Cross Country

LEADING NZ CROSS-COUNTRY RIDERS REVEAL THEMSELVES

2021 New Zealand Cross Country Championship CAPTION: The senior podium at round one of the 2021 New Zealand Cross-country Championships near Marton on Sunday was (from left) Palmerston North's Paul Whibley (2nd), Napier's Tommy Watts (1st) and Napier's Reece Lister...

NZ CROSS-COUNTRY ELITE READY, WILLING AND EAGER

2021 New Zealand Cross-country Championship   CAPTION: Whanganui's Seth Reardon (Yamaha), the national cross-country championship runner-up in 2019, determined to challenge for the No.1 position again this year. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com   New...

YAMAHA COMES TO THE PARTY FOR DIRT BIKE RACERS

2021 NZ Cross-country Championships New Zealand's cross-country motorcycle racing elite will be chomping at the bit to hit the tracks again as the competition is resurrected for 2021. When the full effects of the COVID-19 pandemic struck New Zealand in March last...
SCHOOL SPORT NZ CROSS COUNTRY EVENT POSTPONED

SCHOOL SPORT NZ CROSS COUNTRY EVENT POSTPONED

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THE SCHOOL SPORT NEW ZEALAND CROSS COUNTRY EVENT HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the School Sport New Zealand Cross Country Event has had to be postponed. This is extremely disappointing, however the welfare of...

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TE AWAMUTU’S ARCHER TOPS THE PODIUM IN THE USA

TE AWAMUTU’S ARCHER TOPS THE PODIUM IN THE USA

Te Awamutu's Rachael Archer (Yamaha YZ250F), battling among the elite in the United States. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com It was probably just a matter of time before Kiwi dirt bike ace Rachael Archer topped the podium in the United States. The 18-year-old...

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NZ CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED

NZ CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED

Because of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it will now be early next year before the New Zealand Cross-country Championships can be staged again. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com New Zealand, as a country, has coped remarkably well with the COVID-19 pandemic...

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WHIBLEY TAKES THE EARLY CROSS-COUNTRY ADVANTAGE

WHIBLEY TAKES THE EARLY CROSS-COUNTRY ADVANTAGE

The senior race podium at Marton on Sunday was (from left) Pahiatua's Charles Alabaster, Manawatu's Paul Whibley and Taupo's Brad Groombridge. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com The early pecking order has been established after a thrilling opening round to the...

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DEFENDING CHAMP KNOWS HE’LL HAVE HIS WORK CUT OUT

DEFENDING CHAMP KNOWS HE’LL HAVE HIS WORK CUT OUT

Manawatu's Paul Whibley (Yamaha), the national cross-country champion in 2015, determined to challenge for the No.1 position again this year. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com They say it's harder to defend a title than it is to win it in the first place. And...

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