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February 20/15 13:29 pm - Women's Tour of New Zealand: Stage 3, Pilot-Fortin Best Young rider


Posted by Editoress on 02/20/15
 

With the US National team holding the Top 5 on GC the Australian riders decided to get aggressive on Stage 3 of the Trust House women’s tour of New Zealand. They threw plenty at Team USA and were rewarded with stage success.

 

PHOTO

Evelyn Stevens, Megan Guarnier, Gabrielle Pilot-Fortin - photo courtesy Cotton Sox Photography

 

"We gave it everything," stage winner Katrin Garfoot from the Australian national team said and she is in third place only 18 seconds behind new tour leader Evelyn Stevens – USA team.

The race started slow with riders conserving energy for what laid ahead, ten laps of a 12km circuit with a tough hill climb each time around in hot conditions.

The action started with three laps to go, after a small group of thee riders, containing Tayler Wiles from team USA, Ellen Skerritt from Hi 5 Dream Team and Joe Hogan from Tibco attacked at the top of the hill managing to get away and create a lead of 55 seconds over the main bunch.

This didn’t last long as the US and Australia national teams force the pace next time up the hill and once again the bunch was all together with two laps to go.

On the penultimate time up the hill, nine riders manage to break away containing some of the strongest riders in the tour such a Stevens and Megan Guarnier from USA, Lauren Stevens from Tibco SVB, Katrin Garfoot and Rachel Neyland from Australia national team, Tessa Fabry form Hi 5 Dream Team, Lucy Coldwell and Miranda Griffiths from Holden Racing Team and Ruth Corsett from team Fagan Motors.

They quickly gain a lead of 30 second that with 10 km to go grow up top over three minutes, from here was to come the stage winner of day three And a new tour leader.

The ride of the day was from DNA-K4 Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin from Canada After the breakaway of nine riders went off, Gaby attempted to bridge the 2 minute gap alone. She didn't quite make it across, but the heroic solo effort earned her the Fagan Motors Young Rider's White Jersey.

Report Courtesy Trust House women’s tour of New Zealand



Results

Stage 3: Carrington Circuit, 130 km
1 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australian National Team 3:41:18
2 Megan Guarnier (USA) US National Team
3 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – SVB
4 Ruth Corsett (Aus) Fagan Motors Cycling Team
5 Lucy Coldwell (GBr) HI 5 Dream Team
6 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Holden Racing Team
7 Tessa Fabry (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team
8 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Australian National Team all s.t.
9 Evelyn Stevens (USA) US National Team 0:03
10 Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) DNA Cycling p/b K4 1:25
11 Lauren Hall (USA) US National Team 3:05
12 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian National Team
13 Karen Fulton (NZl) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling
14 Jeannie Kuhajek (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4
15 Amber Pierce (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling
16 Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco – SVB
17 Emma Petersen (NZl) The Sign Factory
18 Georgia Baker (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team
19 Alexandra Manly (Aus) Australian National Team
20 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Ramblers Club
21 Lauren Komanski (USA) US National Team
22 Lauren De Crescenzo (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4
23 Courteney Lowe (NZl) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling
24 Hiromi Kaneko (Jpn) Japan National Team
25 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team Tibco – SVB
26 Shannon Malseed (Aus) Holden Racing Team
27 Jessica Mundy (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team
28 Natalie Kerwin (NZl) Ramblers Club
29 Jo Hogan (Aus) Team Tibco – SVB
30 Rebecca Mackey (Aus) Australian National Team
31 Amanda Nabi (Aus) 3Sixty Sports
32 Philippa Sutton (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team
33 Nozomi Saito (Jpn) Japan National Team
34 Amy Phillips (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling
35 Ellen Skerritt (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team
36 Natalie Howell (NZl) The Sign Factory
37 Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Ramblers Club
38 Denise Ramsden (Can) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling
39 Samara Sheppard (NZl) The Sign Factory
40 Emily Collins (NZl) Team Tibco – SVB
41 Sharlotte Lucas (NZl) Holden Racing Team
42 Yumiko Goda (Jpn) Japan National Team
43 Anne Perry (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4
44 Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team all s.t.
45 Jo Holdaway (NZl) Ramblers Club 3:11
46 Breanne Nalder (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 3:15
OTL Carley Mckay (Aus) 3Sixty Sports 10:31
OTL Kerri-anne Page (NZl) Ramblers Club 17:23
OTL Georgina Beech (Aus) Fagan Motors Cycling Team
OTL Hayley Giddens (NZl) The Sign Factory
OTL Alysha Keith (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team
OTL Elizabeth Steel (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team all s.t.
OTL Ruby Perry (NZl) 3Sixty Sports 27:13
OTL Holly Edmondston (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team
OTL Nina Wollaston (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team both s.t.
DNF Ruby Livingstone (NZl) 3Sixty Sports
DNS Karen Elzing (Ned) Fagan Motors Cycling Team
DNS Maxyna Cottam (NZl) The Sign Factory
 
