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Women's Tour of New Zealand: Garfoot wins stage three

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Katrin Garfoot on the podium

Katrin Garfoot on the podium (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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The peloton on lap two of nine on the climb

The peloton on lap two of nine on the climb (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin shows the pain as she crosses the finish line, but picked up the young riders jersey in the process

Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin shows the pain as she crosses the finish line, but picked up the young riders jersey in the process (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Katrin Garfoot sprints for the stage win

Katrin Garfoot sprints for the stage win (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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The main group on the closing lap

The main group on the closing lap (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Katrin Garfoot once again applying some pressure on the break

Katrin Garfoot once again applying some pressure on the break (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Lauren Hall supported by team mates

Lauren Hall supported by team mates (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Katrin Garfoot was getting active staying near the front

Katrin Garfoot was getting active staying near the front (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Cresting the climb

Cresting the climb (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Ellen Skerritt, Jo Hogan and Tayler Wiles went of the front but it only lasted one lap

Ellen Skerritt, Jo Hogan and Tayler Wiles went of the front but it only lasted one lap (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Katrin Garfoot on the climb

Katrin Garfoot on the climb (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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The peloton was more active today

The peloton was more active today (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Evelyn Stevens testing her legs on the climb

Evelyn Stevens testing her legs on the climb (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Another day of nice scenery greeted the peloton

Another day of nice scenery greeted the peloton (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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Back in Yellow, Megan Guarnier (USA)

Back in Yellow, Megan Guarnier (USA) (Image credit: Mark Gunter)

Katrin Garfoot continued her return to form after a knee injury derailed the start of the season winning stage three of the Women's Tour of New Zealand from a eight rider front group. First leader of the race, Megan Guarnier, was second  to continue Team USA's success at the race while Lauren Stephens (TIBCO-SVB) was third.

Garfoot took out the women's Oceania time trial title last week which she followed up by placing third in the sprint for the road race and currently sits in third place overall with two stages to come.

Guarnier moved back into the overall lead, deposing teammate Lauren Hall from the yellow jersey and now leads teammate Evelyn Stevens by three seconds.

Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (DNA Cycling p/b K4), tenth on the stage, is the new leader of the best young rider classification.

Results

Stage 3 result
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia3:41:18
2Megan Guarnier (USA) USA
3Lauren Stephens (USA) TIBCO - SVB
4Ruth Corsett (Aus) Fagan Motors Cycling Team
5Lucy Coldwell (GBr) Holden Racing
6Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Holden Racing
7Tessa Fabry (Aus) High5 Dream Team
8Rachel Neylan (Aus) Australia
9Evelyn Stevens (USA) USA0:00:03
10Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) DNA Cycling p/b K40:01:25

General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Megan Guarnier (USA) USA7:57:58
2Evelyn Stevens (USA) USA0:00:03
3Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia0:00:18
4Rachel Neylan (Aus) Australia
5Lauren Stephens (USA) TIBCO - SVB0:00:42
6Lucy Coldwell (GBr) Holden Racing0:01:05
7Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Holden Racing
8Tessa Fabry (Aus) High5 Dream Team0:01:30
9Ruth Corsett (Aus) Fagan Motors Cycling Team0:02:25
10Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) DNA Cycling p/b K40:03:03

 

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