SBS Bank Tour of Southland

Date/Time
Date(s) - 29/10/2017 - 04/11/2017


Aaron Gate enjoys the spoils of victory as winner of the 2016 SBS Bank Tour of Southland, photo Eugene Bonthuys

It is one of the two biggest stage races in the country.  The SBS Bank Tour of Southland is steeped in history since its first race way back in 1956.  Now in its 61st year, the race has seen Olympic medallists, world champions and stars of the international scene past and present all go pedal-to-pedal.

 

It is a one-of-a-kind event.  The SBS Bank Tour of Southland is notorious for many things, the intensity of the racing, the climbs of Coronet Peak and Bluff Hill, and of course the notorious Southland weather conditions.  It is a race that demands the best of any contender, but also has a strong element of unpredictability attached to it. 

Hamish Bond and Michael Torckler make their way up Coronet Peak during the 2016 SBS Bank Tour of Southland, photo Eugene Bonthuys

This year’s SBS Tour of Southland stages are below:

Prologue:  Queen’s Park. 4.2km

Stage 1: SIT Zero Fees Velodrome – Lumsden. 170km

Stage 2: Riverton – Te Anau Lake Front. 150km

Stage 3: Mossburn Community Centre – Coronet Peak. 138km

Stage 4:  SIT Zero Fees Velodrome – Bluff Hill.  148km

Stage 5:  SIT Zero Fees Velodrome – Hokonui Drive.  151km

Stage 6:  Winton – Winton.  13km TT

Stage 7:  Central Southland Lodge – Invercargill.  77km

 

To find out more about the SBS Bank Tour of Southland or to enter click here.