The first stage for all age groups was a time trial followed by a road race in the afternoon. The next day started with stage 3, another road race and ended with the final stage a criterium in the afternoon.
At the end of stage 4 Campbell Stewart who was racing in the under 15 boys was second on General Classification just 55 seconds down on the leader. He also was 2nd on KOM after stage 3 with 12 points, the same points as tour leader Cameron Scott. A credible effort from Campbell and he should be congratulated for this fabulous result. He will know now what he has to look forward to in years to come.
Kate Stewart who was racing in the under 17 women, was placed 10th on GC 5 mins 40 secs behind the leader at the end of the tour. Her time trial stage 1 time was recorded as 16 mins 12 secs less than a minute down on the tour leader. Stage 2 Kate finished in 14th place and stage 3 she finished in 8th place in the peloton 1min 37 secs behind the lead bunch of 3 riders.
Jordan Castle was placed 32nd at 13 mins 6 secs behind the leader in the under 17 men. Seventy three riders started in this age group. Jordan was placed 41st after the opening time trial, so made a concerted effort to climb back up the general classification placings.
Mark Findlay was placed 29th after the opening time trial stage which was held on the Friday before all other age groups had their time trials. His time was recorded as 35 mins 36 secs for the stage. No results were shown for Mark for stage 2 however he was placed 7th in stage 3 in the peloton just 12 seconds behind the stage winner. Mark was recorded as finishing in 30th place in stage 4, the criterium however Mark did not appear in the official GC results so until we receive the reports from the riders we will not be able to report where he was placed overall for the tour.
Congratulations to all of these riders for representing Bike Manawatu and New Zealand so well.