Elite Women's Open




14th Nov

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We are super excited to announce that after listening to feedback from our Elite female riders we have settled on a new and improved course for the Elite Women’s Open for our 2020 event. The new course will start in Kinloch at 6.15am, head along Whangamata Road, turn into SH32 and continue around the stunning Lake Taupo, to finish on Tongariro Street at the event village 135km later.

A total Prize Pool of $9250.00 is up for grabs.

In order to be eligible to participate in this event all riders must be licensed Cycling New Zealand riders. If you think you have the goods, then get amongst it and pit yourself against the best Elite Women Riders in the country.

Please note we need a minimum number of riders to run this event. 

Course TBC


Start Time 6:15am
Start Line Kinloch Domain
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


  • Women only.
  • Entrants must have a 2020 or 2021 Cycling New Zealand licence – overseas entrants must obtain an International Licence from their country’s cycling association.

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.


Women's Race
1st Place $5000
2nd Place $2000
3rd Place $1000
4th Place $500
5th Place $250
Most aggressive rider award $500

Race managed  by Cycling New Zealand officials Commissaires.

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

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

An official neutral support wheel wagon is provided.

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