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The Novice Tour of Manawatu is a tour for licensed under 13,15,17 & 19 riders and is recognized as a premier Two Day Cycle Tour.

In 2019 it is a 3 stage tour held within the Manawatu region.


Stages

The stages for the Novice Tour are as follows:

Friday night

Registration at *Location TBC* from 4pm - 6pm and again at the event base, Ashhurst School the next morning from 7.30am. Please let us know if this will be you

Saturday

8:00 am – Officials & Volunteers Meeting at HQ

8:45 am - Stage 1: Road Race - Hiwinui, Colyton Loop

1:30pm - Stage 2: ITT  - Ashhurst
2019 ITT START LIST HERE

Sunday

8:45 am - Stage 3: Road Race – Valley Road Circuit

Prizegiving: 1.30pm – Ashhurst Inn Garden Bar

Points and Time Bonuses

The competitor with the lowest aggregate riding time, less any bonuses, plus any penalties, shall be the leader of the tour.
Time Bonuses For General Classification
1st = 10 sec
2nd = 5 sec
3rd = 3 sec
4th = 1 sec    

Sprint Ace Competition

The competitor with the greatest number of points from the Sprint Primes shall be the Sprint Ace
Points for the sprint Ace Classification:
1st = 6 pts
2nd = 4 pts
3rd = 2 pts
4th = 1 pt
The finish of stages 1 & 3 count towards sprint ace competition

King / Queen of the Mountain Competition

The competitor with the greatest number of points from the KoM / QoM Primes shall be the King/ Queen of the Mountain
Points for the KoM / QoM Classification:
1st = 6 pts
2nd = 4 pts
3rd = 2 pts
4th = 1 pt

Most Aggressive Rider

Under 17 Boys & Girls and Under 19 Mens Grade only.
Selected by the Commissaires and awarded to the most combative rider.

Race Flags 

U19’s are permitted Aero Bikes for TT

GEARING


*Riders may be asked for a gear check at any time. Maximum roll-out is as follows 
U13 – 6.61 metres
U15 – 6.61 metres
U17 – 7.00 metres
U19 – 7.93 metres
Elite & U23 Women – Open Gearing
 

Rules
  • The race will be conducted under CNZ rules, in addition to the following:
  • All appeals must be submitted to the Chief Judge in writing within 30 minutes of stage finish, with a fee of $50.
  • Only feeding zone will be for U19 Boys at the top of Valley Road for Stage 3 (Sunday)
  • To be eligible for the winner’s jerseys at prize giving, all stages must be completed.
  • All service must be carried out on the left hand side of the road by neutral service only.
  • Riders who deliberately break the road rules, will be warned/penalised/disqualified from the race at the discretion of the Commissaires.
  • Restarts will be given to riders who puncture or have a major mechanical breakdown within the first 200m of the time trial. Time penalties will be given for false starts.
  • Riders who puncture or have a mechanical after the first 200m will be credited with their own time or time of slowest rider who doesn’t have any mechanicals, whichever is fastest.
  • No drafting by service vehicles will be permitted. Any rider being assisted up hills/back to the bunch will be disqualified. Any riders vehicles following in the race convoy will incur a time penalty against the rider.
  • There will be no appeals regarding misdirection. Riders should know the course.
  • No riders are to warm up on the Time Trial course.
  • In the event of a tie, the placing in the final stage will decide the overall placing (All classifications).
  • Riders must finish within 20% of the winning time to begin the next stage, at the sole discretion of the Chief Commissaire
  • Riders may be asked for a gear check at any time. Maximum roll-out for under 13 and under 15 riders is 6.61 metres, under 17 is 7 meters and under 19 is 7.93 metres. Elite & U23 Women – TBC
  • Riders must be present at the prize giving after the race to collect their trophies and any spot prizes.  Correct cycling clothing and shoes must be worn on the podium.
  • The Commissaires shall decide upon matters not accounted for in these rules.
  • Time Trial Bikes – Only Allowed for U19.
  • Clip on Aero Bars Allowed for U17 and above
  • Standard gear for U13 & U15 riders
  • Helmets as per the CNZ Rules
Sign On . Roll Out

Riders must sign on for all stages except the Time Trial
Roll out is compulsory for all riders prior to the Time Trial. Once rolled out riders must proceed straight from the Roll Out area to the Start Chute.
Roll out is compulsory for the first five finishers in each stage and for other riders at the discretion of the commissaire.

