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Tour of New Zealand

Stage 2 

Martinborough - Masterton  - 2 March 2006   12:00hrs

 

Race write up

It was a hard stage for some of the riders. The climbs were steep and the roads were 'heavy'. Even some of those towards the top of the General Classification were in trouble on the main climb. There were calls from within the peleton "only another 200m" as riders tried to encourage each other. The race didn't really split until the climb. There had been a flurry of attacks in the latter kilometres of the Martinborough - Masterton road, but none succeeded. 

Even the climb did not create the expected fragmentation of the field. Over the top, there were at least two distinct groups. In the second group, was Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, but a few kilometres later, Teutenberg and her group were back in the main bunch.

Susanne Ljungskog, who had tried to get away earlier, got away with Sarah Duester and Svetlana Bubnenkova. The trio managed to gain a 200m advantage, but were swallowed up by the bunch in the final 5km. There was a general splitting of the field as the pace increased and riders vied for position in the sprint.

As the frontmarkers turned into Church Street, Masterton, there was clearly a pink T-Mobile jersey towards the front. Despite her comment after the Geelong World Cup on Sunday, where she said that the team could "relax a bit before we go back to Europe", Ina-Yoko Teutenberg could not help herself. The sprint was fast and the three riders who emerged to fight out first place were in the centre of the road. Teutenberg was too strong, though and took a length over Sarah Ulmer in the final few metres. Giorgia Bronzini was third.

Sarah Ulmer retained her race leader's jersey, despite talking down her chances the previous night. Nicole Cooke took the mountains jersey and Dale Tye kept the sprint jersey.

 

Results   Top 10 - click here for full result

Place Name Team Time
1 Ina Teutenberg (GER) t-mobile team 02:41:35
2 Sarah Ulmer (NZL) trust house new zealand national team ST
3 Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) a.s. team f.r.w ST
4 Priska Doppmann (SUI) univega pro team ST
5 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZL) univega pro team ST
6= Oenone Wood (AUS) equipe nrnberger versicherung ST
6= Trixi Worrack (GER) equipe nrnberger versicherung ST
6= Katherine Bates (AUS) equipe nrnberger versicherung ST
6= Eva Lutz (GER) equipe nrnberger versicherung ST
6= Alexis Rhodes (AUS) australian national team ST
6= Larissa Kleinmann (GER) german national team ST
6= Elke Gebhardt (GER) german national team ST
6= Claudia Stumpf (GER) german national team ST
6= Emma Rickards (AUS) univega pro team ST
6= Sarah Deuster (GER) univega pro team ST
6= Nicole Cooke (GBR) univega pro team ST
6= Charlotte Goldsmith (GBR) safi pasta zara manhattan ST
6= Amy Hunt (GBR) safi pasta zara manhattan ST
6= Helen Kelly (AUS) safi pasta zara manhattan ST
6= Masami Mashimo (JPN) japan national team ST
6= Akemi Morimoto (JPN) japan national team ST
6= Youko Okuda (JPN) japan national team ST
6= Judith Arndt (GER) t-mobile team ST
6= Kimberly Baldwin (USA) t-mobile team ST
6= Magali Le Flock (FRA) t-mobile team ST
6= Sigrid Corneo (ITA) nobili rubinetterie - menikini cogeas ST
6= Olivia Gollan (AUS) nobili rubinetterie - menikini cogeas ST
6= Miho Oki (JPN) nobili rubinetterie - menikini cogeas ST
6= Elodie Touffet (FRA) nobili rubinetterie - menikini cogeas ST
6= Olga Slyusareva (RUS) russia national team ST
6= Svetlana Bubnenkova (RUS) russia national team ST
6= Natalia Boyarskaya (RUS) russia national team ST
6= Annette Beutler (SUI) elk haus noe ST
6= Baerbell Jungmeier (AUT) elk haus noe ST
6= Patricia Schwager (SUI) elk haus noe ST
6= Meifang Li (CHN) china national team ST
6= Pu Xiang Zhen (CHN) giant pro cycling team ST
6= Lang Meng (CHN) giant pro cycling team ST
6= Min Gao (CHN) giant pro cycling team ST
6= Toni Bradshaw (NZL) trust house new zealand national team ST
6= Michelle Hyland (NZL) trust house new zealand national team ST
6= Melissa Holt (NZL) trust house new zealand national team ST
6= Susie Wood (NZL) trust house new zealand national team ST
6= Dale Tye (NZL) samsung new zealand ST
6= Brei Gudsell (NZL) samsung new zealand ST
6= Lisa Haynes (NZL) bp new zealand ST
6= Serina Sheridan (NZL) bp new zealand ST
6= Natalie Bates (AUS) chase smart mercedes-benz ST
6= Hayley Brown (AUS) chase smart mercedes-benz ST
6= Karina Wilkinson (NZL) wholly bagels team ST
6= Susanne Ljungskog (SWE) sandoval promotions ST
6= Daniela Pintarelli (AUT) sandoval promotions ST
6= Edwige Pitel (FRA) sandoval promotions ST
6= Josie Loane (AUS) uknzjobs.com ST
6= Tina Mayolo-Pic (USA) uknzjobs.com ST
6= Martina Corazza (ITA) a.s. team f.r.w ST

 

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General Classification   Top 10 - click here for full GC

Place Name Team Time
1 Sarah Ulmer (NZL) trust house new zealand national team 05:09:32
2 Priska Doppmann (SUI) univega pro team @ 01:02
3 Trixi Worrack (GER) equipe nrnberger versicherung @ 01:16
4 Elodie Touffet (FRA) nobili rubinetterie - menikini cogeas @ 01:58
5 Hayley Brown (AUS) chase smart mercedes-benz @ 02:28
6 Judith Arndt (GER) t-mobile team @ 02:44
7= Meifang Li (CHN) china national team @ 02:47
7= Josie Loane (AUS) uknzjobs.com @ 02:47
9 Dale Tye (NZL) samsung new zealand @ 02:51
10 Melissa Holt (NZL) trust house new zealand national team @ 02:55

 

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