Jaime Nielsen’s name is all but engraved on the Tineli Tour de Femme trophy after another demanding day around the Nelson region.
A new Stage Three 70km circuit had two serious climbs, Spooners and Reay Saddles to summit but they were ‘babies’ compared to the sadistic steep finish where all were made to suffer.
Courteney Lowe was first home narrowly from Emma Crum and Emily Collins but General Classification didn’t change dramatically until the afternoon 19km individual time trial.
Nielsen was again dominant and despite losing her chain she still finished six seconds ahead of Dale Tye with Lowe next. Karen Fulton and Jeannie Kuhajek were the big movers stepping up to 5th & 6th on GC courtesy of their gutsy individual efforts.
Emma Crum continues to lead the Queen of the Mountains while Sprint Ace is tight. Kate Chilcott chased by Sophie Williamson, Kuhjek and Fulton all within striking distance with just once chance left early in the final stage to claim points.
Nelson Bays Holden 70km Hiwipango Loop.
- Courteney Lowe 2.09.40
- Emma Crum ST
- Emily Collins ST
Nelson Insurance Brokers Individual 19km Time Trial
1 Jaime Nielsen 30.46
2 Dale Tye 30.52
3 Emma Crum 31.07
Nielsen, 4.35.44, 1; Lowe +1.21,2; Crum, +1.44, 3; Collins, +2.19,4; Fulton, +3.09, 5.
Queen Of the Mountains.
1 Emma Crum 24pts
2 Courteney Lowe 18pts
3 Jaime Nielsen 7pts
1 Kate Chilcott 21pts
2 Sophie Williamson 17pts
3 Jeannie Kuhajek 14pts