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Tour of New Zealand - Athlete's Procession

Preview to the Tour of New Zealand

Wellington hosts parade of the World's top women's cyclists

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Bruce Pool's website

Thanks to Bruce Pool for this review and for the photos

Visitors to Wellington last Tuesday would have delighted in the blaze of colour when greeted with 120 of the worlds’ top female cyclists parading through the city in the lead-up to last Sunday’s World Cup event. Initially welcomed to Wellington in Parliament grounds by Health Minister Hon. Annette King they wound their way some two kilometres to Wellington’s Civic Square and a second welcome by Mayor Kerry Prendergast. Those who took the time to leave their office buildings were rewarded by the chance to get up close to some of the world’s best women cyclists, something one spectator noted, would not be possible in most parts of the world. New Zealand’s own Sarah Ulmer was centre stage, identifiable not by her familiar McDonalds shirt but by the crowd of media that surrounded her. As quickly as they had arrived the cyclists departed to rest in preparation for 4 days of racing.

 

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