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Women’s Tour of New Zealand – Stages 1-3 Final – Halliday Wins

by pedalmag.com

February 27, 2009 (New Zealand) – Amber Halliday (Aus) MB Cycles Team-Australia won the Women’s Tour of New Zealand held Feb. 25-27 with China’s Min Gao (Giant Pro Cycling Team-China in second and Lang Meng (Giant Pro Cycling Team-China) in 3rd. Canada’s Amy Herlinveaux (Tait Communications Team) finished 29th overall while Gina Grain (MB Cycles Team-Australia) was 34th.

Results (brief)

Stage 1 – 127km

1. Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Australia National Team 3:24:29
2. Chloe Hosking (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team
3. Peta Mullens (Aus) Australia National Team
4. Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) NZCT NZ National Team
5. Davina Summers (Aus) Handy Rentals Team
19. Amy Herlinveaux (Can) Tait Communications Team 0:04
39. Gina Grain (Can) MB Cycles Team-Australia

DNF Marilyn Mcdonald (Can) Tait Communications Team

Stage 2 – 122km

1. Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Australia National Team 3:06.13
2. Chloe Hosking (Aus) Mercedes Benz Team
3. Kirsty Broun (Aus) MB Cycles Team-Australia
4. Davina Summers (Aus) Handy Rentals Team
5. Xin Liu (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team-China

13. Amy Herlinveaux (Can) Tait Communications Team
47. Gina Grain (Can) MB Cycles Team-Australia


Stage 3 – 125km

1. Amber Halliday (Aus) MB Cycles Team-Australia 3:51.28
2. Min Gao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team-China 1:29
3. Lang Meng (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team-China 2:54
4. Ruth Corset (Aus) Champions System Cycling Team
5. Carlee Taylor (Aus) Australia National Team

28. Amy Herlinveaux (Can) Tait Communications Team 9:24
34. Gina Grain (Can) MB Cycles Team-Australia


Final GC

1. Amber Halliday (Aus) MB Cycles Team-Australia 10:22.04
2. Min Gao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team-China 1.33
3. Lang Meng (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling Team-China 3.00
4. Ruth Corset (Aus) Champions System Cycling Team 3.04
5. Carlee Taylor (Aus) Australia National Team
29 Amy Herlinveaux (Can) Tait Communications Team 9.34
34. Gina Grain (Can) MB Cycles Team-Australia 11.01





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