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NZCT National Mountain Bike Cup Series 08 explained

New Zealand racer Rosara Joseph.

New Zealand racer Rosara Joseph. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)

The New Zealand National Mountain Bike Cup kicked of in early December and will continue throughout the summer season down under. The Cup series comprises of the Subaru South Island Downhill Cup, Subaru North Island Downhill Cup, NZCT South Island Cross Country Cup and NZCT North Island Cross Country Cup. Each Cup has three rounds with overall cup winners being announced at the end of the final round.

Following on from the Island Cup Series will be the NZCT National Championships in Wellington on February 21-24, 2008, and the NZCT Oceania Championships in Nelson on March 13-16, 2008.

Although the Island Cup series is new for 2008, interest has been high and a number of top local riders have pre entered for the Island Series. Downhill events kick off this weekend in Hawkes Bay with 2006 Junior World Champion Cameron Cole and Sam Blenkinsop confirmed starters.

Subaru North Island Downhill Cup
Round 1: Hawkes Bay, December 14-15, 2007
Round 2: Rotorua Sat, February 2-3, 2008
Round 3: Auckland, February 16-17, 2008

Subaru South Island Downhill Cup
Round 1: Coronet Peak, January 4-5, 2008
Round 2: Dirt Park NZ, January 8-9, 2008
Round 3: Nelson (Class 1), January 12-13, 2008

NZCT North Island Cross Country Cup
Round 1: Opotiki, January 26-27, 2008
Round 2: Rotorua (Class 1), February 1-2, 2008
Round 3: Palmerston North, February 9-10, 2008

NZCT South Island Cross Country Cup
Round 1: Arrowsmith, December 8-9, 2007
Round 2: Coronet Peak, January 5-6, 2007
Round 3: Waipara, January 19-20, 2007

2008 NZCT National Championships
Wellington, Febraury 21 - 24, 2008

2008 NZCT Oceania Championships
Nelson, March 13-16, 2008

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