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Wellington Women's World Cup
 
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 3/6/2006
Wellington Women's World Cup
 

2006 Wellington Women's World Cup
Kiwi Sarah Ullmer in an inspired solo victory with a coppi-esque 4:24 gap over the Peloton in the 2nd stop in the Women's World Cup Series.

Wellington Women's World Cup
Distance 124km - (20 Laps x 6.2km)
Sarah Ulmer clocked 3:16:45 in a performance that could only be called amazing; Sarah attacked early on in the 124km race on the Wellington circuit to solo away for over two hours in windy conditions. Sarah's time bested the 2005 time of winner Suzanne de Goede by 22 minutes.

Oneone Wood finished 4:24 behind, with Ina Teutenberg winner of last week's opening round of the WWcup in Geelong was third.

Ulmer attacked an 60 minutes into the race and got a 200 metre gap. T-Mobile's Amy Moore, Magali Le Floch, and Kimberly Bruckner chased but to no avail. The peloton chased but was disorganised against the attack. Ulmer pressed ahead and in the next hour she resisted the peloton and increased the gap to 4 minutes.

Natalie Bates (Aus) Sara Duester (Ger) and Baerbell Jungmeir (Aut) took up the chase gaining 35 secs on the peloton. but Sarah was irresistible as she steadily gained on each lap gaining 5:30 on the Peloton with the trio trying to bridge up dangling in front of the main group.

With 2 laps to go Sarah Ulmer lead dropped from almost 6 minutes to just under 5 as she raced for the finish. The main group appeared to be struggling in the windy conditions that apparently only drove Ulmer forward.

Baerbell got dropped and was absorbed, as Natalie Bates and Sara Duester tried to stay away but paid the price for their time in the wind and were captured as the lead group charged through the final circuits.

Oneone Wood beat Ina Teutenberg in the field sprint.

Ulmer said the New Zealand team had some options at the start of the race "but my option was taken earlier than expected". I think my team [Melissa Holt, Toni Bradshaw, Tammy Boyd, Susie Wood and Michelle Hyland] did a wicked job in the bunch to make sure no one else caught me, so it is a great day for the New Zealand team."

Ulmer, also won the Trust House Women's Tour which finished in Wellington last Friday and will be at the Common Wealth games in Australia. "We've still got a lot of work to do, I have got a lot of work to do before then.

A race of attrition, over half the women's field did not finish. Nicole Cook, Common Wealth Road Race Champion crashed after a run in with a vehicle parked on the Wellington course. I was leading around one bend and there was a van parked on the course, right in front of me, said Cooke. Cooke luckily escaped with cuts and bruises and will be fit for action when the Commonwealth Games start at the end of the month to defend her title.

2006 Wellington Women's World Cup
Results:

Placing name Team Time
1 Sarah ULMER (NZL) 3:16:45
============= 4:24 ======

2 Oenone WOOD (AUS) 4:24
3 Ina TEUTENBERG (GER) 4:25

4 Joanne KIESANOWSKI (NZL)
5 Tina MAYOLO PIC (USA)
6 Annette BEUTLER (SUI)
7 Susanne LJUNGSKOG (SWE)
8 Svetlana BUBNENKOVA (RUS)
9 Miho OKI (JPN) 4:29
10 Tamara BOYD (NZL)

11 Lang MENG (CHN) 4:31
12 Olga SLYUSAREVA (RUS)
13 Priska DOPPMANN (SUI)
14 Olivia GOLLAN (AUS) 4:33
15 Sarah DSTER (GER) 4:34
16 Trixi WORRACK (GER)
17 Toni BRADSHAW (NZL)
18 Edwige PITEL (FRA)
19 Melissa HOLT (NZL) 4:38
20 Nikki EGYED (AUS)

21 Michelle HYLAND (NZL) 4:40
22 Nathalie BATES (AUS) 4:42
23 Meifang LI (CHN) 4:43
24 Claudia STUMPF (GER) 4:50
25 Judith ARNDT (GER) 4:59
26 Kate NICHOLS (AUS) 5:19
27 Katherine BATES (AUS) 6:48
28 Yoko OKUDA (JPN) 8:04
29 Charlotte GOLDSMITH (GBR)
30 Helen KELLY (AUS)

