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Geelong Area, Jan 2-6


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Geelong area, Victoria, Australia - Wednesday January 2 - Sunday January 6


Its billed as the fastest criterium race series in the World. It certainly attracts the cream of Australian cycling and a growing number of international riders too. The Bay Series starts the season for many riders, although (very) early in the year, the Bay Series comes a week prior to the Australian National Road Championships and provides a week of speed work for riders wishing to top-off their training for the titles. 

Kate Bates, the defending Champion will be leading a strong Pitcher Partners team in the 2008 Bay Series. The start list reveals sister, Natalie (Commonwealth Games RR Champion), Team High Road team-mate, Alexis Rhodes (ex-National Criterium Champion), Olivia Gollan (ex-National RR Champion) and Amanda Spratt (ex-Junior world Champion) in the line up. 

Runner-up in 2007 was Belinda Goss. Her Volvo team includes reigning National Criterium Champion and fellow Tasmanian, Kirsty Broun and Canadian RR Champion, Gina Grain. Also in the team are Monique Hanley and Katie Jones.

Oenone Wood leads the Geelong Mazda team which consists of ACT riders. Chloe Hosking, Jessie Maclean, Teressa Cliff-Ryan and Rosy McCall will be aiming to help the double previous winner to regain the title.

Local competition comes from the Jayco VIS team of Emma Rickards, Helen Kelly, Peta Mullens, Jess Berry and Kat O'Shea. Rickards and Kelly are seasoned professionals in Europe and the USA (respectively), whilst Mullens has represented Australia on the road and track and Berry is a talented track rider. 

Reigning Olympic Champion, Sara Carrigan rides for the Rapido Cycles team with ex-AIS representative, Jenny Macpherson. Macpherson has been riding strongly recently against the men in local criteriums. 

Sky-Lee Armstrong returns to the Bay Series, she has worn the leader's jersey on a number of occasions and will be riding for NSWIS in 2008. Whilst internationals, Irishwoman, Louise Moriarty and Scot, Kate Cullen ride for the Skilled team.

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Wednesday 2 Jan       Round 1: Williamstown

Support Men 12:30pm, Elite Women 1:30pm, Elite Men 2:30pm  

Thursday 3 Jan           Round 2: Portarlington

Support Men 12:30pm, Elite Women 1:30pm, Elite Men 2:30pm

Friday 4 Jan               Round 3: Geelong – Ritchie Blvd

Celebrity 4:30pm, Support Men 5:00pm, Elite Women 6:00pm, Elite Men 7:15pm

Saturday 5 Jan           Round 4: Geelong – Eastern Park

Support Men 1:30pm, Elite Women 2:20pm, Elite Men 3:10pm, Celebrity 4:20pm

Sunday 6 Jan              Round 5: Geelong – Eastern Park

Support Men 1:30pm, Elite Women 2:20pm, Elite Men 3:10, Celebrity 4:20pm

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Start List

Jayco/VIS JAY Geelong Mazda MAZ
1 Emma Rickard JAY 6 Oenone Wood MAZ
2 Helen Kelly JAY 7 Chloe Hosking MAZ
3 Peta Mullins JAY 8 Jessie McLean MAZ
4 Jessica Berry JAY 9 Teressa Cliff-Ryan MAZ
5 Kat O’Shea JAY 10 Rosy McCall MAZ
Volvo VOL Pitcher Partners PIT
11 Belinda Goss VOL 16 Kate Bates PIT
12 Kirsty Broun VOL 17 Natalie Bates PIT
13 Monique Hanley VOL 18 Alexis Rhodes PIT
14 Katie Jones VOL 19 Olivia Golan PIT
15 Gina Grain VOL 20 Amanda Spratt PIT
Skilled SKI Swanston Hotel/Grand Mercure MER
21 Grace Sulzberger SKI 26 Davina Summers MER
22 Miffy Galloway SKI 27 Rebecca Armstrong MER
23 Jahna Hobbs SKI 28 Melissa Hoskins MER
24 Kate Cullin SKI 29 Angela McClure MER
25 Loise Moriaty SKI 30 Maryam Rogers MER
NSWIS/Degani Café Womens Team NSW CBD/NSWIS Developement Team CBD
31 Olivia Gollan NSW 36 Ash Ankudinoff CBD
32 Sky Lee Armstrong NSW 37 Megan Dunn CBD
33 Clare Valhopeoulos NSW 38 Terri Rhodes CBD
34 Leonie Burford NSW 39 Alana Haansbergen CBD
35 Lauren Kitchen NSW 40 TBA CBD
Rapido Cycles RAP Richmond Cyclery/Promains RIC
41 Sara Carrigan RAP 46 Christine Foster RIC
42 Jenny Macpherson RAP 47 Nicole Whitburn RIC
43 Sasha Harvey RAP 48 Tahlia Paskin RIC
44 Lisa Friend RAP 49 Haley Wright RIC
45 Camille Pallett RAP 50 Tiffany Cromwell RIC

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Honour Roll - Previous Winners

2007  Kate Bates (Pitcher Partners)

2006 Katie Mactier (Jayco VIS)

2005 Oenone Wood (Mercure)

2004 Oenone Wood (ACT)

2003  Kate Bates (NSW)

2002  Rochelle Gilmore (NSW)

2001  Anna Millward (Vic)

2000  Karen Barrow (Vic)


1999  Anna Wilson (Vic)

1998  Anna Wilson (Vic)

1997  Sandra Smith (WA)

1996  Anna Wilson (Vic)

1995  Kathy Watt (Vic)

1994  Kathy Watt (Vic)

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Amy's Ride

Sunday 6 Jan              Round 5: Geelong – Eastern Park

                                     Amy’s Ride 8:30am

The final day will kick off with the third edition of Amy’s Ride. This wonderful recreational cycling challenge will again give thousands of cycling fans the unique opportunity to ride along with the star of the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic as well as raise funds for the Amy Gillett Foundation. It’s not a race but a fun ride where you get to rub shoulders with the stars. Cadel Evans will lead the ride off at 8.30am (visit www.amysride.com)

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