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Rockshox Taniwha Downhill

For the first time in 2023, Crankworx will be bringing fans live coverage of DH racing on Red Bull TV from the famed Whakarewarewa and Tītokorangi forests. The RockShox Taniwha Downhill will see top downhillers get loose on, what’s been described as, the OG DH track in New Zealand, known for high speed, high risk, and high adrenaline racing.

Event Information

2023 Technical Guide – Click Here

REGISTRATION
Online registration will open on Wednesday January 18, 2023 at 10:00am NZDT.
Registration Deadline: Sunday March 12, 2023 at 23:59 NZDT (unless race sells out in advance)
There will be no onsite registration.

To view athlete profile and to register, please login into the Crankworx Registration Platform

Entry Fee
UCI Licensed Racers: $124.98 NZD (including GST and service fees)
Non-UCI Licensed Racers: $134.98 NZD (including GST and service fees)
Includes athlete accreditation for access into the venue for the event week.

Cancellation Policy
Entry fees are refundable (less processing fee) providing cancellation notice is received in writing to athletes@crankworx.com by the registration deadline. Registration deadline is March 12, 2023 at 23:59 NZDT. All entries are non-refundable or transferable after the registration deadline (even in the case of injury or mechanical problems).

Competitors who need to withdraw after the registration deadline should email athletes@crankworx.com to confirm their withdrawal otherwise they will appear on the start list as a DNS.

CATEGORIES
MEN | Elite
MEN | U19 [2005-2006]
WOMEN | Elite
WOMEN | U19 [2005-2006]

MEN | U15 [2009-2010]
MEN | U17 [2007-2008] 
MEN | Senior Amateur 19-34 [1989-2004]
MEN | Master Amateur 35-39 [1984-1988]
MEN | Veteran Amateur 40+ [1983+]
WOMEN | U15 [2009-2010] 
WOMEN | U17 [2007-2008]
WOMEN | Senior Amateur 19+ [2004+]

RACE LICENSES
Competitors in the RockShox Taniwha Downhill will need to have a UCI license issued by their national federation. Only riders with UCI Elite licenses can register in the Elite category.

Non-licensed competitors will have the option to purchase a 1 event Cycling NZ license (cost $10 – can be added onto entry fee at time of registration) and will be subject Cycling New Zealand’s Terms and Conditions.

TRAINING GROUPS
Group A = U19 and Elite categories
Group B = U15, U17, Senior, Master and Veteran categories

TRAINING REQUIREMENT
There is a mandatory training requirement for the event.  Minimum 2 training runs must be completed during the scheduled training sessions and verified by a commissaire. Riders who have not completed the training runs during the scheduled training sessions won’t be allowed to start in Finals or the Seeding Run (Elite Only).

Riders must start all training runs at the official start gate.

FORMAT
Finals Only, 1 Run for the following categories: U15, U17, U19, Senior, Master and Veteran categories
Seeding Run & Finals for Elite Men and Women

SEEDING RUNS
Seeding Runs are for the Elite Men and Elite Women categories only.

Seeding Runs are mandatory. If a rider does not start for the seeding run, they will not be placed in the start list to race in finals.

Start order for finals for the Elite Men and Elite Women categories will be determined by the results of Saturday’s Seeding Runs.

PROTECTION RULES Cycling NZ Rules

Ages 17+:
Compulsory:
-Full face helmet (Any 1 or 2-Piece helmet with approved Safety Certification is permitted – see Cycling NZ Rules for approved safety certification standards)
-Elbows/Forearms
-Knee/Shin

Spinal/shoulder protection, neck brace and full finger gloves highly recommended.

Ages 16 and under:
Compulsory:
-Full face helmet (Any 1 or 2-Piece helmet with approved Safety Certification is permitted – see Cycling NZ Rules for approved safety certification standards)
-Neck brace
-Elbows/Forearms
-Knee/Shin

Highly Recommended:
-Spinal/shoulder protection
-Hand protection (full finger gloves)

Contact for more information: 
Contact athletes@crankworx.com .