31 Amy HUNT (GBR)
32 Natalia BOYARSKAYA (RUS)
33 Akemi MORIMOTO (JPN) 8:07
34 Brbel JUNGMEIER (AUT)
35 Josie LOANE (AUS)
36 Amy MOORE (CAN) 8:10
37 Kimberly BRUCKNER BALDWIN (USA)
38 Magali LE FLOCH (FRA)
39 Giorgia BRONZINI (ITA)
40 Elodie TUOFFET (FRA)

41 Sigrid CORNEO (ITA) 8:13
OTL Yongli LIU (CHN)

AB Marta VILAJOSANA ANDREU (ESP)
AB Robin WONG (NZL)
AB Emma RICKARDS (AUS)
AB Emma MACKIE (AUS)
AB Serena SHERIDAN (NZL)
AB Alexis RHODES (AUS)
AB Kara NORTHCOTT (NZL)
AB Marina DUVNJAK (NZL)
AB Elke GEBHARDT (GER)
AB Masami MASHIMO (JPN)
AB Amy MOSEN (NZL)
AB Carly HIBBERD (AUS)
AB Yanxia JIANG (CHN)
AB Patricia SCHWAGER (SUI)
AB Isabella WIESER (AUT)
AB Brei GUDSELL (NZL)
AB Na ZHAO (CHN)
AB Frith BROWN (NZL)
AB Anna ANTOSHINA (RUS)
AB Kanako NISHI (JPN)
AB Min GAO (CHN)
AB Daniela PINTARELLI (AUT)
AB Xiong Ying RUAN (CHN)
AB Gina WAIBL (NZL)
AB Donna SIBLEY (NZL)
AB Emma JAMES (AUS)
AB Libo MA (CHN)
AB Karina WILKINSON (NZL)
AB Silvia VALSECCHI (ITA)
AB Amanda SPRATT (AUS)
AB Pu Xiang ZHENG (CHN)
AB Emma HUTCHINGS (NZL)
AB Martina CORAZZA (ITA)
AB Larissa KLEINMANN (GER)
AB Eva LUTZ (GER)
AB Nicole COOKE (GBR)
AB Dale TYE (NZL)
AB Anke WICHMANN (GER)
AB Kate MERCER (AUS)
AB Hayley BROWN (AUS)
AB Jennie STENERHAG (SWE)
AB Robin FARINA (USA)
AB Kelly BENJAMIN (USA)
AB Jing CHEN (CHN)
AB Johanna BUICK (NZL)
AB Rosy McCALL (NZL)
AB Irina ZEMLYANSKAYA (RUS)
AB Jessie MACLEAN (AUS)
AB Jenny TREW (CAN)
AB Marlen JOHREND (GER)
AB Nicola JOHNSON (NZL)
AB Ayako TOYOOKA (JPN)
AB Susie WOOD (NZL)
AB Stacy SIMS (NZL)
AB Carolyn JENKINGS (NZL)
AB Kettj MANFRIN (ITA)
AB Rochelle GILMORE (AUS)
AB Vickie BURR (NZL)
AB Laura PISANESCHI (ITA)
AB Ombretta UGOLINI (ITA)
AB Karen FULTON (NZL)
AB Bernadette SCHOBER (AUT)
AB Lisa HAYNES (NZL)
AB Erin CHAMBERLEN (AUS)
AB Jenny MACPHERSON (AUS)
AB Candice SULLIVAN (AUS)
AB Nicola COX (NZL)
AB Lauren KOEDYK (NZL)
AB Melissa PILLA (NZL)
AB Dorette PRINSLOO (NZL)
DNS Hannah BANKS (AUS)

Wellington World Cup 2005
1 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Ton van Bemmelen AA Drink 3:38:06 (34.17km/h)
2 Linda Melanie Serup (Den) Buitenpoort-Flexpoint 0:01
3 Tina Mayolo Pic (USA) Avery Ford 0:10

 
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