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France, August 24-25, 2002

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Women's World Cup Round 7: Plouay Grand Prix

By Chris Henry, Cyclingnews correspondent

The seventh round of the women's World Cup will take place August 24 in Plouay, in the Bretagne region of Western France. The famed Plouay circuit played host to the 2000 World Championships, and is also home to the annual GP Ouest-France men's race, held the day after this year's women's event. The 113km race begins at 14:45 local time, and will cover 8 laps of the 14km (approx.) circuit.

Defending Plouay and World Cup champion Anna Millward of the American Saturn team, forced to withdraw from the Grande Boucle Féminine due to a persistent leg injury, will not be contesting in Plouay.

Dutch rider Mirjam Melchers (Farm Frites-Hartol) currently leads the World Cup standings with 223 points, followed by Petra Rossner (Saturn) with 209 points.

Starting teams:

Vlaanderen T-Interim
Saturn Cycling Team
CA Mantes La Ville 78
Power-Plate Bike BIK
USA T-Mobile
Team Farm Frites-Hartol
Itera Team
Team Aliverti-Kookaï IMM.LUCA
Bretagne regional team
SC Michela Fanini Record Rox
French National Team
Australian National Team
Swiss National Team
British National Team

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Previous winners:

2001    1. Anna Millward  2. Mirjam Melchers  3. Susanne Ljungskog
2000    1. D. Ziliute     2. P. Sundstedt     3. M. Melchers
1999    1. A. Millward    2. H. Kupfernagel   3. T. Gaudry
1998    1. D. Ziliute     2. A. Cappelotto    3. D. Demet