NZ Cycle Classic
January 16 - January 21
In 2018 the New Zealand Cycle Classic will celebrate its 31st anniversary. It has been thirty one years of evolution from a two day event, run as the Angus Inn Cycle Classic in 1988, to the major international event it is today. The New Zealand Cycle Classic is the only UCI 2.2 event staged in New Zealand.
WHEN: 16 – 21 January 2018
WHERE: Stages for the 2018 New Zealand Cycle Classic will take place in the Wairarapa region. The days in the Carterton District are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please note that on Saturday 20 January from 12.50-2.15pm, there will be mobile road closure on Admiral Hill Road and Te Wharau Road.
TELEVISION: News clips of the day’s racing are shown every night on TV One and TV 3 news programs. A one-hour documentary is made and shown a number of times on Sky TV and overseas channels.
NEWSPAPERS: The Tour is covered by most newspapers and sports magazines around the country.
WHY: The Tour is a major international cycle race and generates significant economic impact and media exposure to all sponsors and the towns involved. In its 30 year history the NZ Cycle Classic has developed a rich history. The Tour has grown to become one of the most important races on the Oceania calendar, with riders from all around the world competing then continuing on to join the professional ranks.
WHO: In the past few years riders such as Robbie McEwen, (three times winner of the points jersey as well as stages in the Tour de France), Matthew Lloyd, Matthew White, Richie Porte, Jay McCarthy as well as New Zealander’s George Bennet, Jack Bauer, Chris Jenner, Julian Dean, Greg Henderson among others have given New Zealand and the event great credibility and interest globally.