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Stage Review - Wairarapa Road Race

Overnight leader Tina Mayolo-Pic (US) relinquished the lead to Australian-based Nicole Freedman (Israel) in a dramatic second stage of the Trust House Womens Cycle Tour of New Zealand.

But the yellow-jersey swapping shoulders wasnt talk of the day. Rather, it was the wind. Wellington isnt known as the windy city for nothing and over the first 20km the gales were blowing with a vengeance as pure cross-wind.

The rugged Rimutaka mountains which overlook the Wairarapa channel the wind straight down onto the plains. Echelons here commonly run virtually at right angles to the direction of the road and many are the locals who can recall being blown from their bikes. 

So no doubt there was a good deal of local sympathy for the dozen internationals who were tossed to the ground within the first 5km. The race was halted and calling the stage off was a serious possibility.

Luckily, though, the decision was made to resume, with a 12km neutralized zone seeing the riders sheltering beside service and teams vans.

Ive never seen conditions like that. Ive been racing 10 years and Ive never been in wind like that. It was pretty dangerous, said yellow-clad Freedman after the stage.

I flipped off my bike in the neutral and ended up in the grass. But I think the promoter made the right call because after the neutral the wind was a lot less, she said.

Behind Freedman, Katie Brown (Australia) took second place in a tight five-rider sprint into Masterton, with Miho Oki (Japan) third the first three riders benefiting from ten, six and four second time bonuses. Daniela Fusa Poli (Italy) was edged into fourth, with New Zealand national champion Catherine Sell the first kiwi home in 5th.

The break got away before the rolling roads which lead into Masterton. The main field never got properly organized and by the finish was 3min 43s down.

With just a one-hour criterium and a 12km time trial to go, such a buffer makes it almost certain one of the five break riders will take the final GC. A word of caution, though. The time trial course around the Wellington coastline can be windy very windy. 

 

By JIM ROBINSON (Trust House Tour)


 
General Classification:
1. Freedman 3hrs 45 6s
2. Brown @ 2s
3. Oki @ 4s
4. Fusa Poci @ 6s
5. Sell (NZ) @ 6s

 

Results  Stage 2  

Position Name Team Time
1 Nicole FREEDMAN Western Australia 02:34:32
2 Katie BROWN Australian National Team
3 Miho OKI Japan National Team
4 Daniela FUSA POLI Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas - Italy
5 Catherine SELL New Zealand A
6= Oenone WOOD Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung @ 03:43
6= Judith ARNDT Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung
6= Olivia GOLLAN Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung
6= Trixi WORRACK Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung
6= Rochelle GILMORE Australian National Team
6= Amy GILLETT Australian National Team
6= Louise YAXLEY Australian National Team
6= Claudia HECHT German National Team
6= Madeleine SANDIG German National Team
6= Sarah DUSTER German National Team
6= Bianca KNOPFLE German National Team
6= Verena JOOS German National Team
6= Charlotte BECKER German National Team
6= Edwige PITEL Univega Pro Team - Suisse
6= Bernadette SCHOEBER Univega Pro Team - Suisse
6= Muzizah UYUN Indonesian National Team
6= Tri Kusuma SANTIA Indonesian National Team
6= Rosyida DAHLINA Indonesian National Team
6= Miyoko KARAMI Japan National Team
6= Akemi MORIMOTO Japan National Team
6= Mirjam MELCHERS VAN POPPEL Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team
6= Susanne LJUNGSKOG Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team
6= Tanja HENNES Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team
6= Linda SERUP Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team
6= Suzanne DE GOEDE Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team
6= Claire BAXTER Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team
6= Kerryn CHARMAN Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team
6= Emma RICKARDS Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team
6= Jo RYDER Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team
6= Judith MAY Samsung Team
6= Natalie BATES Samsung Team
6= Kirsty BORTOLIN Samsung Team
6= Emma MACKIE Samsung Team
6= Keren VAN DER BOOM Tait Communications Team
6= Waibl GINA Tait Communications Team
6= Sally COWMAN Queensland Academy Of Sport
6= Carly HIBBERD Queensland Academy Of Sport
6= Candice SULLIVAN Queensland Academy Of Sport
6= Sara CARRIGAN Queensland Academy Of Sport
6= Jenny MACPHERSON Queensland Academy Of Sport
6= Melissa HOLT New Zealand A
6= Toni BRADSHAW New Zealand A
6= Susie WOOD Mizone New Zealand B
6= Brei GUDSELL Mizone New Zealand B
6= Tammy BOYD Mizone New Zealand B
6= Amy MOSEN Mizone New Zealand B
6= Robyn WONG Trust House New Zealand C
6= Karen FULTON Trust House New Zealand C
6= Vicki BURR Trust House New Zealand C
6= Carissa WILKES Trust House New Zealand C
6= Olga SLYUSAREVA Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas - Italy
6= Sigrid CORNEO Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas - Italy
6= Silvia VALSECCHI Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas - Italy
6= Joanne KIESANOWSKI Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas - Italy
6= Modesta VZESNIHUSKAITE Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas - Italy
6= Emma JAMES Avery Ford
6= Jane WILLIAMS Avery Ford
6= Meredith MILLER Avery Ford
6= Lynn GAGGIOLI Avery Ford
6= Helen KELLY Avery Ford
6= Tina MAYOLO-PIC Avery Ford
6= Stacy SIMS Star & Garter Wheelers
6= Carolyn JENKINS Star & Garter Wheelers
6= Frith BROWN Star & Garter Wheelers
6= Sandy KUNZ Star & Garter Wheelers
6= Serena SHERIDAN Star & Garter Wheelers
6= Kerry COHEN Western Australia
6= Nathalie LAURENDEAU Western Australia
6= Kele HULSER Western Australia
6= Caroline JACKSON Western Australia
76 Richelle MARSHALL Star & Garter Wheelers @ 09:04
77 Vonika KRIEA ROS Indonesian National Team @ 21:36
78= Nichola WILSON Tait Communications Team @ 23:58
78= Nicola JOHNSON Tait Communications Team
80= Diana RAST Univega Pro Team - Suisse @ 30:43
80= Sri SUYAMTI Indonesian National Team
80= Anna MIYAZAKI Japan National Team
80= Heidi-Jane HUMPHRIES Tait Communications Team
84 Lauren ROSBOROUGH Tait Communications Team @ 35:20
Priska DOPPMANN Univega Pro Team - Suisse DNF
Madeleine LINDBERG Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung DNS
Michelle HYLAND New Zealand A DNS
Johanna BUICK New Zealand A DNS
Nadene BOYLE Mizone New Zealand B DNS
Melissa PILLA Mizone New Zealand B DNS

 

 

 

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