A bruised bodies from the previous stages showed up on the start line for stage 4 of the Women's Tour of New Zealand, The queen stage.

The pace was slow early on, but that was short lived...

And the break is formed...

Tayler Wiles was a major roll player in forming the break.

The stage was raced through farm land around Masterton.

The peloton start the first major climb of the day with the break hovering around 2 minutes up.

Linda Villumsen leads the break.

The break near the top of the days first major climb.

Megan Guarnier in the leaders jersey trying to shake some of her main competitors.

The main peloton traverse the top of the range.

What goes up, must come down...

The peloton race through some scenic landscapes as they reach the valley floor.

Shannon Malseed driving the main group in chase of the break...

The peloton spread out as they approach the final 12km climb.

Tayler Wiles was looking strong on the lower section of the climb.

The remainder of the main group would have to concede their chances.

Ellen Skerritt was active putting in a few small attacks.

The break near the top where a large crowd had gathered.

Lauren Hall leads Tayler Wiles with 1km to go.

Tayler Wiles takes the win!

Tayler Wiles celebrates with DS Ina-Yoko Teutenberg.

Podium time.

Tayler Wiles leading with one stage to go.

Admiral Hill