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2019 Entries Open in One Month

2019 entries open in ONE month! Key things to you need to know: The 2019 dates are Sunday 1 – Friday 6 December The race will be six days (a prologue + five stages) Entries open at 11am NZT, Thursday 14 February Plan to arrive and depart from Queenstown The course will be unveiled...

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Pioneer 2018 TV Show

9 January 2019

Pioneer 2018 TV Show

The 2018 Pioneer TV show is premiering in New Zealand on Duke TV this Saturday at 1:50pm! If you can't make it to a TV, create yourself a TVNZ On Demand login and stream it online.

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FROM CHARITY RIDERS TO EVERYDAY HEROES TO IRONMAN LEGENDS

The Pioneer for 2018 is complete, the results are in, the bikes are packed away for the next few weeks, and tired bodies are back at home for some rest or the abrupt reality of a return to work.

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VINK NOTCHES UNIQUE CYCLING DOUBLE, ADDING PIONEER TO TOUR OF SOUTHLAND TITLE

Leading New Zealand road cyclist Michael Vink notched up a unique double today, adding The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race to the 2018 Tour of Southland title, and hinting that he might not yet be finished on the dirt.

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Stage 5 Start List

29 November 2018

Stage 5 Start List

Stage Five Start List - Friday 30 November CLICK HERE

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VINK ON THE VERGE OF UNIQUE CYCLING ACHIEVEMENT WHILE WOMEN'S RACE IS UP FOR GRABS ON FINAL DAY

2018 Tour of Southland champion Michael Vink looks set to capture a unique double as he and riding partner Tim Rush (ONYA Bike) enter the final day of The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race with a commanding lead on general classification, but the race is well and truly on in both the Mixed and Women’s...

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AUSSIES RIDE TO SUPPORT THE ABOLITION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Almost every team at The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race has a back story, a special reason or motivation for taking on the stunning six-day stage race through the Central Otago region.

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Stage 4 Start List

28 November 2018

Stage 4 Start List

Stage 4 Start List - 28 November 2018 CLICK HERE

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AUSSIES MAKE A MOVE ON STAGE THREE OF THE PIONEER

Team Shimano were the big movers on day four of The Pioneer as Central Otago turned on another stunning picture-postcard day, the Australian open women’s team of Brodie Chapman and Briony Mattocks won their first stage of the event and in the process took five minutes out of the lead held by Wellington Airport, Kate...

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Stage 3 Start List

27 November 2018

Stage 3 Start List

Stage 3 Start List for 27 November 2018 CLICK HERE

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