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Women's Cycling - Wellington Criterium

The Women's Cycle Tour of New Zealand finished with a 'Criterium' around the streets of Wellington on Sunday.

1 - Betina Hold (Canada) waiting for the start

2 - the field lined up, and ready to go

3 - race start, complete with commentators in the background

4 - one of the riders tries to make an early break

5 - a few motion studies


7 - there were sprints every 10 minutes, so there was plenty of action

8 - Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Germany) managed to break free

9 - Sarah Ulmer in pursuit

10 - Teutenberg wins, I had to do some rather drastic cropping thanks to the official photographer who stepped out and blocked the view of about 900 TV and still cameras

11 - Sarah Ulmer (New Zealand) crosses the line in 2nd

12 - Ulmer is one of NZ's most popular sportspeople - she won a gold medal at the Athens Olympics (3000 metres individual pursuit), and set a world record time

13 - nice trophy...

14 - ...and the sprint ace jersey. Hmmm. The look (it isn't quite 'blue steel') featured on courtesy of a similarly minded Dominion Post photographer.

15 - winners on the podium. Cycling New Zealand kindly has the full results here.