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Women's Geelong World Cup #1
By Staff
Date: 3/3/2007
Women's Geelong World Cup #1

Women's Geelong World Cup - Round 1

Nicole Cooke shows her good form by winning the first World Cup of the season. She was the fastest in a break of three riders with Australian riders Wood and Egyed also on the podium.

By Bart Hazen

Nicole Cooke (Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) has won the 1st World Cup race of the season in Geelong. After the final win in the Geelong Women's Tour it's already the second season win for Nicole. Oenone Wood was 2nd, Nikki Egyed 3rd, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg 4th and Angela Brodtka 5th.

There was action from the start. But in the second lap of break of eleven riders got away. It's a solid breakaway of eleven, including Carla Ryan (Queensland Academy of Sports), Natalie Bates (NSW Institute of Sport), Kate Nichols (Australian National Team), Sarah Düster (Raleigh Lifeforce Creation Team), Linda Villumsen (T-Mobile), Loes Markerink (Team Flexpoint), Edita Pucinskate (Equipe Nürnberger), Sigrid Corneo (Menikini Gysko), Alison Powers (Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light), Melissa Holt (BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) and Jessie Maclean (Landlink Cycling Team).

The maximum lead of the break was around the four minutes before T-Mobile started to ride. In the 6th lap Carla Ryan and Kate Nichols attacked from the break, while T-Mobile was still chasing in order to get a bunch sprint. The maximum gap of Ryan and Nichols was 30 seconds. But in the final T-Mobile chased them down.

T-Mobile's Oenone Wood attacked after the break was caught but without success. On the final climb of the day it was Raleigh Lifeforce rider Nicole Cooke who attacked, with Wood the first to respond. The Australian National Team started the chase and there rider Nikki Egyed bridged the gap, so we got a break of three riders.

The race ended up in a sprint with these three riders and it was Nicole Cooke who took the win. Teutenberg won the sprint of the bunch for 4th place.

The Women's peloton now heads to New Zealand for race two of the World Cup series.

2007 Women's Geelong World Cup

1 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Raleigh Lifeforce Creation 3.07.42
2 Oenone Wood (Aus) T-Mobile Women
3 Nikki Egyed (Aus) Australian National Team

4 Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) T-Mobile Women
5 Angela Brodtka (Ger) German National Team
6 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Raleigh Lifeforce Creation
7 Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung
8 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung
9 Annette Beutler (Swi) Team Flexpoint
10 Emma Rickards (Aus) Raleigh Lifeforce Creation

11 Tina Pic (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light
12 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Team Flexpoint
13 Laura Van Gilder (USA) Cheerwine
14 Karin Aune (Swe) Menikini Gysko
15 Miho Oki (Jpn) Menikini Gysko
16 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) NSW Institute of Sport
17 Catherine Cheatley (NZl) Cheerwine
18 Sarah Düster (Ger) Raleigh Lifeforce Creation
19 Priska Doppmann (Swi) Raleigh Lifeforce Creation
20 Lorian Graham (Aus) Queensland Academy of Sport
21 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Team Flexpoint
22 Peta Mullens (Aus) NSW Institute of Sport
23 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung
24 Emma Pooley (GBr) Great Britain National Team
25 Dotsie Bausch (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home
26 Leigh Hobson (Can) Cheerwine
27 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Flexpoint
28 Toni Bradshaw (NZl) BikeNZ New Zealand National Team
29 Andrea Graus (Aut) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung
30 Melissa Holt (NZl) BikeNZ New Zealand National Team

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