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JULIAN DEAN joining Tour


To welcome Julian Dean onto the Tour in 2017 is a tremendous honour. Seven times Tour de France finisher, four Olympic Games team, 20 Grand Tours and two top 10 results at the World Champs!

Julian is New Zealand's most successful pro cyclist, retiring after 17 years. He is without peer as a Kiwi road cyclist, despite never receiving a Halberg Award nomination.

He made the Tour de France podium three times in 2010 after crashing on stage two, being head-butted on stage 11 and getting tackled by a member of the gendarmerie before stage 16. Julian was shot by an air rifle in 2009 on stage 13 on his way to being the only rider to complete all three grand tours (Italy and Spain as well), pedaling more than 10,000km in less than 70 days.

He finally secured a Tour de France stage win in 2011, in the team time trial and stood on the Champs-Elysees podium after winning the teams' classification.

He last rode for UCI World Tour team Orica-GreenEDGE where he now works as an assistant sporting director and mentor. His won the 2007 and 2008 New Zealand National Road Race Championships. At the peak of his career he was considered the best lead out rider in the world. There's little doubt Julian had an extraordinary career with minimal fanfare.

Julian will ride the Tour supportive of all riders on the road and share some incredible stories of life on as a WorldTour professional at our Peloton Parties.

Sunday Star Times Article - 12/04/17

SI News - 05/04/17

TOUR RESULTS - 30/03/17

PRESS RELEASE Over 50 overseas cyclists to join 270 Kiwis on this year's Tour of New Zealand - 24/02/17

Day 6 South Island Update - 06/01/17




2017 ENTRIES FILLING FAST - 03/06/16

Paul Odlin - Odlin Cycle Coaching - 23/04/16

Team Racebook 2017 now Open - 29/10/15

Track your ride! - 10/04/13

Check out the attached letter from St John Ambulance, thanking participants and sponsors...more than $36k was donated to St John's via the Tour!

Related articles

Dominion Post magazine spread 6/06/2012
Check out part 1 and part 2 of the article.

Bicycles Network Australia article
Part 1 of the article written by Christopher Jones and his video.

James Thomas of Yahoo7! claims that "the Tour of New Zealand will be the greatest ride in the southern hemisphere within 5 years." Check out his article.

Nice article in the Fiordland Advocate
Great job Fiordland Flyers! Check it the article here.

Press releases from the 2012 Tour

Cooper wins Tour of New Zealand deciding criterium around Parliament

Tour of New Zealand honours on the line in criterium around Parliament

Williamson impressive on stage six of Tour of New Zealand

Christchurch Boys High team dominating national cycling tour