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Trust House Women's Tour - 2.2

New Zealand, March 2-4, 2005

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Stage 4 - March 4: Wellington City ITT, 12km

Big guns fire - but too late

By Jim Robinson

Catherine Sell (New Zealand)
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Resplendent in the rainbow jersey of world champion, Judith Arndt powered to an impressive win in the final stage time trial of the Trust House Women's Cycle Tour of New Zealand.

Arndt clocked 17m 44s over the winding out-and-back course around Wellington's harbour coastline. In just 12km, she bested Olympic Champion Sara Carrigan by 19 seconds.

But having lost almost four minutes to yesterday morning's five breakaway riders, even a storming ride was far from enough for Arndt to be changing jerseys. She ended up sixth on GC, still well over two minutes off the yellow.

The day's real winner was New Zealand national champion Catherine Sell, who after yesterday was well-poised at six seconds down. Sell ticked out a solid 19-minute time trial, enough to leapfrog from fifth place on GC up into the top spot.

"I wasn't expecting to win ­ I'm stoked," the clearly-delighted Sell grinned.

In fact the final race podium was an all-Pacific one, with Katie Brown (Australia) and Miho Oki (Japan) time trialing just a few seconds slower than Sell to secure second and third.

Tour leader Nicole Freedman (Western Australia)
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Overnight tour leader Nicole Freedman, was less successful against the clock than against yesterday's gales and fell to a final fifth place overall.

After three days of racing, the tour has rewarded the riders most willing to have a go, rather than the strongest. Things will be different in Sunday's main act: the Trust House Women's World Cup. Because while the tour has been almost totally flat, the inner-city circuit race is anything but.

The hills aren't especially long but there are certainly steep pinches. There are also plenty of corners: especially if the wind picks up again there will be scant chance to sit in and recover.

In other words it's a classic tough-riders' course, one that's likely to see a small break or solo win.

Arndt and Carrigan obviously have good form in their legs. So too does New Zealander Melissa Holt, who was less than half a minute down on Arndt in this morning's time trial.

Who knows ­ Sunday could just see the kiwis score a double

Mirjam Melchers Van Poppel
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Photography

