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CAPE EPIC SLOTS PROVE A HUGE DRAW AT PIONEER

One of the highlights of the recent Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race was the newly forged partnership with the world-renowned Absa Cape Epic, widely regarded as the ‘unofficial world championship of mountain bike stage racing’.

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KIWIS PREVAIL IN EPIC PIONEER MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

New Zealand’s James Williamson and Scott Lyttle (Team Watson & Sons Manuka Honey) took out the 2017 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage race, holding off the fast finishing Spaniards Tomi Misser and Ibon Sugasti (Imparables) on the final stage into Queenstown today while Nina McVicar (Nelson) and Reta Trotman (Christchurch) in team Hirepool took out the women’s...

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SPANISH LEGEND LOVING HIS PIONEER EXPERIENCE

In the world of downhill mountain bike racing, indeed in the world of mountain bike racing full stop, there are few with the careers to match that of Spaniard Tomi Misser.

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KAPITI COAST RIDER BATTLES COLLAPSED REAR WHEEL TO FINISH QUEEN STAGE

It was already the longest stage, some would say the toughest stage, but stage five of The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race got a whole lot tougher than Iain Guest had ever bargained for when his rear hub essentially collapsed with almost 40km of the 112km distance to ride.

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KIWIS TAKE CONTROL OF PIONEER WITH QUEEN STAGE VICTORY

They call it the Queen Stage and so it proved today on The Pioneer, with the 112km ride from Lake Ohau to Lake Hawea testing even the strongest of the riders, as Watson & Son Manuka Honey (James Williamson and Scott Lyttle) rode superbly to extend their overall lead on general classification.

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FLYING ITALIAN CONQUERS BEN OHAU AND WINS 4-DAY-TRAVERSE AT THE PIONEER

There are so many landmark stages, so many ‘wow’ moments on the Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race that it is hard to single any out, but the climb over Ben Ohau must be in the conversation and it didn’t disappoint on today’s stage four of the race from Christchurch to Queenstown.

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PIONEER RIDERS OVERCOME THE ELEMENTS ON WAY TO TEKAPO

The day dawned wet, cold and windy this morning in Fairlie, forcing Pioneer organisers into plan B mode with the 80km stage to Lake Tekapo altered to avoid the first climb out of Fairlie and over the Albury Range.

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FIRST LONG DAY ONE OF DRAMA AND EXCITEMENT AT PIONEER

There was drama and excitement aplenty on stage two of The Pioneer as the Mountain Bike Stage race took the 338 riders over the 106km course from Geraldine to Fairlie on another blistering hot day in the Central South Island.

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FORMER ROADIES LEAD THE WAY ON OPENING DAY OF PIONEER

The 2017 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race got underway in spectacular fashion at Christchurch Adventure Park today, with the 338 riders enjoying the thrill of single track riding in the event’s opening stage prologue in perfect weather conditions. At just 20.

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LEADING CONTENDERS LINE UP FOR ANOTHER EPIC PIONEER

The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race sets off this Sunday with the opening Prologue staged at the Christchurch Adventure Park, before riders then ponder longer stages and plenty of climbing over a further six days of riding that will take them around and over the Southern Alps to the finish line in Queenstown.

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