criterium national championships

Vantage Criterium National Championships

Road & Track
15 November 2020 - 15 November 2020
Christchurch

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

07 823 0716

The Vantage Criterium National Championships are returning to Christchurch in 2020. The National titles are contested by New Zealand’s top cyclists over a multi-lap race circuit through the inner-city. 

Prior to the much anticipated A Grade Men's and Women's races, there will be the new Under 19 Championship event (part of the National Road Series), Under 17 and Street Race events.

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

Click here to enter.

ENTRY FEE AND DETAILS

Click here to enter. Check out the live entry list here.

Category Early Bird fee (until 4 October) Standard fee (from 5 October until 8 November)
Street Race Unlicensed (including Special Event License) $55 $65
Street Race Licensed $45 $55
U17  $65 $75
U19 (National Road Series event) $75 $85
A Grade $75 $85

 

ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Click here to read the entry Terms and Conditions for the 2021 Criterium National Championships.

Click here to read the license Terms and Conditions for the One Day License (applicable to riders in the street race only)

 

ENTRY WITHDRAWS AND REFUNDS

Entries are not transferable.

Refunds may be available if a withdrawal is requested in writing prior to Sunday 8th November. If accepted a refund of the entry fee - less $20 will be applied.

Withdrawals submitted after Sunday 8th November are not eligible for a refund. 

Email events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

 

EVENT ELIGIBILITY/LICENSING

Ages are calculated as at 31 December 2021.

U17 Boys and Girls are New Zealand Championship events. Open to all U17 grade riders, with a 2020 or 2021 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 2021 licence category. Minimum age is 15 and maximum age is 16 as at 31 December 2021.

 

U19 Men and Women are New Zealand Championship events. Open to all U19 grade riders, with a 2020 or 2021 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 2021 licence category. Minimum age is 17 and maximum age is 18 as at 31 December 2021.

 

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 2020 or 2021 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 2021 licence category.

 

Street Race Men and Women are open non-championship events. Open to all riders with a 2020 or 2021 Cycling New Zealand licence and/or an International Federation licence OR a 'one day license' purchased through the online event entry form, racing in their 2021 licence category. Minimum age is 15 as at 31 December 2021.

EVENT COURSES

Proposed event course is below:

 

PROVISIONAL EVENT SCHEDULE

1.00pm: Race Pack Pick Up/Registration

2.00pm: Racing Starts

6.20pm: Racing Concludes

6.30pm: Presentations

*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.

 

Race

Race Duration

Approx. Start Time

Street Race – Men and Women - separate starts (Non Championship) 

20 minutes

2.00pm

U17 Girls (NZ Championship)

20 minutes

2.30pm

U17 Boys (NZ Championship)

20 minutes

3.00pm

U19 Women (NZ Championship)

30 minutes

3.30pm

U19 Men (NZ Championship)

30 minutes

4.10pm

A Grade – Women (NZ Championship)

35 minutes

4.50pm

A Grade – Men (NZ Championship)

45 minutes

5.35pm

 

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).

EVENT COMMUNIQUES

Event Communiques is the official distribution of event information including general information, start lists and results. Please check here regularly for updated Communiques.
Event Manual - published 13 October - please note this is subject to change

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Rules

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.
 
 

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.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

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 - presenting partner of the Street Race who will be providing prizes to all place getters in the Street Race event.

 

 

 

Thank you to Moffats Flower Company who will be supplying beautiful bouquets to all place getters at this years event.

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