Women's Tour de Snowy and World Cup Round 1

Rider Profiles

Kathy Watt - Melbourne, Victoria 33 years old

Dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Barcelona Olympic Games gold medallist, 1992 Olympic silver medal 3000m pursuit, 3rd World Championship 1995 time trial, 4th Olympic Games Atlanta in 1996, National record holder - winner 17 titles. Won major tours - Czechoslovakia, 3 stage wins in Giro d'Italia and 2nd overall

Sari Saarelainen - Finland

Finish Champion Junior, Individual Time Trial And Road Race 1998 Finish Championships Women 3rd in Road Race 1998 Tour Presov, The Slovak Republic 1998, 4th in Last stage, 6th in general results Junior World Championships, Holland 1998 5th, Road Race

Leigh Hobson - Canada, 29 years old.

2nd at 1997 National Road Championship, Criterium, 29th at 1997 World Championships Road Race, 1st 1996 Ontario Cup Series, Road Provincials and Hillclimb

Anne Samplonius - Canada, 31 years old.

1998 member of Canadian UCI Trade Team, member of Commonwealth Games Team, 9th in Time Trial.

Karen Kurreck - California, USA, 37 years old.

3rd overall, Tour of Switzerland, 2nd Prologue (UCI 2.9.1 stage race) 4th place UCI Road World Cup #1 - Sydney Australia (19th overall in UCI World Cup), Tour Feminin: 4th place stage 6 Currently ranked 24th in UCI World Ranking's for women - 1997 US Pro Champion, 1994 World Time Trial Champion. 10th in the 1998 Tour de Snowy.

Elizabeth Chevanne-Brunel - France

1998 - 15th in the Tour de France, 8th in Giro d'Italia, 6th Giro du Trentin (Ita), 9th Tour de I'Aude, 11th Tour de L'Aude, 13th Giro d'Italia, 2nd Tour de Killington, 2nd Tour de Navarre (Spa), 13th in 1997 World Championship.

Carine Peter - France, 20 years old

Junior Champion of France 1997, 3rd National Juniors Championships 1996, 3rd National Cadet championships 1995

Elizabeth Emery - New York, USA, 35 years old

1997 US National Time Trial Champion, 4th 1997 Tour de Tooma, 5th 1997 World Time Trial Championship

Barbara Heeb - Switzerland, 30 years old

1996 World Road Championship, Swiss National Time Trial Champion 1996 and 1997, Swiss National Road Champion 1990-95, 8th Atlanta Olympic Games, 2nd 1997 Tour de France, 4th in Giro d'Italia, winner of Giro della Tosca

Anna Wilson - Melton, Victoria, 26 years old.

1995 National Criterium Champion, 1997 National time trial Champion, 2nd Australia Road Championship and criterium title 1996 and 1998 Bay Series Winner Won Powerbar USA 1996, won 1997 Tour of New Zealand, Olympic Games Atlanta 10th Time Trial, 17th Road Race

Geraldine Denham - Rupanyup, Victoria, 19 years old.

3rd 1997 National, 3rd 1997 National Junior Road Championship 1st Wagga Junior Tour, 1st Chelsea Junior Tour 15th Junior World Time Trial 2nd U/19 Time Trial Verona 26th Junior World road Championships 2nd International Time Trial 1997

Sally Smalley - Seymor, Victoria 28 years old.

1st AIS Classic Criterium 1995, 6th Australian Road Championship 1994 and 1995, 4th Oceania Games 1996, Member of National Squad 1995, World Cup Sydney 1998-Top 20 Team Member VIS/Jayco-2nd GC Snowy Tour

Symeko Jochinke - Adelaide, South Australia, 24 years old.

1997 National Road Champion, 1998 3rd Place Criterium, 1998 4th Road Race, 1991 Junior World Track Championships Bronze medal 2000m Individual Pursuit.

Naomi Williams

1998 2nd Junior Women Road Race at Nationals, 4th Junior women T/T at Nationals 6th Womens Aust. Criterium Championships, 17th Junior U/19 Womens World road Championships

Elizabeth Tadich - Shepparton, Victoria, 21 years old.

1995 National Road Champion, 1994 National Junior Road Champion, 1994 National Junior Individual T/T Champion, 1st 1998 Mount Buller Cup, 2nd 1997 World Road Cycling Championship, 3rd Mitteberg Germany, 1st Tour de la Drome, 1996 1st Tour de l'haute Vinenne

Alexandra Bahler - Switzerland

Swiss National Time Trial Championship, 6th place Tour of Portugal, World Championship Representative

Jacinta Coleman - New Zealand, 24 years old.

