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Women's Tour of New Zealand 2012

Date range:
February 22-26, 2012

February 24, Stage 3: Palmerston North 121km

Arndt catapulted by GreenEdge-AIS teammates to stage win

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Cycling News
Published:
February 24, 2012, 2:25 GMT,
Updated:
February 26, 2012, 23:50 GMT

Armstrong still in control of general classification

Loren Rowney has been immense so far in New Zealand.

Loren Rowney has been immense so far in New Zealand.

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Judith Arndt (GreenEdge) claimed her second stage win of the season, taking out the sprint ahead of general classification leader, Kristin Armstrong (USA National Team) on stage 3 of the Women's Tour of the New Zealand on Friday.

Arndt's teammate, Linda Villumsen (GreenEdge-AIS) was third in what was very much a team effort for the Australian-based outfit. While the stage win did narrow the gap between the two, it was not enough for Arndt who is defending champion to unseat Armstrong. The American holds an 11second advantage going into Saturday's fourth stage.

In January, Arndt won the second stage and then claimed overall victory at the Rendition Homes - Santos Women's Cup in Adelaide before going on to win the overall prize at the Ladies Tour of Qatar.

Competitors hit a strong headwind within the final 20 kilometres, drastically cutting the speed of the peloton however it was GreenEdge-AIS which animated the closing stages of the race, with Shara Gillow repeatedly going on the attack.

"I attacked some and so did the other GreenEdge-AIS girls," Gillow told GreenEdge.com, whose repeated attacks forced the Americans to chase.

"It ended up working out perfectly for us," Gillow added. "Linda [Villumsen] led Judith out, and Judith won. Yesterday, she was second, and it was awesome to get the win today."

Stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS 3:29:30  
2 Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team    
3 Loren Rowney (Aus) VIS Women's Team    
4 Carla Ryan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS    
5 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Italy National Team    
6 Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
7 Huang Dong Yan (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
8 Jessica Allen (Aus) VIS Women's Team    
9 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) USA National Team    
10 Shara Gillow (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS    
11 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team    
12 Luo Xialong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
13 Sue Forsyth (NZl) NZCT Team    
14 Taryn Heather (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS    
15 Jessie MacLean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS    
16 Evelyn Stevens (USA) USA National Team    
17 Joanne Hogan (Aus) VIS Women's Team    
18 Lucy Coldwell (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team    
19 Linda Villumsen (NZl) GreenEdge-AIS    
20 Grace Sulzberger (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS    
21 Reta Trotman (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
22 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
23 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS 0:00:04  
24 Carmen Small (USA) USA National Team 0:00:16  
25 Chloe McConville (Aus) VIS Women's Team 0:01:29  
26 Amy Bradley (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:01:48  
27 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team    
28 Kate Chilcott (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
29 Jessica Mundy (Aus) Suzuki Team 0:02:23  
30 Emily Collins (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
31 Allison Rice (Aus) Suzuki Team    
32 Rosara Joseph (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
33 Elena Berlato (Ita) Italy National Team    
34 Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Japan National Team 0:06:01  
35 Laura Meadley (Aus) Suzuki Team    
36 Fiona MacDermid (NZl) NZCT Team    
37 Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport NZ    
38 Lisa Jacobs (Aus) VIS Women's Team    
39 Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team 0:09:23  
40 Chisako Harigai (Jpn) Japan National Team    
41 Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Suzuki Team 0:14:37  
42 Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
43 Sequoia Cooper (NZl) New Zealand National Team    
44 Gloria Presti (Ita) Italy National Team    
45 Nicole Justice (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team    
46 Rachel Southee (NZl) Cyclosport NZ    
47 Wan Yiu Wong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
48 Philippa Sutton (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
49 Emily Roper (Aus) Suzuki Team    
50 Stephanie Ives (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team    
51 Ashleigh Neave (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
52 Tracey Best (NZl) Cyclosport NZ    
53 Corrine Smit (Aus) Cyclosport NZ    
54 Ally Stacher (USA) USA National Team 0:14:42  
55 Monica Baccaille (Ita) Italy National Team    
56 Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 0:28:50  
57 Yuko Myochin (Jpn) Japan National Team    
58 Akatsuka Yurie (Jpn) Japan National Team    
59 Hayley Giddens (NZl) NZCT Team    
60 Addyson Albershardt (USA) USA National Team    
61 Janine Copp (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
62 Ailie McDonald (Aus) Suzuki Team    
63 Sinead Noonan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS    
64 Mel Burke (NZl) NZCT Team 0:38:48  
DNF Jane Barr (GBr) Cyclosport NZ    
DNS Elena Cecchini (Ita) Italy National Team    
DNS Alexandra Carle (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS    
General classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team 7:36:42  
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS 0:00:11  
3 Linda Villumsen (NZl) GreenEdge-AIS 0:00:33  
4 Evelyn Stevens (USA) USA National Team 0:00:38  
5 Shara Gillow (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS 0:00:39  
6 Taryn Heather (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS 0:00:47  
7 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team 0:00:48  
8 Carla Ryan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS 0:00:55  
9 Joanne Hogan (Aus) VIS Women's Team 0:00:56  
10 Grace Sulzberger (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS 0:00:58  
11 Loren Rowney (Aus) VIS Women's Team 0:01:00  
12 Reta Trotman (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:01:01  
13 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Italy National Team 0:01:04  
14 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS 0:01:05  
15 Huang Dong Yan (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 0:01:09  
16 Carmen Small (USA) USA National Team 0:01:21  
17 Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:01:23  
18 Sue Forsyth (NZl) NZCT Team 0:01:28  
19 Jessica Allen (Aus) VIS Women's Team    
20 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 0:01:32  
21 Lucy Coldwell (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team 0:01:39  
22 Kate Chilcott (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:03:24  
23 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team 0:03:32  
24 Rosara Joseph (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:03:46  
25 Chloe McConville (Aus) VIS Women's Team 0:04:55  
26 Jessica Mundy (Aus) Suzuki Team 0:06:07  
27 Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport NZ 0:08:15  
28 Laura Meadley (Aus) Suzuki Team 0:09:57  
29 Jessie MacLean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS 0:12:51  
30 Luo Xialong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 0:13:31  
31 Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team 0:14:09  
32 Chisako Harigai (Jpn) Japan National Team 0:14:11  
33 Allison Rice (Aus) Suzuki Team 0:15:29  
34 Amy Bradley (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:15:36  
35 Monica Baccaille (Ita) Italy National Team 0:16:13  
36 Emily Collins (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:16:15  
37 Corrine Smit (Aus) Cyclosport NZ 0:18:44  
38 Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Japan National Team 0:19:14  
39 Fiona MacDermid (NZl) NZCT Team 0:20:05  
40 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) USA National Team 0:21:20  
41 Elena Berlato (Ita) Italy National Team 0:24:07  
42 Emily Roper (Aus) Suzuki Team 0:27:51  
43 Ally Stacher (USA) USA National Team 0:28:05  
44 Stephanie Ives (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team 0:28:08  
45 Sinead Noonan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS 0:29:54  
46 Lisa Jacobs (Aus) VIS Women's Team 0:34:21  
47 Philippa Sutton (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:36:10  
48 Wan Yiu Wong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 0:36:18  
49 Gloria Presti (Ita) Italy National Team 0:36:24  
50 Sequoia Cooper (NZl) New Zealand National Team 0:36:26  
51 Rachel Southee (NZl) Cyclosport NZ 0:36:34  
52 Tracey Best (NZl) Cyclosport NZ 0:37:06  
53 Mel Burke (NZl) NZCT Team 0:40:14  
54 Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Suzuki Team 0:48:02  
55 Nicole Justice (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team 0:59:14  
56 Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:59:47  
57 Ashleigh Neave (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 1:02:36  
58 Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 1:09:52  
59 Addyson Albershardt (USA) USA National Team 1:16:23  
60 Akatsuka Yurie (Jpn) Japan National Team 1:16:35  
61 Hayley Giddens (NZl) NZCT Team 1:16:58  
62 Janine Copp (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 1:17:01  
63 Yuko Myochin (Jpn) Japan National Team 1:19:23  
64 Ailie McDonald (Aus) Suzuki Team 1:19:35