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Australian National MTB Championships - CN

Canberra, Australia, January 23-26, 2009

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Race 7 - January 25: Cross country: Elite/U23/U19 women

Fry surprises herself by winning title

Rowena Fry celebrates her win
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In the elite women's cross country, Launceston's Rowena Fry claimed her first national title. The 26-year-old faced stiff competition and was unable to break away from Bendigo's Jo Wall until the fourth and final lap.

"I'm really stoked," said a surprised Fry. "I was going to be happy with a top five. I've been dreaming about it for a year and a half now."

After recent return to training following a bout with chronic fatigue syndrome, Fry surprised herself with a national jersey in her first race back.

"I haven't raced for quite a long time so I didn't know what to expect," she said. "I got the break a couple of times. In the last lap, I managed to get the break and hang onto it."

Wall finished just 35 seconds behind Fry to claim second. Brisbane's Jodie Willett placed third at 1'54 with Zoe King and Tory Thomas in fourth and fifth places respectively.

Gracie Elvin was the top finishing under 23 racer, in eighth place overall.


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Images by Evan Jeffery / www.evanjeffery.com.au

Images by Dave Bateman Photography / www.davebatemanphoto.com


Elite and Under 23 women

1 Rowena Fry (Aus)                                                          1.53.01
2 Jo Wall (Aus) Torq Nutrition                                                 0.35
3 Jodie Willett (Aus) eDiscovery Tools, Scody                                  1.54
4 Zoe King (Aus) Cannondale, King of the Mountain Cyclery                      2.57
5 Tory Thomas (Aus) Torq Nutrition                                             4.07
6 Joanna Harrington (Aus)                                                      5.40
7 Niki Fisher (Aus) Giant                                                      6.10
8 Gracie Elvin (Aus) *                                                         6.59
9 Nicola Leary (Aus)                                                           8.27
10 Jo Bennett (Aus) Merida Flight Centre                                       8.44
11 Therese Rhodes (Aus) Ulitimate Ride Bike Shop *                            11.58
12 Trudy Nicholas (Aus)                                                       12.10
13 Rosemary Barnes (Aus)                                                      16.33
14 Sarah Holmes (Aus) *                                                       16.55
15 Bianca Mauch (Aus) TLC Cycles SRAM                                         18.59
16 Kelly Bartlett (Aus)                                                       19.27
17 Melinda Jackson (Aus) *                                                    19.52
18 Jody Bush (Aus)                                                            20.28
19 Philippa Rostan (Aus)                                                      20.59
20 Katherine O'Shea (Aus) Torq Nutrition                                      25.04
21 Anna Beck (Aus) KOM RLC Sport Scud                                         26.48
22 Kath Bicknell (Aus) Salsa Cycles, Nzo, Onya Bike                           30.41
DNF Kylie Webb (Aus) Lonsdale St Cyclery                                           
DNF Fiona Macdermid (GBr)                                                          
DNF Jenni King (Aus) Croydon Cycleworks                                            
DNS Erica Gurner (Aus)                                                             
DNS Jessica Douglas (Aus) Torquay Cycling Factory                                  
DNS Rebecca Hill (Aus)                                                             
DNS Lee Schultz (Aus) Hampton Bicycles                                             

* indicates U23 

U19 women

1 Rebecca Henderson (Aus) Mongoose Bikes SRAM                               1.30.03
2 Gillian Burgess (Aus)                                                       13.20
3 Sarah Kate McDonald (NZl) PlaceMakers                                       13.26
4 Shelly Flood (Aus) Ay up                                                    16.04
5 Natasha Bonney (Aus)                                                        46.47
DNF Jesse Loe (NZl) Scott Cycles, Taupo NZ