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February 21/15 12:19 pm - Women's Tour of New Zealand: Stage 4


Posted by Editoress on 02/21/15
 

Tayler Wiles from the US National Team took the 106km stage and the leader's yellow jersey on a hot day of racing featuring a total of four climbs. Riders in the US team have passed the Trust House Leader’s Yellow jersey four times over the last four days to three different riders on the team, day one was Megan Guarnier, day two Lauren Hall, day three back to Megan Guarnier and today after the top of the mountain finish, was stage winner Tayler Wiles turn to wear the leader’s jersey going into the final day.

Despite the great weather, racers were clearly nervous before this decisive stage. Riders and team managers alike checked the course last night before settling on 27-tooth sprockets for the hills to come. Almost 22kms of the stage were uphill, but somehow most managed to stick with the main bunch up until the start of the final Admiral Hill.

After 15km of racing, a breakaway of eight riders escaped including Lauren Kitchen from (Australian National Team), Tayler Wiles, Lauren Hall and Megan Guarnier (US National Team) Ellen Skerritt (Hi 5 Dream team), Denise Ramsden (Pepper Palace), Linda Villumsen (Ramblers) and Jo Hogan (Tibco).

They built a gap of almost three minutes in 22km. At the 56km mark riders in the main bunch lead by Holden and DNA teams rode hard up the six kilometre Te Wharau hill to close the gap down to 55 seconds.

The leaders continue to share the work and 15kmts later they had again increase their lead to two minutes and from here was all up to them to keep going hoping their lead was enough to go for a stage win.

At the bottom of Admiral Hill, with ten kilometres of climbing to go, their lead was almost three minutes. Jo Hogan from Tibco team was the first to start attacking half way up the hill but the American riders were quick to mark and make sure they control ed the tempo. With 4km to go Lauren Hall was dropped but she managed to get back on and help her team mate in the last 3km.

The final sprint was between Wiles and Kitchen with Wiles taking the stage by a second to become the new race leader.

Evelyn Stevens lead riders in the main bunch 3.16 behind allowing Wiles to take the lead by six seconds from Megan Warnier.

“We don’t mind who wears the jersey as long as is one or our riders” new tour leader Wiles said.

Strong winds up the hill forced riders to fight hard up the hill with the field spread out in the last final kilometres.

Report courtesy Women's Tour of New Zealand

Stage 4: Masterton to Admiral Hill , 111 km
1 Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team 3:06:04
2 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian National Team at 0:01
3 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Team TIBCO - SVB 0:05
4 Ellen Skerritt (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team 0:17
5 Lauren Hall (USA) US National Team 0:24
6 Denise Ramsden (Can) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 2:25
7 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Ramblers Club 2:25
8 Evelyn Stevens (USA) US National Team 3:11
9 Megan Guarnier (USA) US National Team 3:11
10 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australian National Team 3:11
11 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO - SVB 3:11
12 Ruth Corsett (Aus) Fagan Motors Cycling Team 3:14
13 Tessa Fabry (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team 3:14
14 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Australian National Team 3:14
15 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Holden Racing Team 3:16
16 Alexandra Manly (Aus) Australian National Team 3:30
17 Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) DNA Cycling p/b K4 3:43
18 Lauren De Crescenzo (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 3:46
19 Lauren Komanski (USA) US National Team 3:52
20 Lucy Coldwell (GBr) HI 5 Dream Team 3:46
21 Emily Collins (NZl) Team TIBCO - SVB 3:56
22 Breanne Nalder (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 4:03
23 Kerri-Anne Page (NZl) Ramblers Club 4:11
24 Natalie Howell (NZl) The Sign Factory 4:19
25 Hiromi Kaneko (Jpn) Japan National Team 5:11
26 Yumiko Goda (Jpn) Japan National Team 5:15
27 Anne Perry (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 5:30
28 Joanne Holdaway (NZl) Ramblers Club 5:42
29 Samara Sheppard (NZl) The Sign Factory 5:47
30 Courteney Lowe (NZl) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 6:01
31 Sharlotte Lucas (NZl) Holden Racing Team 6:05
32 Jessica Mundy (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team 6:25
33 Georgia Baker (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team 6:25
34 Natalie Kerwin (NZl) Ramblers Club 6:34
35 Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Ramblers Club 6:45
36 Shannon Malseed (Aus) Holden Racing Team 7:35
37 Karen Fulton (NZl) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 8:01
38 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCO - SVB 8:01
39 Amber Pierce (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 8:01
40 Carley McKay (Aus) 3Sixty Sports 8:08
41 Amanda Nabi (Aus) 3Sixty Sports 8:17
42 Amy Phillips (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 8:17
43 Philippa Sutton (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 8:34
44 Nozomi Saito (Jpn) Japan National Team 8:34
45 Rebecca Mackey (Aus) Australian National Team 8:34
46 Alysha Keith (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 8:34
47 Hayley Giddens (NZl) The Sign Factory 13:01
48 Kendall Ryan (USA) Team TIBCO - SVB 28:57
49 Elizabeth Steel (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 32:09
50 Georgina Beech (Aus) Fagan Motors Cycling Team 37:45
51 Ruby Perry (NZl) 3Sixty Sports 37:46
52 Nina Wollaston (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 37:54
53 Holly Edmondston (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 38:16
DNF Emma Petersen (NZl) The Sign Factory
DNS Jeannie Kuhajek (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4
 