Race Numbers Placement


One of the Middle Lower Back
Second on the Left hand side – readable for the Sprint & K/QoM Judges

*Race Numbers & Transponders must be returned at the completion of your race

General Information


Bathrooms will be available at Colyton School & Hiwinui School
For anyone spectating, we ask that you follow the traffic rules and park well off the roads and preferably around Colyton & Hiwinui Schools.
There shall be no vehicles or motorbikes following the race between the lead and tail vehicles in any grade.

Awards 

Separate GC Jerseys will be awarded for  U13, U15, U17, U19 Boys & Girls 

Separate King of the Mountains / Queen of the Mountains Jerseys will be awarded for U13, U15, U17 Boys & Girls & U19 Men & U19 Women

Separate Sprint Ace Jerseys will be awarded for U13, U15, U17 Boys & Girls & U19 Men & U19 Women

Spot Prizes to the complete prize pool over all age groups to be drawn at random at prize giving – *Please note you must be present at prize giving to receive your prize

Bike Manawatu’s Novice Tour Article

Novice Tour 2019 Course Maps

Saturday 16th March 2019
Stage 1 – Road Race – Hiwinui, Colyton Loop

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Lap 1 Course Map Here                       Lap 2 Course Map Here                       Lap 3 Course Map Here

SPRINT & KoM Map image – insert here

0.00km Starting on Standford Street behind Ashhurst Schools sports grounds.
0.08km Turn Left onto Bamford Street
0.21km Cross Cambridge Ave onto Storford St
0.28 km Right onto Oxford Street
1.28km Oxford Street turns into Colyton Road 
5.40km Colyton Rd /Watershed Road Intersection – Continue on Colyton Rd
12.55km at Colyton School – Turn Left onto Taonui Road 
14.30km Turn Left into Reid Line East
21.95km Right onto Watershed Road – Hiwinui School
23.77km Watershed Road / Colyton Road Intersection 

**For Finish Turn Right into Colyton to head back to Ashhurst.
28.45km Finish on Oxford Street

*For Laps Turn Left into Colyton Road 
Lap 2
31.91km at Colyton School – Turn Left onto Taonui Road 
32.67km Turn Left into Reid Line East 
40.32km Right onto Watershed Road – Hiwinui School
42.15km Watershed Road / Colyton Road Intersection 
**For Finish Turn Right into Colyton to head back to Ashhurst.
46.83km Finish on Oxford Street

Lap 3
49.28km at Colyton School – Turn Left onto Taonui Road 
51.05km Turn Left into Reid Line East 
58.69km Right onto Watershed Road – Hiwinui School
60.52km Watershed Road / Colyton Road Intersection

**For Finish Turn Right into Colyton to head back to Ashhurst.
66.37km Finish on Oxford Street


The finish position is the same for Stages 1 & 3. (Opposite 103 Oxford Street, Ashhurst)

Cyclist cross the timing mat on Oxford, then neutral ride to the checking area, on Oxford St where gear check will be located.

From there the riders neutral ride back to the sports field.

***Riders must still consider the roads open at all times including during neutral ride.

Grade LAPS Distance Sprints K/QoM
8.45am Under 19 Men 3 66 km 3 3
8.50am Under 17 Boys 2 46 km 2 2
8.55am Under 19 Women 2 46 km 2 2
9.00am Under 17 Girls 2 46 km 2 2
9.10am Under 15 Boys 1 28 km 1 1
10.00am Under 15 Girls 1 28 km 1 1
10.05am Under 13 Boys 1 28 km 1 1
10.05am Under 13 Girls 1 28 km 1 1


*Start Times Are Subject To Change with Confirmation by Commissaire 7 days prior to the event 

Stage 2 – ITT – Ashhurst

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Course Map Here
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Google Link Can Be Found Here

Course Notes:
The Start and roll out is located on Pohangina Road after the Cambridge Ave / North Street intersection.
All riders must roll out prior to their start.

