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Grassroots Trust Elite Road National Championships

Road & Track
11 February 2022 - 13 February 2022
Cambridge

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

07 823 0716

The Grassroots Trust Elite Road National Championship is New Zealand’s premier national road cycling event, attracting New Zealand’s top professional and amateur road cyclists all vying for coveted National Jerseys and will take place in Cambridge from 11 - 13 February 2022.

 
The championships will be the flagship event of the RIDE: New Zealand’s Cycling Festival – which runs from 10 – 13 February in Waipa, featuring both top level competition and a range of community and participation driven cycling events.

 

Cycling New Zealand are committed to providing the safest environment for all our cycling community who participate, support and engage with our sport at a national championship level. To enable the best chance for the events to go ahead, Cycling New Zealand will be operating all the 2022 National Championship events as “My Vaccine Pass” events. Please click here to read more.

 

Event Update at 26 January:

Click here to read the latest update for this event in the current Red setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

Entries are open - click here to enter now.

 

Click here to view the live entry list.

 

ENTRY FEES

Event/Category Early Bird Fee (until 19 December 2021) Standard Fee (from 20 December 2021 - 30 January 2022)
Time Trial $75 $95
Road Race $75 $95

 

ENTRY WITHDRAWS AND REFUNDS

Entries are not transferable.

Refunds may be available if a withdrawal is requested in writing prior to Sunday 30th January. If accepted a refund of the entry fee less a $20 admin fee will be applied.

Withdrawals submitted after Sunday 30th January are not eligible for a refund, and the team manager is to supply a written explanation and/or medical certificate to the Commissaires Secretary. Sanctions will be imposed if the explanation is not accepted. 

Email: events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

 

ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITION

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

 

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

  • U23 Category is for riders aged between 19 and 22 as at 31 December 2022
  • Elite Category is for riders aged 23 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. Contact events@cyclingnewzealand.nz for further information.
  • All entries will be required to be approved by the representing centre. 

 

LICENCING

  • All riders, team managers and officials are required to hold a 2022 Cycling New Zealand License. Riders will race in their 2022 category.
  • This event is the New Zealand Championships and entry is only open to NZL riders (as per your nationality with UCI).
Click here to purchase a Cycling New Zealand licence.
 
 

TEAMS

  • The event is restricted to NZL riders who form part of a New Zealand Centre or New Zealand/UCI Registered Trade Team.
  • All trade teams must be fully paid for the 2022 period and registered by 31st December 2021.
  • All trade team members must also comply with individual licensing requirements.

EVENT UPDATE AT 26 JANUARY:

Click here to read the latest update for this event in the current Red setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

 

TECHNICAL GUIDE

Click here for the provisional technical guide - published 11 January.

Please note that this is subject to change.

 

EVENT PROGRAMME

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

Thursday 10 February:
5.00pm – 5.45pm Confirmation of Starters Cambridge High School Hall, 25 Swayne Road, Cambridge
6.00pm Team Managers Meeting Cambridge High School Hall, 25 Swayne Road, Cambridge
 
Friday 11 February:
10.30am U23 Women's Time Trial Tom Voyle Park, Taylor Street - Cambridge
TBC Elite Women's Time Trial Tom Voyle Park, Taylor Street - Cambridge
TBC U23 Men's Time Trial Tom Voyle Park, Taylor Street - Cambridge
TBC  Elite Men's Time Trial Tom Voyle Park, Taylor Street - Cambridge
 
Sunday 13 February:
8.00am Elite & U23 Women's Road Race (Combined race with separate age category medals) Tom Voyle Park, Taylor Street - Cambridge
9.55am Elite & U23 Men's Road Race (Combined race with separate age category medals) Tom Voyle Park, Taylor Street - Cambridge

 

PARKING

Below is map showing how to access parking with the road closures.

All Centres/Trade Teams are required to nominate a Team Manager (can be a rider or non-rider).

 

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

 

 
What's On Time Place

Confirmation of Starters / Race Pack collection

Riders Packs will be distributed to one Centre/Team representative (usually the Team Manager), not to individual riders. Riders should contact their Team Manager to arrange collection.

5pm - 5.45pm Cambridge High School Hall, 25 Swayne Road, Cambridge
Team Managers Meeting 6.00pm Cambridge High School Hall, 25 Swayne Road, Cambridge
Convoy Meeting - for all team car drivers wishing to drive in the convoy Following team managers meeting Cambridge High School Hall, 25 Swayne Road, Cambridge
  
The role of the Team Manager includes (but not limited to):
  • Officially representing the centre/team at the event
  • Connecting with all riding centre/team members
  • Ensuring that all riding centre/team members have a current licence
  • Managing the relationship with Event Officials on behalf of centre/team members
  • Attending the Team Managers meeting
  • Collecting and distributing Race Numbers to centre/team members
  • Circulating Event Information to centre/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:

 
Centre/Team Team Manager Name Team Manager Email Team Manager Phone
Auckland      
Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy      
Cabjaks - Castelli Custom

