Elite Men's Open




14th Nov

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The Elite Men's Open is for to licensed elite men riders. Elite riders compete for significant prize money at each year’s BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.


Start Time TBC
Start Line Tongariro Street, next to Taupo’s Great Lake Centre
Finish Line Tongariro Street, next to Taupo’s Great Lake Centre
Age Open to U19 or Senior riders only. Junior riders under 17 years are not eligible to enter unless you hold a 2020 or 2021 Under 19 Licence.


  • Men only.
  • Entrants must have a 2020 or 2021 Cycling New Zealand licence – overseas riders must obtain an International Licence from their country’s cycling association.
  • You must have a previous Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge best time of 4:15 or less

Please NOTE:

Any rider failing this automatic qualifying criteria is invited to submit any relevant performance details to amy@cyclechallenge.com. Acceptance will be determined by the event organisers and Cycling New Zealand, and their decision shall be final.

Course Profile

Prize money awarded to First 10 placings.

1st Place $5000
2nd Place $2000
3rd Place $1000
4th Place $500
5th Place $250
6th Place $200
7th Place $150
8th Place $140
9th Place $130
10th Place $130

Race managed by Cycling New Zealand Commissaires.

Elite Race is run under Cycling New Zealand Road & Track Rules https://www.cyclingnewzealand.nz/media/3997/3997.pdf

An official neutral support wheel wagon is provided.

Outside support permitted at the top of Kuratau, Waihi & Hatepe Hills only.

Photo finish with back-up timing.

Entries will be vetted by the Elite Men’ Open Manager and a Cycling New Zealand official.

Field limited to the first 100 accepted entries, plus 20 entries at the Elite Men’ Open Manager’s discretion.

The Elite Men’ Open is open to riders over 17 years of age as at 31 December

Podium presentation will take place at 1pm on the Main Stage