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UCI World Cup - Race 2

Primavera Rosa

Italy - 21st March 2004

Race Wide Open as Wood looks to Defend leader's Jersey

The second round of the UCI World Cup takes place this weekend in Italy. Running prior to the men's classic, the Milan San Remo, the event moves the series to Europe for 4 races and until late May, when the sixth round takes place in Montreal Canada. (Click here for World Cup Calendar)

The Primavera Rose will cover the final 120km of the men's race and includes the climbs of the the Capo Bertta, Cipressa and then a famous climb in cycling, the Poggio. 

If form in Round 1, the Geelong event is anything to go by, the Australians will be strong. Although, their adaptation to spring in Europe may be a factor - that said, inclimate weather in Italy earlier in March stopped many training......

Oenone Wood, who took the Geelong race in a bunch sprint is a rider to watch - she will be defending her leader's jersey, but that does not necessarily mean she will be looking for the win. Her team-mates could take advantage of the focus on her and slip away. Petra Rossner is a strong sprinter and so too are current Road World Champion, Susanne Ljungskog and SATS team-mates Rochelle Gilmore and even Sara Symington. The American T-Mobile squad contains several fast finishers, including current USA Champion, Amber Neben. Then, on the other hand, the race could always be won by a solo breakaway, as it was last year.

Current World Cup Standings 

Position

Name

First Name

 

Points

Total

1 Wood Oenone 75 75

2

ROSSNER

Petra

NUR

50

50

3

OKI

Miho

FAR

35

35

4

WRIGHT

Alison

NRG

30

30

5

GILMORE

Rochelle

TSA

27

27

6

RUTHERFORD

Hayley

MIC

24

24

7

HEAL

Rachel

FAR

21

21

8

DOPPMANN

Priska

 

18

18

9

CARRIGAN

Sara

 

15

15

10

HENNES

Tanja

NEX

11

11

11

KIESANOWSKI

Joanne

 

10

10

12

SYMINGTON

Sara

TSA

9

9

13

FREEDMAN

Nicole

BAS

8

8

14

MARSAL

Cathy

NRG

7

7

15

MAYOLO - PIC

Tina

 

6

6

16

MACTIER

Katie

 

5

5

17

GOLLAN

Olivia

 

4

4

18

STIAJKINA

Tetyana

 

3

3

19

NEWSTEAD

Frances

 

2

2

20

BARRY

Deirdre

TMP

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The World Cup comprises 9 rounds throughout the season.

World Cup 2004 

Round 

Date

Event

Country

1

29.02.2004

Womens World Cup - Geelong

AUS

2

20.03.2004

Primavera Rosa

ITA

3

28.03.2004

Gran Premio Castilla y Leon

ESP

4

04.04.2004

Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres

BEL

5

21.04.2004

La Flèche Wallonne

BEL

6

29.05.2004

La Coupe du Monde Cycliste Féminine de Montréal

CAN

7

28.08.2004

GP Ouest France - Plouay

FRA

8

05.09.2004

Lowland International Rotterdam Tour

NED

9

12.09.2004

Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt

GER

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