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Race Overview

Australian National Track Championships

February 7 - 12, 2005

At the end of each day's racing, you will be able to click below to go to event results > 

Overview Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6

 

Click here to jump to results on this page >>   Keirin Rounds    Keirin Final  

                                                                       W19 20km Points Race Final

Review of Day 6 - Saturday

Anna Meares magical fourth gold

Olympic Games champion Anna Meares, 21, performed more magic tonight to take out her fourth gold medal of the 2005 Australian Track Cycling Championships at Adelaide's Super-Drome.

Meares sprinted to victory in the women's keirin ahead of West Australian Kristine Bayley with Kerrie Meares third. The win adds to Anna's gold medals in the sprint, 500m time trial and teams sprint in which she teamed with sister Kerrie for the title.

Kerrie helped Anna to the crown by running interference behind her sister to protect her position.

"She came unstuck with one lap to go when Kristine (Bayley) got underneath her," said Anna. "I was actually waiting to see if Kerrie would come round me because I was struggling down the back straight but that's one of the benefits of riding from the front - you're only fighting your own battle not anyone else's to stay out there."

Anna, the reigning World Champion in the 500m time trial, has already put the world on notice that she wants to add the sprint and keirin world titles to her collection but admits the keirin might take a little longer to achieve.

"I think I've got a fair way to improve in the keirin internationally as it's one area I'm pretty raw and inexperienced in and there are a lot of girls who actually specialise in the keirin," said Anna who was the silver medallist in the event at the 2003 World Championships in Germany. "I think I would struggle to ride from the front like I did tonight and I'd probably find it a lot more difficult a lot further out (from the finish line)."

Sydney's Skye-Lee Armstrong, 18, was invincible in the U19 women's 20km points race to claim gold with 29 points ahead of South Australian Bianca Rogers, 17, on 20 points and Amanda Spratt, 17, (NSW) on 18 points.

Armstrong was leading at the half way mark when she crashed heavily with Victoria's Aimee Howlett riding over the top of Armstrong as she slid down the steep end of the track. Howlett abandoned the race but Armstrong sprung up and was quickly back on the bike. On pure adrenalin the teenager then set about insuring her win sprinting with a vengeance in the final three sprints.

Sydney's Kate Bates was named Champion of Champions which is awarded to the best performed cyclist in individual events at the Championships. Bates claimed triple gold with emphatic wins in the points race, scratch race and individual pursuit. Anna Meares also claimed three individual gold medals but Bates' outstanding time in the individual pursuit tipped the scales in her favour for the prestigious award.

The Championships ended as it began, with world class performances and the week has been hailed a great success by everyone involved.

"We've seen some new names emerge as medallists this week which is what we always hope for after an Olympic cycle," said Cycling Australia President, Mike Victor. "It's very exciting as we head towards Commonwealth Games in Melbourne next year to know we have such a depth of talent coming through the ranks.

"This Championships was also a great credit to the organisers here in South Australia and I'd like to thank and congratulate the South Australian Government, the SA Department of Sport and Recreation and the staff here at the Addelaide Super-Drome who worked so hard to put on such a great event."

Results - Day 6  

Women  Keirin Round 1 - 1st in each heat to final, 2nd & 3rd to Round 2

Rank Name State Time
Heat 1      

Rank

Name State Time
1 Kerrie MEARES QLD 12.872
2 Kerry COHEN WA  
3 Rebecca BORGO NSW  
4 Jessica BERRY VIC  
5 Sue Ann WOODWISS SA  
       
Heat 2      

Rank

Name State Time
1 Anna MEARES QLD 12.519
2 Belinda GOSS TAS  
3 Elizabeth GEORGOURAS NSW  
4 Apryl EPPINGER VIC  
5 Sophie CAPE WA  
6 Rikki JOHNSON SA  
       
Heat 3      
Rank Name State Time
1 Kristine BAYLEY WA 12.61
2 Laura McCAUGHEY TAS  
3 Kellie Louise HARDS SA  
4 Nicole HOLT VIC  
DSQ Liz WILLIAMS NZL  
Fell Alexandra BRIGHT QLD  

 

Heat 3, Liz Williams disqualified for dangerous riding during the race and causing the fall of her opponent

 

Women Keirin Round 2 - 1st, 2nd and 3rd to final

 

Rank Name State Time
1 Laura McCAUGHEY TAS 0' 13
2 Rebecca BORGO NSW  
3 Elizabeth GEORGOURAS NSW  
4 Belinda GOSS TAS  
5 Kerry COHEN WA  
6 Kellie Louise HARDS SA  

 

Women Keirin Final

 

Place Name State Time
1 Anna MEARES QLD 12.244
2 Kristine BAYLEY WA  
3 Kerrie MEARES QLD  
       
4 Laura McCAUGHEY TAS  
5 Elizabeth GEORGOURAS NSW  
DNF Rebecca BORGO NSW

 

 

W19 20km Points Race Final

 

Place Name State Points
1 Skye-lee ARMSTRONG NSW 29
2 Bianca ROGERS SA 20
3 Amanda SPRATT NSW 18
       
4 Tess DOWNING VIC 8
5 Jessica HUME NSW 6
6 Tiffany CROMWELL SA 1
7 Grace SULZBERGER TAS 1
8 Philippa MARTIN WA 0
9 Peta MULLENS VIC 0
10 Kylie HANSEN WA 0
11 Laura MEISEL-DENNIS ACT -20
DNF Chloe MACPHERSON QLD DNF
DNF Hayley WRIGHT QLD DNF
DNF Kira MASON SA DNF
DNF Aimee HOWLETT VIC DNF
DNF Jessica TANNER VIC DNF
DNF Renae HORSLEY WA DNF

 

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Overview

Day 1 - Monday

Day 2 - Tuesday

Day 3 - Wednesday

Day 4 - Thursday

Day 5 - Friday

Day 6 - Saturday

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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