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Preview

3 race series in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia  - Aug 18th - 20th

Overview

The Australian Grand Prix takes place this weekend in Ballarat, Victoria. Ballarat is the venue for the 2007 Australian Open Road Championships (the National Championships) and is no stranger to top level competition. The Nationals were held there prior to 2005, 2006 when they moved to Adelaide.

The Australian Grand Prix will incorporate the Victorian Road Championships and events will include an individual time trial, street race criterium and a closing road race on Sunday, August 20.

Reigning champions in each of the events include Briana James in both the women’s criterium and road race and Kathy Watt in the time trial. Although Kathy Watt is currently living and racing in Belgium for the Lotto professional team and will not not defending her title. Other Victorians racing overseas at the moment, who otherwise might have entered are: Helen Kelly & Jenny Macpherson (Elk Haus) and Emma Rickards (Univega).

The time trials, on Friday, will be held in the Ballarat suburb of Learmonth, Saturday’s criterium in Ballarat’s busy CBD and the road race over 153 km will be staged over the testing Mt Buninyong circuit, which has previously hosted the aforementioned Australian Open Championships.

The Grand Prix is worth $17,000 prize money (across the men's and women's events), with an accumulative points system operating on the three events, to produce overall champions.

Individual pursuit queen Katie Mactier is considered a favourite to win the women’s crown, even though she will skip Friday’s time trial. Mactier, 2005 world pursuit champion and Melbourne Commonwealth Games gold medallist, has just returned from America where she trained and raced at altitude in Boulder, Colorado. According to the organisers, her toughest opposition will come from fellow Victorian Briana James, the defending State open road champion. Competitors will come from six Australian states and territories, New Zealand and Malaysia.

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Time Trial - Friday 

 Number

Name 

 

State  

1.

Briana

 James

VIC

2.

Nicole

 Whitburn

VIC

3.

Clare

 McKechnie

VIC

4.

Monique

 Hanley

VIC

5.

Vicki

 Eustace

A.C.T

6.

Stephanie

 Frawley

VIC

7.

Rebecca

 Hanning

VIC

8.

Elizabeth

 Hayman

A.C.T

9.

Heidi

Buntrock

VIC

10.

Brooke

 Condon

VIC

11.

Bridie

 O'Donnell

VIC

12.

Rachel

 Rademaker

VIC

13.

Clare

 Vlahopoulos

VIC

14.

Suzanne

 Always

VIC

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Criterium - Saturday

 

 Number

Name 

 

State  / Nation

1.

Katie

 Mactier

VIC

2.

Briana

 James

VIC

3.

Jessica

 Berry

VIC

4.

Azian

 Alias

MALAYSIA

5.

Uracca

 Leow

MALAYSIA

6.

Nicole

 Whitburn

VIC

7.

Monique

 Hanley

VIC

8.

Vicki

 Eustace

A.C.T

9.

Emma

 Gaul

VIC

10.

Stephanie

 Frawley

VIC

11.

Rebecca

 Hanning

VIC

12.

Elizabeth

 Hayman

A.C.T

13.

Gemma

 Kenessy

VIC

14.

Jenni

 King

VIC

15.

Rachel

 Rademaker

VIC

16.

Clare

 Vlahopoulos

VIC

 

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Road Race

 Number

Name

 

 State / Nation

1.

Katie

 Mactier

VIC

2.

Briana

 James

VIC

3.

Jessica

 Berry

VIC

4.

Cristine

 Foster

VIC

5.

Azian

 Alias

MALAYSIA

6.

Uracca

 Leow

MALAYSIA

7.

Nicole

 Whitburn

VIC

8.

Clare

 McKechnie

VIC

9.

Monique

 Hanley

VIC

10.

Vicki

 Eustace

A.C.T

11.

Maryam

 Rogers

VIC

12.

Emma

 Gaul

VIC

13.

Stephanie

 Frawley

VIC

14.

Rebecca

 Hanning

VIC

15.

Elizabeth

 Hayman

A.C.T

16.

Gemma

 Kenessy

VIC

17.

Jenni

 King

VIC

18.

Tory

 Thomas

N.S.W

19.

Clare

 Vlahopoulos

VIC

 

 

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