Arndt catapulted by GreenEdge-AIS teammates to stage win

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, 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."

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Stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS3:29:30
2Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Loren Rowney (Aus) VIS Women's TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Carla Ryan (Aus) Team Jayco - AISRow 3 - Cell 2
5Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Italy National TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Huang Dong Yan (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro CyclingRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jessica Allen (Aus) VIS Women's TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) USA National TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Shara Gillow (Aus) GreenEdge-AISRow 9 - Cell 2
11Rachel Neylan (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Luo Xialong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro CyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Sue Forsyth (NZl) NZCT TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Taryn Heather (Aus) Team Jayco - AISRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jessie MacLean (Aus) GreenEdge-AISRow 14 - Cell 2
16Evelyn Stevens (USA) USA National TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Joanne Hogan (Aus) VIS Women's TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Lucy Coldwell (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Linda Villumsen (NZl) GreenEdge-AISRow 18 - Cell 2
20Grace Sulzberger (Aus) Team Jayco - AISRow 19 - Cell 2
21Reta Trotman (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro CyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Gracie Elvin (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:00:04
24Carmen Small (USA) USA National Team0:00:16
25Chloe McConville (Aus) VIS Women's Team0:01:29
26Amy Bradley (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:01:48
27Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Kate Chilcott (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Jessica Mundy (Aus) Suzuki Team0:02:23
30Emily Collins (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Allison Rice (Aus) Suzuki TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Rosara Joseph (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Elena Berlato (Ita) Italy National TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Japan National Team0:06:01
35Laura Meadley (Aus) Suzuki TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Fiona MacDermid (NZl) NZCT TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport NZRow 36 - Cell 2
38Lisa Jacobs (Aus) VIS Women's TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team0:09:23
40Chisako Harigai (Jpn) Japan National TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Suzuki Team0:14:37
42Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 41 - Cell 2
43Sequoia Cooper (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Gloria Presti (Ita) Italy National TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Nicole Justice (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Rachel Southee (NZl) Cyclosport NZRow 45 - Cell 2
47Wan Yiu Wong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro CyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Philippa Sutton (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 47 - Cell 2
49Emily Roper (Aus) Suzuki TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Stephanie Ives (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Ashleigh Neave (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 50 - Cell 2
52Tracey Best (NZl) Cyclosport NZRow 51 - Cell 2
53Corrine Smit (Aus) Cyclosport NZRow 52 - Cell 2
54Ally Stacher (USA) USA National Team0:14:42
55Monica Baccaille (Ita) Italy National TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:28:50
57Yuko Myochin (Jpn) Japan National TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Akatsuka Yurie (Jpn) Japan National TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Hayley Giddens (NZl) NZCT TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Addyson Albershardt (USA) USA National TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Janine Copp (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 60 - Cell 2
62Ailie McDonald (Aus) Suzuki TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Sinead Noonan (Aus) Team Jayco - AISRow 62 - Cell 2
64Mel Burke (NZl) NZCT Team0:38:48
DNFJane Barr (GBr) Cyclosport NZRow 64 - Cell 2
DNSElena Cecchini (Ita) Italy National TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
DNSAlexandra Carle (Aus) Team Jayco - AISRow 66 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team7:36:42
2Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS0:00:11
3Linda Villumsen (NZl) GreenEdge-AIS0:00:33
4Evelyn Stevens (USA) USA National Team0:00:38
5Shara Gillow (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS0:00:39
6Taryn Heather (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:00:47
7Rachel Neylan (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team0:00:48
8Carla Ryan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:00:55
9Joanne Hogan (Aus) VIS Women's Team0:00:56
10Grace Sulzberger (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:00:58
11Loren Rowney (Aus) VIS Women's Team0:01:00
12Reta Trotman (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:01:01
13Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Italy National Team0:01:04
14Gracie Elvin (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:01:05
15Huang Dong Yan (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:01:09
16Carmen Small (USA) USA National Team0:01:21
17Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:01:23
18Sue Forsyth (NZl) NZCT Team0:01:28
19Jessica Allen (Aus) VIS Women's TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:01:32
21Lucy Coldwell (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team0:01:39
22Kate Chilcott (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:03:24
23Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team0:03:32
24Rosara Joseph (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:03:46
25Chloe McConville (Aus) VIS Women's Team0:04:55
26Jessica Mundy (Aus) Suzuki Team0:06:07
27Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport NZ0:08:15
28Laura Meadley (Aus) Suzuki Team0:09:57
29Jessie MacLean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS0:12:51
30Luo Xialong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:13:31
31Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National Team0:14:09
32Chisako Harigai (Jpn) Japan National Team0:14:11
33Allison Rice (Aus) Suzuki Team0:15:29
34Amy Bradley (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:15:36
35Monica Baccaille (Ita) Italy National Team0:16:13
36Emily Collins (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:16:15
37Corrine Smit (Aus) Cyclosport NZ0:18:44
38Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Japan National Team0:19:14
39Fiona MacDermid (NZl) NZCT Team0:20:05
40Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) USA National Team0:21:20
41Elena Berlato (Ita) Italy National Team0:24:07
42Emily Roper (Aus) Suzuki Team0:27:51
43Ally Stacher (USA) USA National Team0:28:05
44Stephanie Ives (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team0:28:08
45Sinead Noonan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:29:54
46Lisa Jacobs (Aus) VIS Women's Team0:34:21
47Philippa Sutton (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:36:10
48Wan Yiu Wong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:36:18
49Gloria Presti (Ita) Italy National Team0:36:24
50Sequoia Cooper (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:36:26
51Rachel Southee (NZl) Cyclosport NZ0:36:34
52Tracey Best (NZl) Cyclosport NZ0:37:06
53Mel Burke (NZl) NZCT Team0:40:14
54Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Suzuki Team0:48:02
55Nicole Justice (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team0:59:14
56Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:59:47
57Ashleigh Neave (NZl) Wheelworks Racing1:02:36
58Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling1:09:52
59Addyson Albershardt (USA) USA National Team1:16:23
60Akatsuka Yurie (Jpn) Japan National Team1:16:35
61Hayley Giddens (NZl) NZCT Team1:16:58
62Janine Copp (NZl) Wheelworks Racing1:17:01
63Yuko Myochin (Jpn) Japan National Team1:19:23
64Ailie McDonald (Aus) Suzuki Team1:19:35

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