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Women's Tour of New Zealand 2010

Date range:
February 24-28, 2010

February 27, Stage 5: Palmerston North - Masterton 112km

Evans takes win tally to three

By:
Greg Johnson
Published:
February 27, 2010, 13:19 GMT,
Updated:
February 27, 2010, 6:11 GMT

Leader changes but USA National Team still in control

Shelley Evans (USA National Team) took her UCI wins tally to three, all of which are from the Tour of New Zealand.

Shelley Evans (USA National Team) took her UCI wins tally to three, all of which are from the Tour of New Zealand.

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 With just one stage remaining Shelley Evans (USA National Team) looks set to repeat Amber Halliday’s feat of 2009, winning her debut International Cycling Union (UCI) stage race. Evans regained the leader’s jersey by winning today’s stage, taking it off the shoulders of team-mate Amber Neben.

Evans again proved to be the quickest in the final sprint, taking the win from Australian national champion Ruth Corset and China’s Xin Liu (Giant Pro Cycling). It was Evans’ third stage victory at the event, with the 10 bonus seconds on offer putting her six ahead of team-mate Neben on general classification.

Only one stage remains in Oceania’s only UCI-registered women’s race, a 35 kilometre criterium in the New Zealand capital of Wellington. Given her sprinting form this week, it’s hard to see her losing the race – providing she finishes in the front group only Neben can catch her. Tiffany Cromwell (Australian Institute of Sport) is the nearest non-team-mate rival overall, now 35 seconds behind Evans.

Evans' attempt to win the final stage will be aided by the loss of a major sprint rival on today's stage. Australian sprinter Rochelle Gilmore and her Lotto Ladies Team team-mate Josephine Tomic both failed to finish the day's stage.

