Arndt secures overall victory

Andruk wins final stage

Judith Arndt and her HTC-Highroad teammates stayed calm and collected throughout a challenging final stage of Tour of New Zealand to allow the German rider to claim the overall race victory.

The final stage was won by the Ukraine’s Alona Andruk (Team Diadora-Pasta Zara), who beat Kendelle Hodge (Jayco/Vis) and Emily Collins (Cyclosport NZ) in a sprint after being part of a seven-rider move.

Arndt finished eighth at the head of the peloton. She finished four seconds ahead of Catherine Cheatley (New Zealand National Team) and 12 seconds ahead of Ruth Corset (Team Jayco – AIS).

"Today was quite hard for my teammates. With so many attacks and breakaways it was difficult to keep control," Arndt said in a press release from her team.

"They worked hard to bring back breaks and keep other breaks down to within a minute. It was a tough job today because we weren't getting a lot of time gaps."

The course was the same as two days prior but in the opposite direction, beginning with a big climb followed by rolling hills to the finish.

"The race started with several attacks from our main GC competitors as expected," said sport director Ronny Lauke, "But the girls did a good job countering and we sent Amber in a three rider break which gained up to a minute. The Kiwis were forced to chase and finally brought it back."

"Several more attacks followed and we were always present until we finally let a group of non-GC riders get up to one minute to assure that the bonuses would be taken away at the finish. The girls kept everything under control and managed to celebrate a well deserved overall win. It was a display of true teamwork as each of the girls contributed to the victory."

All the riders in New Zealand will now ride a separate criterium in Wellington on Sunday.
 

