The Pioneer

2019 PIONEER REVEALS ADDED INNOVATIONS AS ENTRIES GO LIVE

Entries for the 2019 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race go live on the event website www.thepioneer.co.nz on February 14, Valentines Day, with organisers expecting high demand for the six-day endurance…


From Africa, to Europe to the Antipodes… Epic Series wraps up 2018 with Kiwi stunner

The 2018 Epic Series races have taken riders from rugged South African countryside to the stunning Swiss Alps to the beautiful snow-covered peaks of New Zealand’s South Island.   On Friday tired…


Hammond and van Leeuwen make Epic Series history – six new Epic Legends at The Pioneer 2018

It was celebrations for all who crossed the line today in Queenstown, New Zealand as 505 riders collected their The Pioneer 2018 finisher’s medals after 6 days and 424km of challenging trails in the…


Vink in unique double, McIlroy and Hollamby fend off Aussies, new mixed champions at The Pioneer

Leading New Zealand road cyclist Michael Vink notched up a unique double today, adding The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race to the 2018 Tour of Southland title, and hinting that he might not yet be…


Vink on the verge of unique cycling achievement – women's race still up for grabs at The Pioneer

A fascinating final day lies in prospect as The Pioneer nears the end of a stunning week.   2018 Tour of Southland champion Michael Vink looks set to capture a unique double as he and riding…


Chapman & Mattocks make their move as Aussies close on Kiwis at The Pioneer

Team Shimano were the big movers on day four of The Pioneer as Central Otago turned on another stunning picture-postcard day, the Australian open women’s team of Brodie Chapman and Briony Mattocks…


Alexandra turns on the weather at The Pioneer's Queen Stage - Kiwi teams take control

Central Otago put on a picture-perfect November day for riders on the Queen Stage of The Pioneer, a 101km ride over some of the regions famous bike trails, taking riders on a mountain biking version…


Vink in a Rush – locals lead The Pioneer after 2 days

Wet and slippery start for Epic Series Legend Race in New Zealand The Pioneer mountain bike stage race in New Zealand’s Southern Alps – part of the global Epic Series that culminates in South…


Download The Pioneer App!

The Pioneer is now in the Epic Series Oceania App! It has everything you need to know about The Pioneer: Team list (find yourself and follow your competition) Event info Daily results Course maps…