News


Change to Strava Upload Rule

20 November 2018

Change to Strava Upload Rule

The Pioneer relies on the support of landowners who generously allow us access to their backyards to provide you with the best possible course.

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Prologue start list updated

20 November 2018

Prologue start list updated

The prologue start list has been altered slightly based on feedback from a few teams that greatly over or underestimated their finish time, so *please re-check your start time here*. This list is now final and no further change requests will be reviewed

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Safety Advice for cold & wet conditions

No doubt you've been keeping a close eye on the weather like we have, and realise we could be in for a couple of cold and potentially wet days.

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The Pioneer Official Bar & Cafe

Good news for both riders and supporters, The World Bar Queenstown and Yonder have come on board as #ThePioneer Official Bar and Cafe! Simply show your athlete or supporter wristband to receive one of the following deals: *Yonder:* Bacon Butty and 1 small regular coffee for $13

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Download The Pioneer App!

15 October 2018

Download The Pioneer App!

The Pioneer is now in the Epic Series Oceania App! It has everything you need to know about The Pioneer: Team list (find yourself and follow your competition) Event info Daily results Course maps Videos  Event schedule And when you have a spare moment over a quiet beer you can check out the...

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Welcome to PURE Sports Nutrition

A big welcome to PURE Sports Nutrition as our hydration and nutrition partner for  The Pioneer 2018! PURE Sports Nutrition is a local New Zealand business fueling clean performance with a premium range of before, during and recovery products. Our Aid Stations will be stocked with Pure gels and electrolyte.

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Ready for a New Kind of Epic Endurance Challenge?

Add these two New Zealand mountain bike races to your Bucket List now. (And leave plenty of time to train on the region’s renowned trails. ) by Luke Yates New Zealand is home to some of the most remarkable and diverse landscapes on the planet.

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Warm up with Perskindol Swiss Epic

From the Southern Alps to the Swiss Alps, check out our sister event: Perskindol Swiss Epic  From 11-15 September, Europe’s premier mountain bike stage race navigates the world-famous trails of the Valais region, surrounded by iconic mountain peaks, all culminating at the Grand Finale under the Matterhorn in Zermatt.

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How to Play in Queenstown

A recently-relocated triathlete and adventurer outlines the best ways to enjoy this South Island gem. You’re short of breath, you’ve given it everything, and the finish line is just meters away. The cheers ring out and that feeling of relief and elation is overwhelming.

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OLYMPIC GAMES ROAD CYCLING STAR LINES UP IN PIONEER

The open women’s category at the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race might have found an early favourite, with news that 2017 third place getter Amy Hollamby has convinced multiple Commonwealth Games and World Championships road cycling medalist Linda Villumsen to join her this November.

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