The organizers of the Auckland Summer Criterium Series, run around Auckland's Tank Farm, have confirmed that their sponsors. Grammo and SRAM will co-sponsor the pre-Christmas series, with BMC and Lake adding their support to the New Year series.
The Summer Criterium Series attracts a wide range of competitors with the cream of Auckland cycling and triathlon regularly turning out. The races are increasingly popular with spectators, as the two races held each evening showcase cycling with maximum fields of 60 riders. Past series participants include many current and past New Zealand cyclists and triathletes, including Gordon McCauley, Sarah Ulmer, Ric Reid, Tim Pawson, Stu Williams, Hamish Carter, Debbie Tanner, Rohan Lord and many others.
This year, on December 14th, between the Christmas and New Year events, will be the Auckland championship race, with separate elite men's and women's races. The events mark the much anticipated return of inner city cycling on a closed course.