Jayco Geelong Bay Classic
January 8-12 2003
Race 3 - Geelong - Ritchie Boulevard
This race incorporates the Australian Women's Criterium Championships
The Jayco Geelong Bay classic is a series of 5 criteriums in the Australian state of Victoria, actually, more accurately, 5 criteriums in locations around Port Philip Bay (where Melbourne is located) in Australia.
Elizabeth Williams - Australian Criterium Champion 2003
Elizabeth Williams took the Australian Womnen's Criterium title in this race. Outsprinting Kate Bates and Rochelle Gilmore in a sprint down the lengthy final striaght. Gilmore had 'packed' in Race 2, feeling unwell,. but managed to stay with the pace just a day later.
The Bay Classic Series remains wide open, with the top 5 seperated by just 8 points. There are 12 points available for a win, so the Series Champion remains far from decided! The top 5 is unsurprisingly stil dominated by Institute of Sport riders. In the sprints competition, Bates has a 3 point lead, having tkaen onlty 1 point in today's event. Second-placed Olivia Gollan won 6 points in Race 3 and cannot be ignored during the final 2 races.
Result - Race 3
1 Elizabeth Williams - Australian National Criterium Champion 2003 2 Kate Bates 3 Rochelle Gilmore 4 Katie Mctier 5 Alison Wright Sprints - Race 3 1 Olivia Gollan 6 pointts 2 Sara Carrigan 4 3 Rochelle Gilmore 1 4 Kate Bates 1
Overall After Race 3 1 Kate Bates 28 pts 2 Hayley Rutherford 22 3 Elizabeth Williams 21 4 Alison Wright 21 5 Rochelle Gilmore 20 Sprints Overall After Race 3 1 Kate Bates 12 pts 2 Olivia Gollan 9 3 Sara Carrigan 6 4 Oeone Wood 4 5 Narelle Peters 2
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