Crum tops Bradley in unlikely escape

Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-Lululemon)

Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-Lululemon) (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)

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

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport NZ2:49:48
2Amy Bradley (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 1 - Cell 2
3Evelyn Stevens (USA) USA National Team0:00:22
4Shara Gillow (Aus) GreenEdge-AISRow 3 - Cell 2
5Joanne Hogan (Aus) VIS Women's TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Reta Trotman (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Elena Berlato (Ita) Italy National TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Taryn Heather (Aus) Team Jayco - AISRow 8 - Cell 2
10Philippa Sutton (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:02:53
11Carla Ryan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS0:07:33
12Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AISRow 12 - Cell 2
14Li Chen (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro CyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jessica Allen (Aus) VIS Women's TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jessie MacLean (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS0:08:02
17Sue Forsyth (NZl) NZCT TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 17 - Cell 2
19Loren Rowney (Aus) VIS Women's TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Huang Dong Yan (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro CyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Ashleigh Neave (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 20 - Cell 2
22Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Suzuki TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Fiona MacDermid (NZl) NZCT TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jessica Mundy (Aus) Suzuki TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Japan National TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Kanako Nishi (Jpn) Japan National TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Sinead Noonan (Aus) Team Jayco - AISRow 26 - Cell 2
28Emily Collins (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Mel Burke (NZl) NZCT TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Carmen Small (USA) USA National TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Allison Rice (Aus) Suzuki TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Laura Meadley (Aus) Suzuki TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Kate Chilcott (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Gloria Presti (Ita) Italy National TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Rachel Neylan (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Rachel Southee (NZl) Cyclosport NZRow 36 - Cell 2
38Gracie Elvin (Aus) Team Jayco - AISRow 37 - Cell 2
39Luo Xialong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro CyclingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Lucy Coldwell (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Chloe McConville (Aus) VIS Women's TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Sequoia Cooper (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Wan Yiu Wong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro CyclingRow 42 - Cell 2
44Rosara Joseph (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Tracey Best (NZl) Cyclosport NZRow 44 - Cell 2
46Linda Villumsen (NZl) GreenEdge-AISRow 45 - Cell 2
47Stephanie Ives (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Monia Baccaille (Ita) Italy National TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Ally Stacher (USA) USA National TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Italy National TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Emily Roper (Aus) Suzuki TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Corrine Smit (Aus) Cyclosport NZRow 51 - Cell 2
53Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro CyclingRow 52 - Cell 2
54Lisa Jacobs (Aus) VIS Women's TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Nicole Justice (Aus) Armstrong Motor Group Team0:09:21
56Akatsuka Yurie (Jpn) Japan National Team0:09:55
57Janine Copp (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 56 - Cell 2
58Yuko Myochin (Jpn) Japan National TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Addyson Albershardt (USA) USA National TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Hayley Giddens (NZl) NZCT TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Ailie McDonald (Aus) Suzuki TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
DNFTheresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) USA National TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
DNFChisako Harigai (Jpn) Japan National TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
DNFGrace Sulzberger (Aus) Team Jayco - AISRow 63 - Cell 2
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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 TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
DNFChisako Harigai (Jpn) Japan National TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
DNFGrace Sulzberger (Aus) Team Jayco - AISRow 63 - Cell 2
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Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Loren Rowney (Aus) VIS Women's Team7pts
2Chloe McConville (Aus) VIS Women's Team5Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sinead Noonan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS1Row 3 - Cell 3
5Addyson Albershardt (USA) USA National Team1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team20pts
2Gracie Elvin (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Evelyn Stevens (USA) USA National Team10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Carla Ryan (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Linda Villumsen (NZl) GreenEdge-AIS6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Emma Crum (NZl) Cyclosport NZ6Row 5 - Cell 3
7Amy Bradley (NZl) Wheelworks Racing4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS2Row 7 - Cell 3
9Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Taryn Heather (Aus) Team Jayco - AIS2Row 9 - Cell 3
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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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