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Jayco Bay Cycling Classic, Geelong, Australia, January 3-7, 2007

Robert Lyte (L) of the Bankstown Sports Cycling Club
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(Click for larger image) Robert Lyte (L) of the Bankstown Sports Cycling Club takes out the Men's Elite B' Grade race in Geelong.
And why wouldn't you have a golden smile in the Series
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(Click for larger image) And why wouldn't you have a golden smile in the Series leader's yellow jersey…Kate Bates (Pitcher Partners)?
Jo Kiesonowski (Portfolio Partners) from New Zealand
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(Click for larger image) Jo Kiesonowski (Portfolio Partners) from New Zealand cools herself down on the startline in the Geelong Botanical Gardens.
Naomi Williams (NSWIS) formerly from Tasmania
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(Click for larger image) Naomi Williams (NSWIS) formerly from Tasmania and now residing in Melbourne awaits the start to stage four of the women's series in Geelong.
2007 Women's Burnie Wheelrace winner, Sky-Lee Armstrong
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(Click for larger image) 2007 Women's Burnie Wheelrace winner, Sky-Lee Armstrong (NSWIS), ponders stage four in the Geelong Botanical Gardens.
The women's field heads off down the home straight
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(Click for larger image) The women's field heads off down the home straight  in the Geelong Botanical Gardens.
Riders in stage four of the women's series
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(Click for larger image) Riders in stage four of the women's series  make their way into a corner at the end of the home straight.
Nikki Egyed (Rapido Cycles) escapes the clutches of the peloton
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(Click for larger image) Nikki Egyed (Rapido Cycles) escapes the clutches of the peloton ; Egyed trains with the likes of Robbie McEwen and Nick Gates in Queensland.
The cream of the crop (L-R): Kate Bates, Belinda Goss, and
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(Click for larger image) The cream of the crop (L-R): Kate Bates, Belinda Goss, and Sara Carrigan on the front of the peloton.
Rosara Joseph (L) of the New Zealand team and Alexis Rhodes
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(Click for larger image) Rosara Joseph (L) of the New Zealand team and Alexis Rhodes get a break on the rest in the Gardens.
The chase is on in the home straight beneath the trees
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(Click for larger image) The chase is on in the home straight beneath the trees of the Geelong Botanical Gardens.
Alexis Rhodes (Pitcher Partners) gets the winning break
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(Click for larger image) Alexis Rhodes (Pitcher Partners) gets the winning break and heads towards another stage victory in the Classic.
South Australian Alexis Rhodes (Pitcher Partners)
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(Click for larger image) South Australian Alexis Rhodes (Pitcher Partners)  gets the bell for the final lap of the Geelong Botanical Gardens.
A convincing win for Alexis Rhodes (Pitcher Partners)
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(Click for larger image) A convincing win for Alexis Rhodes (Pitcher Partners) , her second stage win of the series with one stage remaining.
A job well done…Alexis Rhodes is congratulated
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(Click for larger image) A job well done…Alexis Rhodes is congratulated  after her strong ride to win stage four of the women's series.
The top-ten so far in the men's series line up
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(Click for larger image) The top-ten so far in the men's series line up  on the startline in the Geelong Botanical Gardens.
And they're off! And it's Vogels with McEwen on the right and
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(Click for larger image) And they're off! And it's Vogels with McEwen on the right and  Gerrans making a move from behind.
Leigh Howard (Jayco VIS) leads the field into a tight bend
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(Click for larger image) Leigh Howard (Jayco VIS) leads the field into a tight bend at the end of the home straight.
Well it's about time Johnny! Johnny Walker (HLP Mortgage Co)
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(Click for larger image) Well it's about time Johnny! Johnny Walker (HLP Mortgage Co) on the front of the peloton during stage four
Nick Gates (Volvo) is having a lotto fun on the Bay Classic Series!
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(Click for larger image) Nick Gates (Volvo) is having a lotto fun on the Bay Classic Series!
Jesse Sergent (New Zealand National Team-Sally's Paddock)
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(Click for larger image) Jesse Sergent (New Zealand National Team-Sally's Paddock) leans into a bend in the Gardens.
Sean Finning (Jayco VIS) leans his Bianchi into a bend
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(Click for larger image) Sean Finning (Jayco VIS) leans his Bianchi into a bend in the Geelong Botanical Gardens.
Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche) forever on the attack…
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(Click for larger image) Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche) forever on the attack… will it pay off on this stage?
Johnny Walker (HLP Mortgage Co) got himself into the leading
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(Click for larger image) Johnny Walker (HLP Mortgage Co) got himself into the leading  quartet that split the race open.
Richard England (Jayco VIS) leans into a bend; England was one
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(Click for larger image) Richard England (Jayco VIS) leans into a bend; England was one  of four riders to escape the peloton.
David McPartland (Portfolio Partners) was the fourth rider
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(Click for larger image) David McPartland (Portfolio Partners) was the fourth rider  to go on the attack and form a quartet at the front of the race.
The leaders (L-R): McPartland, Walker, England and Windsor,
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(Click for larger image) The leaders (L-R): McPartland, Walker, England and Windsor, lean into a bend with a healty gap to the peloton.
And then the catch was made…by Dean Windsor and David McPartland
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(Click for larger image) And then the catch was made…by Dean Windsor and David McPartland who tacked onto the back of the chase group.
Robbie McEwen (Volvo) leads series leader Mark Renshaw (Skilled)
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(Click for larger image) Robbie McEwen (Volvo) leads series leader Mark Renshaw (Skilled) up the home straight in the Geelong Botanical Gardens.
Dean Windsor (right) of the Drapac Porsche team sprints clear of Portfolio Partner's
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(Click for larger image) Dean Windsor (right) of the Drapac Porsche team sprints clear of Portfolio Partner's David McPartland to win stage four .
Stage winner Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche) chats with media in the Geelong
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(Click for larger image) Stage winner Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche) chats with media in the Geelong Botanical Gardens.
The women's stage four podium (L-R): Sara Carrigan (Sprint Points Leader), Alexis Rhodes
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(Click for larger image) The women's stage four podium (L-R): Sara Carrigan (Sprint Points Leader), Alexis Rhodes (1st), Kate Bates (2nd), and Belinda Goss (3rd).
Hey Dean, I know you won the stage but you can't have the series leader's yellow jersey
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(Click for larger image) Hey Dean, I know you won the stage but you can't have the series leader's yellow jersey just yet ok!
Jayco Bay Cycling Classic Series leader Mark Renshaw rides for the Credit Agricole team
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(Click for larger image) Jayco Bay Cycling Classic Series leader Mark Renshaw rides for the Credit Agricole team and will compete in the up-coming Tour Down Under in Adelaide.
The series leader Mark Renshaw signs an autograph for a fan in the Botanical Gardens
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(Click for larger image) The series leader Mark Renshaw signs an autograph for a fan in the Botanical Gardens  after stage four.
Windsor and McPartland (both Drapac Porsche)
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(Click for larger image) Windsor and McPartland (both Drapac Porsche)  concentrate on different things in the closing laps
A weary Alexis Rhodes (Pitcher Partners)
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(Click for larger image) A weary Alexis Rhodes (Pitcher Partners)  wins her second in a row for 2007.
Toni Bradshaw (NZ)
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(Click for larger image) Toni Bradshaw (NZ)  puts the pressure on in the bunch.
Richard England and Johnny Walker
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(Click for larger image) Richard England and Johnny Walker  ready to fight it out for third
Jenny Macpherson (Jayco VIS) -
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(Click for larger image) Jenny Macpherson (Jayco VIS) -  another good result for the strong Victorian
Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)
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(Click for larger image) Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)  takes the men's race.
Tiffany Cromwell (Volvo) -
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(Click for larger image) Tiffany Cromwell (Volvo) -  solid in the bunch today.
SallyAnn Cowman (NSWIS)
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(Click for larger image) SallyAnn Cowman (NSWIS)  in the bunch and recovered from her Williamstown fall.
Tess Downing (Portfolio Partners)
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(Click for larger image) Tess Downing (Portfolio Partners)  rides into the headwind.
Kate Bates (Pitcher Partners), Belinda Goss (Volvo), and Sara Carrigan (Rapido) -
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(Click for larger image) Kate Bates (Pitcher Partners), Belinda Goss (Volvo), and Sara Carrigan (Rapido) -  a formidable set of leaders.
The women share a laugh
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(Click for larger image) The women share a laugh  on the podium.
Sara Carrigan (Rapido) leads
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(Click for larger image) Sara Carrigan (Rapido) leads  Olivia Gollan and Alexis Rhodes (both Pitcher Partners).