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WomensCycling.net - covering the final races of the UCI World Cup

 

Click here to go to WomensCycling.net coverage of the 2005 UCI World Cup

 

The UCI World Cup will be over in just over four weeks' time. The final four events take place  over the next four consecutive weekends. At the moment, the season-long series leader is Oenone Wood - she has a 19 point advantage over Susanne Ljungskog in second and a 46 point advantage over third-placed Mirjam Melchers van Poppel. Fourth-placed Nicole Cooke is 117 points behind Wood and could only win the series if she performed very well in the remaining races and Wood performed very badly - unlikely, especially since Cooke will miss at least the next round and probably the rest of the series due to knee surgery. 

The competition is still wide-open to the top three riders and with double points awarded to the winner of the final race of the series in Germany, this year looks like it will be close until the end. The winners of the rounds in Newport, Plouay and Rotterdam will receive 75 points, whilst the winner in Nürnberger will gain 150 points. The full points awarding schedule is show below : 

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Points 75 50 35 30 27 24 21 18 15 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Double points will be applied to the final event of the year - Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt - September 11 2005

 

WomensCycling.net started the year bringing you in-depth coverage of the Geelong and Wellington World Cup races. The lead has changed hands several times throughout the year, but as the competition heads into Round 8 at Newport (Wales, UK) on Saturday, defending Champion, Oenone Wood will be riding as she did so often last year, in the Leader's rainbow jersey.

With the annual disruption to the World Cup Schedule in June and July (due to stage races / Tours) which sees no action in the competition, the riders thoughts will be turning again to one-day racing and the next four weekends of fast, competitive racing.

 WomensCycling.net will be bringing you race reviews, full results, updated World Cup rankings and photos from the final four races and of course, where possible, there will be rider interviews and post-race comments......

The final events are :

Round 8 - Newport, Wales                  20th August

Round 9 - Plouay, France                      27th August

Round 10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands,   4th September

Round 11 - Nürnberger, Germany,       11th September

 

Click here to go to WomensCycling.net coverage of the 2005 UCI World Cup

 

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      Oenone Wood           Susanne Ljungskog      Mirjam Melchers van Poppel  

 

 

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