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Women's Tour of New Zealand 2010

Date range:
February 24-28, 2010

February 24, Stage 1: Martinborough - Masterton 95km

Evans upstages Corset on opening day

By:
Cycling News
Published:
February 24, 2010, 17:17 GMT,
Updated:
February 24, 2010, 14:17 GMT

USA National Team leads from Australian champion

Shelley Evans (USA National Team) wins ahead of Ruth Corset (Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team)

Shelley Evans (USA National Team) wins ahead of Ruth Corset (Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team)

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American Shelley Evans (USA National Team) spoiled the day for the home team by taking out the sprint from a group of 24 riders that formed a successful breakaway on the opening stage. Evans bested Australian National Champion Ruth Corset (Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team) and her teammate Cherise Taylor after taking advantage of a botched job by the New Zealand lead-out train.

Evans, previously known as Shelley Olds before her marriage, credited her team for putting her in a good position coming into the finale.

"Then I just jumped on the New Zealand train," said Evans, a World Cup medalist on the track. With the stage win she claimed the overall lead in the Women's Tour of New Zealand, and said she was confident her team could keep her in the yellow jersey.

"We definitely have some of the best riders in the world on our team and we aim to ride aggressively in this tour."

Results
1 Shelley Evans (USA) USA National Team 2:49:19  
2 Ruth Corset (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:00:04  
3 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:00:06  
4 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:00:10  
5 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
6 Karen Fulton (NZl) Litespeed Team    
7 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
8 Xin Liu (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
9 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products UCK    
10 Rie Katayama (Jpn) Japan National Team    
11 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team    
12 Amber Halliday (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
13 Masami Morita (Jpn) Japan National Team    
14 Janel Holcomb (USA) USA National Team    
15 Linda Villumsen (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
16 Serena Sheridan (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
17 Toni Bradshaw (NZl) Litespeed Team    
18 Min Gao (Chn) Giant Racing Team 0:00:16  
19 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
20 Lisa Jacobs (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
21 Catherine Cheatley (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
22 Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
23 Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:00:20  
24 Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:00:28  
25 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team 0:01:50  
26 Lang Meng (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
27 Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
28 Mel Burke (NZl) Penny Cycling Team    
29 Liza Rachetto (USA) R.A.C.E. Team    
30 Kirsty Broun (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
31 Kristine Saastad (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
32 Sarah Roy (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
33 Nimesha Smith (NZl) Lotto Ladies Team    
34 Yiu Wong Wan (HKg) Giant Racing Team    
35 Carly Light (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
36 Gayle Brownlee (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
37 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
38 Nicole Whitburn (Aus) Prime Estate Team    
39 Lana King (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team    
41 Laura Luxford (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
42 Rachel Mercer (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
43 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
44 Rebecca Locke (Aus) Prime Estate Team    
45 Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
46 Shara Gillow (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
48 Laura Medley (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team    
49 Naila Hassan (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
50 Sia Svendsen (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
51 Josephine Tomic (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team    
52 Bronwyn Ryan (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
47 Irene Digenis (Aus) Prime Estate Team 0:02:10  
40 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team    
53 Felicity Wilson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team 0:13:09  
54 Yvette Hill-Willis (NZl) Litespeed Team    
55 Kate Chilcott (NZl) BP Team    
56 Charlotte Van De Merwe (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
57 Rebecca Domange (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team    
58 Genevieve Whitson (NZl) BP Team    
59 Tracy Best (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
60 Jessica Phillips (USA) USA National Team    
61 Chubby Hale (NZl) Penny Cycling Team    
62 Alison Starnes (USA) USA National Team    
63 Rebecca Halliday (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
64 Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Japan National Team    
65 Jeannie Kuhajek (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
66 Jessica Jolly (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
67 Jessie Maclean (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
68 Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
69 Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Hitec Products UCK    
70 Tracy Clark (NZl) Penny Cycling Team    
72 Emma Lawson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team 0:14:31  
73 Anna Kauffmann (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team    
74 Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team    
75 Davina Summers (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
71 Carma Watson (NZl) Prime Estate Team 0:14:51  
76 Emma Petersen (NZl) Litespeed Team 0:14:59  
77 Anna Stevenson (NZl) Penny Cycling Team 0:17:52  
78 Yukiyo Hori (Jpn) Ready Go Japan    
79 Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Japan National Team    
80 Huili Gu (Chn) Giant Racing Team 0:19:02  
81 Sakiko Sato (Jpn) Ready Go Japan    
82 Kazumi Yoneda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan    
83 Josephine Giddens (NZl) Litespeed Team    
84 Janine Copp (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team 0:23:51  
85 Waka Takeda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan 0:28:20  
86 Eyelien Bekkering (Ned) BP Team 0:29:46  
87 Kerri-Anne Torckler (NZl) BP Team    
88 Kendelle Hodges (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team    
DNF Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Lotto Ladies Team    
General Classification
1 Shelley Evans (USA) USA National Team 2:49:19  
