New Zealand Cycle Classic

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New Zealand Cycle Classic
Race details
Date Late-January
Region Mastertonn Region, New Zealand
English name New Zealand Cycle Classic
Nickname(s) NZCC
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI Oceania Tour
Type New Zealand's Premier Stage race
Organiser Jorge Sandoval
Race director Jorge Sandoval
First edition 1988 (1988)
Editions 29 (as of 2016)
First winner  Darren Rush (NZL)
Most wins  Brian Fowler (NZL) (4 wins)
Most recent  2016 Ben O'Connor (AUS)

The New Zealand Cycle Classic (previously known as the Tour of Wellington) is a road cycling race held in and around Wellington, New Zealand. The race exists of a men's competition over five stages and is part of the UCI Oceania Tour.


Rider Team
1988 New Zealand Rush, DarrenDarren Rush (NZL)
1989 New Zealand Fowler, BrianBrian Fowler (NZL)
1990 New Zealand Fowler, BrianBrian Fowler (NZL)
1991 New Zealand Fowler, BrianBrian Fowler (NZL)
1992 New Zealand Fowler, BrianBrian Fowler (NZL)
1993 New Zealand Richards, ClarkClark Richards (NZL)
1994 New Zealand Reid, RicRic Reid (NZL)
1995 Australia Macewen, RobbieRobbie McEwen (AUS)
1996 New Zealand Reid, RicRic Reid (NZL)
1997 Australia Sweet, CoreyCorey Sweet (AUS)
1998 Australia Bradbury, HaydenHayden Bradbury (AUS)
1999 New Zealand Dean, JulianJulian Dean (NZL)
2000 New Zealand Vesty, BrendonBrendon Vesty (NZL)
2001 France Jenner, ChrisChris Jenner (FRA) Fuji Xerox
2002 New Zealand Reid, RobinRobin Reid (NZL) Avanti Cycles
2003 New Zealand Yates, MatthewMatthew Yates (NZL) Team Subway
2004 Canada Wohlberg, EricEric Wohlberg (CAN) Trust House
2005 Australia Lloyd, MatthewMatthew Lloyd (AUS) Team Jayco
2006 New Zealand Roulston, HaydenHayden Roulston (NZL) Team Subway
2007 New Zealand Roulston, HaydenHayden Roulston (NZL) Trek-Zookeepers Café
2008 Australia Meyer, TravisTravis Meyer (AUS)
2009 Australia McDonald, PeterPeter McDonald (AUS) Drapac–Porsche Cycling
2010 New Zealand Torckler, MichaelMichael Torckler (NZL) Cardno Team
2011 New Zealand Bennett, GeorgeGeorge Bennett (NZL) Cardno Team
2012 Australia McCarthy, JayJay McCarthy (AUS) Team Jayco-AIS
2013 Australia Earle, NathanNathan Earle (AUS) Huon Salmon–Genesys Wealth Advisers
2014 New Zealand Vink, MichaelMichael Vink (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts
2015 New Zealand Gunman, TaylorTaylor Gunman (NZL) Avanti Racing Team
2016 Australia O'Connor, BenBen O'Connor (AUS) Avanti Racing Team