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The Pioneer release the route for 2019

The Pioneer release the route for 2019

The Nutri-Grain Pioneer packs a punch in 2019! They don't give away the finisher's medals but the course for this year means you'll enjoy earning it. 1 May 2019
What do you want to know about The Pioneer?

What do you want to know about The Pioneer?

The team at The Pioneer are hitting the road - so if you have burning questions now is the time to ask them face to face! 17 Apr 2019
Pioneers power over Mt Difficulty

Pioneers power over Mt Difficulty

The penultimate stage for The Pioneer in 2018 looked daunting on paper and on weather apps. But the truth on the trails was a world apart. 29 Nov 2018
Team Shimano win women's stage at The Pioneer

Team Shimano win women's stage at The Pioneer

The 4th day of The Pioneer saw another Australian team come to the fore. 28 Nov 2018
Euros teach lessons on Day 2 of The Pioneer

Euros teach lessons on Day 2 of The Pioneer

Day two of The Pioneer was the first stage - and it was time to see how those with the lead after the prologue would stack up. 26 Nov 2018
Hometown heroes set for The Pioneer

Hometown heroes set for The Pioneer

The Pioneer kicks off this weekend in Queenstown - will local legends defend their title in the Mixed category? 21 Nov 2018
Everything you need to know about The Pioneer

Everything you need to know about The Pioneer

Signed up for The Pioneer and a little bit worried about what to take, how to prepare and what's ahead? Our Ed gives his insights after completing the first two editions. 2 Jul 2018
A Pioneers new path

A Pioneers new path

The 2018 route for The Pioneer is tracing a completely different course across the topography of New Zealand’s South Island. 1 Feb 2018
The Pioneer MTB stage race returns in 2018!

The Pioneer MTB stage race returns in 2018!

The Pioneer is back in 2018, with new dates and a new route coming to New Zealand's South Island. 6 Sep 2017
All the world's a stage

All the world's a stage

How the gruelling Pioneer and Cape Epic races foster a spirit of adventure that could soon go totally global 7 Aug 2017
Pioneer Stage Two

Pioneer Stage Two

Day two of The Pioneer mountain bike stage race revealed the true character of the race, as riders were lead along a long and hilly route, where the sting was truly in the tail. 6 Mar 2017
Pioneer Stage Seven - no gifts

Pioneer Stage Seven - no gifts

The final day of The Pioneer mountain bike stage race tok riders from the heights of Snow Farm to Queenstown, with a quick jetboat ride thrown in too. 11 Feb 2017
Pioneer Stage Six - Snow Farm beckons

Pioneer Stage Six - Snow Farm beckons

Stage Six of The Pioneer mountain bike stage race mixes the sweet singletrack outside Wanaka with a behemoth of a climb - all the way to Snow Farm at 1500m. 10 Feb 2017
Pioneer Stage Five - The Queen Stage

Pioneer Stage Five - The Queen Stage

Any week-long stage race has a Queen stage - the day which is the longest, and typically the hardest. And Stage 5 of The Pioneer mountain bike stage race, with 112km and 3578m of climbing truly matched the definition of a Queen Stage. 9 Feb 2017
Pioneer Stage Five - The Queen Stage

Pioneer Stage Five - The Queen Stage

Any week-long stage race has a Queen stage - the day which is the longest, and typically the hardest. And Stage 5 of The Pioneer mountain bike stage race, with 112km and 3578m of climbing truly matched the definition of a Queen Stage. 9 Feb 2017
Pioneer Stage Five - find character

Pioneer Stage Five - find character

Any week-long stage race has a Queen stage - the day which is the longest, and typically the hardest. And Stage 5 of The Pioneer mountain bike stage race, with 112km and 3578m of climbing truly matched the definition of a Queen Stage. 9 Feb 2017
Pioneer Stage Four - battling Ben Ohau

Pioneer Stage Four - battling Ben Ohau

The sun was shining again on Stage 4 of The Pioneer mountain bike stage race, as the riders left the cool shores of Lake Tekapo, heading to the sunny shores of Lake Ohau. But first, they had to battle Ben Ohau. 8 Feb 2017
Pioneer Stage Three

Pioneer Stage Three

Riders are in Tekapo, some are using Lake Tekapo as an ice bath, others are spread under the stretch tent. And just about everyone is glad that The Pioneer crew chose to not subject them to alpine misery today. 7 Feb 2017
Pioneer Stage Two

Pioneer Stage Two

On day two of The Pioneer mountain bike stage race, the true nature of the event reared its head. Gone was the short nature of day one, instead riders were greeted with a true test, from rutted trails, steep climbs, and long rocky descents. 6 Feb 2017
Pioneer Stage One

Pioneer Stage One

Stage One of the Pioneer headed to Christchurch Adventure Park, as riders tested themselves on the gravity trails and steep climbs ahead of their journey to the Alps. 4 Feb 2017
Unravelling the path of a Pioneer

Unravelling the path of a Pioneer

7 days 549km 15824m - we've got all you need to know concerning one of the biggest races in the southern hemisphere. 24 Dec 2016