Women's Tour of New Zealand: Hall wins stage two

American move into overall race lead

Lauren Hall (USA) got the jump on the peloton in Masterton after 142km of racing to win the second stage of the Women's Tour of New Zealand with Lauren Kitchen coming in one second later. The stage win also sees Hall replace teammate Megan Guarnier as the race leader. 

With USA controlling affairs from start to finish, Hall repaid the work by her teammates to make it two wins in two days.

"Great race today by our team, we control the race until the final to ensure the stage win and to keep the lead. The Australian team is also very strong so tomorrow may not be me in the lead but I will pass on the jersey to another of my teammate, we will spread it around," Hall said.

Guarnier now leads the points and mountain classifications ahead of the 130km stage three from Carrington to Carrington.


Stage 2 result
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lauren Hall (USA) United States3:57:50 
2Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australia0:00:01 
3Georgia Baker (Aus) High5 Dream Team  
4Emily Collins (NZl) TIBCO - SVB  
5Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia  
6Jessica Mundy (Aus) High5 Dream Team  
7Ruth Corsett (Aus) Fagan Motors Cycling Team  
8Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Holden Racing  
9Lucy Coldwell (GBr) Holden Racing  
10Karen Fulton (NZl) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling p/b The Happy Tooth  
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lauren Hall (USA) United States4:16:39 
2Megan Guarnier (USA) United States0:00:01 
3Evelyn Stevens (USA) United States  
4Lauren Komanski (USA) United States  
5Tayler Wiles (USA) United States  
6Lauren Kitchen (AUS) Australia0:00:19 
7Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia  
8Alexandra Manly (Aus) Australia  
9Rachel Neylan (Aus) Australia  
10Rebecca Mackey (Aus) Australia  


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