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New Zealand National Road Race Championships

The champion's jersey
Julian Dean wearing the champion jersey

The New Zealand National Road Race Championship is a road bicycle race that takes place inside the New Zealand National Cycling Championship, and decides the best cyclist in this type of race. The first edition took place in 1934. The first winner was Frank Grose. The record for the most wins in the men's championship is held by Gordon McCauley with 5. The current champion is Aaron Gate. The women's record is held by Rushlee Buchanan and with 4 wins. The U23 and elite race together in a combined race where the first across the line is the national champion. In 2019 James Fouché was the first to cross the line however being an U23 meant he was the outright national champion the same also occurred for Georgia Christie.[1]

Multiple winners


Wins Name Years
5 Gordon McCauley 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009
4 Nick Carter 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949
Jack Swart 1978, 1979, 1981, 1984
Hayden Roulston 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014
3 Lance Payne 1952, 1954, 1958
Vern Hanaray 1971, 1973, 1977
2 Brian Fowler 1988, 1989
Glen Mitchell 1998, 1999
Heath Blackgrove 2003, 2004
Julian Dean 2007, 2008
Joseph Cooper 2015, 2017
Jason Christie 2016, 2018
James Fouché 2019, 2022


Wins Name Years
4 Rushlee Buchanan 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017
3 Melissa Holt 2001, 2008, 2009
Catherine Cheatley 2004, 2006, 2011
2 M. McDonald 1982, 1983
Rebecca Bailey 1993, 1994
Annaliisa Farrell 1999, 2002
Georgia Williams 2018, 2021
Ally Wollaston 2022, 2023



New Zealand National Road Race Championships – Men's elite race
Race details
RegionNew Zealand
DisciplineRoad bicycle racing
First edition1934 (1934)
First winnerFrank Grose
Most winsGordon McCauley (5 wins)
Most recentAaron Gate
Year Gold Silver Bronze
1934 Frank Grose
1935 Ronald Triner
1936 Graham Hughes
1937 John Brown
1938 Charles Hanson
1939–1944 not held
1945 Nick Carter
1946 Nick Carter
1947 Nick Carter
1948 Mick Mobberley
1949 Nick Carter
1950 Ted Lambert
1951 A. Sweeney
1952 Lance Payne
1953 Neil Geraghty
1954 Lance Payne
1955 Geoff Lankow
1956 L. Parris
1957 Dick Johnstone
1958 Lance Payne
1959 A. Ganderton
1960 R. Peoples
1961 Richie Thomson
1962 Laurie Byers
1963 Tony Ineson
1964 G. Grey
1965 Tino Tabak
1966 G. Hill
1967 John Dean
1968 Merv Davis
1969 Bruce Biddle
1970 Neil Lyster
1971 Vern Hanaray
1972 L. Cooper
1973 Vern Hanaray
1974 J. Ryder
1975 P. Neale
1976 Blair Stockwell
1977 Vern Hanaray
1978 Jack Swart
1979 Jack Swart
1980 Roger Sumich
1981 Jack Swart
1982 Stephen Cox
1983 Eric O'Brien
1984 Jack Swart
1985 Craig Griffin
1986 Bruce Storrie
1987 Graeme Miller Brian Fowler
1988 Brian Fowler
1989 Brian Fowler
1990 Craig Connell
1991 Chris Nicholson
1992 Dean Peterkin
1993 Darien Rush
1994 Ewan McMaster Brian Fowler Richard Reid
1995 Norman Shattock Glenn McLeay Mark Rendell
1996 Richard Reid Gordon McCauley Mark Rendell
1997 Gordon McCauley Brian Fowler Stuart Lowe
1998 Glen Mitchell David Lee John Hume
1999 Glen Mitchell Graeme Miller Francis De Jager
2000[2] Glen Thomson Greg Henderson Tim Carswell
2001 Gordon McCauley Stuart Lowe Brendon Vesty
2002 Gordon McCauley Hayden Godfrey Glen Mitchell
2003 Heath Blackgrove Glen Mitchell Robin Reid
2004 Heath Blackgrove Justin Kerr Hayden Roulston
2005 Gordon McCauley Glen Mitchell Hayden Godfrey
2006 Hayden Roulston Hayden Godfrey Robin Reid
2007 Julian Dean Heath Blackgrove Gordon McCauley
2008 Julian Dean Heath Blackgrove Scott Lyttle
2009 Gordon McCauley Joseph Cooper Jason Allen
2010 Jack Bauer Hayden Roulston Julian Dean
2011 Hayden Roulston Greg Henderson Jeremy Yates
2012 Michael Vink James Williamson Patrick Bevin
2013 Hayden Roulston George Bennett James Oram
2014 Hayden Roulston Jack Bauer Tom Davison
2015 Joseph Cooper Tom Davison Jason Christie
2016 Jason Christie Dion Smith Hamish Schreurs
2017 Joseph Cooper Jason Christie Dion Smith
2018 Jason Christie Hayden McCormick Michael Torckler
2019 James Fouché Kees Duyvesteyn Tom Scully
2020[3] Shane Archbold George Bennett Dylan Kennett
2021[4] George Bennett Michael Torckler Ryan Christensen
2022[5] James Fouché Thomas Sexton Laurence Pithie
2023 James Oram Ryan Christensen Logan Currie
2024 Aaron Gate Corbin Strong Laurence Pithie