Full results
1Alona Andruk (Ukr) Team Diadora-Pasta Zara3:28:02 
2Kendelle Hodge (Aus) Jayco/VIS  
3Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport NZ  
4Jeanne Kuhajek (NZl) Team Mini NZ  
5Kate Chilcott (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team  
6Shara Gillow (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:00:03 
7Alexandra Carle (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:00:08 
8Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Highroad Women0:00:35 
9Shelley Olds (USA) Team Diadora-Pasta Zara  
10Zhao Na (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China  
11Ruth Corset (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS  
12Luo Xiao Ling (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China  
13Catherine Cheatley (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team  
14Sheng Yongyan (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China  
15Shi Li Na (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China  
16Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Jayco/VIS  
17Rachel Neylan (Aus) Team Diadora-Pasta Zara  
18Joanne Hogan (Aus) Jayco/VIS  
19Chloe McConville (Aus) TDT RACE - Australia  
20Chisako Harigai (Jpn) Japan National Team  
21Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport NZ  
22Amber Neben (USA) HTC Highroad Women  
23Zoe Watters (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group  
24Serena Sheridan (NZl) Team Mini NZ  
25Genevieve Whitson (NZl) NZCT Team  
26Clare Dallat (Irl) TDT RACE - Australia  
27Rachel Doody (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group  
28Courteney Lowe (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team  
29Amanda Spratt (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS  
30Ina- Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Highroad Women0:00:43 
31Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC Highroad Women  
32Ally Stacher (USA) HTC Highroad Women  
33Amanda Miller (USA) HTC Highroad Women  
34Lisa Jacobs (Aus) Jayco/VIS  
35Melanie Burke (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team  
36Meng Lang (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China  
37Linda Villumsen (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team  
38Ashleigh Neave (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group  
39Huang Li (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China  
40Naomi Williams (Aus) Prime States Buyers Team - Australia0:00:48 
41Amber Pierce (USA) Team Diadora-Pasta Zara0:00:56 
42Maddison Vit (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group0:01:34 
43Laura Medley (Aus) NZCT Team0:04:09 
44Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS  
45Paula McCoy (NZl) Team Mini NZ  
46Emma Grant (GBr) Cyclosport NZ0:10:37 
47Minami Uwano (Jpn) Japan National Team  
48Nikolina Orlic (Aus) NZCT Team  
49Yuko Myochin (Jpn) Japan National Team  
50Nicole Whitburn (Aus) Prime States Buyers Team - Australia  
51Naila Hassan (NZl) Team Mini NZ  
52Shanice Nitis (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group  
53Delphine Astier (Fra) TDT RACE - Australia  
54Philippa Sutton (NZl) Japan National Team  
55Rebecca Locke (Aus) Prime States Buyers Team - Australia  
56Belinda Goss (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS  
57Amy Bradley (Aus) TDT RACE - Australia  
58Ingrid Trotter (Aus) Prime States Buyers Team - Australia  
59Janine Coop (NZl) NZCT Team  
60Rachel Larner (NZl) Team Mini NZ  
61Anna Kauffmann (Aus) NZCT Team  
62Tracy Best (NZl) Cyclosport NZ  
63Gayle Brownlee (NZl) Team Mini NZ0:10:42 
64Corrinne Smit (NZl) Cyclosport NZ  
DNSSarah Riley (Aus) TDT RACE - Australia  
Final overall classification
1Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Highroad Women11:50:56 
2Catherine Cheatley (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team0:00:04 
3Ruth Corset (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:00:12 
4Shara Gillow (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:01:05 
5Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport NZ0:01:29 
6Alona Andruk (Ukr) Team Diadora-Pasta Zara  
7Joanne Hogan (Aus) Jayco/VIS0:01:33 
8Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Jayco/VIS  
9Rachel Neylan (Aus) Team Diadora-Pasta Zara  
10Kate Chilcott (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team  
11Amber Neben (USA) HTC Highroad Women  
12Linda Villumsen (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team0:01:41 
13Shelley Olds (USA) Team Diadora-Pasta Zara0:02:02 
14Ina- Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Highroad Women0:02:06 
15Zhao Na (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China0:02:08 
16Sheng Yongyan (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China  
17Shi Li Na (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China  
18Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport NZ  
19Luo Xiao Ling (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China  
20Serena Sheridan (NZl) Team Mini NZ  
21Courteney Lowe (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team  
22Zoe Watters (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group  
23Amanda Spratt (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS  
24Chloe McConville (Aus) TDT RACE - Australia0:02:14 
25Genevieve Whitson (NZl) NZCT Team  
26Meng Lang (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China0:02:16 
27Ally Stacher (USA) HTC Highroad Women  
28Amanda Miller (USA) HTC Highroad Women  
29Ashleigh Neave (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:02:22 
30Amber Pierce (USA) Team Diadora-Pasta Zara0:02:35 
31Chisako Harigai (Jpn) Japan National Team0:03:02 
32Rachel Doody (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:03:16 
33Jeanne Kuhajek (NZl) Team Mini NZ0:03:20 
34Clare Dallat (Irl) TDT RACE - Australia0:03:49 
35Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC Highroad Women0:03:51 
36Alexandra Carle (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:03:53 
37Laura Medley (Aus) NZCT Team0:05:48 
38Paula McCoy (NZl) Team Mini NZ  
39Huang Li (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China0:06:01 
40Melanie Burke (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team0:06:07 
41Naomi Williams (Aus) Prime States Buyers Team - Australia0:06:20 
42Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:07:17 
43Lisa Jacobs (Aus) Jayco/VIS0:07:58 
44Maddison Vit (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group0:11:52 
45Minami Uwano (Jpn) Japan National Team0:12:10 
46Rebecca Locke (Aus) Prime States Buyers Team - Australia0:12:59 
47Philippa Sutton (NZl) Japan National Team0:13:51 
48Naila Hassan (NZl) Team Mini NZ  
49Shanice Nitis (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group0:14:34 
50Janine Coop (NZl) NZCT Team0:14:47 
51Emma Grant (GBr) Cyclosport NZ0:17:04 
52Belinda Goss (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:17:25 
53Yuko Myochin (Jpn) Japan National Team0:17:52 
54Amy Bradley (Aus) TDT RACE - Australia0:18:18 
55Kendelle Hodge (Aus) Jayco/VIS0:21:11 
56Nikolina Orlic (Aus) NZCT Team0:21:57 
57Rachel Larner (NZl) Team Mini NZ0:21:58 
58Nicole Whitburn (Aus) Prime States Buyers Team - Australia0:22:10 
59Ingrid Trotter (Aus) Prime States Buyers Team - Australia0:05:37 
60Corrinne Smit (NZl) Cyclosport NZ0:07:03 
61Gayle Brownlee (NZl) Team Mini NZ0:07:41 
62Tracy Best (NZl) Cyclosport NZ0:08:19 
63Anna Kauffmann (Aus) NZCT Team0:14:23 
64Delphine Astier (Fra) TDT RACE - Australia0:18:09 
Lithoprint Sprints Classification
1Huang Li (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China5pts
2Jeanne Kuhajek (NZl) Team Mini NZ4 
3Amber Neben (USA) HTC Highroad Women3 
4Kendelle Hodge (Aus) Jayco/VIS3 
5Ruth Corset (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS2 
6Linda Villumsen (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team1 
R+R Queen of the Mountains Classification
1Ruth Corset (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS20pts
2Serena Sheridan (NZl) Team Mini NZ10 
3Huang Li (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team - China8 
4Ally Stacher (USA) HTC Highroad Women6 
5Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Highroad Women6 
6Catherine Cheatley (NZl) NZCT New Zealand National Team6 
7Amber Neben (USA) HTC Highroad Women4 
8Jeanne Kuhajek (NZl) Team Mini NZ4 
9Gayle Brownlee (NZl) Team Mini NZ2 
Teams Classification
1Team Jayco - AIS35:35:54 
2NZCT New Zealand National Team0:00:20 
3HTC Highroad Women0:01:03 
4Diadora-Pasta Zara0:02:14 
5Giant Pro Cycling Team0:03:18 
6Armstrong Motor Group0:04:33 
7Team Mini0:06:29 
8Jayco Victoria0:07:09 
9Cyclosport Team0:17:39 
10NZCT Team0:19:24 
11TDT RACE0:21:15 
12Japan National team0:25:57 
13Prime Estate team0:35:02 

 

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