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Throughout the 33 days Sport Manawatu and the Manawatu Standard will be looking for the best cycling shots taken from around our region.

The winning photographer will receive an iPad Mini. Photos can be sent to

We are looking forward to seeing cycling mania sweep the Manawatu for 33 days…

Below is a few quick updates and useful links. If you need any additional info or want to get involved in any way please don’t hesitate to contact me.

For the full list of events


Spectator Guides for the NZ Cycle Classic are available for free at the start and finish of each stage. You can also pick them up from the i-SITE in the Square or the Sport Manawatu office.

You can also view the stage maps and start times at


The Classic is being covered by national and local media – print, TV and radio. If you would like to be added to the media release distribution please email

There is also live online commentary of the tour, each day on the front page of For those that are social media fans you can follow the conversation on twitter using the hashtags #nzcycleclassic or #33daysofcycling