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Vantage Elite & U23 Road National Championships

Road & Track
14 February 2020 - 16 February 2020
Cambridge

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

+64 7 823 0716

 

The Vantage Elite & U23 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 14-16 February 2020.

 
The championships will be the new flagship event of the RIDE: New Zealand’s Cycling Festival – which runs from 13 – 16 February in Waipa, featuring both top level competition and a range of community and participation driven cycling events.  Cycling New Zealand and RIDE Festival organisers have committed to a three year tenure, with the option to extend for a further year. Changing the location means national titles are contested on a new course, on different terrain, ensuring variety and a fair approach that doesn’t favour one type of rider over another in the long term.  It reinvigorates the event for the riders, and also exposes a whole new audience to top level road cycling as our most talented road riders battle it out for national jerseys. The championships will include time trial and road races with full event details, including course details and the official race schedule due to  be released in the coming months. The shift in date from the first weekend in January to mid-February comes after extensive consultation with professional and domestic riders, coaches and officials, and is fully supported by the Road and Track Council. 
 

ENTRY INFORMATION

Entries have closed. 
 
Check the live entry link here
 
Early Entry Fee -  $70 [For entries received by 10th January 2020]
 
Entry Fee - $90 [For entries received from 11th January – 27th January 2020]
 
Scratchings received before 27th January may be eligible for a refund.  Requests are to be emailed to events@cyclingnewzealand.nz and if accepted, a refund of the entry fee less $20 will be payable.
 
Scratchings received after 27th January, 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.  No refunds available. 
 
Please note all riders are required to be represented by a Team Manager.  Click here to find out more on Team Managers.  

EVENTS

Vantage Windows and Doors Time Trial
  • ME Mens Elite Time Trial
  • WE Womens Elite Time Trial
  • MU Mens U23 Time Trial
  • WU Womens U23 Time Trial

Vantage Windows and Doors Road Race

  • ME / MU Mens Elite & Mens U23 Road Race (Combined race with separate age category medals)
  • WE / WU Womens Elite & Womens U23 Road Race (Combined race with separate age category medals)

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • U23 Category is for riders aged between 19 and 22 as at 31 December 2020
  • Elite Category is for riders aged 23 to 34 as at 31 December 2020
  • Riders older than 34 can opt to relinquish their Masters status for the entire 2020 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.
 

PRIME PRIZES

This year's Vantage Elite Road Race will also hold a KOM and QOM race within the race. RIDE Festival are putting forward the SIS KOM and Forsyth Barr QOM.The winner of the KOM and QOM will be the rider with the most aggregated points. 
 
The climbs include:
1; Te Miro
2; Maungakawa 
3; French Pass
 
For the Men's KOM there are 4 climbs that count, Te Miro, Maungakawa, French Pass and Maungakawa a second time.
 
Points for 1st, 2nd and 3rd are as follows. Maungakawa has increased points.
 
1st – 10 points Te Miro and French Pass,  Maungakawa 15 points each time
2nd -  6 points Te Miro and French Pass,  - Maungakawa 10 points each time
3rd -   3 points Te Miro and French Pass, - Maungakawa 6 points each time
 
Winner of the KOM and QOM will receive $500 each.

LICENSING

  • This event is the New Zealand Championships and entry is only open to NZL riders (as per your nationality with UCI).
  • A 2020 Adult licence is required for all events.
  • Team Managers and Officials are also required to hold a 2020 Adult Licence with the appropriate endorsement from your centre.
 

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 2020 period and registered by 31st December 2019.
  • All trade team members must also comply with individual licensing requirements.
 

ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITION

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

PROVISIONAL EVENT PROGRAMME

Thursday 13th February 2020:
5.00pm - 6.00pm Confirmation of Starters Avanti Room 1 - Avantidrome  
6.00pm Team Managers Meeting    
 
Friday 14 February 2020:
10.00am Elite & U23 Women's Time Trial Podium Lodge, Peak Road Cambridge 19.5km
  Elite & U23 Men's Time Trial   38.5km
 
Sunday 16th February 2020:
8.00am Elite & U23 Women's Road Race Victoria Square, Cambridge 108km
9.30am Elite & U23 Men's Road Race   174km

TEAM MANAGERS

All Centres/Trade Teams are required to nominate a Team Manager (can be a rider or non-rider).
 