11th Road Race Hewlett Packard Tour, 1997 4th Road Race National Championships, 1996 4th T/T National Championships, 1996 16th Road Race Rothman's Women's Tour, 1995 7th T/T National Championships, 4th Road Race National Championships.

Susy Pryde - New Zealand, 26 years old.

2nd Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpar, 5th 1998 Tour de Snowy, 7th Road Race World Cup 1998, 9th Road Race World Cup Australia, 1st Road Race Oceania Championships New Zealand, 16th Road Race World Championships Spain 1997.

Marguerite Ritchie - New Zealand, 37 years old.

4th T/T National Road Championships 1998, 2nd Road Race National Road Championships 1998, 22nd in the 1998 Street-Skills International Women's Tour.

Rosalind Reekie-May - New Zealand, 26 years old.

1998 74th place Road Race World Championships, 18th Road Race Montreal World Cup, 16th Road Race First Union World Cup USA.

Gunn Rita Dahle - Norway

1996 2 victories World Cup MTB, 4th Olympic Games Atlanta MTB 1997 8th World Championships, 1998 2 victories World Cup MTB, 2nd World and European Champions MTB, 1st stage Tour de Feminin, France (road) 8th World Championships, Valkenburg (road).

Solrun Flataas - Norway

1997: 2nd San Miguel Saria, ESP 3rd Norwegian Championship Time Trial, 29th GC Tour Feminin, 1998 1st stage Tour de la Drome (France), 1st Akebergsloppet, Sweden, 4th GC Tour feminin Bretagne, France.

Jorunn Kvalo - Norway

1995: Norwegian Champion, 1997 1st Tjejtrampet, Sweden, 5th European Championships Time Trial, 2nd Norwegian Championship, 1998 1st stage Tour of Holland, 8th World GP Zurich, 3rd Norwegian Championship Time Trial.

Ragnhilo Uostol - Norway

1995 2nd Scandinavian Championship, 1996 Scandinavian Champion 1st Ronde de Pujols, France, 5th GC Giro della Toscana, Italy, 5 times in top 3 in International Races, 1998 6th World Cup GP Zurich, Switzerland, 3rd Norwegian Championship.

Wenche Stensvold - Norway

1997 3rd Norwegian Championship, 1998 Scandinavian Champion, Norwegian Champion time trial and Pujols, France 1st stage Tour de la Drome, France.

Angela Hillenga - Netherlands, 27 years old.

Third year in the national team. 1n 1997 she won a stage in the Giro Trentino (Italy) She is the captain of the team.

Arenda Grimberg - Almelo, Netherlands, Born March 10, 1978.

Arenda rides for the AWV de Zwaluwen club in NL, 1998 2 victories Goor, Nieuwegein, 1997 National Champion Students, 2nd year in the national team, 1st in two closed-circuit races, 2nd in the Prudential Women's Tour (London), 15th place in the European Championships. For a Photo (from Rudie Ottens via Dick Soepenberg).

Sonja Van Kuik - Netherlands, 20 years old.

Second year in the national team

Mirjam Melchers - Netherlands, Born September 26, 1975.

Second year in the national team. A great talent, second place in a stage of the Tour de Feminin. 19th at the world Championships Time Trial but unfortunately she crashed in the road race. 1998 1st Groene Gemeente, Stage Holland Ladies Tour, 10th CdM Ladies Tour Beneden Maas.

Chantal Beltman - Netherlands, Born August 25, 1976.

First year in the national team. 2nd in the National Championships. Won one circuit-race and 2nd in an international 3-day race in the Netherlands. 1st Stage Ster van Zeeland, 8 times second, 4 third places. For a Photo (from Rudie Ottens via Dick Soepenberg).

Sandra Rombouts - Netherlands, Born September 29, 1976.

5 years in the national team. 8th in the European Championships 1998. Overall One victory and 2 third places.

Erica Green - Somerset West, South Africa, 28 years old.

1998 - Silver medalist T/T, 5th National Road Championships, 2nd Argus Tour Street Skills New Zealand 11th, World Cup Sydney 26th, Tour de Snowy 19th, Selected for Commonwealth Games but was unable to compete due to injury

Anriette Schoeman - Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 21 years old.

1997 National Road Champion, 1998 National Road Champion, Discovery Channel-2nd, U/21 Street Skills 2nd U/21 2nd Sprint Series.

Liza Serfontein - South Africa.

