual (published 29 September).

Please note that this is subject to change.

 

EVENT PROGRAMME

Please note this event programme is provisional and subject to change.

Race

Race Duration

Approx. Start Time

Race Number collection

From 12.30pm Until 30 minutes prior to each race start

Koha Fitness Street Race (Non Championship) including a men's and women's wave (dependent on entry numbers)

2.00pm 20 minutes

Koha Fitness Street Race Presentations

2.30pm 10 minutes

U17 Girls (NZ Championship)

2.45pm 20 minutes

U17 Boys (NZ Championship)

3.15pm 20 minutes

U19 Women (NZ Championship)

3.45pm 30 minutes

U19 Men (NZ Championship)

4.25pm 30 minutes

A Grade – Women (NZ Championship)

5.05pm 35 minutes

A Grade – Men (NZ Championship)

5.50pm 45 minutes

Presentations

6.45pm 15 minutes

 

*Please note that race duration may be amended if circumstances require it – where possible notice will be given prior to the event, however, any changes will be communicated at the race briefing prior to your event.

All non-championship events are subject to receiving a suitable number of entries, failing which some may be combined or the riders transferred to a different event. 

The programme should be considered provisional until entries close and the final programme of events has been published on the website (once entries have closed).

PARKING

Click here for travel and parking tips for event day.

 

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

 

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 Centres will be invoiced post event.
 
 

EQUIPMENT

  • In all races other than the Street Races, bicycles must comply with the CNZ/UCI rules.
  • In the Street races only, the following will apply:
    • All bicycles must be “road bike style” fitted with 2 brakes (one for each wheel), freewheel and drop handlebars (no MTB style handlebars permitted).
    • Aero bars are permitted if fitted, but must not be used during the racing. They should be removed if possible.
    • No Camelbak or similar drink systems carried on the body
    • No glass bottles
    • No disc wheels or bladed wheels
    • All handlebars must be plugged at the end
  • Disc brakes are permitted in all races.
  • The Commissaire’s decision on equipment is final
  • Helmets must be compliant with appropriate NZ Standards for use on open roads and must be worn at all times when riding. Time-trial style aero helmets are strongly discouraged.
Event Communiques is the official distribution of event information. Please check here regularly for updated Communiques.

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 on roads throughout central Christchurch. 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 Director.

Koha Fitness

A big thank you to Koha Fitness; our naming sponsor of the Koha Fitness Street Race! Koha Fitness is more than a gym. They are your local health club, your third space, your pain cave or your safe haven - you choose! Located on the Vantage Criterium National Championships course, we are very lucky to have their support of this event.

 

 

Fiddlesticks Restaurant and Bar

This event is supported by Fiddlesticks! With special deals available for the event day, as well as having big screens to show the race livestream - book your table now!

 

Barberra

This event is supported by Barberra. Located on the course - book your table now!

 

Lone Star Papanui

This event is supported by Lone Star Papanui

 

 

Joes Garage Cranford St

This event is supported by Joes Garage Cranford St

 

Sal's Pizza

This event is supported by Sal's Pizza!

 

Myovolt 

This event is supported by Myovolt wearable technology. 

 

Riverside Market

This event is supported by Riverside Market, which is located just across the river from the course. Check out what's available at the market!

 

Ibis Christchurch Hotel

Get a special 10% discounted rate during 12 - 14 November 2021.

Use the discount code: CONEXT

Click here to book.

*Subject to availability