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Pro Team Univega and Team Canada in local criterium
Carnegie's club criterium "B" grade sees influx of top women riders
Lots of action as the women warm up for the Commonwealth Games
The world's top women lined up at a local Club event in Melbourne this morning. The Carnegie Caulfield CC's B grade criterium saw an influx of Commonwealth Games competitors and pro women join the ranks.
The morning was hot, even at 9am and sunny. The Canadians lined up and so did Priska Doppmann and Nicole Cooke from Pro Team Univega. There were other women in the bunch as well, including Australian representative rider, Helen Kelly.
The Canadians were clearly on a mission and their strength in depth allowed them to counter the moves off the front made by Nicole Cooke. At the bell, the Canadians were poised, ready for the sprint, all were within the first few places in the bunch.
As the bunch came around the final corner, the lead outs were over and a sprint between half a dozen riders which was spread across the width of Glenvale Crescent was in full flight. Canada's Gina Grain was up there for the minor placings, but this was not a repeat of the 19th Feb, when Emma Rickards took the overall victory from the men.
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