New Zealand National Road Race Championships – Men's U23 race
Race details
RegionNew Zealand
DisciplineRoad bicycle racing
First edition1997 (1997)
First winnerKarl Murray
Most winsJeremy Yates
Michael Vink
Hamish Schreurs
James Fouché
(2 wins)
Most recentMarshall Erwood
Year Gold Silver Bronze
1997 Karl Murray Adrian Horn
1998 Karl Moore
1999 G. Westoby
2000 Jeremy Robinson
2001 Karl Moore
2002 Jeremy Yates Jason Allen
2003 Jeremy Yates Peter Latham Timothy Gudsell
2004 Peter Latham Timothy Gudsell Ben Robson
2005 Logan Hutchings Ashley Whitehead Adam Coker
2006 Joseph Cooper Matthew Haydock Clinton Avery
2007 Matthew Haydock Oliver Pearce Edwin Crossling
2008 Clinton Avery Westley Gough Matthew Haydock
2009 James Williamson Michael Torckler Roman Van Uden
2010 Tom Findlay James Williamson Matt Marshall
2011 Michael Vink James Williamson James McCoy
2012 Michael Vink Patrick Bevin Joshua Atkins
2013 James Oram Michael Vink Alex Frame
2014 Hayden McCormick Dion Smith James Oram
2015 Hamish Schreurs Dion Smith Hayden McCormick
2016 Hamish Schreurs Hayden McCormick Liam Aitcheson
2017 Regan Gough James Fouché Jake Marryatt
2018 James Fouché Ryan Christensen Sam Dobbs
2019 James Fouché Kees Duyvesteyn Joel Yates
2020 Finn Fisher-Black Connor Brown Andrew Bidwell
2021 Jack Drage Keegan Hornblow Reuben Thompson
2022[5] Laurence Pithie Keegan Hornblow Alexander White
2023 Logan Currie Reuben Thompson Oliver Grave
2024 Marshall Erwood Lucas Murphy Lewis Bower