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Shelley Evans (USA) USA National Team 2:48:20  
2 Ruth Corset (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:00:04  
3 Xin Liu (Chn) Giant Racing Team 0:00:06  
4 Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:00:10  
5 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
6 Nicole Whitburn (Aus) Prime Estate Team    
7 Masami Morita (Jpn) Japan National Team    
8 Laura Luxford (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
9 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products UCK    
10 Mel Burke (NZl) Penny Cycling Team    
11 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
12 Kate Chilcott (NZl) BP Team    
13 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
14 Min Gao (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
15 Lisa Jacobs (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
16 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
17 Lang Meng (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
18 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
19 Janel Holcomb (USA) USA National Team    
20 Gayle Brownlee (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
21 Rebecca Locke (Aus) Prime Estate Team    
22 Sia Svendsen (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
23 Serena Sheridan (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
24 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
25 Carly Light (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
26 Linda Villumsen (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
27 Toni Bradshaw (NZl) Litespeed Team    
28 Sarah Roy (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
29 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team    
30 Rie Katayama (Jpn) Japan National Team    
31 Kristine Saastad (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
32 Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
33 Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
34 Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
35 Yiu Wong Wan (HKg) Giant Racing Team    
36 Laura Medley (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team    
37 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team    
38 Rachel Mercer (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
39 Rebecca Domange (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team    
40 Shara Gillow (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
41 Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
42 Tracy Best (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
43 Irene Digenis (Aus) Prime Estate Team 0:00:24  
44 Jessica Phillips (USA) USA National Team 0:00:35  
45 Alison Starnes (USA) USA National Team 0:00:55  
46 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport 0:02:06  
47 Genevieve Whitson (NZl) BP Team 0:11:35  
48 Yvette Hill-Willis (NZl) Litespeed Team    
49 Kirsty Broun (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport    
50 Janine Copp (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team    
51 Rebecca Halliday (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
52 Carma Watson (NZl) Prime Estate Team    
53 Liza Rachetto (USA) R.A.C.E. Team    
54 Bronwyn Ryan (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
55 Jeannie Kuhajek (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
56 Nimesha Smith (NZl) Lotto Ladies Team 0:17:03  
57 Felicity Wilson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team    
58 Kerri-Anne Torckler (NZl) BP Team    
59 Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Japan National Team    
60 Huili Gu (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
61 Lana King (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team    
62 Charlotte Van De Merwe (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
63 Jessie Maclean (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
64 Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
65 Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team    
66 Naila Hassan (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
67 Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Hitec Products UCK    
68 Jessica Jolly (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
69 Anna Kauffmann (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team 0:25:20  
70 Chubby Hale (NZl) Penny Cycling Team    
71 Davina Summers (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
72 Josephine Giddens (NZl) Litespeed Team    
73 Eyelien Bekkering (Ned) BP Team    
74 Yukiyo Hori (Jpn) Ready Go Japan 0:31:36  
75 Waka Takeda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan    
76 Sakiko Sato (Jpn) Ready Go Japan    
77 Kazumi Yoneda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan    
78 Tracy Clark (NZl) Penny Cycling Team    
DNF Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team    
DNF Josephine Tomic (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team    
DNF Emma Lawson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team    
DNF Karen Fulton (NZl) Litespeed Team    
Under 23 rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport 2:48:30  
2 Kate Chilcott (NZl) BP Team    
3 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
4 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
5 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
6 Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
7 Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
8 Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
9 Rachel Mercer (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
10 Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australia NTID Team    
11 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport 0:01:56  
12 Kerri-Anne Torckler (NZl) BP Team 0:16:53  
13 Huili Gu (Chn) Giant Racing Team    
14 Charlotte Van De Merwe (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team    
15 Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Hitec Products UCK    
16 Jessica Jolly (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
17 Chubby Hale (NZl) Penny Cycling Team 0:25:10  
18 Waka Takeda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan 0:31:26  
DNF Josephine Tomic (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team    
DNF Emma Lawson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team    
