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Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Glenvale Crescent, Melbourne, February 12, 2006
By Mal Sawford
The second of the three race Tri-Alliance Women's Series was a welcome addition
to the regular programme at Glenvale Crescent this morning, allowing the A Grade
men an extra twenty minutes in bed or another repeat 'up the mountain' for those
with bigger goals in mind later in the season.
Ten minutes into the race, Doppmann and Soeder went on the attack, joined by
Canadian Jenny Trew (Kenda Tires). The trio were still clear at the first intermediate
sprint and crossed in that order, after opting not to fight for the cash, with
the bunch still in striking distance. Trew couldn't match the pace set by the
Univega team mates and was reeled in by a chase group lead by Gina Grain (Canadian
National Team) and Kelly before the second sprint.
The Sport women took to the circuit at the same time as the Elites, and after
a brief neutral period to adapt to the novel demands of Women Only racing, were
quickly up to speed, lapping the 1.2km circuit in very similar times to the
The A Grade field may not have had the international depth of the Women's event,
with Katie Mactier (Fitzroy Cycles), partner Greg Henderson (Health Net pb Maxxis)
and Mark Kelly (Isle of Mann) opting for quiet rides midfield, but as usual
the race was run at breakneck pace throughout as the local strongmen did their
best to shatter the field.
Tri-Alliance super coach Bob Kelly tried to steal the B Grade race with a solo
attack at the half way mark, shortly after a promising move by Paul Groves (Croydon
Cycleworks) and Cam Rotter was neutralised. No better luck for Kelly, however,
with the race settled with the traditional field sprint.
George Greenall won the C Grade race from a break away ahead of Michael Vogt
and Clint McDonell to match the earlier win by partner Michelle Murrell, although
both his and McDonell's prize envelopes were substantially lighter after the
Commissaire's penalised the pair for their inappropriate choice of language
as they raced to the finish! Neil Sturt led a small chase group home for the
Nankervis' win takes him back to the top of the table in the Inexa Summer Series,
where over $7000 of prizes, including a complete Inexa Carbon C-2/Ultegra 10
and an X-1/105 10 bikes, are up for grabs. Nankervis has 44 points, but only
has two more opportunities for points before starting his Pro career in the
US. Michael Vogt (41) and Adam Wood (40) are ready to pounce, while Kerrie Howard
(30) leads another of the jet setters, Emma Rickards (26) as the leading women.
All holders of current Cycling Australia licenses are welcome (don't forget
to bring your license or receipt!) and non-members can have a go by taking out
a day license for $20. 2006 licenses are now available at all CCCC events.
A Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Tommy Nankervis (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Aaron Salisbury (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Warren Knevitt (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Nick Walker (Brunswick) 5 Jamie Kelly (Carnegie Caulfield) 6 John Walker (Brunswick) Elite Women - 40 mins + 3 laps 1 Christiane Soeder (Austria) 2 Priska Doppmann (Switzerland) 3 Emma Rickards (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Nicole Whitburn (Warragul) 5 Gina Grain (Canada) Sport Women - 40 mins + 3 laps 1 Michelle Murrell (Mornington) 2 Kerrie Howard (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Christine Kelly (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Meaghan Godfrey (Carnegie Caulfield) 5 Rebecca Hanning (Coburg) B Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Matt Curnow (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Paul Groves (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Paul Braunsteins (Hawthorn) 4 Adam Wood (Blackburn) 5 Nick Palecek (Carnegie Caulfield) C Grade - 50 minutes + 3 laps 1 George Greenall (Mornington) 2 Michael Vogt (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Clint McDonell (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Neale Sturt (Carnegie Caulfield) D Grade - 45 minutes + 3 laps 1 John Jones (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Perry Johnstone (Chelsea & Peninsula) 3 Paul Kiosoglous (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Nick Groves (Carnegie Caulfield) E Grade - 45 minutes + 3 laps 1 Ken Allen (Blackburn) 2 Haydn Paynter (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Brian Revell (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Leah Paterson (Carnegie Caulfield)
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