Based on the hugely popular Bike Manawatu series held at Manfield each year we added this event into our race schedule for 2021.
Each age group will be designated a total race time with each points scoring prime lap being signalled by a whistle and the final lap designated by a bell. Each lap is 1.2km long and the course is entirely based on the closed Circuit Chris Amon at Manfield Park.
We’ve added in an Open category for those cyclists that would like a chance to have a crack! (you need to be an A or B grade rider to enter this event).
For U16, U19 & U23 athletes entered into the MTL Championship we also have added a chance for you to win a "Most Combative Rider" jersey similar to the Le Prix de la combativité award at the Tour de France. This award has been awarded at the Tour de France since 1952 (with some big name winners - Peter Sagan, Dan Martin & Julian Alaphilippe to name a few) so we're going to take the chance to add in some history and spice into our event!
We will have a jersey for the most combative rider in both female & male categories in the U16, U19 & U23 age groups. The Most Combative Rider will be judged in all age groups by experienced members of the local cycling community.