Evans wins sprint from Giant girls

Wan Yiu, Xin take podium finishes

Shelley Evans (USA National Team) showed she’s going to be hard to beat in the sprint stages at the Tour of New Zealand, taking her second win from as many stages. Evans held off a two-pronged charge from Giant Pro Cycling in the final sprint, which landed Wong Wan Yiu and Liu Xin in second and third places respectively.

The race took some casualties today with Cath Cheatley dropping out of the New Zealand National Team due to injury before the racing commenced. Defending champion Amber Halliday is also out of the race, with the Australian Time Trial Champion crashing on a wet descent during the stage and being transported to hospital.

Evans continues to hold the general classification lead with four stages remaining. The victories in New Zealand represent Evans’ first in a International Cycling Union ranked race.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shelley Evans (USA) USA National Team3:12:58 
2Xin Liu (Chn) Giant Racing Team0:00:04 
3Yiu Wong Wan (HKg) Giant Racing Team0:00:06 
4Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:10 
5Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand National Team  
6Linda Villumsen (NZl) New Zealand National Team  
7Lang Meng (Chn) Giant Racing Team  
8Min Gao (Chn) Giant Racing Team  
9Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Racing Team  
10Masami Morita (Jpn) Japan National Team  
11Rie Katayama (Jpn) Japan National Team  
12Laura Luxford (Aus) Australia NTID Team  
13Lisa Jacobs (Aus) Australia NTID Team  
14Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
15Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
16Carly Light (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
17Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
18Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products UCK  
19Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team  
20Janel Holcomb (USA) USA National Team  
21Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
22Serena Sheridan (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
23Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
24Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
25Toni Bradshaw (NZl) Litespeed Team  
26Laura Medley (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team  
27Sia Svendsen (NZl) Handy Rentals Team  
28Kate Chilcott (NZl) BP Team  
29Ruth Corset (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team  
30Cherise Taylor (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team  
31Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:28 
32Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team  
33Rebecca Halliday (Aus) Australia NTID Team  
34Shara Gillow (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
35Kristine Saastad (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
36Nicole Whitburn (Aus) Prime Estate Team  
37Rebecca Locke (Aus) Prime Estate Team  
38Irene Digenis (Aus) Prime Estate Team  
39Josephine Tomic (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
40Liza Rachetto (USA) R.A.C.E. Team  
41Rebecca Domange (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team  
42Tracy Best (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
43Naila Hassan (NZl) Handy Rentals Team  
44Gayle Brownlee (NZl) Handy Rentals Team  
45Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:30 
46Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australia NTID Team0:00:48 
47Mel Burke (NZl) Penny Cycling Team0:03:12 
48Carma Watson (NZl) Prime Estate Team0:03:15 
49Emma Lawson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team  
50Yvette Hill-Willis (NZl) Litespeed Team  
51Huili Gu (Chn) Giant Racing Team0:03:48 
52Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Japan National Team  
53Sarah Roy (Aus) Australia NTID Team  
54Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Hitec Products UCK  
55Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
56Nimesha Smith (NZl) Lotto Ladies Team  
57Felicity Wilson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team  
58Karen Fulton (NZl) Litespeed Team  
59Lana King (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team  
60Rachel Mercer (NZl) Handy Rentals Team  
61Tracy Clark (NZl) Penny Cycling Team  
62Genevieve Whitson (NZl) BP Team  
63Charlotte Van De Merwe (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team  
64Bronwyn Ryan (Aus) Australia NTID Team0:05:28 
65Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
66Jessica Phillips (USA) USA National Team  
67Jessica Jolly (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
68Jeannie Kuhajek (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
69Josephine Giddens (NZl) Litespeed Team  
70Kerri-Anne Torckler (NZl) BP Team  
71Davina Summers (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team  
72Alison Starnes (USA) USA National Team0:09:24 
73Chubby Hale (NZl) Penny Cycling Team0:09:32 
74Jessie Maclean (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team0:10:49 
75Yukiyo Hori (Jpn) Ready Go Japan0:13:06 
76Kirsty Broun (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
77Kazumi Yoneda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan0:15:23 
78Eyelien Bekkering (Ned) BP Team0:17:52 
79Sakiko Sato (Jpn) Ready Go Japan0:19:06 
80Anna Kauffmann (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team0:23:49 
81Janine Copp (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team0:26:59 
82Anna Stevenson (NZl) Penny Cycling Team  
83Waka Takeda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan0:36:34 
DNSCatherine Cheatley (NZl) New Zealand National Team  
DNFMayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Japan National Team  
DNFKendelle Hodges (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team  
DNFEmma Petersen (NZl) Litespeed Team  
DNFAmber Halliday (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team  
Under 23
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand National Team3:13:08 
2Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
3Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
4Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
5Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
6Kate Chilcott (NZl) BP Team  
7Cherise Taylor (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team  
8Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:18 
9Josephine Tomic (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
10Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australia NTID Team0:00:38 
11Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Hitec Products UCK0:03:38 
12Rachel Mercer (NZl) Handy Rentals Team  
13Charlotte Van De Merwe (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team  
