Geelong Women's Tour (UCI 2.9.2)
Geelong Peninsula - Victoria, Australia
Despite puncturing on hte line, Olivia Gollan finished third for the stage and won the 2003 event overall. Gollan led the event from start to finish. Miriam Mlechers was best European visitor, finishngi second on hte stage adn fourth overall.
The final stage included a fierce climb, which saw many riders brought to a halt and forced to walk. The intense heat and the standard of racing meant that this was no walk-in-the-park season starter for hte women's peleton.
STAGE 3 RESULTS
1 Katie Mactier Aus 2 Mirjam Melchers Ned 3 Olivia Gollan Aus 4 Rosalind Reekie-May NZ 5 Margaret Hemsley Aus
1 Olivia Gollan Aus A.I.S. 6hr 38min 51sec 2 Katie Mactier Aus V.I.S. @ 0'53 3 Margaret Hemsley Aus Nürnberger @ 0'58 4 Mirjam Melchers Ned World Team @ 1'06 5 Sara Carrigan Aus Powerplate-BIK @ 1'07
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