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Aussies make a move on stage three of The Pioneer

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 4:38 pm | The Pioneer

Team Shimano were the big movers on day four of The Pioneer as Central Otago turned on another stunning picture-postcard day, the Australian open women’s team of Brodie Chapman and Briony Mattocks won their first stage of the event and in the process ... More >>

Biking Stars Aim for Third Straight Pioneer Victory

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 12:32 pm | The Pioneer

2016 and 2017 mixed category champions Kate Fluker and Mark Williams are gunning for a third consecutive Pioneer victory, with the Queenstown riders looking to capitalize on home advantage at the internationally acclaimed mountain bike stage race, with ... More >>

Olympic Road Cycling Star Lines up in Pioneer Stage Race

Monday, 16 July 2018, 1:15 pm | The Pioneer

The open women’s category at the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race might have found an early favourite, with news that 2017 third place getter Amy Hollamby has convinced multiple Commonwealth Games and World Championships road cycling medalist ... More >>

IRONMAN legend signs up for Pioneer Mountain Bike Race

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:35 am | The Pioneer

With the event at 90% capacity, IRONMAN legend Cameron Brown and good mate Andrew Smith (team Vital Greens) have taken the plunge and signed on the dotted line to confirm their place in the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race. More >>

Pioneer proving hugely popular with entries over 70% sold

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 3:49 pm | The Pioneer

Organisers of The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage race are thrilled with the response to the new format for the event, set to return in November 2018, with entries already over 70% sold and exceeding numbers from the previous two editions of the multi-stage ... More >>

Pioneer Confirms Return in November 2018

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 7:42 pm | The Pioneer

Pioneer Confirms Return in November 2018 The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race is back, with new dates (25 to 30 November 2018) and a new six-day format revealed by race founder and IRONMAN Oceania Managing Director Dave Beeche in a Facebook video ... More >>

Pioneer Riders Earn And Win Spots at ABSA Cape Epic

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 4:36 pm | The Pioneer

One of the highlights of the recent Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race was the newly forged partnership with the world-renowned Absa Cape Epic, widely regarded as the ‘unofficial world championship of mountain bike stage racing’. More >>

Spanish Legend Loving His Pioneer Experience

Friday, 10 February 2017, 4:51 pm | The Pioneer

For immediate release from The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race, further information at www.thepioneer.co.nz More >>

Kiwis Take Control of Pioneer with Queen Stage Victory

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 4:57 pm | The Pioneer

They call it the Queen Stage and so it proved today on The Pioneer, with the 112km ride from Lake Ohau to Lake Hawea testing even the strongest of the riders, as Watson & Son Manuka Honey (James Williamson and Scott Lyttle) rode superbly to extend their ... More >>

Italian Wraps up 4-Day-Traverse at Pioneer

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:10 pm | The Pioneer

There are so many landmark stages, so many ‘wow’ moments on the Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race that it is hard to single any out, but the climb over Ben Ohau must be in the conversation and it didn’t disappoint on today’s stage four of the ... More >>

Drama on First Long Day of Mountain Bike Stage Race

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 11:01 am | The Pioneer

There was drama and excitement aplenty on stage two of The Pioneer as the Mountain Bike Stage race took the 338 riders over the 106km course from Geraldine to Fairlie on another blistering hot day in the Central South Island. More >>

Weather Forces Diversion on Pioneer Stage Three

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 5:40 pm | The Pioneer

7 February 2017 For immediate release from The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race, further information at www.thepioneer.co.nz More >>

Drama on First Long Day in the Pioneer

Monday, 6 February 2017, 7:48 pm | The Pioneer

Drama on First Long Day in the Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race There was drama and excitement aplenty on stage two of The Pioneer as the Mountain Bike Stage race took the 338 riders over the 106km course from Geraldine to Fairlie on another blistering ... More >>

Rush Brothers in a Hurry on Pioneer Mountain Bike Race

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:15 pm | The Pioneer

The Rush brothers will be doing just that next week, when the Oamaru pair of Tim and Kris take up the challenge of The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race, seven days of tough riding from Christchurch to Queenstown over the Southern Alps. More >>

Malaysian Formula One Driver Set to Take on Pioneer

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 9:20 am | The Pioneer

Ex-Formula One driver Alex Yoong will be trading in his fast car for the bike and his own engine, when he takes on The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race through the South Island’s Southern Alps next week. More >>

Pioneer First Event At Christchurch Adventure Park

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:16 pm | The Pioneer

The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race is by its very name an event that breaks boundaries and takes riders into stunning parts of the Southern Alps that they might otherwise never ride through. It seems fitting then that the 2017 Pioneer will help officially ... More >>

Pioneer Mountain Bike Rider Told He Had Three Weeks to Live

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 4:17 pm | The Pioneer

On February 5 this year cousins Paul Millett and Andrew Gilboy will go from being 18,000km apart to being no more than two minutes away from each other over seven days of riding in the Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race from Christchurch to Queenstown, ... More >>

Riders Reach Queenstown After Conquering the Southern Alps

Sunday, 7 February 2016, 4:02 pm | The Pioneer

Pioneer Riders Reach Queenstown After Conquering the Southern Alps The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race came to an emotional conclusion in Queenstown today, with riders having completed 569km, 15,000m of climbing, some scintillating descending and amazing ... More >>

Pioneer Puts on Longest Day as Riders Edge Closer

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:16 am | The Pioneer

Pioneer Puts on Longest Day as Riders Edge Closer to Queenstown It was always going to be the longest day on The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race and so it proved on Stage Five as riders made their way from Lake Ohau to Lake Hawea, climbing close ... More >>

Ben Ohau Conquered as Pioneer Rides in the Shadow of Mt Cook

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:26 am | The Pioneer

Ben Ohau Conquered as Pioneer Rides in the Shadow of Mount Cook Stage Four proved to be perhaps the most stunning so far as The Pioneer wound its way from Tekapo to Lake Ohau, skirting Lake Pukaki in the process with stunning vistas of Mount Cook ... More >>

 

 

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