Saturday, January 25, 2020

For the fifth year, the Gravel and Tar Classic UCI 1.2 event will be held over the beautiful roads of the Manawatu region.

The 140km international elite men’s cycling race with five gravel sectors will return on the 25th January. Now known as the Oceania region’s hardest single day road race on the UCI Calendar, we are currently accepting applications from teams of six riders.

The race will start at Feilding's Manchester Square and finished at Memorial Park in Palmerston North. The 2020 course map can be found here.

The prize purse will be in excess of NZ$15K, including over NZ$9K for general (individual) classification and NZ$6K for teams classification.

To register your team’s interest in competing in the 2020 Gravel and Tar, please email Steve Stannard at: or phone him on +64-(0)226848718


Terms and Conditions of entry:

The field for the 2020 Gravel and Tar Classic is limited to 14 teams of six riders for race management and safety purposes. 
Prizemoney will be paid for individual and teams classification.  
All riders must have Elite (NZ riders) or International (overseas riders) licenses endorsed by National Federations associated with the UCI.  
All International riders must have their appropriate personal (health/accident) insurance linked to their International license.


See the promo video below to get excited about this great gravel cycling event


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