Start times are published at the back of the booklet – Link to start times can be found here *after all entries are in.
It’s the riders responsibility to arrive in time for their start and roll out.

Riders head out to Pohangina Rd - turn at the woolshed (pictured above) at 6.02 km and head back to Ashhurst.

Start / Finish at the same place on Pohangina Road.

Neutral ride back to the sports fields obeying all road rules and keeping left.

*ITT Start Times to be published once entries close

All grades 12.05 km out and back

First Grade starting at 1.30pm

Sunday 17th March 2019

Stage 3 – Road Race – Valley Road Circuit

Novice Tour Stage 3 - 1 Lap Map

1/2 Lap Course Map Here
Lap 1 Course Map Here                  Lap 2 Course Map Here                        Lap 3 Course Map Here

Stage 3 KOM Sprint

1/2 Lap
U13B & U13G START at the top of the K/QoM on Valley Road @ 11km *
U13 sign on at race HQ and then travel to the start location

0.00km Starting at the top of the K/QoM on Valley Road
9.30km Turn Left into Taonui Road
11.85km Turn Left into Colyton Road (Colyton School) – continue on Colyton Road back to Ashhurst
23.11km Colyton Road turns into Oxford Road 
23.87km Finish on Oxford Street

Lap 1
0.00km Starting on Standford Street behind Ashhurst Schools sports grounds.
0.08km Turn Left onto Bamford Street
0.21km Turn Right into Cambridge Ave
1.26km Cambridge Ave turns into Pohangina Road – continue straight
9.45km Turn Left into Valley Road
20.45km Turn Left into Taonui Road
22.98km Turn Left into Colyton Road (Colyton School) – continue on Colyton Road back to Ashhurst
34.23km Colyton Road turns into Oxford Road
34.81km Finish on Oxford Street

*For Laps Turn Left into Colyton Road
 
Lap 2 
34.62km Turn Left into Wyndham Street
35.10km Turn Left into Cambridge Ave
35.52km Cambridge Ave turns into Pohangina Road – continue straight
43.72km Turn Left into Valley Road
54.70km Turn Left into Taonui Road
57.25km Turn Left into Colyton Road (Colyton School) – continue on Colyton Road back to Ashhurst 
68.50km Colyton Road turns into Oxford Road 
69.28km Finish on Oxford Street

Lap 3
68.88km Turn Left into Wyndham Street
69.36km Turn Left into Cambridge Ave
69.79km Cambridge Ave turns into Pohangina Road – continue straight
77.98km Turn Left into Valley Road
88.98km Turn Left into Taonui Road
91.53km Turn Left into Colyton Road (Colyton School) – continue on Colyton Road back to Ashhurst 
102.78km Colyton Road turns into Oxford Road 
103.55km Finish on Oxford Street

The finish position is the same for Stages 1 & 3. (Opposite 103 Oxford Street, Ashhurst)

Cyclist cross the timing mat on Oxford, then neutral ride to the checking area, on Oxford St where gear check will be located.

From there the riders neutral ride back to the sports field.

***Riders must still consider the roads open at all times including during neutral ride.  

  Grade LAPS Distance Sprints K/QoM Sprint Finish
8.45am Under 19 Men 3 105 km 6 6 1
8.55am Under 19  Women 2 70 km 4 4 1
8.50am Under 17 Boys 2 70 km 4 4 1
9.00am Under 15 Boys 1 35 km 2 2 1
9.05am Under 17 Girls 2 70 km 4 4 1
9.10am Under 15 Girls 1 35 km 2 2 1
9.15am Under 13 Boys 1/2 24 km 1 1 1
9.15am Under 13 Girls 1/2 24 km 1 1 1

*U13B & U13G START at the top of the K/QoM on Valley Road @ 11km
*U13 sign on at race HQ and then travel to the start location
*Sprint Woolshed, Before Colyton Hall & Finish
*K/QoM Top of Valley Road & Whitlocks Hill
U19 Boys (Feeding allowed on the third lap at the top of Valley Road Climb – at approx. 85km)