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Results

1 Judith Arndt (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung               17.44
2 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Queensland Academy Of Sport                  0.19
3 Melissa Holt (NZl) New Zealand A                                 0.28
4 Kele Hulser (USA) Western Australia                              0.38
5 Oenone Wood (Aus) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung                 0.39
6 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Univega Pro Team                              0.43
7 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team              0.47
8 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung               0.49
9 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team             0.50
10 Linda Serup (Den) Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team                   0.58
11 Amy Gillett (Aus) Australian National Team                      1.00
12 Claire Baxter (Aus) Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team               1.02
13 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Coge    1.10
14 Catherine Sell (NZl) New Zealand A                              1.16
15 Toni Bradshaw (NZl) New Zealand A                               1.17
16 Natalie Bates (Aus) Samsung Team                                1.18
17 Brei Gudsell (NZl) Mizone New Zealand B                         1.21
18 Tri Kusuma Santia (Ina) Indonesian National Team                1.22
19 Katie Brown (Aus) Australian National Team                      1.26
19 Modesta Vzesnihuskaite (Lit) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini         
21 Sally Cowman (Aus) Queensland Academy Of Sport                  1.29
22 Miho Oki (Jpn) Japan National Team                              1.33
22 Candice Sullivan (Aus) Queensland Academy Of Sport                  
24 Claudia Hecht (Ger) German National Team                        1.34
24 Daniela Fusa Poli (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogea        
26 Akemi Morimoto (Jpn) Japan National Team                        1.36
27 Carissa Wilkes (NZl) Trust House New Zealand C                  1.40
28 Jo Ryder (Aus) Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team                    1.43
28 Susie Wood (NZl) Mizone New Zealand B                               
30 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas    1.48
31 Nicole Freedman (Isr) Western Australia                         1.49
32 Sarah Duster (Ger) German National Team                         1.51
33 Sigrid Corneo (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas       1.53
34 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team                     1.56
35 Emma James (Aus) Avery Ford                                     1.57
36 Keren Van Der Boom (NZl) Tait Communications Team               2.02
37 Meredith Miller (USA) Avery Ford                                2.04
38 Verena Joos (Ger) German National Team                          2.11
39 Caroline Jackson (GBr) Western Australia                        2.12
40 Bernadette Schoeber (Aut) Univega Pro Team                      2.14
40 Amy Mosen (NZl) Mizone New Zealand B                                
42 Karen Fulton (NZl) Trust House New Zealand C                    2.15
43 Mirjam Melchers Van Poppel (Ned) Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team    2.17
43 Robyn Wong (NZl) Trust House New Zealand C                          
45 Stacy Sims (NZl) Star & Garter Wheelers                         2.19
46 Waibl Gina (NZl) Tait Communications Team                       2.21
47 Bianca Knopfle (Ger) German National Team                       2.28
48 Serena Sheridan (NZl) Star & Garter Wheelers                    2.33
49 Tina Mayolo-Pic (USA) Avery Ford                                2.35
50 Muzizah Uyun (Ina) Indonesian National Team                     2.36
51 Charlotte Becker (Ger) German National Team                     2.38
52 Frith Brown (NZl) Star & Garter Wheelers                        2.39
53 Nathalie Laurendeau (Aus) Western Australia                     2.40
54 Vicki Burr (NZl) Trust House New Zealand C                      2.43
55 Miyoko Karami (Jpn) Japan National Team                         2.46
56 Olga Slyusareva (Rus) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas     2.48
57 Emma Mackie (Aus) Samsung Team                                  2.53
58 Carolyn Jenkins (NZl) Star & Garter Wheelers                    3.01
59 Jenny Macpherson (Aus) Queensland Academy Of Sport              3.05
60 Emma Rickards (Aus) Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team               3.11
61 Tanja Hennes-Smidt (Ger) Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team            3.23
62 Olivia Gollan (Aus) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung              3.32
63 Lynn Gaggioli (USA) Avery Ford                                  5.32
64 Helen Kelly (Aus) Avery Ford                                    6.20
DNF Kerry Cohen (Aus) Western Australia                                
DNS Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Australian National Team                    
DNS Louise Yaxley (Aus) Australian National Team                       
DNS Rosyida Dahlina (Ina) Indonesian National Team                     
DNS Kirsty Bortolin (Aus) Samsung Team                                 
DNS Tammy Boyd (NZl) Mizone New Zealand B                              
DNS Jane Williams (NZl) Avery Ford                                     
DNS Sandy Kunz (NZl) Star & Garter Wheelers                            
DNS Richelle Marshall (NZl) Star & Garter Wheelers                     
 
