Women's Elite World Cup, Round 1

Canberra, Australia, March 7, 1999

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The national capital of Australia, Canberra is the location of Round 1 of the Elite Women's World Cup for 1999. There are 21 teams entered and the field includes the best riders in women's cycling.

The race begins at 10.30 and will finish around 13.05. The riders have to negotiate 20 laps of a 5.1 kilometre parcours for a total distance of 102 kilometres. The circuit is on the south side of Lake Burley Griffen, which separates the main business sector of Canberra from the Parliamentary area. The undulating circuit passes within 1 kilometre of the National Parliament and winds through the Embassy district of Canberra.

There is a steady climb of 1 kilometre but generally the parcours is not difficult.

www.cyclingnews.com will be bringing live updates throughout the race.