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The AIS Women's Team Diary 2006

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The 2006 AIS women's squad in Italy
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Cyclingnews has been pleased to publish a diary contributed by the members of the Australian Institute of Sport's Women's team as they conduct their European campaign. On Monday, July 18, 2005, everything changed. In the light of the tragic event that took the life of Amy Gillett and put her five team-mates in hospital, the AIS women's road cycling programme was suspended.

But this year the AIS women are back. While surviving members of last year's team - Louise Yaxley, Katie Brown and Lorian Graham recover from injuries sustained in the accident last July, another generation of young women will endeavour to make a mark on the international stage.

Alexis Rhodes makes a return to racing following her remarkable recovery from life-threatening injuries sustained in last July's crash, being joined by Amanda Spratt, Hannah Banks, Candice Sullivan, Jenny Macpherson and Sally Cowman as they fly the Aussie flag in Europe.

Also see: Index to 2005 race reports and entries

Tributes to the memory of Amy Gillett from around the world: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Latest entry: Bizarre fashion in Cento by Josie Loane

2006 entries

2005 entries

Castilla y Leon Feminina

GP Wallonnie and Flèche Wallonne - CDM, Belgium, April 17 and 20, 2005

2004 entries

Women's Olympic Road Race, Athens, August 15, 2004

Int. Thüringen-Rundfahrt der Frauen - 2.9.1, Germany, July 20-25, 2004

Giro d'Italia Femminile, Italy, July 2-11, 2004

Tour de L'Aude Feminin, France, May 14-23, 2004

Other 2004 entries

2003 entries

World Road Championships, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, October 7/12, 2003

  • Part one - A disappointing day at the elite women's TT by Olivia Gollan

Giro della Romagna Donne - 2.9.1, Italy, September 28, 2003

Giro della Toscana Internazionale Femminile - 2.9.1, Italy, September 16-21, 2003

Trophee d'Or Féminin, France, France, August 27-31, 2003

World track championships, Germany, July 30-August 3, 2003

Giro d'Italia Femminile, Italy, July 4-13, 2003

  • Part two: The quest for pink - Stages 2-4 by Olivia Gollan
  • Part one: Pink Balloons - Prologue & stage 1 by Olivia Gollan

Other 2003 entries

  • June 1: My first European podium at the Memorial Pasquale de Carlo by Emily Williams
  • June 8: Beating the summer heat at Trofeo Riviera della Versilia by Oenone Wood
  • May 27: Tour de l'Aude round-up by Olivia Gollan
  • May 19: Hard days, rain and hills at the Tour de l'Aude by Olivia Gollan
  • April 27: Tour de Berne - Euro first blood by Olivia Gollan
  • April 23: Fleche Wallonne - Stomping on the Huy by Oenone Wood
  • April 20: Amstel Gold - Good legs and a great team by Olivia Gollan