Tour of New Zealand 2008 (UCI 2.2)
Nürnberger sending 'big guns' to Wellington
area, North Island, New Zealand, February 27 - March 2
Wellington cycling entrepreneur Jorge Sandoval MNZM, has today confirmed the inclusion of another of the world’s best professional teams for this month’s New Zealand Community Trust women's Tour of New Zealand
Équipe Nürnberger Versicherung team is made up of top European riders from
three different nations and includes 2005 Wellington World Cup winner and
2002 world junior champion Suzanne de
Goede from the Netherlands. De Goede is used to winning races all over
the world, with more than 15 wins over the last four years, including the
overall winner of the Tour of Drenthe in the Netherlands on two occasions.
team is led by 2005 World Champion Regina
of Germany. Schleicher has won six stages in the women’s Giro de
Italia as well as world cups in France and Spain and stage wins in tour of
Canada, Spain the Netherlands.
World Champion and last year’s Tour of Italy winner Edita
from Lithuania is another
world class rider making her first visit to New Zealand. Her various
victories around the world include last year’s Giro de Italia, the 2005
tour of El Salvador as well as many other high finishes in major tours over
the last seven years. No doubt,
she is one of the most accomplished riders in this year’s tour.
Becker, from Germany,
is the 2004 and 2005 European
champion and 2006 German road Champion. Becker is a track riding specialist
and coming to Wellington as the fourth member of the team. She has competed in World Cups all over the world and is a
member of the German national team for this year’s Olympic Games in
German Trixi Worrack,
was the 2003
German national champion. Career
highlights include winning the 2005 Primavera Rosa women’s world Cup in
Italy, capturing the 2004 title of the Tour de L’Aude in France and the
Tour de la Toscana in Italy. She has been with the team since 2006
also from Germany is the sixth member of the team.
Director, Jorge Sandoval said, "To have former World Champions in
your event is a privilege for any organiser. In this team we have probably
the best of women’s cycling and they are coming to Wellington to have a
good race. Edita
Lithuania won last year’s Giro de Italy, one of the hardest tour to win in
the world. We are very
privilege to host this world class riders in our country.”
fans in New Zealand are in for a real treat when the NZCT tour starts later
this month. All these riders are coming from the Australia World Cup and the
Tour of Geelong, so they are race fit but once again the hills around the
Wairarapa will test them to the maximum.”
“Competitors in the NZCT Tour of New Zealand will finish a stage at the infamous Admiral Hill in the Wairarapa, this proved to be the crucial stage in last week’s Men’s Tour of Wellington,” Sandoval added.
Trixi Worrack Regina Schleicher
Suzanne De Goede
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