Has only been competing seriously for 18 months

Annelize Stander - South Africa.

3rd National Road Championship in 1997, 4th National Road Championship in 1998, first ever international competition.

Lenka Ilavska - Slovakia, 27 years old.

17 times champion of Slovakia - road, time trial, 1st Giro d'Italia 1993, 2nd Tour Styria (Aut) 1993, 1995, 1996; 1st Thuringen Tour (Ger) 1993, 1st Tour of Portugal 1993, 1st Emakumeen Bira (Spa) 1992, 1996; 2nd Tour Garonne (Fra) 1998, 2nd Emakumeen Bira (Spa) 1998, 2nd GP Presov (Svk) 1998, 3rd Gracia Tour (Cze) 1998.

Alena Barillova - Slovakia, 30 years old.

Janette Bohmova - Slovakia, 25 years old.

Marie Hostasova - Czech Republic, 24 years old.

Yvonne McGregor

National Pursuit Champion 1994-1998, National Time Trial Champion 1997 and 1998, January 1998 Winner of Mt. Buller Cup, April 1998 6th Fleche Wallone, 1996 4th Olympic games Pursuit, 1997 3rd pursuit World Champs Perth, 1998 4th pursuit world Champs, 1995 World Hour Record Holder, 1998 3rd pursuit, Commonwealth Games 4th individual time trial.

Sara Symington

British Criterium Championships 1st, Switzerland World Cup 19th, 1999 Mt. Buller top 5.

Melanie Szubrycht

Winner Cheshire Classic Road Race, Winner WCRA Commonwealth Games Selection Race, Winner 15 k Scratch Race (England), 8th Points Race Commonwealth Games

Michelle Ward

1998 National Track Champs - 2nd Pursuit 3rd points 4th sprint, 1997 National Omnium Champion, 1997 National Track Champs 1st Scratch, 2nd Pursuit, 2nd Points, 3rd Sprint, 3rd 500m 1998 European Bronze Medal U23 pursuit 1998 World Cup Track R1 - 5th Points Race, R1 8th Pursuit R3 7th Pursuit 1998 World Track Championships - 11th Pursuit 13th points

Angela Hunter

National RR Series Winner 1998 and 1996 2nd on stage in Tour of Styria

Ceris Gilfillan

National 10 mile TT Champ 1996, 3rd National Triathlon Champs 1997, 2nd European Triathlon Champs 1996, 2nd European Duathlon Champs 1997.

Ruth Ellway

5th 1998 WCRA road race championships, 9th 1998 National Road Race Championships, 41st Tour of Thuringen.

Mari Todd

Scottish Pursuit Champion, Scottish 10 km Champion, Scottish Olympic TT Champion.

Joanne McCrae - 22 years old.

2nd Women's Road Race Isle of Man Cycling Festival June 1998, 10th Grande Criterium International at Les Forges, Brittany, Aug 2nd 1998

Juanita Feldhahn - Walloon, Queensland 25 years old.

7th 1998 Commonwealth Games ITT and 8th Commonwealth Games Road Race 1st Montreal Criterium, 3rd in 1998 Mount Buller Cup, 2nd in 1997 Milk Race, 1st stage 2 in 1997 Tour de France feminin, 40th 1997 World Road Championship. Been racing for 3.5 years.

Race Report - Queensland, Australia.

Sunshine Coast Tour 1st 1998, Qld Ladies Trek Series 2nd 1998, Australian University Games Road Race 3rd 1997.

Kim Sherley - Taringa, Queensland, 21 years old.

Winner Queensland Road Championship 1997. Been racing for 3 years.

Sara Carrigan - 18 years old.

Been racing for 3 years. 3rd Mt Buller Cup 1999 (stage 1 win), 4th Junior World Road Championships 1998, 32nd World Cup Holland 1998.

Midori Kotani - Japan.

1998 Street Skill GC 64th, Tour de Tokoku GC 9th.

Akemi Sugaya - Japan.

1998 Street Skill GC 62nd, 1998 Students ITT 3rd.

Sanae Nagano - Japan.

1998 Challenge Road Race 2nd, Taikou 6th

Miyoko Karami - Japan.

1998 Tour de Okinawa 6th, Tour de Ku GC 3rd, Tsugaike hillclimb 1st, Shimano Suzaka 1st

Phillipa Hendren - Hornsby, NSW.

Represented Queensland at National Level originally from New Zealand.

Jennifer Manefield - NSW, 24 years old.

In her first national race, Jennifer has been riding for 1 year.

