112km through the Lindis Pass tested the riders of The Pioneer today, with the top male teams both experiencing mechanical issues to boot.
A tough climb over Ben Ohau took the Four Day Traverse riders to the cumulation of their race at The Pioneer
The Pioneer 2017 got underway yesterday at Christchurch Adventure Park with James Williamson and Scott Lyttle throwing down the fastest time in the Prologue.
Christchurch Adventure Park will host its first mountain bike event in the form of The Pioneer 7 day stage race, kicking off there in February.
Stage Six between Hawea and Snow Farm was business as usual for the race leaders.
After the first stage of The Pioneer Anton Cooper and Dan McConnell are out in front.