THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2014
In 2013 New Zealand's only women’s UCI event will take place in the Manawatu region over five days of racing.
WHEN: The 2013 Women’s tour of New Zealand is scheduled for 20 to 24 February 2013.
WHERE: The 2013 Women’s tour will make changes to the race route, for the third time in 12 years; the tour will take place in the Manawatu region for the entire five days.
WHY: The Tour is New Zealand premier cycle race for women and generates significant economic impact and media exposure to all sponsors and the towns involved. In its 12 year history the event has developed a rich history. The race has grown to become one of the most important races on the Oceania calendar, with riders from all round the world competing then continuing on to join the professional ranks.
Who?: In the past few years current and past Olympic and world champions such as 2012 world champion Judith Arndt, current Olympic champion Kristin Armstrong, past world champions such as Italian Tatiana Guderzo among others has given New Zealand and the event great credibility and interest globally.
A total of 53 overseas riders took part in the 2012 event.