The Tour of Southland is a road bicycle racing stage race held in the Southland region of New Zealand. Check out dates and tv coverage.

Tour of Southland : 2022 | Sbs | Dates | Tv coverage

From 2005 until 2009, the Tour of Southland has been part of the UCI Oceania Tour however the 2010 event was held as a National Tour.

Tour of Southland : 2022 | Sbs | Dates | Tv coverage

Race details
Date Early November
Region Southland region, New Zealand
English name Tour of Southland
 Local name(s)   SBS Bank Tour of Southland
Discipline Road race
Competition National Tour Event
Type 7 Day Stage Race

The Tour is held annually in November. The race is organised and delivered by Cycling Southland. The race’s title sponsor is SBS Bank, a New Zealand bank, which is the country’s largest building society.

Tour of Southland 2022

This is the 66th edition of the 2022 SBS Bank Tour of Southland. It’s an exciting time of the year for the region, as it’s an opportunity to showcase Southland to the cycling community.

Cycling Southland would like to acknowledge the support from our event sponsors. Your continued involvement ensures the SBS Bank Tour of Southland remains a successful and iconic
Southland event.

Tour of Southland : 2022 | Sbs | Dates | Tv coverage

Particular thanks goes to SBS Bank for their
contribution as the principal sponsor of the event for a tenth year.

We would also like to acknowledge the outstanding support we have received from our funding partners – Aotearoa Gaming Trust, Community Trust South, Invercargill City Council, Invercargill Licensing Trust, ILT Foundation, The Lion Foundation, New Zealand Community Trust and TAB New Zealand.

Our thanks is also extended to the many community sponsors who support the event and make the event what it is today.

The event has again attracted a large field to the region, and we are thrilled to have international riders once again on the start line.

Whether you are a competitor or a supporter, we encourage you to always give your utmost cooperation to ensure the safe and smooth running of the event.

And wherever possible, we encourage you to support and acknowledge our valued supporting sponsors.

To the race officials and our many volunteers, thank you for your time and commitment. It would not be possible to deliver the event without your support.

To the riders, thank you for racing in the SBS Bank Tour of Southland. On behalf of Cycling Southland, we wish you a safe journey home following the event and trust you will cherish the memories you create on tour, and of the southern region and our hospitality.We hope to see you back for future Tours!

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“The SBS Bank Tour of Southland isn’t just an iconic New Zealand bike race, riders tell stories about it around the world so it’s great that we are finally able to welcome everyone back in 2023,” Marr said.

Tour of Southland : 2022 | Sbs | Dates | Tv coverage

“It has been a challenge for everyone concerned to keep this race going during the pandemic, so it will be great to have the racing front and centre again. This is a race which has developed plenty of resilience since it started in 1956 and I can’t wait to get started.

Defending champion Michael Vink returns to the south looking to win a fourth Southland title in the past five years.

After two Covid-affected years a strong 21-team field will assemble for this week’s SBS Bank Tour of Southland.

New Zealand cycling’s longest-running and most prestigious stage race welcomes back riders from across the country and the globe in 2023, something race director Sally Marr is excited and relieved about.


The 2022 edition of the SBS Bank Tour of Southland will take place from 30 October to 5 November.

Tour of Southland : 2022 | Sbs | Dates | Tv coverage

  • Start  :  Sunday ,30 October, 2022.
  • End  :    Saturday, 5 November, 2022.

In the 2021 edition of New Zealand’s most successful multi-stage road race, Michael Vink (Transport Engineering Southalnd – Talley’s) took the title )

Tv coverage 

Kinetic Media will provide extensive film coverage of the SBS Bank Tour of Southland with commentators Julian Ineson and Doug Bath.

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