Amazing final day for the Cervélo-Lifeforce Team

2 March, 2008 – With an awesome final day for the Cervélo-Lifeforce Pro Cycling team finished the “Women’s Tour of New Zealand“: Overall victory for the 34-year-old American Kristin Armstrong, Stage victory for Armstrong in the time trial over 7 km, as well the second position in the time trial from Karin Thürig (SUI) and also the third place for Sarah Düster (GER) in the final road race.

Tour of New Zealand

Kristin Armstrong showed an excellent performance in the time trial, enlarged her lead ahead of Oenone Wood (AUS) in the overall ranking and defended together with her team-mates from Cervélo Lifeforce the leader position in the 6th and last stage.

“My girls did such a great job today protecting the yellow jersey, and I couldn’t have won this Tour of New Zealand without them”, said Armstrong after the race.

Kristin Armstrong managed her second stage victory in the time trial race, finishing 10 seconds ahead of her team-mate Karin Thürig. The third place took Oenone Wood, 12 seconds behind of Armstrong.

The 24th place in the sixth and last stage was enough for Armstrong to win the overall ranking, while Ina Yoko Teutenberg (GER) claimed victory in that stage in the finish sprint ahead of Suzanne de Goede and a sensational racing Sarah Düster.

The next competition for the Cervélo-Lifeforce team will be the traditional one-day-race “Gran Premio di Brissago – Lago Maggiore” in the south of Switzerland at the 8th of March.

More information “Women’s Tour of New Zealand“:

Photo credit: WomensCycling.net

Result 5th stage (Time trial):

1 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 9.39
2 Karin Thürig (SUI) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team   0,10
3 Oenone Wood (USA) Team High Road    0.12

69 Joanne Kiesanowski (NLZ) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 2.16
73 Sarah Düster (GER) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 2.24
74 Priska Doppmann (SUI) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 2.29
22 Patricia Schwager (SUI) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 2.47

Result 6th stage:

1 Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (GER) Team High Road 1.03.0
2 Suzanne De Goede (NED) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherungen           0,00
3 Sarah Düster (GER) Cervélo-Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 0.00

20 Joanne Kiesanowski (NLZ) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team      0.45
24 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 0.45
50 Priska Doppmann (SUI) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 0.45
53 Karin Thürig (SUI) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team  0.57
76 Patricia Schwager (SUI) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 3.45

Overall ranking:
1 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 12.22.16
2 Oenone Wood (AUS) Team High Road   0.23
3 Erinne Willock (CAN) Webcor Builders Cyling Team 2.02

31 Karin Thürig (SUI) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 12.45
38 Joanne Kiesanowski (NLZ) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team     20.26
48 Sarah Düster (GER) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 22.02
51 Priska Doppmann (SUI) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 22.54
68 Patricia Schwager (SUI) Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team 39.44

Team ranking:

1 Team High Road       37.12.07
2 Webcor Builders Cycling Team        7.03
3 Equipe Nürberger Versicherungen     12.55

8 Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team     25.28

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