GC
1 Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team 11:07:07
2 Megan Guarnier (USA) US National Team at 0:06
3 Evelyn Stevens (USA) US National Team 0:09
4 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian National Team 0:19
5 Lauren Hall (USA) US National Team 0:23
6 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australian National Team 0:24
7 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Australian National Team 0:27
8 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO - SVB 0:48
9 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Team TIBCO - SVB 0:51
10 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Holden Racing Team 1:16
11 Tessa Fabry (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team 1:39
12 Lucy Coldwell (GBr) HI 5 Dream Team 1:46
13 Ellen Skerritt (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team 1:47
14 Ruth Corsett (Aus) Fagan Motors Cycling Team 2:34
15 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Ramblers Club 3:40
16 Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) DNA Cycling p/b K4 3:41
17 Alexandra Manly (Aus) Australian National Team 3:48
18 Lauren Komanski (USA) US National Team 3:52
19 Denise Ramsden (Can) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 3:58
20 Emily Collins (NZl) Team TIBCO - SVB 4:38
21 Lauren De Crescenzo (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 5:24
22 Natalie Howell (NZl) The Sign Factory 6:59
23 Anne Perry (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 7:08
24 Sharlotte Lucas (NZl) Holden Racing Team 7:10
25 Hiromi Kaneko (Jpn) Japan National Team 7:23
26 Breanne Nalder (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 7:31
27 Courteney Lowe (NZl) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 7:36
28 Natalie Kerwin (NZl) Ramblers Club 7:49
29 Georgia Baker (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team 7:55
30 Jessica Mundy (Aus) HI 5 Dream Team 7:55
31 Hannah Van Kampen (NZl) Ramblers Club 8:00
32 Samara Sheppard (NZl) The Sign Factory 8:27
33 Shannon Malseed (Aus) Holden Racing Team 8:40
34 Rebecca Mackey (Aus) Australian National Team 8:52
35 Karen Fulton (NZl) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 9:34
36 Amy Phillips (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 9:50
37 Philippa Sutton (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 10:19
38 Amanda Nabi (Aus) 3Sixty Sports 10:51
39 Nozomi Saito (Jpn) Japan National Team 11:42
40 Joanne Holdaway (NZl) Ramblers Club 12:51
41 Yumiko Goda (Jpn) Japan National Team 13:15
42 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCO - SVB 14:31
43 Amber Pierce (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 15:22
44 Carley McKay (Aus) 3Sixty Sports 18:36
45 Kerri-Anne Page (NZl) Ramblers Club 20:04
46 Alysha Keith (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 24:37
47 Hayley Giddens (NZl) The Sign Factory 29:59
48 Kendall Ryan (USA) Team TIBCO - SVB 37:31
49 Elizabeth Steel (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 54:00
50 Georgina Beech (Aus) Fagan Motors Cycling Team 54:38
51 Nina Wollaston (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 1:09:52
52 Holly Edmondston (NZl) Trust House New Zealand National Team 1:09:57
53 Ruby Perry (NZl) 3Sixty Sports 1:10:16

 

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