Confirmation of Starters/Race Pack collection will be from 5.00pm - 6.00pm followed by the Team Managers Meeting at 6.00pm on Thursday 13th February at the Avantidrome.
 
Important information such as confirmation of starters, distribution of race numbers and transponders and any updated race information will be provided at this meeting.  
 
Attendance by each Team Manager is compulsory and representatives will be required to sign in.
 
Immediately after the managers meeting all team car drivers wishing to drive in the convoy must be present for a meeting.
 
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. Packs will be available for collection from 5.00pm (at the Avantidrome).
 
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.
All centre/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.
 
 
TEAM MANAGERS CONTACTS:
 
Centre/Team Team Manager Name Team Manager Email Team Manager Phone
Auckland      
Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy      
Cabjaks - Castelli Logan Griffin logandarcy@hotmail.com 0212957320
Canterbury      
Cycling Otago Graham Harris harrisdownsouth@gmail.com 027 447 9473
Cycling Southland Patrick Harvey patrick@hss.co.nz 027 287 7420
Mid South Canterbury      
Northland      
NZ Cycling Project Shem Rodger shemrodger@gmail.com  
Tasman Jim Black osteojim@yahoo.com 021 064 2125
Team Skoda - Fruzio Scott Fairburn Scott@teamskodaracing.com 022 023 0522
The Tank Guy      
Velo Project Andrew Williams veloprojectnz@gmail.com 027 204 2700
Waikato BoP Blair Taylor
Graham Bunn
blair@spokencycles.co.nz
graham.bunn59@gmail.com

021 281 9625
Wellington Kate McIlroy katemcilroy@gmail.com 021 441 998
WCNI      

NON ELITE EVENT PROGRAMME

 

RIDE: New Zealand's Cycling Festival will run from 13 - 16 February in Waipa, and will feature a range of community and participation driven cycling events.  See here for more information on the festival.

PROVISIONAL EVENT COURSES

TIME TRIAL

The Vantage Elite & U23 Road National Championship Time Trial event, women’s and then men’s starting outside Podium Lodge on Peake Road, Cambridge.
 
Elite Women: 19.5km.  View Map here
 
Elite Men: 38.5km.  View Map here

 

VANTAGE WINDOWS AND DOORS ROAD RACE

Starting with the women’s road race at 8am on Sunday the 16th and then the men’s kicking off at 9.30am, it is set to be an exciting day.  The community will be out in force to support the riders, with a party in the park in the centre of the town circuit.The courses layed out below are one complete lap for the women with 2 town laps. The men complete the full course once and then repeat the Maungakawa/French Pass loop for a second time then 6 town circuits.  There are some hard climbs included and plenty of chances for spectators to cheer athletes on in the town laps.
 
 
Elite Women: 108km.  (One large circuit + 2 x town circuits).  1165m climbing.  View Strava link here
 
 
 
 
 
Elite Men: 174km (1.5 large circuit + 6 x town circuit).  1823m Climbing.  View Strava link here
 
 
 
 
Town Circuit: 9.6km.  View Strava link here
 
 
 
FEED ZONES
 
FEED ZONE 1:  Fencourt Rd / Goodwood School
 
 
FEED ZONE 2: French Pass Rd x Thorton Rd x Maungakawa Rd
 
 
FEED ZONE 3: Bryce Street (Elite Men only)
 

PRIME PRIZES

This year's Vantage Elite Road Race will also hold a KOM and QOM race within the race. RIDE Festival are putting forward the SIS KOM and Forsyth Barr QOM.The winner of the KOM and QOM will be the rider with the most aggregated points. 
 
The climbs include:
1; Te Miro
2; Maungakawa 
3; French Pass
 
For the Men's KOM there are 4 climbs that count, Te Miro, Maungakawa, French Pass and Maungakawa a second time.
 
