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Commonwealth Games 2006

Melbourne - Road Events

Time Trial - 29km, St Kilda Foreshore

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Aussie 1-2-3 


The Australian team took all three medals in the women's time trial this morning. The 29km course was out and back, starting in St Kilda, almost at the bottom of Fitzroy Street and gong out to the Clock Tower at Black Rock and back. According to the riders, there was nowhere to rest on the course; its rolling nature meant that the pressure was on all the way around.

There was an unexpected late withdrawal by potential medallist New Zealander, Sarah Ulmer. the reason she gave was back injuries, although she is expected to start the road race on Sunday.

First out of the start house was Malta's Stephania Magri, who looked like she was enjoying this, her first event of her first Commonwealth Games. There was only one incident on the start ramp, which occurred when Wendy Houvenaghal faltered as she was released for her effort and had to grab onto the arm of the Chief Timekeeper to keep from falling off.

Oenone Wood had to wait for a few minutes after finishing her ride. She crossed the line, realised that she had taken the lead, but knew that her compatriots were behind her. She also admitted that she had an eye on the clock for New Zealand's Melissa Holt's time; the Kiwi was considered a danger....


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Posn Name Country Time Gap Speed
1 WOOD Oenone    AUS  37:40:87  

  46.195 km/h 

2 WATT Kathryn    AUS  37:56.07   15.20  
3 CARRIGAN Sara    AUS  38:00.32   19.45  
4 HOLT Melissa    NZL  39:02.53   1:21.66  
5 HEAL Rachel    ENG  39:26.37   1:45.50  
6 HOUVENAGHEL Wendy    ENG  39:46.02   2:05.15  
7 SHANKS Alison    NZL  40:17.25   2:36.38  
8 PALMER KOMAR Susan Jane   CAN  40:32.60   2:51.73  
9 HAIR Katrina    SCO  40:40.17   2:59.30  
10 WILLOCK Erinne    CAN  41:39.79   3:58.92  
11 HAWLEY Julia Lesley   BER  42:58.67   5:17.80  
12 ALIAS Noor Azian Binti   MAS  43:10.73   5:29.86  
13 HOAY SIM Leow   MAS  43:25.44   5:44.57  
14 MAGRI Stephania    MLT  45:59.26   8:18.39  
15 PARKS Iona    JAM  DNS  
16 ULMER Sarah    NZL  DNS  



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