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Australian National Track Championships

February 7 - 12, 2005

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Review of Day 3 - Wednesday

Bates bags another gold as Meares sisters strike in teams sprint

Sydney's Katherine Bates, 22, has claimed her second gold medal of the 2005 Australian Track Cycling Championships with a final burst of speed to get over the line in the 10km scratch race ahead of team mate and defending champion, Rochelle Gilmore. Tasmanian Belinda Goss was third.

"I'm really, really satisfied and to be honest, I got it by the skin of my teeth," said Bates who struck out to chase down Tasmanian Laura McCaughey who had attacked with four laps to go. "With half a lap to go, my legs were screaming at me and I thought 'aw crap, don't lose her (McCaughey) now.

"But all the background work I had gave me the extra heart and the will to win it - that makes a difference."

Bates, who was fourth in the pursuit and sixth in the points race in Athens has enjoyed amazing success so far this season with three gold medals at the Manchester round of the Track World Cup in January and now two gold medals in Adelaide. She is also favourite to claim triple gold this week with the points race yet to come.

In the women's teams sprint event the gold medal was a foregone conclusion. Anna Meares, the reigning 500m time trial Olympic and World Champion blasted out of the gate for the first lap of the two lap event and then swung up to let team-mate and sister, Kerrie, the reigning Commonwealth Games sprint and time trial champion bring it home. The sisters won the gold in a time of 35.109sec. Silver went to the NSW pair of Rebecca Borgo and Liz Georgouras in 36.120 and bronze to ACT duo Jessie Maclean and Jennifer Loutit in 36.847.

"We had a fight at home this morning over who would be the lead out rider," said Anna after the race. "We had to call three coaches (Club, State and National) and in the end Martin Barras (National Coach) made the final decision."

The event is not contested at World Championships but the pair believe it should be admitting 'they're greedy for gold'.

"What's wrong with that?," said Anna.

Athens Paralympian Janet Shaw (WA) with pilot Kerry Cohen rode 3:47.13 for the 3km tandem pursuit to claim gold.

Results - Day 3 

Open Women  Team Sprint Final

Gold & Silver medals  
Place Name State Time
1 Kerrie MEARES QLD 35.109
  Anna MEARES  
2 Rebecca BORGO NSW 36.12
  Elizabeth GEORGOURAS
Bronze medal    
Place Name State Time
3 Jessie MACLEAN ACT 36.871
  Jennifer LOUTIT  
4 Sophie CAPE WA 37.022
  Kristine BAYLEY



Open Women  Team Sprint Qualification - Fastest 2 teams race for Gold, 3rd & 4th race for Bronze


Rank Name State Time
1 Kerrie MEARES QLD 35.063
  Anna MEARES  
2 Rebecca BORGO NSW 36.241
  Elizabeth GEORGOURAS
3 Jessie MACLEAN ACT 36.847
  Jennifer LOUTIT  
4 Sophie CAPE WA 36.891
  Kristine BAYLEY  
5 Chloe MACPHERSON QLD 36.925
  Hayley WRIGHT  
6 Apryl EPPINGER VIC 37.392
  Tiffany GODFREY  
7 Brigette  BROAD NZL 38.015
8 Sue Ann WOODWISS SA 38.517
  Rikki JOHNSON  
9 Leanne MANDERSON WA 39.403
  Renae HORSLEY  



Tandem Pursuit Final 



Name State Time  Tandem Pilot
1   Janet SHAW WA  3:47.13  Kerry COHEN



Women 10km Scratch Race Final



Place Name State Time
1 Katherine BATES NSW 12' 55
2 Rochelle GILMORE NSW  
3 Belinda GOSS TAS  
6 Kerry COHEN WA  
7 Jessie MACLEAN ACT  
8 Tiffany GODFREY VIC  
10 Kristine BAYLEY WA  
11 Toireasa GALLAGHER NSW  
12 Alexis RHODES SA  
13 Elizabeth WISHART SA  
DNF Alexandra BRIGHT QLD  
Fell Anouska EDWARDS QLD  
Fell Jessica BERRY VIC  





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