Points for 1st, 2nd and 3rd are as follows. Maungakawa has increased points.
 
1st – 10 points Te Miro and French Pass,  Maungakawa 15 points each time
2nd -  6 points Te Miro and French Pass,  - Maungakawa 10 points each time
3rd -   3 points Te Miro and French Pass, - Maungakawa 6 points each time
 
Winner of the KOM and QOM will receive $500 each.

2020 EVENT COMMUNIQUES

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

RACE RULES

For more rules please see the Event Communiques here.

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.
 

Riders Apparel

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 on this matter, please contact the President of the Commissaire Panel (PCP) or Technical Delegate prior to the event, to avoid disappointment.

VOLUNTEERS

If you'd like to be involved in the event, we'd love to have you!  Please see here for further details! 

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 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 OFFICIALS

This is a Cycling New Zealand event.
 
The Event Delivery Partner is RIDE Festival.
 
The Race Manager is to be advised.
 
We would like to congratulate and thank the following Commissaires for their appointment and volunteering their time for the event 
 
Chief Commissaire - Road Race & Time Trial (PCP) Stephen Holdsworth
Technical Delegate   Mark Ireland
Commissaire's Secretary Graeme Bell
Chief Judge / Time Keeper Heather Smyth
Moto Commissaires Russell Mudgway
  Steve Elden
Assistant Commissaires Brendan Patterson
  Erin Criglington
  Zac Prendergast
  Steve Hurring
  Tina McCullough
  Jan Carol
  Lisa Landers
  Olivia Spaans
  Ray Sheath
  Wayne Fenn
  Mary Ingle
  Mike Sim
  Pam Coe
  Penny Gough

 

 

The championships will be the new flagship event of the RIDE: New Zealand’s Cycling Festival – which runs from 13 – 16 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 

2020 Results:

2020 WU ITT Results - Communique 14
2020 WE ITT Results - Communique 15
2020 MU ITT Results - Communique 16
2020 ME ITT Results - Communique 17

2020 WE,WU RR Results - Communique 26
2020 ME, MU RR Results - Communique 27

2019 Results:

ERNC19 C16 WU ITT Results.pdf

 ERNC19 C17 WE ITT Results.pdf

 ERNC19 C18 MU ITT Results.pdf

 ERNC19 C19 ME ITT Results.pdf

 ERNC19 C23 WU_WE RR Result.pdf

 ERNC19 C27 MEMU RR Results.pdf

 

2018 Results:

Women Under 23 TT Results c15.pdf

 Men Under 23 TT Results c17.pdf

 Women Elite TT Results c16.pdf

 Men Elite TT Results c18.pdf

 Womens Elite U23 RR Results c22.pdf

 Mens Elite U23 RR Results c26a (ID 29988).pdf

 

2017 Results:

2017 Mens (Combined) Road Race Results.pdf

2017 Womens (Combined) Road Race Results.pdf

2017 Mens Elite Time Trial Results.pdf

2017 Mens U23 Time Trial Results.pdf

2017 Womens Elite Time Trial Results.pdf

2017 Womens U23 Time Trial Results.pdf

 

2016 Results:

2016 Mens Elite Road Results.pdf

 2016 Womens Elite Road Results.pdf

 2016 Mens Elite Time Trial Results.pdf

 2016 Mens U23 Time Trial Results.pdf

 2016 Womens Elite Time Trial Results.pdf

 

2015 Results:

2015 Mens Elite Road Results.pdf

2015 Womens Elite Road Results.pdf

2015 Mens Elite Time Trial Results.pdf

2015 Mens U23 Time Trial Results.pdf

2015 Womens Elite Time Trial Results.pdf

 

2014 Results: 

 

2014 Mens Elite Road Results.pdf

2014 Womens Elite Road Results.pdf

2014 Mens Elite Time Trial Results.pdf

2014 Mens U23 Time Trial Results.pdf

2014 Womens Elite Time Trial Results.pdf