Victoria Kirkby - Victoria.

Duathlon 3rd age group 1996, National Duathlon 3rd powerman France 1998, 7th Powerman Emmential, 7th Swiss Championship, 19th World Long Course Zofingey.

Margaret Hemsley - Cooks Hill, Newcastle 27 years old.

28th Tour de Snowy, 9th 1997 Road Race, 4th National ITT 1998, 6th National Road Race 1998, 7th National Criterium 1998.

Emma James - Longueville, Sydney

Kristy Scrymgeour - Malabar, Sydney, 24 years old.

Been racing for 5 years. Won 1996 National Criterium Championship, 8th place World Cup Holland, 2nd State Championships, 7th 1996 Tour of New Zealand.

Nadia Frischknecht - Middle Cove, Sydney, 29 years old.

5th 1997 National Road Championship, 7th National Time Trial Championship, 3rd National Series 1997.

Simone Jacobs - Miranda, Sydney.

10th 1996 White pages Tour 8th, 1997 National Road race Championships.

Avril Swan - Ireland, 30 years of age.

Won Milk Race.

Tracey Gaudrey - Kingston, ACT, 28 years old.

1995 National Time Trial Champion, 1995 National Series Winner, 1st AIS Classic and White Pages Tour 1996, Olympic Games representative 1996, Team winner Powerbar, 16th 1995 World Road Championships.

Alison Wright - 18 years old.

1998 Junior Points Score Champion and Silver Medallist, Junior Pursuit. 1998 World Junior Pursuit Silver Medallist, 1999 Bay Crits 6th overall.

Jodie Brewer - 27 years old.

3rd 1998 National ITT. Racing for 2 years.

Natalie Bates - 18 years old.

3rd place Junior World Road Race. Been racing for 4 years.

Mary Grigson - Belconnen, ACT, 26 years old.

Olympic Games Mountain Bike Representative, Won Catalina Cup and 3rd in the NZ National Series.

Penny Smithers - 33 years old.

Been cycling for 4 years and has gained a 10th in Giro Trentino 1998.

Kim Howard - 36 years old.

2nd in Victorian Championships, 1998 Perth Road Race 12th

Loretta Mabin - 22 years old.

Been riding for 5 years.

Mari Holden - USA

American Champion 1998, Winner of Street Skills 1998 and another 9 international races 1998. Member of American National team.

Roberta Bonanomi - Italy

World Champion Team Trial 1988, Italian Junior Champion 1982, 1st Giro d'Italia 1989, 1st Tour of Norway, Olympic participation's - 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 60 victories during her career. Belongs to Italian National team.

Sara Felloni - Italy

2 days Pink Jersey Giro d'Italia 1998, won 1998 a stage of Tour of Tuscany and race at Bologna, Silver medal World Championship 1989, sprint Italian Champion 1989 (Road and Track). Belongs to the Italian national team.

Gabriella Pregnolato - Italy.

1997 Winner of stage at Giro d'Italia, stage at Giro del Trentino and another 5 international races, Italian Champion truck (points race) Belongs to Italian National team.

Alessandra Cappellotto - Italy.

1997 World Road Champion, Spain 10th, 1997 World Time Trial Championship 7th, 1996 Olympic games Road Race 3rd, 1996 World Time Trial Championship.

Valeria Cappellotto - Italy, 28 years old.

In 1996 had five wins and 1997 was even a better year. Won two stages in Tour of Emakumen Bira, GP Giuffena, won a stage in the Tour de France, 3rd in National Road Championship.

Vera Hohlfeld - Germany.

World Road Championships, Spain 4th, 1996 Olympic Games Road Race 26th, 1996 World Time Trial Championship.

Lyn Nixon - Melville, Fremantle WA, 37 years old.

8th 1994 National Road Championships, 6th in ITT Championship in 1996, 3rd 1996 National Time Trial Championship, 14th 1995 World road Championship

Hayley Rutherford - WA 5th u/19 Women Road race 1998, 9th Senior Women Criterium 1998, 1st 4th stage Mt. Buller Cup 1999, 11th overall, l8th Bay Series (Geelong Criterium), 1999 overall 17th.

Katherine Cato - Engadine, Sydney, 24 years old.

Ben racing for 2.5 years. Won 1996 Avanti series, 1996 NSW ITT Champion, 2nd Road Title 4th 1997 Canberra to Goulburn, Won Le Gym ITT and Road race, 4th 1997 Milk race, 3rd 1998 road stage of Mount Buller Cup