14Jessica Jolly (NZl) Cyclosport Team0:05:18 
15Waka Takeda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan0:36:24 
General Classification after Stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shelley Evans (USA) USA National Team6:02:17 
2Ruth Corset (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team0:00:14 
3Xin Liu (Chn) Giant Racing Team  
4Cherise Taylor (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team0:00:16 
6Linda Villumsen (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:20 
7Masami Morita (Jpn) Japan National Team  
8Rie Katayama (Jpn) Japan National Team  
9Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
10Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
11Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products UCK  
12Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team  
13Janel Holcomb (USA) USA National Team  
14Serena Sheridan (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
15Toni Bradshaw (NZl) Litespeed Team  
16Min Gao (Chn) Giant Racing Team0:00:26 
17Lisa Jacobs (Aus) Australia NTID Team  
18Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:30 
19Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:38 
5Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:40 
20Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:44 
21Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australia NTID Team0:01:04 
22Yiu Wong Wan (HKg) Giant Racing Team0:01:56 
23Lang Meng (Chn) Giant Racing Team0:02:00 
24Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Racing Team  
25Laura Luxford (Aus) Australia NTID Team  
26Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
27Carly Light (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
28Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
29Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
30Laura Medley (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team  
31Sia Svendsen (NZl) Handy Rentals Team  
32Shara Gillow (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport0:02:18 
33Kristine Saastad (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
34Nicole Whitburn (Aus) Prime Estate Team  
35Rebecca Locke (Aus) Prime Estate Team  
36Josephine Tomic (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
37Liza Rachetto (USA) R.A.C.E. Team  
38Naila Hassan (NZl) Handy Rentals Team  
39Gayle Brownlee (NZl) Handy Rentals Team  
40Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team0:02:20 
41Irene Digenis (Aus) Prime Estate Team0:02:38 
42Karen Fulton (NZl) Litespeed Team0:03:58 
43Mel Burke (NZl) Penny Cycling Team0:05:02 
44Sarah Roy (Aus) Australia NTID Team0:05:38 
45Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
46Nimesha Smith (NZl) Lotto Ladies Team  
47Lana King (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team  
48Rachel Mercer (NZl) Handy Rentals Team  
49Kate Chilcott (NZl) BP Team0:06:39 
50Rebecca Domange (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team0:06:57 
51Tracy Best (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
52Bronwyn Ryan (Aus) Australia NTID Team0:07:18 
53Yvette Hill-Willis (NZl) Litespeed Team0:09:44 
54Genevieve Whitson (NZl) BP Team0:10:17 
55Charlotte Van De Merwe (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team  
56Jessica Phillips (USA) USA National Team0:11:57 
57Rebecca Halliday (Aus) Australia NTID Team0:13:37 
58Kirsty Broun (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport0:14:56 
59Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team0:14:59 
60Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Japan National Team0:16:57 
61Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Hitec Products UCK  
62Felicity Wilson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team  
63Tracy Clark (NZl) Penny Cycling Team  
64Emma Lawson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team0:17:46 
65Carma Watson (NZl) Prime Estate Team0:18:06 
66Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products UCK0:18:37 
67Jessica Jolly (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
68Jeannie Kuhajek (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
69Davina Summers (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team0:19:59 
70Alison Starnes (USA) USA National Team0:22:33 
71Chubby Hale (NZl) Penny Cycling Team0:22:41 
72Huili Gu (Chn) Giant Racing Team0:22:50 
73Jessie Maclean (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team0:23:58 
74Josephine Giddens (NZl) Litespeed Team0:24:30 
75Yukiyo Hori (Jpn) Ready Go Japan0:30:58 
76Kazumi Yoneda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan0:34:25 
77Kerri-Anne Torckler (NZl) BP Team0:35:14 
78Sakiko Sato (Jpn) Ready Go Japan0:38:08 
79Anna Kauffmann (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team0:38:20 
80Anna Stevenson (NZl) Penny Cycling Team0:44:51 
81Eyelien Bekkering (Ned) BP Team0:47:38 
82Janine Copp (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team0:50:50 
83Waka Takeda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan1:04:54 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cherise Taylor (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team6:02:37 
2Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport  
3Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:10 
4Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:24 
5Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australia NTID Team  
6Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport0:01:40 
7Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport Team  
8Josephine Tomic (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team0:01:58 
9Rachel Mercer (NZl) Handy Rentals Team0:05:18 
10Kate Chilcott (NZl) BP Team0:06:19 
11Charlotte Van De Merwe (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team0:09:57 
12Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Hitec Products UCK0:16:37 
13Emma Lawson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team0:17:26 
14Jessica Jolly (NZl) Cyclosport Team0:18:17 
15Waka Takeda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan1:04:34 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1USA National Team18:07:51 
2Japan National Team  
3AIS Australia National Team0:00:06 
4Giant Pro Cycling Team - China  
5Litespeed Team0:01:40 
6Australia NTID Team0:01:46 
7Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team0:03:02 
8New Zealand National Team0:03:20 
9Hitec Products UCK  
10Cyclosport Team  
11Lotto Ladies Team  
12Handy Rentals Team0:05:00 
13Mecedes Benz Team  
14BP Team0:14:39 
15Prime Estate Team - Australia0:15:12 
16Penny Cycling Team0:24:40 
17Ready Go - Japan0:43:37 
18R.A.C.E Team - Australia0:45:35 
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