Final general classification
 
1 Catherine Sell (NZl) New Zealand A                            5.13.33
2 Katie Brown (Aus) Australian National Team                       0.06
3 Miho Oki (Jpn) Japan National Team                               0.15
4 Daniela Fusa Poli (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogea     0.18
5 Nicole Freedman (Isr) Western Australia                          0.27
6 Judith Arndt (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung                2.27
7 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Queensland Academy Of Sport                  2.46
8 Melissa Holt (NZl) New Zealand A                                 2.55
9 Oenone Wood (Aus) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung                 3.00
10 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team             3.04
11 Kele Hulser (USA) Western Australia                             3.05
12 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung              3.08
13 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Univega Pro Team                             3.10
14 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team            3.17
15 Linda Serup (Den) Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team                   3.25
16 Amy Gillett (Aus) Australian National Team                      3.27
17 Claire Baxter (Aus) Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team               3.29
18 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Coge    3.33
19 Toni Bradshaw (NZl) New Zealand A                               3.44
20 Natalie Bates (Aus) Samsung Team                                3.45
21 Brei Gudsell (NZl) Mizone New Zealand B                         3.48
22 Tri Kusuma Santia (Ina) Indonesian National Team                3.49
23 Sally Cowman (Aus) Queensland Academy Of Sport                  3.52
24 Modesta Vzesnihuskaite (Lit) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini     3.53
25 Candice Sullivan (Aus) Queensland Academy Of Sport              4.00
26 Akemi Morimoto (Jpn) Japan National Team                        4.03
27 Susie Wood (NZl) Mizone New Zealand B                           4.06
28 Carissa Wilkes (NZl) Trust House New Zealand C                  4.07
29 Jo Ryder (Aus) Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team                    4.10
30 Sarah Duster (Ger) German National Team                         4.12
31 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas    4.15
32 Sigrid Corneo (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas       4.20
33 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team                     4.23
34 Keren Van Der Boom (NZl) Tait Communications Team               4.29
35 Meredith Miller (USA) Avery Ford                                4.31
36 Caroline Jackson (GBr) Western Australia                        4.39
37 Amy Mosen (NZl) Mizone New Zealand B                            4.41
38 Mirjam Melchers Van Poppel (Ned) Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team    4.44
38 Robyn Wong (NZl) Trust House New Zealand C                          
40 Tina Mayolo-Pic (USA) Avery Ford                                4.52
41 Waibl Gina (NZl) Tait Communications Team                       5.06
41 Frith Brown (NZl) Star & Garter Wheelers                            
43 Vicki Burr (NZl) Trust House New Zealand C                      5.10
44 Miyoko Karami (Jpn) Japan National Team                         5.13
45 Olga Slyusareva (Rus) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas     5.15
46 Verena Joos (Ger) German National Team                          5.18
47 Emma Mackie (Aus) Samsung Team                                  5.20
48 Jenny Macpherson (Aus) Queensland Academy Of Sport              5.32
49 Emma Rickards (Aus) Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team               5.38
50 Nathalie Laurendeau (Aus) Western Australia                     5.43
51 Carolyn Jenkins (NZl) Star & Garter Wheelers                    5.50
51 Tanja Hennes-Smidt (Ger) Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team                
53 Muzizah Uyun (Ina) Indonesian National Team                     5.53
54 Emma James (Aus) Avery Ford                                     5.59
55 Serena Sheridan (NZl) Star & Garter Wheelers                    6.35
56 Charlotte Becker (Ger) German National Team                     7.16
57 Olivia Gollan (Aus) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung              7.41
58 Lynn Gaggioli (USA) Avery Ford                                  7.59
59 Claudia Hecht (Ger) German National Team                        8.27
60 Helen Kelly (Aus) Avery Ford                                    8.47
61 Karen Fulton (NZl) Trust House New Zealand C                    9.08
62 Stacy Sims (NZl) Star & Garter Wheelers                         9.12
63 Bernadette Schoeber (Aut) Univega Pro Team                     12.29
64 Bianca Knopfle (Ger) German National Team                      12.43
 
Sprint classification
 
1 Melissa Holt (NZl) New Zealand A                                   10 pts
2 Susie Wood (NZl) Mizone New Zealand B                               7
3 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Coge        4
4 Natalie Bates (Aus) Samsung Team                                    3
4 Katie Brown (Aus) Australian National Team                          3
6 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team                 2
6 Sarah Duster (Ger) German National Team                             2
6 Sally Cowman (Aus) Queensland Academy Of Sport                      2
6 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team                         2
6 Miho Oki (Jpn) Japan National Team                                  2
6 Tri Kusuma Santia (Ina) Indonesian National Team                    2
6 Michelle Hyland (NZl) New Zealand A                                 2
6 Tina Mayolo-Pic (USA) Avery Ford                                    2
6 Tammy Boyd (NZl) Mizone New Zealand B                               2
15 Daniela Fusa Poli (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogea       1
15 Serena Sheridan (NZl) Star & Garter Wheelers                       1
15 Catherine Sell (NZl) New Zealand A                                 1
 
Team classification
 
1 New Zealand A                                                15.47.18
2 Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas - Italy                    1.09
3 Western Australia                                                1.38
4 Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung                                   2.06
5 Japan National Team                                              2.54
6 Queensland Academy Of Sport                                      3.59
7 Inexa/Cathy Watt Cycling Team                                    4.17
8 Buitenpoort-Flexipoint Team                                      4.40
9 Mizone New Zealand B                                             5.56
10 German National Team                                            5.59
11 Trust House New Zealand C                                       6.54
12 Avery Ford                                                      7.18
13 Star & Garter Wheelers                                         10.10