New Zealand National Road Race Championships – Women's elite race
Race details
RegionNew Zealand
DisciplineRoad bicycle racing
First edition1981 (1981)
First winnerD. Zanders
Most winsRushlee Buchanan (4 wins)
Most recentElla Wyllie
Year Gold Silver Bronze
1981 Debbie Zanders Beverley May
1982 M. McDonald
1983 M. McDonald
1984 K. Erikson
1985 H. O'Connell
1986 Sue Golder
1987 Sally Fraser
1988 S. Holland
1989 Madonna Harris
1990 Karen Holliday
1991 Joann Burke Jacqui Nelson Kathy Lynch
1992 Rosalind Reekie-May Susy Pryde Leslie Dove
1993 Rebecca Bailey
1994 Rebecca Bailey Charlotte Cox Tracy Clark
1995 Tania Duff-Miller Charlotte Cox Jacqui Nelson
1996 Kathy Lynch Charlotte Cox Janet O'Hara
1997 Maria Hassan Tracy Clark Joanna Lawn
1998 Susy Pryde Marguerite Ritchie Kirsty Robb
1999 Annaliisa Farrell Katri Laike Natalie Beeston
2000 Fiona Carswell-Ramage Tania Duff-Miller Melissa Holt
2001 Melissa Holt Benita Douglas Catherine Cardwell
2002 Annaliisa Farrell Melissa Holt Tammy Boyd
2003 Jo Kiesanowski Susie Wood Catherine Cheatley
2004 Catherine Cheatley Tammy Boyd Katri Lake
2005 Sarah Ulmer Melissa Holt Kara Northcott
2006 Catherine Cheatley Yvette Hill-Willis Alison Shanks
2007 Alison Shanks Melissa Holt Sarah Ulmer
2008 Melissa Holt Rosara Joseph Kaytee Boyd
2009 Melissa Holt Karen Fulton Tracy Clark
2010 Rushlee Buchanan Linda Villumsen Kaytee Boyd
2011 Catherine Cheatley Serena Sheridan Rushlee Buchanan
2012 Nicky Samuels Courteney Lowe Kate McIlroy
2013 Courteney Lowe Georgia Williams Jo Kiesanowski
2014 Rushlee Buchanan Linda Villumsen Reta Trotman
2015 Linda Villumsen Sharlotte Lucas Karen Fulton
2016 Rushlee Buchanan Georgia Williams Joanne Kiesanowski
2017 Rushlee Buchanan Georgia Williams Kate McIlroy
2018 Georgia Williams Sharlotte Lucas Kirsty McCallum
2019 Holly Edmonston [N 1] Sharlotte Lucas Georgia Williams
2020 Niamh Fisher-Black [N 2] Ella Harris Teresa Adam
2021 Georgia Williams Kate Mccarthy Sharlotte Lucas
2022[7] Ally Wollaston Georgia Williams Bryony Botha
2023 Ally Wollaston Georgia Williams Sharlotte Lucas
2024 Ella Wyllie Kim Cadzow Samara Maxwell


New Zealand National Road Race Championships – Women's U23 race
Race details
RegionNew Zealand
DisciplineRoad bicycle racing
First edition2017 (2017)
First winnerAmanda Jamieson
Most winsAlly Wollaston
Most recentElla Wyllie
Year Gold Silver Bronze
2017 Amanda Jamieson Michaela Drummond Lydia Rippon
2018 Grace Anderson Deborah Paine Lydia Rippon
2019 Georgia Christie Deborah Paine Michaela Drummond
2020 Niamh Fisher-Black Ella Harris Ally Wollaston
2021 Georgia Danford Henrietta Christie Annamarie Lipp
2022[5] Ally Wollaston Henrietta Christie Kim Cadzow
2023[8] Ally Wollaston Ella Wyllie Belle Judd
2024[9] Ella Wyllie Brea Roderick Muireann Green


  1. ^ Christie won the combined race so was crowned the National champion[6]
  2. ^ Fisher-Black won the combined race so was crowned the National champion


  1. ^ "Outstanding Fouche dominates to win national title, Scully first elite". 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Senior & U23 Men - 15 April 2000". 14 April 2000. Archived from the original on 15 December 2000. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Shane Archbold wins New Zealand National Championships". 16 February 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  4. ^ "George Bennett claims long-awaited New Zealand road race title". 14 February 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "Grassroots Trust Elite Road National Championships Road Race". 13 February 2022. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Elite & Under 23 Womens RR Champs". 5 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
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