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SNOW AND HIGH WIND FORCES PIONEER COURSE CHANGE

Race organisers were kept on their toes as two course changes were made this morning as riders headed out on stage four of The Pioneer, fuelled by Nutri-Grain, with snow, high wind and yesterday’s rain all impacting on the Bannockburn loop course.

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Stage 4 contingency course

5 December 2019

Stage 4 contingency course

Good morning Pioneers and supporters, A contingency course is in play today for Stage 4 on Thursday 5th December. Due to overnight snow on the Carrick range (which is still falling), riders will not be riding the Carrick climb or Mt Difficulty climb.

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VINK AND RUSH GO TO WORK IN THE MUD AND RAIN

Riders overcame the worst the weather could throw at them on stage three of The Pioneer, fuelled by Nutri-Grain, as constant rain and cool temperatures were the order of the day on the ride from Alexandra to Bannockburn in the stunning Central Otago basin.

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AUSSIES THROW THE GAUNTLET DOWN ON LONGEST DAY

A fascinating duel between defending champions Michael Vink & Tim Rush (Onya Bike North Otago) and Brendan Johnston & Jon Odams (Giant Off-Road Australia) took another twist on stage two of The Pioneer, fuelled by Nutri-Grain on the longest day, the Queen Stage in Alexandra today.

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KIWIS MAKE BIG MOVE ON STUNNING STAGE ONE AT PIONEER

Defending champions Michael Vink and Tim Rush (Onya Bike North Otago) made an emphatic statement on day two of The Pioneer, fuelled by Nutrigrain, dominating the spectacular 76km stage one from Moke Lake to Arrowtown that took riders from the Moke Lake village, up Moonlight Track to Arthurs Point, along the Shotover River, up the...

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AUSSIES WITH THE EARLY ADVANTAGE AFTER PROLOGUE

It seemed appropriate that it was the Aussies taking out the honours in the prologue at the 2019 Pioneer, fuelled by Nutri-Grain, given the Lake was named in 1862 by Australian gold digger George Moonlight in honour of his donkey, with Moke an old name for a donkey.

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PROLOGUE START LIST

30 November 2019

PROLOGUE START LIST

PROLOGUE START ORDER Click here to download the 2019 Prologue Start Order. Please check your start time and starting order - it is your responsibility to know when you start. Your position is based on your estimated finish time you provided when you registered.

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WORLD CLASS AUSSIES THREATEN KIWI DOMINANCE AT 2019 PIONEER MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

Australian riders will be out in force at the 2019 Pioneer, fuelled by Nutri-Grain, and they mean business with some of their best credentialled mountain bike riders heading across the Tasman for the six-day stage race starting this Sunday at Moke Lake in Queenstown.

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RIDERS INSPIRE JUST IN MAKING IT TO START LINE

While much of the attention at the 2019 Pioneer, fuelled by Nutri-Grain will be on the elite riders battling at the front of the field, it is those further down the timing, some battling just to get to the finish line – indeed some that have battled to get to the start line that...

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STUNNING ELITE FIELD LINES UP

The 2019 edition of The Pioneer, Fuelled by Nutri-Grain is shaping to be the best yet, with strong competition at the front of each of the main categories and no shortage of inspiring stories throughout the field.

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