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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 >>

Pioneer Rides under Blazing Skies into Tekapo

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 10:53 am | The Pioneer

Pioneer Rides under Blazing Skies into Tekapo It was business as usual at the front of The Pioneer with the leaders in all main categories extending their general classification margins on the 74km Stage Three from Fairlie to Lake Tekapo, raced once again in ... More >>

Kiwi And Aussie Dominate Opening Prologue Stage at Pioneer

Monday, 1 February 2016, 11:19 am | The Pioneer

Kiwi And Aussie Dominate Opening Prologue Stage at Pioneer The inaugural Pioneer 7-Day stage mountain bike race set off today, with the opening stage a prologue in the Port Hills of Christchurch before riders and gear were transported to Geraldine ... More >>

North Americans Favoured in Race for Inaugural Pioneer Title

Friday, 29 January 2016, 11:36 am | The Pioneer

North Americans Favoured in Race for Inaugural Pioneer Title For many the inaugural Pioneer mountain bike stage race is a step into the unknown, and that includes many of the elite riders who are expected to contest line honours each day and at the ... More >>

Family Bonds Tested in Inaugural Pioneer Ride Over the Alps

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 2:59 pm | The Pioneer

Family Bonds Put to Test in Inaugural Pioneer Mountain Bike Ride Over the Alps One of the key features about the inaugural Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race is the team aspect of the event. The 7 Day Epic is a two person event, you ride with your partner ... More >>

Man Recovers From Near Death Experience to Ride The Alps

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 11:52 am | The Pioneer

Christchurch Man Recovers From Near Death Experience to Ride the Alps Riding for seven days over the Southern Alps, covering over 500km and climbing over 15,000m is tough enough for the fittest of us but how about if your heart stopped for 20 ... More >>

Gurney Finds a New Challenge in Ride Across the Alps

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 12:57 pm | The Pioneer

Steve Gurney’s done it all – well very nearly all. He’s been a professional multisport and triathlon athlete, competing in events all around the world. He’s been poisoned by bat dung while racing in Borneo jungles and nearly died, and of ... More >>

Kona Endurance Teams to Race the Pioneer

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 5:23 pm | The Pioneer

Visiting New Zealand to ride is on most mountain bikers’ bucket lists. We are very excited to announce that in January the Kona Endurance team will be ticking it off theirs as Spencer Paxson, Barry Wicks, Kris Sneddon and Cory Wallace head to New ... More >>

Cooper Starts Road to Rio with Ride Over the Southern Alps

Friday, 25 September 2015, 11:02 am | The Pioneer

Anton Cooper is fast establishing a reputation as one of the world’s leading mountain bike riders, having won world titles in two age groups and gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, he is now all eyes on the podium in Rio 2016 and has announced his preparation ... More >>

World Class 7-Day Mountain Bike Event Launched

Friday, 6 March 2015, 11:51 am | The Pioneer

The Pioneer has been officially launched in Christchurch, an audacious seven-day mountain bike stage race for elites and amateurs alike that takes riders (in teams of two) through the best of New Zealand’s spectacular landscape along trails that ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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