Day 6 – Te Kuiti to The Chateau
DATE & LOCATION
Thursday 11th April 2019.
Stage One: Te Kuiti to Taumarunui
Stage Two: National Park to The Chateau
71 km(Taumarunui to Te Kuiti)
12 km (fNational Park to Chateau)
About the Stage Sponsor
Downer EDI have been fundamental to the success of Tour of New Zealand. Downer wholeheartedly and professionally support us with Traffic Management plans, and staff and equipment. In so doing they make a tremendous contribution to the Tour both for the safety of riders and organisers, on the road and off the road and in the raising of over $1.25 Million for the charities in the last 4 tours.” Peter Yarrell Tour Director
Your stage transport will leave Rotorua at 6.00am to arrive in Te Kuiti at 7.30am. Te Kuiti main street will be the starting venue and the ride begins on the route we took into Te Kuiti from Rotorua (20kms) and then heads South through very quiet roads and rolling hill country before joining the main road into Taumarunui for the last 15kms.
The finish and a fill up lunch (good restaurants in Taumarunui) before the 45 minute drive to National Park village and our second stage. This will be optional and not count in the overall Tour times. You will be grouped and ride in your categories and the first person to ride into the front portico (in your grouping) of the Chateau will receive the $50 cash prize to go to their charity and $50 to shout a drink for the second and third riders!
|6:00 am||Leave Rotorua (1.5 hour drive)|
|8:45 – 9:15 am||Sign in at Te Kuiti|
|9:30 am||Start TeKuiti (main street)|
|3.00 pm||Stage 2 Hill Climb. National Park to Chateau (12kms)|
|6.00 pm||Peloton Dinner at The Chateau (2 sittings)|
There is plenty of parking on the side streets and behind the start. All support vehicles will travel on the direct route into Taumarunui (State Highway 73) leaving before the ride gets underway at 9.30 am. For competitors the first 20kms is flattish but then the rolling hills kick in for a further 35kms before we join State Highway 73 to roll into Taumarunui… The weather should be noticeably warmer than experienced in the South Island. When all riders have completed this stage, we will transfer to The National Park village (40mins drive). You will congregate in your race categories to ride as individuals the 12 km hill climb to The Chateau (optional).