Amanda Miller finished off a great week for HTC-Highroad by winning the final criterium event at the Tour of New Zealand with a solo attack. It was the 24 year-old's first victory with HTC-Highroad.
HTC-Highroad secured overall victory in the Tour of New Zealand with Judith Arndt and rode aggressively in the criterium to secure yet another victory.
The team split the field and had four riders in the front group. Chloe Hosking and Ina-Yoko Teutenberg then continued to attack to whittle down the bunch and by the end of the race, only five riders remained with both Miller and her teammate Judith Arndt in the select group.
Arndt and Miller continued to attack and then Miller got away and soloed to the finish for her first win. Arndt sprinted from the small group to take fourth place.
"It was a great final day of an already good week," said Miller. "It was really exciting to race here with the team for the first time and really nice that we were so successful."
"Toward the end, there were five riders with Judith and I and we just kept attacking and counter-attacking each other. At one point Judith attacked and I got dropped. Then the group got tired and sat up so I attacked again and got up front for the win."