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Women’s Road World Cup Series - Round One: Geelong World Cup
 
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Date: 2/29/2004
Women’s Road World Cup Series - Round One: Geelong World Cup
 

Race Report

By Marianne Werz O'Brien

That tiny tornado Oenone Wood has blown away the competition with her sensational sprint finish, winning the first round of the women’s World Cup in Geelong! German Petra Rossner (Team Nürnberger) placed second and Japan’s Miho Oki rounded out the podium, taking third.

Oenone Wood, diminutive Australian powerhouse that she is, has now taken a dozen wins this season including Australian Road Race Champion and Australian Time Trial Champion, but the World Cup win is her highest honor to date. In winning the World Cup Oenone was competing against some of the finest international racers, and she performed brilliantly. Her AIS team supported her beautifully, taking on all breakaways and challengers, and protecting Wood throughout the race.

In the end though – it was Wood and her sizzling hot sprint that took the day! As 2nd placed Petra Rossner (Team Nürnberger) said, “I had no hope against Oenone. I’m a very fast sprinter but I was so worn out I had to sprint in my seat (at the finish).”

At 23 years old Wood is a perfect sprinter, with tremendous power packed into her tiny frame. She is just under 5’2” and only 119 pounds. The real fun will begin at the next women’s World Cup race, the Primavera Rosa in Italy on March 20th. There we will get to see Oenone Wood competing against last year's overall WC winner – Welsh Wonder Nicole Cooke!

Nicole Cooke was unstoppable last year, winning WC races Fleche Wallone, Plouay, and Amstel Gold on her way to taking the overall World Cup. Then only 20 years old, she became the youngest person ever to win a World Cup series (male or female).

Oenone Wood will race in the World Cup leaders jersey in la Primavera Rosa. Will the Amazing Australian be the force to stop the Welsh Wonder? Or will another woman ride away with the glory? Complete results of the first round of the women’s World Cup below.

See also Geelong WC Preview, and the 2004 Women’s World Cup Preview.

Race Results

Geelong World Cup Round One, 119.2km

1 Oenone Wood (Aus) 3.10.49 (37.481 km/h)
2 Petra Rossner (Ger) Nürnberger Versicherung
3 Miho Oki (Jpn) Farm Frites-Hartol
4 Alison Wright (Aus) Nobili Rubinetterie-Guerciotti 0.01
5 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Team S.A.T.S.
6 Hayley Rutherford (Aus) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Box
7 Rachel Heal (GBr) Farm Frites-Hartol
8 Priska Doppmann (Swi)
9 Sara Carrigan (Aus)
10 Tanja Hennes (Ger) Next 125 0.02
11 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl)
12 Sara Symington (GBr) Team S.A.T.S.
13 Nicole Freedman (Usa) Basis-Aude
14 Cathy Marsal (Fra) Nobili Rubinetterie-Guerciotti
15 Tina Mayolo-Pic (USA)
16 Katie Mactier (Aus)
17 Olivia Gollan (Aus) 0.03
18 Tetyana Stiajkina (Ukr)
19 Frances Newstead (GBr)
20 Deirdre Barry (USA) T-Mobile
21 Bettina Kuhn (Swi)
22 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol
23 Margaret Hemsley (Aus) Nürnberger Versicherung
24 Akemi Morimoto (Jpn) 0.05
25 Lorian Graham (Aus)
26 Amber Neben (USA) T-Mobile
27 Ayumu Otsuka (Jpn)
28 Iryna Chuzhynova (Ukr)
29 Alexis Rhodes (Aus)
30 Bridget Evans (Aus)
31 Emma James (Aus) Team S.A.T.S.
32 Christine Riakos (Aus) 0.06
33 Jessica Ridder (Aus)
34 Valentyna Karpenko (Ukr)
35 Stacey Peters (USA) T-Mobile 0.07
36 Susie Wood (NZl)
37 Katie Brown (Aus)
38 Katherine Bates (Aus) Ton Van Bemmelen Sports
39 Michelle Hyland (NZl) 0.08
40 Manon Jutras (Can) Team S.A.T.S.
41 Sarah Ulmer (NZl)
42 Kimberly Bruckner (USA) T-Mobile 0.09
43 Oxana Kashchyshyna (Ukr)
44 Kristin Armstrong (USA) T-Mobile
45 Lynn Gaggioli (USA) T-Mobile
46 Sarah Grab (Swi) 0.10
47 Julie Pekarkova (Cze)
48 Meredith Miller (USA) Team S.A.T.S.
49 Miyoko Karami (Jpn)
50 Kym Shirley (Aus) Nobili Rubinetterie-Guerciotti
51 Amy Safe (Aus) 0.11
52 Kathryn Watt (Aus)
53 Jessica Phillips (USA) Nürnberger Versicherung 0.16
54 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Nürnberger Versicherung 0.19
55 Madeleine Lindberg (Swe) Nürnberger Versicherung 0.41
56 Judith Arndt (Ger) Nürnberger Versicherung
57 Naomi Williams (Aus) 1.12
58 Charlotte Goldsmith (GBr)
59 Caroline James (GBr)
60 Emma Rickards (Aus) Victory Brewing
61 Natalie Bates (Aus)
62 Michelle Kiesanowski (NZl) 1.49
63 Kirsty Bortolin (Aus)
64 Hiroko Shimada (Jpn) 0.50
65 Johanna Buick (NZl) Victory Brewing 0.51
66 Toni Bradshaw (NZl) 2.24
67 Emma Davies (GBr) 0.29
68 Kate Nichols (Aus) 3.28
69 Kateryna Krasova (Ukr)
70 Helen Kelly (Aus) Cycliste Rona 3.49
71 Rosalind Reekie-May (NZl) 3.50
72 Kirsty Robb (NZl)
73 Melissa Holt (NZl) 4.05
74 Jenny Macpherson (Aus) 4.06
75 Louise Yaxley (Aus) 6.11

