Women's tour heads to New Zealand

124 of the best women's road riders in the world will be leaving New Zealand's Lower Hutt's Angus Inn at 11:45am on Tuesday, riding along State Highway 2 to Wellington, under police escort, on their way to Parliament. That will mark the start of a parade through the city to Civic Square at 12:30pm. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the riders will compete in the Trust House Tour in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Wairarapa. They have a day off on Saturday and then take part in the main event - the second leg of the World Cup series, around a circuit in Wellington's CBD.

Race Director Jorge Sandoval said the riders' journey into Wellington from Lower Hutt should be quite a spectacle. "They go everywhere on their bikes, so this is no different for them, but it should be quite a sight for anyone travelling on the motorway," he said. "We're hoping Wellington turns on another spectacular, sunny day for them."

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