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Stage 5- Evans wins third stage to take back overall

Palmerston North to Masterton, 112km

Race Writeup

Shelley Evans (USA National Team) looks set win the overall title with one stage to go. Evans regained the leaderís jersey by winning todayís stage, taking it off the shoulders of team-mate Amber Neben.
Evans was the quickest again in the sprint, ahead of from Australian national champion Ruth Corset and Chinaís Xin Liu (Giant Pro Cycling). 

The win gave Evansí her third stage victory at the event. The 10 bonus seconds on offer put her six ahead of team-mate Neben on general classification.
Tiffany Cromwell (Australian Institute of Sport) is the nearest non-team-mate rival overall, 35 seconds behind Evans.

Ruth Corset (Nashua Women's Cycling Team) remains in the Queen of the Mountain classification. Neben tried to take it off her today but Corset was too strong on the 5km climb.  

Evans leads over Neben by 6sec with Tiffany Cromwell (AIS) in 3rd, 35 second behind - but leading the U23 Classification.

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Rider Name   Team Result
1 Shelley Evans   USA National Team 02:48:20
2 Ruth Corset   Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 00:00:04
3 Xin Liu   Giant Racing Team 00:00:06
4 Kaytee Boyd   New Zealand National Team 00:00:10
5 Tiffany Cromwell   Australian Institute of Sport
6 Nicole Whitburn   Prime Estate Team
7 Masami Morita   Japan National Team
8 Laura Luxford   Australia NTID Team
9 Sara Mustonen   Hitec Products UCK
10 Mel Burke   Penny Cycling Team



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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Rider Name   Team Result
1 Shelley Evans   USA National Team 11:29:51
2 Amber Neben   USA National Team 00:00:06
3 Tiffany Cromwell   Australian Institute of Sport 00:00:35
4 Ruth Corset   Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 00:00:41
5 Lisa Jacobs   Australia NTID Team 00:00:52
6 Linda Villumsen   New Zealand National Team 00:00:56
7 Cherise Taylor   Nashua Ladies Pro Cycling Team 00:01:14
8 Amanda Spratt   Australian Institute of Sport 00:01:16
9 Janel Holcomb   USA National Team
10 Rushlee Buchanan   New Zealand National Team 00:01:24


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