OTL Jennifer Finlay (Aus)
OTL Anna Perrin (Aus)
OTL Liz Young (Aus)
OTL Karina Sorensen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.
OTL Nina Davies (GBr)
OTL Iryna Simonova (Ukr)
OTL Laura Bortolozzi (Aus)
OTL Natasha Harrigan (Aus)
OTL Zoe Southwell (Aus)
OTL Leonie Aisbett (Aus)
OTL Jessie Maclean (Aus)
OTL Caitlin Fraser (Aus)
OTL Nadene Boyle (NZl)
OTL Linda Cappello (Aus)
OTL Kerryn Charman (Aus)
OTL Cristine Foster (Aus)
OTL Karen Hopkinson (Aus)
OTL Narrelle Peterson (Aus)
OTL Louisa Judd (Aus)
OTL Belinda Goss (Aus)
OTL Emi Onoyama (Jpn)
OTL Desiree Schuler (Ger)
OTL Alexandra Born (Swi)

World Cup Rankings after Round #1

1 Oenone Wood (Aus) 75 pts
2 Petra Rossner (Ger) Nürnberger Versicherung 50
3 Miho Oki (Jpn) Farm Frites-Hartol 35
4 Alison Wright (Aus) Nobili Rubinetterie-Guerciotti 30
5 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Team S.A.T.S. 27
6 Hayley Rutherford (Aus) S.C. Michela Fanini Record 24
7 Rachel Heal (GBr) Farm Frites-Hartol 21
8 Priska Doppmann (Swi) 18
9 Sara Carrigan (Aus) 15
10 Tanja Hennes (Ger) Next 125 11
11 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) 10
12 Sara Symington (GBr) Team S.A.T.S. 9
13 Nicole Freedman (Usa) Basis-Aude 8
14 Cathy Marsal (Fra) Nobili Rubinetterie-Guerciotti 7
15 Tina Mayolo - Pic (USA) 6
16 Katie Mactier (Aus) 5
17 Olivia Gollan (Aus) 4
18 Tetyana Stiajkina (Ukr) 3
19 Frances Newstead (GBr) 2
20 Deirdre Barry (USA) T Mobile 1

 
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