Stages 2023 New Zealand Cycle Classic
Wednesday 11th January 2023 - Masterton - Alfredton - Masterton
The NZ Cycle Classic begins on Wednesday, 11th January with a fast 158km stage meaning it will be crucial to any rider who is trying to take the Tour victory to be in the best position possible. This stage concludes with a 2km uphill to finish outside the Masterton Golf Club.
During this year’s race riders mentioned how much they enjoyed this as spectators lined the streets and cheered them on as they zoomed past their front doors towards the finish line.
Thursday 12th January 2023 - Masterton - Martinborough
Stage two will see riders head south from Masterton to the wine village of Martinborough where the peloton will complete nine laps of a 7.1km circuit, this is a fast circuit – one set to deliver all the excitement of international cycling once again. Spectators’ best day in Wairarapa to watch riders go pass at each lap before an exciting bunch finish. Get to Martinborough to cheer the peloton.
Friday 13th January 2023 - Masterton - Te Wharau – Admiral Hill
On Friday, 13th January, riders will complete the 155km Queen stage renowned for its steep hilltop finish on Admiral Hill in Gladstone. Come first to the top of Te Wharau Hill as there will be ample opportunity to watch the world’s best as they slog it out to the KOM points, they’ll pass this point three times between 10.25am and 13.10pm before the final slog up Admiral Hill. In today stage riders will climb a total of 2784 meters of altitude!”
Saturday 14th January 2023 - Miramar Circuit - Wellington
The fourth stage is a 126km circuit around the Miramar Peninsular in Wellington. Each lap they’ll tackle a slightly uphill and a technical downhill approach that demands aggression and exceptional bike handling skills.
Get a group together for a day and ride the Pedal project Gran Fondo early in the morning and then cheer the peloton up Awa Road hill in Miramar where riders will climb up this hill 12 times, bring your cowbell and dress up for the occasion – it’s time to make some noise and have fun!
Sunday 15th January 2023 - Wellington Criterium
Perfect for a family day out to see riders zooming around a 1.6km circuit around The Golden Mile – Lambton Quay that promises fast, technical racing. You can bring your bike and have a go before the main race.