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Race Results

De Bortoli Wines Tour 

Stage 3

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Kathy Watt continued her domination of the of the DeBortoli Wines Tour – a 2 day stage race through Victoria’s wine region – the Yarra Valley.

Taking the advantage, she broke away on the first lap of three and stayed away until the finish. Her lead gradually extended, helped by team-mate Claire Baxter, who blocked all attempts to chase. 

Anna Sutton instigated the first lap activity by attempting to go away at the bottom of the long climb to Pantons Gap (which includes in excess of 7km of dirt track to be negotiated in order to ride over the summit). Sutton's effort was pulled back by Claire Baxter, who then sat up and waited for Kathy Watt to cross the gap. As soon as she had crossed, Watt carried on and was not seen by the chasers again. Sutton punctured on the descent and having just been passed by the spares vehicle, was left at the side of the road trying to change her tube. Unfortunately, her spare included the wrong type of valve extender and she was forced to abandon.

The race was a disappointment for Jenny Macpherson, who was also forced to pack. She punctured yesterday and again today. The VIS rider had not raced for a while, except in a local criterium a couple of weeks ago, where she hit the deck and was wearing the bandages to prove it this weekend. 

Temperatures in the high 20'C and a warming wind caused the day to be too uncomfortable for several riders many packed after 2 laps of the 28km circuit. Many of those had empty water bottles, having drained theirs in the first 2 hours of racing. 

For Kathy Watt, this was a show of complete domination - she won each stage and simply extended her General Classification advantage on each one - the yellow jersey was more than deserved, although WomensCycling.net did predict that yesterday after seeing her looking so smooth and powerful in the Stage 2 time trial yesterday.

Stage 3 Results

Posn Name Surname Time Gap Club
1  Kathryn WATT 3:00:-02 Blackburn Cycling Club Inc
2  Claire BAXTER 03:06:41 06:43 Hawthorn Citizens Youth Club
3  Elizabeth HAYMAN 03:09:21 09:23 Canberra Cycling Club
4  Deborah FAGG 03:09:22 09:24 Albury-Wodonga CC
5  Alicia EVANS 03:12:02 12:04 Geelong Cycle Club
6  Maryam ROGERS 03:15:19 15:21 Carnegie Caulfield CC
7  Briana JAMES 03:22:53 22:55 Carnegie Caulfield CC
8  Gemma GOYNE 03:22:53 22:55 Carnegie Caulfield CC
9  Nicole WHITBURN 03:25:49 25:51:00 Warragul Cycling Club Inc
10  Judith CAHILL 03:43:00 43:02:00 Latrobe City Cycling Club
11  Fiona ADLER 03:50:00 50:02:00 Mornington Cycling Club
 Jenny MACPHERSON DNF Carnegie Caulfield CC
 Rebecca HANNING DNF St Kilda Cycling Club Inc
 Kirsty BORTOLIN DNF Blackburn Cycling Club Inc
 Anna SUTTON DNF Sutherland Shire CC
 Emma GAUL DNF Footscray Cycling Club Inc
 Gemma KENESSY DNS Brunswick Cycling Club Inc
 Bridie O'DONNELL DNS Brunswick Cycling Club Inc
 Adrienne LANG DNS Blackburn Cycling Club Inc
 Stephania MAGRI DNS
 Athena WILSON DNS Carnegie Caulfield CC
 Cristine FOSTER DNS St Kilda Cycling Club Inc
 Caitlin FRASER DNS Bendigo & District CC
 Sonia GRAHAM DNS Blackburn Cycling Club Inc
 Denise BETTS DNS Blackburn Cycling Club Inc

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Final General Classification

Posn Name Surname Time Gap Club
1  Kathryn WATT 05:37:34 Blackburn Cycling Club Inc
2  Claire BAXTER 05:47:07 09:34 Hawthorn Citizens Youth Club
3  Elizabeth HAYMAN 05:51:08 13:34 Canberra Cycling Club
4  Alicia EVANS 05:55:44 18:10 Geelong Cycle Club
5  Deborah FAGG 05:57:20 19:47 Albury-Wodonga CC
6  Maryam ROGERS 06:03:03 25:29:00 Carnegie Caulfield CC
7  Briana JAMES 06:05:03 27:29:00 Carnegie Caulfield CC
8  Gemma GOYNE 06:09:23 31:50:00 Carnegie Caulfield CC
9  Nicole WHITBURN 06:09:42 32:09:00 Warragul Cycling Club Inc
10  Judith CAHILL 06:27:41 50:07:00 Latrobe City Cycling Club
11  Fiona ADLER 06:51:25 01:13:52 Mornington Cycling Club
 Denise BETTS DNF Blackburn Cycling Club Inc
 Bridie O'DONNELL DNF Brunswick Cycling Club Inc
 Cristine FOSTER DNF St Kilda Cycling Club Inc
 Gemma KENESSY DNF Brunswick Cycling Club Inc
 Adrienne LANG DNF Blackburn Cycling Club Inc
 Sonia GRAHAM DNF Blackburn Cycling Club Inc
 Caitlin FRASER DNF Bendigo & District CC
 Jenny MACPHERSON DNF Carnegie Caulfield CC
 Anna SUTTON DNF Sutherland Shire CC
 Kirsty BORTOLIN DNF Blackburn Cycling Club Inc
 Emma GAUL DNF Footscray Cycling Club Inc
 Athena WILSON DNF Carnegie Caulfield CC
 Rebecca HANNING DNF St Kilda Cycling Club Inc
 Stephania MAGRI DNS

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Photos

Kathy Watt - winner of all 3 stages

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