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COOPER CROWNED 2017 NEW ZEALAND CYCLE CLASSIC CHAMPION

IsoWhey Sports Swiss Wellness rider Joseph Cooper was crowned 2017 New Zealand Cycle Classic champion in the Wairarapa today.  Cooper, who earlier this month won the New Zealand Road Cycle Championship, was presented the overall tour leader’s yellow jersey after topping the general classification points table in 15 hours 24 mins and 45 seconds; 36 seconds ahead of Logan Griffin from Oliver’s Real Food Racing and New Zealand National team rider James Oram. HERE

NEW TOUR LEADER IN THE NEW ZEALAND CYCLE CLASSIC


WILD WEATHER MAKES FOR A WILD RACE -Wild weather today had a huge bearing on stage four of the New Zealand Cycle Classic held in the Wairarapa today. HERE


JLT CONDOR GRAB FIRST STAGE WIN IN THE NEW ZEALAND CYCLE CLASSIC - ORAM RETAINS YELLOW JERSEY

English based pro team JLT Condor secured their first stage win today during stage three of the New Zealand Cycle Classic held in the Wairarapa. HERE


NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL TEAM CLAIM YELLOW JERSEY

It was a bitter sweet stage win for Australian rider Sam Crome (IsoWhey Sports Swiss Wellness) during stage two of the New Zealand Cycle Classic held in the Wairarapa today. HERE


ROE WINS STAGE ONE OF THE NEW ZEALAND CYCLE CLASSIC

Wild weather and a challenging course didn’t put off Australian rider Tim Roe who won the opening stage of the New Zealand Cycle Classic in the Wairarapa today. HERE



Sandoval rates 2017 NZ Cycle Classic field the best in the event’s 30 year history

New Zealand Cycle Classic race director Jorge Sandoval is a man of strong views, but not exaggeration. HERE


Five more overseas teams confirmed
JLT Condor, a registered Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Continental team from the United Kingdom, will return to the Wairarapa next week to contest the New Zealand Cycle Classic. HERE

New Zealand 2017 road champion Joe Cooper to contest New Zealand Cycle Classic

Days after being crowned New Zealand road cycling champion in Hawke’s Bay, Wellingtonian Joe Cooper has been added to the start list of this month’s UCI 2.2 New Zealand Cycle Classic being held in the Wairarapa. HERE


ITALIAN TEAM TO NZ PREMIER CYCLE TOUR

Italian Under-23 national team rider Francesco Bettini will make his Kiwi debut at this month’s New Zealand Cycle Classic being staged entirely in the Wairarapa.  More HERE




FORMIDABLE COLOMBIAN HILL CLIMBERS READY TO TAKE NZ CYCLE CLASSIC

The team is made up of two Colombian riders and three riders from Malaysia including seasoned pro Victor Nino Corredor, a Colombian climber who has competed in some of the hardest stage races in the world. Among his credits are the King of the Mountain title in the 2014 Tour of China; a third place and fourth place in the Tour of Langkawi in 2012 and 2013 and standout rides in the tours of Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala.  HERE




BOND TAKES ON 2017 NEW ZEALAND CYCLE CLASSIC

Olympic and world champion rower Hamish Bond will step up his cycling career next month when he contests the New Zealand Cycle Classic, an international stage race held entirely in the Wairarapa. HERE



TYPE 1 DIABETES RIDERS TO CONTEST THE 2017 NEW ZEALAND CYCLE CLASSIC - Thursday 8 December 2016

A professional cycling team made up of riders who all have Type 1 diabetes will make its first appearance in January’s New Zealand Cycle Classic, a UCI 2.2 five-stage race held entirely in the Wairarapa.  HERE

NZ CYCLE CLASSIC TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS WITH NEW STAGE ROUTES - Wednesday 8 June 2016

The New Zealand Cycle Classic will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in January 2017 with new stage routes for riders and an exciting line-up of community events that are part of Huri Huri: Wairarapa’s Festival of Cycling. Here

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WAIRARAPA’S CYCLING EVENTS RECEIVE TICK OF APPROVAL Here