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Evans wins second New Zealand stage, too

Shelley Evans of the U.S. National Team is undefeated so far at the 2010 Women’s Tour of New Zealand, after winning the second stage in a field sprint ahead of Xin Liu Gia and Yiu Wong Wan, both of China’s Giant Pro Cycling Team.

Evans won the 114km stage from Masterton to Palmerston North in 3:12:58 and thanks to a 10-second time bonus, expanded her GC lead to 14 seconds ahead of Australia’s Ruth Corset of the Nashua team.

The second American on stage 2 was Amber Neben in 18th. The U.S. team also leads the team GC competition ahead of Japan.

On Friday the racers will complete a 125km circuit race in Palmerston North, followed by an 11km individual time trial.