Tour of New Zealand 2008 (UCI 2.2)
Wellington area, North Island, New Zealand, February 27 - March 2
Wellington, on New Zealand's North Island, has reinforced its position as a world class cycling destination
with a double dose of good news.
international governing body, the UCI, has granted international status to
the second running of five-day women’s classic in February 2008 and the New Zealand
Community Trust (NZCT) will be the major supporter.
Valley promoter Jorge Sandoval has worked hard in recent months to secure
the international status and sponsorship for the tour that starts in the
Hutt Valley on February 27.
The race has been awarded by cycling's governing body, the International
Cycling Union, as UCI 2.2
The race has been awarded by cycling's governing body, the International Cycling Union, as UCI 2.2
says he wants to build on the platform that the (2004-2006) World Cup’s sponsor’s,
officials, organisers and supporters have given cycle racing in the
Wellington region. “This is great news for our sport and the region.
To have NZCT on board is very special as it gives us the confidence to put
on a first class event in 2008 and in the years to come” Sandoval
Knell, NZCT Chief Executive, says his organisation is happy to help.
and his team have been working on bringing the World Cup back to Wellington.
are trying really hard to get the world cup back to Wellington from 2009.
We recently meet with the UCI Vice – President and we have been
invited to go to the UCI in Switzerland early in 2008 to do a formal
order to keep the momentum from the two World Cups in 2005 and 2006,
we will run a bigger NZCT Women’s Tour of New Zealand next year in
the Wellington and Wairarapa area and one of the stages will take place in
the proposed new circuit for the 2009 women’s World Cup."
in the 2008 NZCT funded event will race up the steepest hill climbs in the
Wairarapa – Admiral hill
and Te Wharau hill - previously used only by their male counterparts.
This will be a testing introduction to the tour as it will happen on
the second day of racing. This will prove particularly gruelling for the
European riders who come to New Zealand early in their season.
Over the five days of racing riders will complete six stages for a total of 470 kilometres. The race starts with a circuit in Hutt City on Wednesday 27th February at 2.00pm, and finishes with a criterium race in downtown Wellington on Sunday March 2.
Judith Arndt - winner of the 2007 Tour of New Zealand
26th February – 12.00 noon
Civic Reception/Teams presentation – Civic Square
Mayor will welcome all riders
Wednesday 27th February
Hutt City Criterium
Distance: 35 km
Start/ finish Avalon TV Studios – Lower Hutt
28th February 2008
Martinborough - Masterton
Finish: Dixon St Masterton - 1.15pm approximate
29th February 2008
Masterton Circuit – Admiral Hill
1st March 2008
Miramar Circuit Road Race
2nd March 2008
Individual Time Trial – 14km
2nd March 2008
City of Wellington
Criterium – Lambton Quay
To come, when entries are finalised
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