8 days of riding through heartland NZ

1st - 8th April 2017

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A typical day on Tour

Your day on the Tour will begin about the same time as dairy farmers begin their day (about 5.30am). Stages start around 8.00am, so by the time you have had a good brekkie, cleaned your teeth and a last minute check of your bike, you will need to be packed and heading to the start by about 7.15am. (Just depending how far away from the stage start you are bedded down).

Our admin staff want you relaxed and smiling before your day begins, so arriving 30mins prior to your start time will give you time to park, unload and to make your way to registration. Take time to soak up the atmosphere, chat to other competitors and join in on the day's feeling of mounting excitement.

Most days you will be finishing your ride about noon. Book in for a massage, have some lunch, and a quick catch up with other bike buddies before heading off to your next nights' accommodation. Time for a shower, then off to an informal gathering - spot prize, drinks and nibbles - at the local. You can have fun exploring your stage stop over before heading off for a good night's sleep. Don't forget to check your day's results on the website and prep for your next stage.

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TOUR RESULTS - 30/03/17

Daily results will be available North: http://www.racetecresults.com/Results.aspx?CId=16394&RId=86 South: http://www.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16394&RId=87

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

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