Trust House Women’s Cycling Tour of New Zealand 2007
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World's Top Team Confirmed for Wellington
Wellington area, 7 - 11 March
of the Trust House Women’s Cycling Tour in March have received an early
Christmas present with confirmation that leading European professional team,
T-Mobile from Germany, will be on the start line.
from a hugely successful full season of international competition the
T-Mobile women’s team is aiming even higher in 2007 with a world-class
roster of eleven riders from six nations.
have already decided who will ride in New Zealand”, team manager
Kristy Scrymgeour said.
already have five riders living and training down under in our off-season,
four in Australia and one in New Zealand, and we will bring Judith Arndt
over as the sixth rider.”
want to start the season well, and I think we have a strong team in New
Zealand and Australia to do that,” said Scrymgeour
the 2007 team roster, leading riders Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and former World
Champion Judith Arndt stay with the team. They will be joined by Oenone
Wood, Linda Villumsen, Kate Bates, and Alex Rhodes.
Oenone Wood is the biggest new
name on the roster and though she is still relatively new to cycling she has
already achieved so much. She is a two-time World Cup Series winner and
former Australian National Champion; Linda
Villumsen is a European and Danish Champion; Track specialist Kate
Bates is a current Australian National Champion and Commonwealth Games
Gold Medallist; and making up the team is young Australian Alex Rhodes, who has fully recovered from serious injury incurred in
a major accident in Germany in July 2005, which claimed the life of
team-mate Amy Gillett
have strengthened the squad considerably and I’m convinced that we’ll be
up there with the world’s best teams and we will win many races”,
team coach Petra Rossner said.
team was strong in 2006 and we intend to follow up and expand on that.
We want to make our mark on the stage-races like the Tour of New
Zealand and our goal is simple - to win as often as possible,” Rossner
Director Jorge Sandoval is thrilled with the news.
the team currently considered to be one of the best in the world racing here
in New Zealand again is great for the sport and for our event,"
Trust House 2007 Tour is already looking like being bigger and better than
last year, and that's fantastic for everyone involved. The better we can
make it, the more international
exposure both the race, and New Zealand, will receive. It's going to be big."
have also now been received from the German National team.
The Trust House Women’s Tour of New Zealand takes place from 7 to 11 March 2007.
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