   

2018 Novice Tour 2018

2016

2016NoviceTour

2014

2014 Novice Tour


2013

Novice Tour 2013


2012

Novice-Tour-2012


2018 RESULTS

 2018 Results https://www.webscorer.com/seriesresult?seriesid=151381

2018 KoM & QoM Results

2018 Sprint Results

2017 RESULTS

2017 Results:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XjQDlOWHxGHWS08XfIMBsoBvAC6srcw-/view?usp=sharing

2016 RESULTS

 

 

2015 RESULTS

Friday 11th Dec

Provisional Prologue Results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7umc8O1NEtKR3l5MmVncmw2eW8/view?usp=sharing

Saturday 12th Dec

Provisional Stage 1 & 2- Sprints & KOM Results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7umc8O1NEtKUjlvQ2ZXcTAwUjA/view

Provisional Stage 1 & 2- General Classification: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7umc8O1NEtKS0tsczQwNFZzcnM/view

Sunday 13th Dec

Provisional Stage 1,2 & 3- Sprints & KOM Results:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7umc8O1NEtKdFpOT0lBVGxxQXc/view

Provisional Stage 1,2 & 3- General Classification:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7umc8O1NEtKaXFUX01NeE5PVUE/view

 

Individual Stage Results to follow...

 

2014  RESULTS

Click here for KOM/QOM and Sprint results 

Click here for under 13 B/G results per stage

 Click here for under 13 B/G results General Classification

 Click here for under 15 Boys results final General Classification

Click here for under 15 boys results per stage

Click here for under 15 Girls results final General Classification

Click here for under 15 Girls results per stage

Click here for under 17 Boys results final General Classification

Click here for under 17 Boys results per stage

Click here for under 17 Girls results per stage

Click here for under 17 Girls results final General Classification

Click here for under 19 Men results per stage 

Click here for under 19 Men results final General Classification

Click here for under 19 Women results final General Classification

Click here for under 19 Women results per stage

2013  RESULTS

Click here for under 13

Click here for under 15 Boys

Click here for under 15 Girls

Click here for under 17 Boys

Click here for under 17 Girls

Click here for under 19 Men

Click here for under 19 Women

2012

Click here for Boys Stage 1 results

Click here for Boys Stage 2 results plus GC after stage 2

Click here for Boys Stage 3 results and Final GC results

Click here for Girls Final GC results and Stage 3 results

Click here for Girls Sprint & QOM after stage 3

Click here for Girls Stage 2 results plus GC after stage 2

Click here for Girls Stage 1 results plus GC after stage 1

Click here for Girls Sprint & QOM after stage 1

2011

Boys

all results

Girls

all results

 

Previous winners

Click here for a full list of previous winners.

 

ENTER HERE for the 2019 Novice Tour 

Entries open early January 2019

 

Some Reminiscences of the Tour

Ian Gray – Founder of the Tour in 1974

The Open Novice Tour of the Manawatu commenced in 1974 to inspire young U17 riders to compete in a major Open Tour. At that particular time the Palmerston North Amateur Road Cycling Club was putting all its effort and a large amount of money into running a three-day Tour of the Manawatu for senior riders. After much lobbing I managed to convince the club that they should also promote a tour for young riders so that could be encouraged to learn and experience Tour racing riding in bunches.

The first eight tours were sponsored by Glaxo when they were still a NZ company situated in Palmerston North. In 1974 they had just developed for the market that wonderful meal replacer Complan, which is still available today and has been used successfully by cyclists over the years. The tour was called “The Glaxo Complan Colts Tour of the Manawatu”. The field in those days was limited to thirty five riders, the logic being that a bunch of that size was large enough for young riders to ride safely in. No girls rode in those early tours. Later on, when a few girls started racing they were required to race with the boys. When girls racing became much more popular this enabled them to have their own separate tour from 2002.

