classic 1.2 UCI Race
Saturday 27th January 2018
Race starts 1:00PM from The Square, Palmerston North
After two years of successfully running the Gravel and Tar Classic, the organisers have been awarded 1.2 status for the 2018 edition of the race by the world governing body, the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale). It is the only UCI 1.2 race on the Oceania Calendar in 2018, and only the second one day race behind the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road race (UCI 1.1), which is being held in Australia on the same weekend.
This year the Gravel and Tar Classic has been extended in length to 130 km, and with the five gravel sectors making up some 40 km, it will be one of the hardest road racing events in the Oceania region.
The race starts in The Square at Palmerston North at 1pm on Saturday 27th of January.
The race briefing for team managers occurs at the Coachman Hotel at 6 pm on Friday 26th Jan.
Entry is through contacting the Race Director, Steve Stannard: firstname.lastname@example.org, +64 226 848 718, +64 218 095 97
Terms and Conditions of entry:
The field for the 2018 Gravel and Tar Classic is limited to 16 teams of five riders for race management and safety purposes.
Prize money 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.
Click the map below or go view the map on Mapometer.com here
* These figures are in NZ$. The race organisers reserve the right to make slight emendations to these amounts pending variations in the exchange rate.