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Cycling photography for March - Part I

Nokere Koerse
Track Cycling World Championships launch
Tri-Nations International Track Challenge
@Home Cycling Team presentation
McLane Pacific Classic
NORBA #1 - Waco
Colombian XC Cup #1
Bendigo Madison
Tucson Bicycle Classic
Vuelta a Murcia
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
Australian Junior Track Championships
Bendigo International Madison Criterium

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Nokere Koerse

Images by Gino Verhulst

2004 Track Cycling World Championships launch

Images by Merri Hagan

Tri-Nations International Track Challenge

Images by Mark Windsor

  • The Australian team - (bottom L- R) Carlo Barendilla, Clint Johnson, Stephen Rossendell, Mat Goss; (top L to R) Warren Scott, Pete Fitzpatrick, Andrew Taylor, Grant Irwin, and Coach Mark Windsor
  • Cape Town in March is the best place in the world for a cyclist - or just about anyone, really. Enthusiasts have the Giro del Capo on the road, the Tri Nations on the track, plus the Amazing Pick'n Pay Argus, ensuring everyone is talking cycling, among other things. Here, the Australian Track Team enjoys their company of friends at the Argus Expo.
  • Australian sprinter Clint Johnson steps up to the stationary bike challenge at the Argus Expo.
  • Clint Johnson set a new record on the Ferrari stationary bike at the Shell V Power Stand, and has the podium girls to prove it.
  • Australian coach Mark Windsor and his charges before the Tri Nations.
  • The Australian team is introduced to the big crowd in the Bellville Velodrome prior to the start of the 7th annual Tri Nations Track Challenge.
  • The Australian sprint team ready for take-off (bottom to top) Carlo Barendilla, Andrew Taylor and Clint Johnson)
  • The Australian team pit.
  • South African stars Morne Blignaut, Garen Bloch and Jean-Pierre Van Zyl.
  • The winning team - Windsor, Rossendell, Johnson, Barendilla, Scott, Irwin, Fitzpactick, Taylor and Goss.
  • The Australian and Russian teams after winning the Open and Junior categoriess of the 2004 Tri Nations in South Africa.

@Home Cycling Team presentation

Images by Bert Geerts

McLane Pacific Classic

Stage 1 - March 13: Downtown Grand Prix, 64/51.2km

Images by Rob Karman/www.roadbikephotos.com

Stage 2 - March 14: Foothills Road Race, 192/153km

Images by Rob Karman/www.roadbikephotos.com

NORBA #1 - Waco

Race 1 - March 11: Marathon - 60miles

Images by Mike Gladu/www.velodrome.com

Race 2 - March 12: Time Trial - 3 miles

Images by Mike Gladu/www.velodrome.com

Race 3 - March 13: Short Track - 20mins/30 mins + 3 laps

Images by Mike Gladu/www.velodrome.com

  • Todd Wells of Mongoose gets the hole shot on the Men's Short Track start
  • Ryder Hesjedal ramps up the pace on the return to the start, with Seamus McGrath (#3) never more than two bike lengths away
  • Hesjedal rounding the downhill turn enjoyed perfect, dry conditions on the pavement
  • Jason Sager represented the locals by joining the leaders as they formed a breakaway
  • Hesjedal, Geoff Kabush, McGrath and Sager put plenty of time on the group, but Kabush took it upon himself to weed Sager out.
  • Down to three riders with only 2 laps to go, McGrath takes the pace
  • Liam Killeen moved to the front of the main group to block for treammate Hesjedal with one lap to go
  • McGrath and Hesjedal side by side up the final climb at two laps remaining
  • Kabush still hooked up to the McGrath/Hesjedal freight train
  • McGrath with the advantage 200 meters and one hairpin turn away from the line
  • Hesjedal comes by on the inside for the sprint win
  • Ryder Hesjedal is all smiles after moving into the stage race lead,
  • Pro Women Short Track start number one had to be brought back
  • Three riders didn't make it to the first turn - two needing medical transport that shut the course down
  • On the restart, nothing up front has changed: #8 Susan Haywood on point of the group led by Alison Dunlap (#40), Alison Sydor (#9) and Katerina Hanusova (#2) and Chrissy Redden (#2)
  • Haywood sets the pace with Dunlap and Sydor on the first laps
  • Sydor leans into the final turn of the "Mixmaster"
  • Dunlap whips around the pavement turns
  • Dunlap paces Kiara Bisaro and Sydor
  • Chrissy Redden takes a pull
  • Two laps to go and Dunlap is looking for position on the outside
  • Haywood leads the group into the final lap, with evntual winner Sydor on her wheel, Hanusova and Redden to her right and Dunlap passing on the outside