In the early years the tour was run on the same weekend as the National Secondary Schools Sir Bernard Fergusson Teams Time Trials run at Levin on Saturday. Later on when the schools Time Trial event was expanded to include a road race on the Sunday this clashed with the Manawatu Tour, giving riders a choice, but the tour proved to be more popular.

The first Novice Tour in 1974 was convincingly won by Eric Mackenzie of Kawerau. Eric went on to become a very successful all round rider winning several National Track titles as well as winning The Tour of Southland, 2nd in the Tour of Manawatu and 4th in the Dulux 6 day (Auckland to Wellinton) in 1979. Eric rode successfully as a professional in Europe winning 17 races in Belgium in 1981. This record enabled him to get a pro contract during which he rode the Tour de France four times, winning a 3rd stage placing in 1983, and also achieving twelve top 10 stages finishes in those four tours.

Over the years the Novice Tour has given great experience to young riders many who have won the tour and then gone one to become well recognized riders by winning national and international events. These riders include Westley and Regan Gough, Jeremy Yates (winner of the Junior Wolds Road Title), Shane Archibald, Catherine Cheatley (nee Sell) Lee Vertongen and Gary Anderson (First NZ rider to win an Olympic Medal). Greg Henderson who finished second in 1992 who went on to ride successfully as a professional in Europe, came to be one of the best lead out sprint rider in the top tours, has just recently retired from top racing.

The Tour over the years has been successfully supported by major sponsors firstly from local companies who owners have been closely associated with the club, as well as some national companies. These include T Market Fresh, in 1989 whose owner Monty Hollows gave great support to Manawatu cycling for over 50 years, Pedal Pushers Cyclery when jointly owned by Gary Buys and Ian Gray; Rose City Real Estate (run by Max Vertongen), Electropower, NZ Post, Avanti and Mitre 10. We should not forget the huge number of small sponsors that have given invaluable support over the years as well as the trophy donors.

Since the tour began in 1974 only five Manawatu riders have won the tour. Aaron Kibblewhite in 1989 (who later represented NZ at the Junior World Track Champs) and Lee Vertongen in 1991. Lee became one of our best ever Manawatu riders who represented NZ many times including World Junior Track Champs, Commonwealth Games and still holds the NZ hour record on the track of 50.23 km set on the new board track at Wanganui in 1997. In the modern era Campbell Stewart and Michaela Drummond became tour winners in 2013 and 2015 respectively, both became Junior World Track Champions. Robert Stannard was the fifth Manawatu rider to win the tour in 2015. Andrew Burnett who won the KOM title in 1989 (and also 2nd on GC the same year) while Sjoerd van Wagtendonk (2008) Robert Stannard (2013) and Chris Denholm (2013) are the only other Manawatu winners in the hill climb category.

The 40th Anniversary Tour in 2013 was a milestone in the events history when it was expanded to include multiple grades from under 13 to under 19 years grades run in 4 stages over 2 days, instead of 4 stages in one day.
What has been really great about this tour over the years has been its excellent management and the many volunteers who have enthusiastically given their time to help run the tour, and this particularly includes the young riders who had previously ridden the tour, who loved being in the mechanics wagons helping and giving advice to the riders.
I would like to give encouragement and good luck to all riders completing in the 45th Novice Tour this year. Do your best and enjoy it!

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Specific Ashhurst Engineering & Construction Novice Tour 2019 Sponsors

Ashhurst Engineering AEC Logo without ph 

Under 13 Girls    Hughes Joinery Logo-1

Under 13 Boys  Print

Under 15 Girls                 EBONY BW Roasters Logo Splash_aqua.eps 

Under 15 Boys  CAPTURE SIGNS-1 Logo

Under 17 Girls      Tineli_logo_2017-1

Under 17 Boys           Central Bicycle Studio

Under 19 Women           Tank Guy Logo

Under 19 Men        Cash Converters  Yellow-Red Logo

Stage Sponsors    Palmfeild Motors  Mcintosh Bros Engineering Logo-1 

Octane Automotive-Lan-Col

Radios Provided By Adamson & Holland - Logo

  

Race Books       Fisher Print Logo

  

2018 Rosebowl Logo new premises 1-1

Eastern & Central Community Trust logo