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Geelong Women's Tour

February 22 - 24, 2005

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With the Geelong Tour now over, indications for form for Sunday's first World Cup event of 2005 have been seen. Top of the list must be Team Nürnberger's Oenone Wood, who won the 4 stage Tour of Geelong in style, with 2 stage wins and top honours in the sprint competition. Wood is non-committal, though, pointing out that on current form, her team-mates are also potential victors. Indeed, Judith Arndt, the current World Champion, was third overall in the Tour and spent much of the race providing assistance and lead-outs to Wood. If Wood were to win, she would claim a unique series of wins - she has successfully defended the Geelong Tour title, she is the defending World Cup champion and she won the Geelong Round last year. 

Other teams with potential race winners include Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel - leader of the new Dutch team, Buitenpoort-Flexpoint. Another contender from that team is ex-World Champion, Susanne Ljungskog who rode strongly in the Geelong Tour. Kate Bates (Ton Van Bemmelen AA Drink) has had a good season so far and was strong in the shorter stages of the Geelong Tour. But, as she admits herself, she has 'track legs' rather than road racing legs, so the distance and climbing involved in the World Cup are likely to prove her downfall. Her team-mate, Sara Carrigan cannot be overlooked, though. The Olympic Champion only returned to racing in January, having taken a break after Athens. Her form is improving rapidly and she worked to support Kate Bates in the Geelong Tour, who was high up on the General Classification for much of the week. The Ton Van Bemmelen AA Drink team is strong, Natalie Bates also rode strongly in support of Kate in the Geelong Tour and Suzanne De Goede was 25th overall, having also fulfilled a support role.

Start List 

Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung Ton Van Bemmelen AA Drink
1 Oenone Wood Aus 11  Sara Carrigan Aus
2 Judith Arndt Ger 12  Katherine Bates Aus
3 Olivia Gollan Aus 13  Natalie Bates Aus
4 Madeleine Lindberg Swe 14  Suzanne De Goede Ned
5 Anke Wichmann Ger
6 Trixi Worrack Ger
SC Nobili Rubinetterie - Menikini Cogeas Buitenpoort-Flexpoint
21 Olga Slyusareva Rus 31 Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel Ned
22 Sigrid Corneo Ita 32 Susanne Ljungskog Swe
23 Daniela Fusar Poli Ita 33 Tanja Hennes-Smidt Ger
24 Silvia Valseccai Ita 34 Linda Melanie Serup Den
25 Joanne Kiesanowski Nzl
26 Modesta Vzesniauskaite Ltu
German National Indonesian National
41 Madeleine Sandig Ger 51 Uyun Muzizah Ina
42 Claudia Hecht Ger 52 Santia Tri Kusuma Ina
43 Sarah Duster Ger 53 Dahlina Rosyida Ina
43 Bianca Knopfle Ger 54 Sri Suyamti Ina
43 Verena Joos Ger
43 Charlotte Becker Ger
Japanese National Australian National
61 Miho Oki Jpn 71 Lorian Graham Aus
62 Miyoko Karami Jpn 72 Amy Gillett Aus
63 Akemi Morimoto Jpn 73 Alexis Rhodes Aus
64 Hiroko Shimada Jpn 74 Louise Yaxley Aus
65 Anna Miyazaki Jpn 75 Katie Brown Aus
New Zealand National Bike NZ
81 Melissa Holt Nzl 91 Nadene Boyle Nzl
82 Michelle Hyland Nzl 92 Melissa Pilla Nzl
83 Johanna Buick Nzl 93 Robyn Wong Nzl
84 Michelle Kiesanowski Nzl 94 Amy Mosen Nzl
85 Susie Wood Nzl 95 Tamara Boyd Nzl
86 Toni Bradshaw Nzl 96 Vickie Burr Nzl
101 Hannah Banks Aus 111 Kate Nichols Aus
102 Sally Cowman Aus 112 Rochelle Gilmore Aus
103 Carly Hibberd Aus 113 Emma James Aus
104 Candice Sullivan Aus 114 Christine Riakos Aus
105 Liz Young Aus
106 Jessica Maclean Aus
Jayco VIS Inexa/Melbourne University Sport
121 Katie Mactier Aus 131 Kathryn Watt Aus
122 Jenny Macpherson Aus 132 Claire Baxter Aus
123 Helen Kelly Aus 133 Caitlin Fraser Aus
124 Apryl Eppinger Aus 134 Kerryn Charman Aus
125 Emma Rickards Aus
Lloyd Morgan Recruitment Peleton Sports / Turramurra Cyclery
141 Tina Mayola Pic Usa 151 Rachel O'connell Aus
142 Lynn Gaggioli Usa 152 Tanya Moss Aus
143 Meredith Miller Usa 153 Laura Bortolozzi Aus
144 Briget Evans Aus 154 Kate Charge Aus
145 Kristy Bortolin Aus 155 Jemma O'brien Aus
146 Germma Goyne Aus 156 Emma Lovelock Aus
Western Global Univega Pro Cycling
161 Kerry Cohen Aus 171 Priska Doppmann Sui
162 Nicole Freedman Isr 172 Edwig Pitel Fra
163 Emma Colson Aus 173 Christiane Soeder Aut
164 Nathalie Laurendeau Aus 174 Bernadette Schober Aut
165 Caroline Jackson Gbr 175 Diana Rast Sui
166 Kelly Hulser Usa
181 Judith May Aus
182 Emma Mackie Aus
183 Vicki Eustace Aus
184 Christine Foster Aus



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