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FROM WINNER TO COURSE DESIGNER

Alexandra’s James (Jimmy) Williamson knows the many riding trails of the Central Otago region like the back of his hand, so it was little surprise the elite road and mountain bike rider was shoulder tapped to return to the scene of his 2017 Pioneer triumph, not to ride again, but to set the course for...

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Road Cycling Legend Turns To The Dirt For His Next Competitive Fix

Commonwealth Games medal winning cyclist Gordon McCauley has turned to the ‘other-side’, confirming his entry along with teammate Jarrod Harris in team Daikin Thermal Solutions for the 2019 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race, fuelled by Nutri-Grain, and already the colourful rider is promising to spice up an already demanding week.

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Training & Coaching Plans

*With six months to go, you've still got plenty of time to enter and get your engine tuned ready to race! * We've partnered with specialist endurance coaches at Team CP to help you get to the finish line.

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Six Months to Go!

31 May 2019

Six Months to Go!

Can you believe it is six months until you'll be taking on The Pioneer fuelled by Nutri-Grain? You should be starting to booking your travel and accommodation. Check out the full event schedule and make sure you have all the below sorted: Flights - to and from Queenstown.

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2019 COURSE LAUNCH

2 May 2019

2019 COURSE LAUNCH

Organisers today confirmed course details for the 2019 Pioneer fuelled by Nutri-Grain, with the six-day mountain bike stage race set to take riders on a 441km journey with 13,000m of climbing through the stunning Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago region.

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NUTRI-GRAIN PARTNERS WITH THE PIONEER

The 2019 Pioneer has a new name, with today’s announcement of Nutri-Grain as naming rights partner to the event, from now on to be known as The Pioneer fueled by Nutri-Grain.

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Early Entry Benefits Ending Soon

A friendly reminder that if you enter soon, you can take advantage of two great early entry benefits we have available this year. *Deferral:* Enter by 15 April 2019 and you are eligible to defer your entry to the 2020 Pioneer for any reason.

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The Pioneer 2019 Roadshow

Wondering what The Pioneer is all about, or want to convince a mate to enter, or just have a few questions you'd like answered? *Come along to one of our Rider Info Evenings for a good chat, cold beers and learn everything you need to know about this epic race.

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KIWIS LOOK BACK ON THE TOUGHEST MOUNTAIN BIKE STAGE RACE IN THE WORLD

The Absa Cape Epic is without question the pinnacle in mountain bike stage racing, the event that sits at the top of the Cape Epic Series and is aspired to by riders all over the world.

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EPIC LEGENDS AND QUALIFYING RIDERS REFLECT ON AMAZING WEEK

Epic Legends old and new reflected on an incredible eight days of riding but also eight days that will forever be etched in their memories as moments that will define their lives.

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