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Trust House Women’s Cycling Tour of New Zealand 2007

 

WCN quicklink >>   Stage 6    Stage 6 Full   Stage 5   Stage 5 Full     Stage 4    Stage 4 Full   Stage 3    Stage 3 Full    Stage 2   Stage 2 Full    Stage 1   Stage 1 Full

                             Startlist Announced for Tour    Australians send 2 teams across the Tasman    Sarah Ulmer & NZ team sign up    

                             Cheerwine on the way   T-Mobile to Wellington     Flexpoint confirm

Previous coverage of the Tour of New Zealand in Wellington  >>  2010   2009    2008    2007    2006    2005  

      

On this page >>  Sarah Ulmer to ride NZ Tour

 

 

Kiwi Champion to join Europeans and Americans on start line

Wellington area, 7 - 11 March

 

Cream of New Zealand riders to contest 'home Tour

The cream of New Zealand cycling, including 2004 Olympic gold medallist Sarah Ulmer, has been confirmed for next month's Trust House Women's Tour of New Zealand.

Race Director Jorge Sandoval has today announced the inclusion of the Trust House New Zealand team, selected by Bike NZ, which includes Ulmer, Michelle Hyland, Joanne Kiesanowski, Toni Bradshaw, Dale Tye and Carissa Wilkes.

The team will compete in the Tour of Geelong in late February, then head back to Wellington for New Zealand's biggest women's stage race from 7 to 11 March.

Sandoval says confirmation of the New Zealand team's entry was good news and the quality of the opposition will ensure the New Zealand team is tested, with several of Europe's top riders confirmed in the field.

"You don't come all the way from Europe, spend all that money, if you're not going to win some points. For the top European teams this is a major race and they are looking to do well as this tour is the last part of their final preparations for the upcoming European season, so it'll be a good race.

"It's great to see the New Zealand national team racing world class opposition right here, in our own country. That doesn't happen often," he said.

Sandoval added that having Ulmer in the field was great for all concerned having won last year's tour as well as the Wellington World Cup event..

"Having Sarah (Ulmer) in the team will add to the public interest, which is what it was all about when we decided to run this event in New Zealand. We wanted a strong team representing our country and give the sporting public something to remember."

Sandoval also announced that a second New Zealand team has been selected by Bike NZ and is made up of Tamara Boyd, Marina Duvnjak, Serena Sheridan, Rushlee Buchanan, Gina Waibl and Brei Gudsall.

The field for the Wellington race also includes the T-Mobile team from Germany, the Flexipoint professional team from The Netherlands, the Cheerwine pro team from USA, the German National team, two Australian National teams plus other overseas riders who have entered as individuals.

The tour starts with a Criterium in Avalon, Lower Hutt on Wednesday 7th March and finishes with the Wellington circuit on Sunday 11th March at 2.00pm.

 

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