ROUND 3: NRS Tasman Junior Tour
Date: 4 - 6 March 2022
Race Type: 3 day, 4 stage tour
NRS Grades: Boys and Girls – U15, U17, U19
NRS Points Allocated: GC, Stage, Sprint, KOM/QOM
The NRS Tasman Junior Tour is a four-stage tour from the 4th to the 6th of March 2022.
Race categories will be as per the Cycling New Zealand rules for age groups:
U15 boys and girls
U17 boys and girls
U19 boys and girls
(Note: as per the CNZ Junior Tour rules some over 19 women may be granted entry into the U19 girls category).
The four stages are as follow:
George Bennett Hill Climb
Hope Circuit Kermesse – a flat circuit suited to the sprinters but with the chance of success for a well-timed break.
Five Valleys road race – a scenic, undulating course that features a gravel sector, two pave sectors for the U19’s and a power climb to the finish – Nelson’s own ‘Spring Classic’.
Upper Moutere Circuit road race – the Queen Stage, a real racers course on excellent country roads that rides a lot more ‘grippy’ than the profile would suggest.
Safety Note: For the safety of all riders unless they are an official race/support vehicle, supporters vehicles are not permitted on the race course during racing. Riders are not permitted to receive bottles/food from supporters on the side of the road unless the rider comes to a complete stop to collect the bottle.
COVID Note: The Tour will proceed if the Nelson/Tasman region is in Level 2 or less (or whatever the equivalent traffic light system is). If riders sign up for the race during the ‘early bird’ timing and then cannot attend due to their home region being in Covid lockdown, or them personally having Covid, they will receive a full refund. If riders sign up after the ‘early bird’ timing and then cannot attend due to their home region being in Covid lockdown, or them personally having Covid, they will receive a 50% refund on their entry fees.
Nelson Deals & Discounts:
We have put together some special deals and discounts for accommodation and car hire in Nelson. Please click here to find all the deals available to you as a competitor of this tour.
For more information on the NRS: https://www.nrs.nz/
A flat circuit suited to the sprinters but with the chance of success for a well-timed break
A scenic, undulating course that features a gravel sector, two pave sectors for the U19’s and a power climb to the finish – Nelson’s own ‘Spring Classic’
Please do NOT park in the Moutere Inn carpark or park in/block access to the petrol station. There is plenty of parking in the village and off small side roads eg: Supplejack Valley Road. If you want to watch the KOM/QOM point please park well off the road, or ideally down the small side road (Carylon road).
Sign ons will be available 45 minutes prior to race start time. Rollouts will be enforced.
Results will be made available in a timely fashion and available here.