2017 is the 30th anniversary of the New Zealand Cycle Classic. Thirty years of what is now New Zealand’s only Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) endorsed stage race.
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 riders wanting to be part of this big celebration should start planning now and seeking a place in the tour.
Dates for next year's tour are 22 - 26 January 2017.
All the glamour and colour of international cycle racing sweeps past many doorsteps and farm gates of the Wairarapa.
From January 22 - 26 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 has to be one of the best areas for cycling in this country. 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.