Race 4 - March 14: Cross Country

Images by Mike Gladu/www.velodrome.com

Colombian XC Cup #1

Images by Andrea Bianco

Tucson Bicycle Classic

Images by Jason Elhardt

Stage 1 - March 5: Old Tucson/McCain loop time trial, 4.8km

Stage 2 - March 6: Gates Pass/Garrett Lemire Memorial Road Race, 134km/101km

Stage 3 - March 7: Artisan Prosthetics Circuit Race, 80km/62km

Vuelta a Murcia

Stage 1 - March 3: Murcia - San Pedro del Pinatar, 177 km

Images by AFP Photo

Stage 2 - March 4: Lorca - Lorca ITT, 21.3 km

Images by AFP Photo

Stage 3 - March 5: Yecla - Catlike (Yecla), 156.4 km

Images by AFP Photo

Stage 4 - March 6: Totana - Alto Collado Bermejo, 169 km

Images by AFP Photo

Stage 5 - March 7: Murcia - Murcia, 133 km

Images by AFP Photo

Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen

Prologue - March 7: Bellegem ITT, 7.6 km

Images by Luc Claessen/Cyclingnews/www.actiefotos.be

Australian Junior Track Championships

Day 1 - March 5

Images by Lynne Ryan/redbackdesign.com.au

Day 2 - March 6

Images by Lynne Ryan/redbackdesign.com.au

Day 3 - March 7

Images by Lynne Ryan/redbackdesign.com.au

  • Sarah Humphreys, gold medal winner in the U17 Women's 500m Time Trial.
  • Day 3 Victorian medal winners - Front: (L to R) Lisa Friend (3rd U17 Women's 500m Time Trial), Tess Downing (2nd, U17 Women's 500m Time Trial); Back (L to R) Abe Hastwell (2nd, U17 Men's Sprint), Georgina Freeland (1st, U17 Women's Sprint), Sarah Humphreys (1st, U17 Women's 500m Time Trial), Trevor Griffiths (1st, U15 Men's Sprint).
  • Day 3 gold medal winners - (L to R) Georgina Freeland (1st, U17 Women's Sprint), Scott Sunderland (1st, U17 Men's Sprint), Sarah Humphreys (1st, U17 Womens 500m Time Trial) and Trevor Griffiths (1st, U15 Men's Sprint).
  • Day 3 medal winners - Back (L to R) Thomas Palmer, Abe Hastwell, Tess Downing, Trevor Griffiths, Daniel Ellis, Edward Van Hoof; Front: (L to R) Sarah Kent, Scott Sunderland, Georgina Freeland, Sarah Humphreys, Lisa Friend and Chloe Hosking.
  • Scott Sunderland celebrates his win in the U17 Men's Sprint.
  • Scott Sunderland (L) and Abe Hastwell.
  • Edward Van Hoof and Matthew Meisel-Dennis.
  • Sarah Kent and Georgina Freeland.
  • Trevor Griffiths.
  • Georgina Freeland (L) and Sarah Kent.
  • Sarah Humphreys, gold medal winner in the U17 Women's 500m Time Trial. Sarah also set a new Australian Record for this event.
  • Trevor Griffiths and Thomas Palmer.
  • Georgina Freeland and Sarah Kent.

Bendigo International Madison Criterium

Images by Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com

Images by Mikkeli Godfree/Cyclingnews.com

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