Crum tops Bradley in unlikely escape

Stevens takes over lead on odd day of racing

With the leader's jersey battle being fought by the professional teams, two amateur racers, Emma Crum (Cyclosport NZ) and Amy Bradley (Wheelworks Racing) made a successful escape, with Crum coming out with the big stage victory.

22 seconds behind, Evelyn Stevens won the sprint from the second group to take over the race leadership from her USA teammate, Kristin Armstrong.

"I was quite confident because in the last 5km I had been doing most of the work and I felt a bit stronger than Amy, I thought I would have it on her in the sprint," Crum said. "I am so happy to have the win".

With the morning's leader Armstrong in a group 7:30 down along with her closest competitor Judith Arndt (GreenEdge), Stevens now leads the Tour by five seconds over fellow chase group companion Shara Gillow (GreenEdge).

"It's going to be a great battle tomorrow," said Stevens. Former race leader Kristin Armstrong explained today's tactics. "We had a couple of cards to play today," she explained to "If we were going to play my card we would have taken the risk of Judith and I coming to the line together again. We had 11 seconds with two days to go, and for the last two days Judith has been quicker than I have, so we knew if we put Evelyn up in the front group we felt good about her sprinting against Shara Gillow."

Tomorrow it will be Armstrong working for Stevens, a switch the World TT Champion is happy to make.

