The New Zealand Cycle Classic 2017

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There is also an exciting line-up of community events from 21-27 January that are part of Huri Huri; Wairarapa’s Bike Festival.

Click here to find the best places to view each stage.

Spectacular line-up of teams and riders

100 Italian, Spanish, Malaysian, Colombian, British, Philippines, Australian and New Zealand riders make up the 2017 field. Of particular interest will be:

  • Team Novo Nordisk where all riders have Diabetes 1
  • Italian team Figros Snep
  • Team JLT Condor out of the UK
  • Sapura Cycling and their Colombian hill climbing specialists
  • Hamish Bond the Olympic gold medalist in rowing shows his versatility on a road bike
  • NZ Road Champion, Joe Cooper will line up as part of the IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness Team

New Stages

Entries for New Zealand riders are now open. Please contact the Race Director for entry information. More information Here

New Zealand riders wanting to take part in the race should start planning now. 

Six New Zealand teams will be accepted in next year’s race, priority will be given to full team entries of five riders per team. Individual entries will be placed on a list to make up one composite team. 

Next year's tour will have new stages, more community events for everyone and a great line up of national and international riders. New Zealand teams/riders wanting to enter the event please email email the Race Director to register your interest.

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All the glamour and colour of international cycle racing sweeps past many doorsteps and farm gates of the Wairarapa.

From 22 - 26 January 2017 the New Zealand Cycle Classic will thrill spectators for its 30th year.




The New Zealand Cycle Classic
 has been an annual sporting fixture for the past twenty nine years and recognised as the premier international road cycling event in New Zealand. 

Each year the Cycle Classic unearths new talent, and a number of those riders have gone on to win stages in the Tour de France, the Tour of Italy and world championships among others.

The Wairarapa region is one of the best areas for cycling in New Zealand. It’s really “the best place to ride a bike” in New Zealand and we are very privileged to stage this international event in the wonderful region of Wairarapa once again.