General classification after Stage 5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Shelley Evans (USA) USA National Team 11:29:51  
2 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team 0:00:06  
3 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport 0:00:35  
4 Ruth Corset (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:00:41  
5 Lisa Jacobs (Aus) Australia NTID Team 0:00:52  
6 Linda Villumsen (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:00:56  
7 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:01:14  
8 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport 0:01:16  
9 Janel Holcomb (USA) USA National Team    
10 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:01:24  
11 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products UCK 0:01:27  
12 Xin Liu (Chn) Giant Racing Team 0:01:39  
13 Toni Bradshaw (NZl) Litespeed Team 0:01:50  
14 Rie Katayama (Jpn) Japan National Team 0:01:51  
15 Serena Sheridan (NZl) Cyclosport Team 0:01:56  
16 Carly Light (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport 0:02:24  
17 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:02:26  
18 Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australia NTID Team 0:02:27  
19 Masami Morita (Jpn) Japan National Team 0:02:31  
20 Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:02:34  
21 Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:02:36  
22 Min Gao (Chn) Giant Racing Team 0:02:49  
23 Shara Gillow (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport 0:02:56  
24 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team 0:03:08  
25 Lang Meng (Chn) Giant Racing Team 0:03:12  
26 Laura Luxford (Aus) Australia NTID Team 0:03:15  
27 Kristine Saastad (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 0:03:29  
28 Nicole Whitburn (Aus) Prime Estate Team 0:03:44  
29 Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport Team    
30 Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport Team 0:03:46  
31 Yiu Wong Wan (HKg) Giant Racing Team 0:04:07  
32 Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Racing Team 0:04:09  
33 Irene Digenis (Aus) Prime Estate Team 0:04:16  
34 Gayle Brownlee (NZl) Handy Rentals Team 0:04:18  
35 Sia Svendsen (NZl) Handy Rentals Team    
36 Laura Medley (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team 0:04:53  
37 Rebecca Locke (Aus) Prime Estate Team 0:05:23  
38 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport 0:05:41  
39 Mel Burke (NZl) Penny Cycling Team 0:06:31  
40 Sarah Roy (Aus) Australia NTID Team 0:06:35  
41 Tracy Best (NZl) Cyclosport Team 0:07:08  
42 Rachel Mercer (NZl) Handy Rentals Team 0:07:45  
43 Rebecca Domange (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team 0:08:36  
44 Kate Chilcott (NZl) BP Team 0:09:16  
45 Jessica Phillips (USA) USA National Team 0:15:16  
46 Liza Rachetto (USA) R.A.C.E. Team 0:16:01  
47 Naila Hassan (NZl) Handy Rentals Team 0:22:46  
48 Genevieve Whitson (NZl) BP Team 0:23:45  
49 Lana King (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team 0:23:52  
50 Alison Starnes (USA) USA National Team 0:24:39  
51 Yvette Hill-Willis (NZl) Litespeed Team 0:24:41  
52 Nimesha Smith (NZl) Lotto Ladies Team 0:25:30  
53 Rebecca Halliday (Aus) Australia NTID Team 0:26:23  
54 Kirsty Broun (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport 0:27:34  
55 Bronwyn Ryan (Aus) Australia NTID Team 0:27:37  
56 Charlotte Van De Merwe (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:30:03  
57 Carma Watson (NZl) Prime Estate Team 0:31:53  
58 Jeannie Kuhajek (NZl) Cyclosport Team 0:33:35  
59 Felicity Wilson (Aus) R.A.C.E. Team 0:35:45  
60 Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team 0:35:46  
61 Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Japan National Team 0:36:26  
62 Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Hitec Products UCK 0:36:48  
63 Tone Hatteland (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 0:38:15  
64 Jessica Jolly (NZl) Cyclosport Team 0:39:00  
65 Huili Gu (Chn) Giant Racing Team 0:42:45  
66 Jessie Maclean (Aus) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:43:12  
67 Davina Summers (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:47:39  
68 Josephine Giddens (NZl) Litespeed Team 0:52:01  
69 Kerri-Anne Torckler (NZl) BP Team 0:53:38  
70 Janine Copp (NZl) Mercedes Benz Team 1:04:27  
71 Yukiyo Hori (Jpn) Ready Go Japan 1:05:56  
72 Chubby Hale (NZl) Penny Cycling Team 1:06:05  
73 Tracy Clark (NZl) Penny Cycling Team 1:06:37  
74 Anna Kauffmann (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team 1:22:01  
75 Kazumi Yoneda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan 1:25:30  
76 Eyelien Bekkering (Ned) BP Team 1:33:46  
77 Sakiko Sato (Jpn) Ready Go Japan 1:39:46  
78 Waka Takeda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan 1:58:26  
Under 23 rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport 11:30:26  
2 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:00:39  
3 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:00:49  
4 Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australia NTID Team 0:01:32  
5 Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:01:59  
6 Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport Team 0:03:09  
7 Emily Collins (NZl) Cyclosport Team 0:03:11  
8 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian Institute of Sport 0:05:06  
9 Rachel Mercer (NZl) Handy Rentals Team 0:07:10  
10 Kate Chilcott (NZl) BP Team 0:08:41  
11 Charlotte Van De Merwe (RSA) Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:29:28  
12 Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Hitec Products UCK 0:36:13  
13 Jessica Jolly (NZl) Cyclosport Team 0:38:25  
14 Kerri-Anne Torckler (NZl) BP Team 0:53:03  
15 Waka Takeda (Jpn) Ready Go Japan 1:57:58  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 USA National Team 34:32:31  
2 AIS Australia National Team 0:02:20  
3 Australia NTID Team 0:05:51  
4 New Zealand National Team 0:06:31  
5 Giant Pro Cycling Team - China 0:09:09  
6 Cyclosport Team 0:09:18  
7 Handy Rentals Team 0:09:20  
8 Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 0:22:00  
9 Prime Estate Team - Australia 0:24:23  
10 Japan National Team 0:34:20  
11 Hitec Products UCK 0:34:58  
12 Litespeed Team 0:47:46  
13 Mecedes Benz Team 0:48:21  
14 R.A.C.E Team - Australia 1:05:54  
15 BP Team 1:14:26  
16 Penny Cycling Team 2:19:17  
17 Ready Go - Japan 3:27:07