"I am seven and a half minutes back, now it is very clear that we will be doing everything we can to protect that jersey and I think we will just control it from the start."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport NZ2:49:48 
2Amy Bradley (NZl) Wheelworks Racing  
3Evelyn Stevens (USA) USA National Team0:00:22 
4Shara Gillow (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS  
5Joanne Hogan (Aus) VIS Women's Team  
6Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team  
7Reta Trotman (NZl) New Zealand National Team  
8Elena Berlato (Ita) Italy National Team  
9Taryn Heather (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS  
10Philippa Sutton (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:02:53 
11Carla Ryan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:07:33 
12Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team  
13Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS  
14Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
15Jessica Allen (Aus) VIS Women's Team  
16Jessie MacLean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS0:08:02 
17Sue Forsyth (NZl) NZCT Team  
18Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Wheelworks Racing  
19Loren Rowney (Aus) VIS Women's Team  
20Huang Dong Yan (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
21Ashleigh Neave (NZl) Wheelworks Racing  
22Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Suzuki Team  
23Fiona MacDermid (NZl) NZCT Team  
24Jessica Mundy (Aus) Suzuki Team  
25Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Japan National Team  
26Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team  
27Sinead Noonan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS  
28Emily Collins (NZl) New Zealand National Team  
29Mel Burke (NZl) NZCT Team  
30Carmen Small (USA) USA National Team  
31Allison Rice (Aus) Suzuki Team  
32Laura Meadley (Aus) Suzuki Team  
33Kate Chilcott (NZl) New Zealand National Team  
34Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team  
35Gloria Presti (Ita) Italy National Team  
36Rachel Neylan (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team  
37Rachel Southee (NZl) Cyclosport NZ  
38Gracie Elvin (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS  
39Luo Xialong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
40Lucy Coldwell (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team  
41Chloe McConville (Aus) VIS Women's Team  
42Sequoia Cooper (NZl) New Zealand National Team  
43Wan Yiu Wong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
44Rosara Joseph (NZl) New Zealand National Team  
45Tracey Best (NZl) Cyclosport NZ  
46Linda Villumsen (NZl) GreenEdge-AIS  
47Stephanie Ives (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team  
48Monia Baccaille (Ita) Italy National Team  
49Ally Stacher (USA) USA National Team  
50Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Italy National Team  
51Emily Roper (Aus) Suzuki Team  
52Corrine Smit (Aus) Cyclosport NZ  
53Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
54Lisa Jacobs (Aus) VIS Women's Team  
55Nicole Justice (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team0:09:21 
56Akatsuka Yurie (Jpn) Japan National Team0:09:55 
57Janine Copp (NZl) Wheelworks Racing  
58Yuko Myochin (Jpn) Japan National Team  
59Addyson Albershardt (USA) USA National Team  
60Hayley Giddens (NZl) NZCT Team  
61Ailie McDonald (Aus) Suzuki Team  
DNFTheresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) USA National Team  
DNFChisako Harigai (Jpn) Japan National Team  
DNFGrace Sulzberger (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS  
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Evelyn Stevens (USA) USA National Team10:27:26 
2Shara Gillow (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS0:00:05 
3Taryn Heather (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:00:13 
4Joanne Hogan (Aus) VIS Women's Team0:00:22 
5Reta Trotman (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:27 
6Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team0:02:58 
7Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team0:06:37 
8Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS0:06:48 
9Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport NZ0:07:09 
10Carla Ryan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:07:32 
11Linda Villumsen (NZl) GreenEdge-AIS0:07:39 
12Rachel Neylan (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team0:07:54 
13Jessica Allen (Aus) VIS Women's Team0:08:05 
14Loren Rowney (Aus) VIS Women's Team0:08:06 
15Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Italy National Team0:08:10 
16Gracie Elvin (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:08:11 
17Huang Dong Yan (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:08:15 
18Carmen Small (USA) USA National Team0:08:27 
19Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:08:29 
20Sue Forsyth (NZl) NZCT Team0:08:34 
21Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:08:38 
22Lucy Coldwell (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team0:08:45 
23Kate Chilcott (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:10:30 
24Rosara Joseph (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:10:52 
25Chloe McConville (Aus) VIS Women's Team0:12:01 
26Jessica Mundy (Aus) Suzuki Team0:13:13 
27Amy Bradley (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:14:34 
28Laura Meadley (Aus) Suzuki Team0:17:03 
29Jessie MacLean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS0:19:57 
30Luo Xialong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:20:37 
31Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team0:21:15 
32Allison Rice (Aus) Suzuki Team0:22:35 
33Monia Baccaille (Ita) Italy National Team0:23:19 
34Emily Collins (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:23:21 
35Elena Berlato (Ita) Italy National Team0:23:33 
36Corrine Smit (Aus) Cyclosport NZ0:25:50 
37Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Japan National Team0:26:20 
38Fiona MacDermid (NZl) NZCT Team0:27:11 
39Emily Roper (Aus) Suzuki Team0:34:57 
40Ally Stacher (USA) USA National Team0:35:11 
41Stephanie Ives (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team0:35:14 
42Sinead Noonan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:37:00 
43Philippa Sutton (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:38:07 
44Lisa Jacobs (Aus) VIS Women's Team0:41:27 
45Wan Yiu Wong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:43:24 
46Gloria Presti (Ita) Italy National Team0:43:30 
47Sequoia Cooper (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:43:32 
48Rachel Southee (NZl) Cyclosport NZ0:43:40 
49Tracey Best (NZl) Cyclosport NZ0:44:12 
50Mel Burke (NZl) NZCT Team0:47:20 
51Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Suzuki Team0:55:08 
52Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Wheelworks Racing1:06:53 
53Nicole Justice (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team1:07:39 
54Ashleigh Neave (NZl) Wheelworks Racing1:09:42 
55Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling1:16:29 
56Addyson Albershardt (USA) USA National Team1:25:22 
57Akatsuka Yurie (Jpn) Japan National Team1:25:34 
58Hayley Giddens (NZl) NZCT Team1:25:57 
59Janine Copp (NZl) Wheelworks Racing1:26:00 
60Yuko Myochin (Jpn) Japan National Team1:28:22 
61Ailie McDonald (Aus) Suzuki Team1:28:34 
DNFTheresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) USA National Team  
DNFChisako Harigai (Jpn) Japan National Team  
DNFGrace Sulzberger (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS  
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Loren Rowney (Aus) VIS Women's Team7 pts
2Chloe McConville (Aus) VIS Women's Team5 
3Sinead Noonan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS2 
4Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS1 
5Addyson Albershardt (USA) USA National Team1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team20 pts
2Gracie Elvin (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS12 
3Evelyn Stevens (USA) USA National Team10 
4Carla Ryan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS8 
5Linda Villumsen (NZl) GreenEdge-AIS6 
6Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport NZ6 
7Amy Bradley (NZl) Wheelworks Racing4 
8Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS2 
9Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team2 
10Taryn Heather (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS2 
Teams Classification (Stage 4)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1GreenEdge Cycling Team31:37:06 
2US National Team0:00:14 
3Team Jayco - AIS0:01:01 
4VIS Women's Team0:01:46 
5Armstrong Motor Group0:04:22 
6New Zealand0:04:25 
7China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:22:08 
11NZCT Team0:58:19 
12Cyclosport NZ1:01:48 
13Wheelworks Racing1:44:46 


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