Tessa Jenkins

beldaviefarm@gmail.com

 
Canterbury David Lipp

davidlipp@purefin.co.nz

021 668 465
Cycling Otago      
Cycling Southland      
ECNI      
Équipe Groupama FDJ Conti Ron Pithie rktron34@gmail.com 021 414 747
GD Pringle p/b Spoken Cycles      
ILABB Black Magic Women

Patrick Harvey

patrick@hss.co.nz

027 287 7420
Mid South Canterbury Tim Ritchie

Timritchie321@gmail.com

027 512 6661
Northland      
NZ Cycling Project

 

 

 

NXTG by Experza

Brent Wollaston

brent.wollaston@lic.co.nz

027 562 2895
Oxford Edge

 

 

 

Tasman  

 

 

Fruzio ILABB Devo       
The Tank Guy - Women's Team      
The Tank Guy - Men's Team  

 

 
Velofit Australia      
Velo Project      
Waikato BoP      
Wellington Brendan Clarke brendan@bbcl.nz  021 242 6616
WCNI      

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.

 

 

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

Bicycles must conform with current UCI regulations. 
 
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.

 

 

RACE KIT

Riders must only wear their approved Centre jerseys and shorts. Shorts may only display sponsors that are detailed on the rider’s racing licence.
 
Members of a UCI international trade team or registered NZ registered trade team are permitted to wear their full approved team uniform.
 
A start may be refused for any incorrectly attired rider.
 
If you have any queries over this matter, please contact: events@cyclingnewzealand.nz 

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 a mix of urban residential & commercial areas as well as on 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.

Event Update at 26 January:

Click here to read the latest update for this event in the current Red setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

The 2022 Grassroots Trust Elite Road National Championships is a ‘My Vaccine Pass’ event. A valid My Vaccine Pass is required for all attendees of the event including; riders, supporters, officials, volunteers, staff and spectators. (Children under the age of 12 years and 3 months do not need to provide a My Vaccine Pass to enter places with a vaccination requirement).

My Vaccine Passes will be scanned and verified at the entrance to the Event Village.

This is a new process for all involved, we ask that you are patient and understanding with the staff and volunteers who will be doing their best to help you have a great experience at the event.

Click here to find out how to access your My Vaccine Pass.

In the case that the region is under Orange in the Covid Protection Framework, the event will operate as advertised. In the case that the region is changes to Red under the Covid Protection Framework, the event’s Covid-19 Response Plan will be communicated to riders and stakeholders.

In addition to My Vaccine Pass, all stakeholders are encouraged to continue with the other protections available:

  • Stay at home if you are sick (If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested and do not attend the event.)
  • Stay at home if you are awaiting the results from being tested for COVID-19
  • Stay at home if you have been in contact with any known/suspected cases in the past 14 days
  • Stay at home if you have returned or been in contact with anyone else who has returned from overseas in the past 7 days
  • You must sign in using the Contract tracing QR code that is displayed around the event or via the manual sign in form at reception to register their attendance
  • You are encouraged to wear a mask when not participating
  • You are encouraged to maintain physical distancing when not participating
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  • If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately and advise organisers.
  • 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.
  • People will have had different experiences over the last few months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.
  • For more information, click here.

2021 Results:

Time Trial All Time Trial Results  
Road Race All U19 Road Race Results All Elite & U23 Road Race Results

 

 

2020 Results:

Time Trial U23 Women's Time Trial Results Elite Women's Time Trial Results U23 Men's Time Trial Results Elite Men's Time Trial Results
Road Race Women's Elite & U23 Road Race Results Men's Elite & U23 Road Race Results    


 

2019 Results:

Time Trial U23 Women's Time Trial Results Elite Women's Time Trial Results U23 Men's Time Trial Results Elite Men's Time Trial Results
Road Race Women's Elite & U23 Road Race Results Men's Elite & U23 Road Race Results    

 

 

2018 Results:

Time Trial U23 Women's Time Trial Results Elite Women's Time Trial Results U23 Men's Time Trial Results Elite Men's Time Trial Results
Road Race Women's Elite & U23 Road Race Results Men's Elite & U23 Road Race Results    

 

 

2017 Results:

Time Trial U23 Women's Time Trial Results Elite Women's Time Trial Results U23 Men's Time Trial Results Elite Men's Time Trial Results
Road Race Women's Elite & U23 Road Race Results Men's Elite & U23 Road Race Results    

 

 

2016 Results:

Time Trial

Elite Women's Time Trial Results

U23 Men's Time Trial Results Elite Men's Time Trial Results
Road Race Women's Elite Road Race Results Men's Elite & U23 Road Race Results  

 

 

2015 Results:

Time Trial Elite Women's Time Trial Results U23 Men's Time Trial Results Elite Men's Time Trial Results
Road Race Women's Elite Road Race Results Men's Elite & U23 Road Race Results  

 

 

2014 Results: 

Time Trial Elite Women's Time Trial Results U23 Men's Time Trial Results Elite Men's Time Trial Results
Road Race Women's Elite Road Race Results Men's Elite & U23 Road Race Results  

 

The championships will be the flagship event of the RIDE: New Zealand’s Cycling Festival – which runs from 10 – 13 February in Waipa, featuring both top level competition and a range of community and participation driven cycling events.

For more on the festival click here.