GC
1 Megan Guarnier (USA) US National Team 7:57:58
2 Evelyn Stevens (USA) US National Team at 0:03
3 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australian National Team 0:18
4 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Australian National Team 0:18
5 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – SVB 0:42
6 Lucy Coldwell (GBr) HI 5 Dream Team 1:05
7 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Holden Racing Team 1:05
8 Tessa Fabry (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team 1:30
9 Ruth Corsett (Aus) Fagan Motors Cycling Team 2:25
10 Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) DNA Cycling p/b K4 3:03
11 Lauren Hall (USA) US National Team 3:04
12 Lauren Komanski (USA) US National Team 3:05
13 Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team 3:05
14 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian National Team 3:23
15 Alexandra Manly (Aus) Australian National Team
16 Rebecca Mackey (Aus) Australian National Team both s.t.
17 Emily Collins (NZl) Team Tibco – SVB 3:47
18 Jo Hogan (Aus) Team Tibco – SVB 3:51
19 Shannon Malseed (Aus) Holden Racing Team 4:10
20 Sharlotte Lucas (NZl) Holden Racing Team s.t.
21 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Ramblers Club 4:20
22 Natalie Kerwin (NZl) Ramblers Club
23 Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Ramblers Club both s.t.
24 Georgia Baker (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team 4:35
25 Jessica Mundy (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team
26 Ellen Skerritt (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team both s.t.
27 Karen Fulton (NZl) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 4:38
28 Amy Phillips (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling
29 Denise Ramsden (Can) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling both s.t.
30 Courteney Lowe (NZl) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 4:40
31 Jeannie Kuhajek (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 4:43
32 Lauren De Crescenzo (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4
33 Anne Perry (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 both s.t.
34 Philippa Sutton (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 4:50
35 Hiromi Kaneko (Jpn) Japan National Team 5:17
36 Amanda Nabi (Aus) 3Sixty Sports 5:39
37 Emma Petersen (NZl) The Sign Factory 5:45
38 Natalie Howell (NZl) The Sign Factory
39 Samara Sheppard (NZl) The Sign Factory both s.t.
40 Nozomi Saito (Jpn) Japan National Team 6:13
41 Breanne Nalder (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 6:33
42 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team Tibco – SVB 9:35
43 Jo Holdaway (NZl) Ramblers Club 10:14
44 Amber Pierce (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 10:26
45 Yumiko Goda (Jpn) Japan National Team 11:05
46 Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco – SVB 11:39
47 Carley Mckay (Aus) 3Sixty Sports 13:33
48 Kerri-anne Page (NZl) Ramblers Club 18:58
49 Alysha Keith (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 19:08
50 Georgina Beech (Aus) Fagan Motors Cycling Team 19:58
51 Hayley Giddens (NZl) The Sign Factory 20:03
52 Elizabeth Steel (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 24:56
53 Holly Edmondston (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 34:46
54 Nina Wollaston (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 35:03
55 Ruby Perry (NZl) 3Sixty Sports 35:35
 
Best Young Rider
1 Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) DNA Cycling p/b K4 8:01:01
2 Alexandra Manly (Aus) Australian National Team at 0:20
3 Rebecca Mackey (Aus) Australian National Team s.t.
4 Shannon Malseed (Aus) Holden Racing Team 1:07
5 Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Ramblers Club 1:17
6 Georgia Baker (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team 1:32
7 Jessica Mundy (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team
8 Ellen Skerritt (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team both s.t.
9 Nozomi Saito (Jpn) Japan National Team 3:10
10 Alysha Keith (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 16:05


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