2 Ruth Corset (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:00:04  
3 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:00:06  
4 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:00:10  
5 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
6 Karen Fulton (NZl) Litespeed Team    
7 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
8 Xin Liu (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
9 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products UCK    
10 Rie Katayama (Jpn) Japan National Team    
11 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team    
12 Amber Halliday (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
13 Masami Morita (Jpn) Japan National Team    
14 Janel Holcomb (USA) USA National Team    
15 Linda Villumsen (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
16 Serena Sheridan (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
17 Toni Bradshaw (NZl) Litespeed Team    
18 Min Gao (Chn) Giant Racing Team 0:00:16  
19 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
20 Lisa Jacobs (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
21 Catherine Cheatley (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
22 Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
23 Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:00:20  
24 Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:00:28  
25 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team 0:01:50  
26 Lang Meng (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
27 Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
28 Mel Burke (NZl) Penny Cycling Team    
29 Liza Rachetto (USA) R.A.C.E. Team    
30 Kirsty Broun (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
31 Kristine Saastad (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
32 Sarah Roy (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
33 Nimesha Smith (NZl) Lotto Ladies Team    
34 Yiu Wong Wan (HKg) Giant Racing Team    
35 Carly Light (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
36 Gayle Brownlee (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
37 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
38 Nicole Whitburn (Aus) Prime Estate Team    
39 Lana King (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team    
41 Laura Luxford (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
42 Rachel Mercer (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
43 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
44 Rebecca Locke (Aus) Prime Estate Team    
45 Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
46 Shara Gillow (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
48 Laura Medley (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team    
49 Naila Hassan (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
50 Sia Svendsen (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
51 Josephine Tomic (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team    
52 Bronwyn Ryan (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
47 Irene Digenis (Aus) Prime Estate Team 0:02:10  
40 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team    
53 Felicity Wilson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team 0:13:09  
54 Yvette Hill-Willis (NZl) Litespeed Team    
55 Kate Chilcott (NZl) BP Team    
56 Charlotte Van De Merwe (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
57 Rebecca Domange (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team    
58 Genevieve Whitson (NZl) BP Team    
59 Tracy Best (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
60 Jessica Phillips (USA) USA National Team    
61 Chubby Hale (NZl) Penny Cycling Team    
62 Alison Starnes (USA) USA National Team    
63 Rebecca Halliday (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
64 Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Japan National Team    
65 Jeannie Kuhajek (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
66 Jessica Jolly (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
67 Jessie Maclean (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
68 Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
69 Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Hitec Products UCK    
70 Tracy Clark (NZl) Penny Cycling Team    
72 Emma Lawson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team 0:14:31  
73 Anna Kauffmann (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team    
74 Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team    
75 Davina Summers (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
71 Carma Watson (NZl) Prime Estate Team 0:14:51  
76 Emma Petersen (NZl) Litespeed Team 0:14:59  
77 Anna Stevenson (NZl) Penny Cycling Team 0:17:52  
78 Yukiyo Hori (Jpn) Ready Go Japan    
79 Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Japan National Team    
80 Huili Gu (Chn) Giant Racing Team 0:19:02  
81 Sakiko Sato (Jpn) Ready Go Japan    
82 Kazumi Yoneda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan    
83 Josephine Giddens (NZl) Litespeed Team    
84 Janine Copp (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team 0:23:51  
85 Waka Takeda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan 0:28:20  
86 Eyelien Bekkering (Ned) BP Team 0:29:46  
87 Kerri-Anne Torckler (NZl) BP Team    
88 Kendelle Hodges (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team    
Under 23 Classification
1 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 2:49:29  
2 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
3 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:00:06  
4 Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
5 Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:00:10  
6 Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport Team 0:01:40  
7 Rachel Mercer (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
8 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
9 Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
10 Josephine Tomic (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team    
11 Kate Chilcott (NZl) BP Team 0:12:59  
12 Charlotte Van De Merwe (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
13 Jessica Jolly (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
14 Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Hitec Products UCK    
15 Emma Lawson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team 0:14:21  
16 Emma Petersen (NZl) Litespeed Team 0:14:49  
17 Waka Takeda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan 0:28:10  
18 Kendelle Hodges (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team 0:29:36  
Teams Classification
1 Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 8:28:27  
2 USA National Team    
3 New Zealand National Team    
4 Japan National Team    
5 AIS Australia National Team 0:00:06  
6 Giant Pro Cycling Team - China    
7 Prime Estate Team - Australia 0:01:40  
8 Litespeed Team    
9 Australia NTID Team 0:01:46  
10 Cyclosport Team 0:03:20  
11 Lotto Ladies Team    
12 Hitec Products UCK    
13 Handy Rentals Team 0:05:00  
14 Mecedes Benz Team    
15 BP Team 0:14:39  
16 Penny Cycling Team 0:21:02  
17 Ready Go - Japan 0:30:41  
18 R.A.C.E Team - Australia 0:32:21