With start and Finish in the award-winning winery of Forrest Wines in Renwick, the Forrest Grape ride will return for the third time as UCI qualifier event for the Varese World Championships.

The event suffered from the Earthquake south of the region last year which resulted in lower numbers at the start as they all had to make a big detour to get to the venue.

This year organizers expect 1700 riders all enjoying the 101km course in this beautiful region. Curious who will beat last year's winners Stuart Holder and Alice Chaplin?

Marlborough is situated in the north of the South Island of New Zealand, 4h north of Christchurch or 3h by ferry from Wellington.