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Millar wins final criterium in New Zealand

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Riders line up at the start of the criterium in downtown Wellington

Riders line up at the start of the criterium in downtown Wellington
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A dejected Cath Cheatley crosses the line in second place

A dejected Cath Cheatley crosses the line in second place
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Amanda Miller (HTC Highroad) wins the criterium

Amanda Miller (HTC Highroad) wins the criterium
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Cath Cheatley (NZ National Team) gives her all to chase down Miller

Cath Cheatley (NZ National Team) gives her all to chase down Miller
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Amanda Spratt (Team Jayco) tries to pull back Amanda Miller who has gone up the road

Amanda Spratt (Team Jayco) tries to pull back Amanda Miller who has gone up the road
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Cath Cheatley (NZ National Team) leads the five remaining riders in the race

Cath Cheatley (NZ National Team) leads the five remaining riders in the race
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Amanda Miller (HTC Highroad) applies pressure in the closing stages of the race

Amanda Miller (HTC Highroad) applies pressure in the closing stages of the race
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Amanda Spratt (Team Jayco) powers out of the hairpin turn

Amanda Spratt (Team Jayco) powers out of the hairpin turn
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Cath Cheatley travels at speed through the streets of Wellington

Cath Cheatley travels at speed through the streets of Wellington
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Mel Burke (NZ National Team)

Mel Burke (NZ National Team)
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Chloe Hosking leads teammate Judith Arndt (HTC Highroad)

Chloe Hosking leads teammate Judith Arndt (HTC Highroad)
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Cath Cheatley (NZ National Team) leads in the early stages of the criterium

Cath Cheatley (NZ National Team) leads in the early stages of the criterium
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Shelley Olds of Team Diadora-Pasta Zara would like to repeat last years win

Shelley Olds of Team Diadora-Pasta Zara would like to repeat last years win
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Amanda Miller (HTC Highroad) on the podium

Amanda Miller (HTC Highroad) on the podium
(Image credit: Pete Bruggeman)

Amanda Miller finished off a great week for HTC-Highroad by winning the final criterium event at the Tour of New Zealand with a solo attack. It was the 24 year-old's first victory with HTC-Highroad.

The team split the field and had four riders in the front group. Chloe Hosking and Ina-Yoko Teutenberg then continued to attack to whittle down the bunch and by the end of the race, only five riders remained with both Miller and her teammate Judith Arndt in the select group.

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