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2006 Jayco Bay 
Classic

Jayco Bay Cycling Classic, Geelong, Australia, January 4-8, 2006

The field
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(Click for larger image) The field in the men's support race makes its way along the home straight in Portarlington
A field of 132 riders
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(Click for larger image) A field of 132 riders started in the men's support race
Evan Oliphant from Scotland
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(Click for larger image) Evan Oliphant from Scotland takes out the men's support race on day two of the Jayco Bay Classic Cycling Series
Katherine Bates (Pitcher Partners)
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(Click for larger image) Katherine Bates (Pitcher Partners) on the start line in Portarlington
Katie Mactier (Jayco/VIS)
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(Click for larger image) Katie Mactier (Jayco/VIS) is all smiles in the series leader's jersey at Portarlington
Jessica Maclean (42, Canberra Capitals)
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(Click for larger image) Jessica Maclean (42, Canberra Capitals) finds a new way to get going from the startline!
The field
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(Click for larger image) The field in the women's race makes its way underneath the Jayco banner in Portarlington
Oenone Wood (Mercure Hotel)
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(Click for larger image) Oenone Wood (Mercure Hotel) won this stage last year and was on the lookout for an early break
The Jayco lead car
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(Click for larger image) The Jayco lead car supplied by Volvo guides the peloton around the circuit in Portarlington
Riders climb
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(Click for larger image) Riders climb the rise to the finish-line in Portarlington
On the road
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(Click for larger image) On the road with Jayco in the 2006 Bay Classic Cycling Series
Riders in single file
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(Click for larger image) Riders in single file along the home straight in the women's race at Portarlington
Riders head towards
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(Click for larger image) Riders head towards the Jayco banner in the home straight during the women's criterium
Hayley Brown (Pitcher Partners)
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(Click for larger image) Hayley Brown (Pitcher Partners) leads Amanda Spratt (Werribee Mansion Hotel/NSWIS) round a corner during their breakaway on day two
Katie Mactier (Jayco/VIS)
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(Click for larger image) Katie Mactier (Jayco/VIS) watches the wheel of Oenone Wood (Mercure Hotel) during their battle on day two at Portarlington
Katherine Bates (Pitcher Partners)
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(Click for larger image) Katherine Bates (Pitcher Partners) swings round a corner with Port Phillip Bay in the background
Katherine Bates (Pitcher Partners)
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(Click for larger image) Katherine Bates (Pitcher Partners) attempts a brave break-away from the peloton in the concluding laps
Oenone Wood (L) of the Mercure Hotel team
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(Click for larger image) Oenone Wood (L) of the Mercure Hotel team dead-heats with Jayco/VIS's Katie Mactier (R) in a thriller at Portarlington
Wood explains
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(Click for larger image) Wood explains how she threw her arms up at the finish in thinking that she had snatched the win from Mactier
Robbie McEwen (Volvo Team T5)
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(Click for larger image) Robbie McEwen (Volvo Team T5) wires himself up for sound whilst Oenone Wood  reflects on her dead-heat with Katie Mactier in the women's race
Greg Henderson
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(Click for larger image) Greg Henderson gives the thumbs up to his Drapac-Porsche Cycling team-mates behind him after taking the series leader's yellow jersey on day one
Riders in the men's race
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(Click for larger image) Riders in the men's race await the start before a great crowd in Portarlington
Trent Wilson (Grand Mercure on Swanston)
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(Click for larger image) Trent Wilson (Grand Mercure on Swanston) carries his bike to the startline
Robbie McEwen (Volvo Team T5)
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(Click for larger image) Robbie McEwen (Volvo Team T5) leans into a corner at Portarlington
Chris Jongewaard (McKnight's Retravision/Fisher Paykel)
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(Click for larger image) Chris Jongewaard (McKnight's Retravision/Fisher Paykel) leads a group around the circuit in Portarlington where many holidaymakers took advantage to see the race
A tumble on a corner
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(Click for larger image) A tumble on a corner had riders checking for any problems their bikes may have endured
Cheers to the
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(Click for larger image) Cheers to the Jayco Bay Classic Cycling Series!
Victorian police
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(Click for larger image) Victorian police patrol the streets of Portarlington on horse-back as the leaders speed by
David Kupka (Volvo Team T5)
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(Click for larger image) David Kupka (Volvo Team T5) looks around the see where the challengers will come from in the final laps of the race
Christian Lademann (L)
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(Click for larger image) Christian Lademann (L) of the Drapac-Porsche Cycling Team edges out Portfolio Partner's Hilton Clarke on day two in Portarlington
Christian Lademann (Drapac-Porsche Cycling Team)
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(Click for larger image) Christian Lademann (Drapac-Porsche Cycling Team) has recovered from the Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals to grab a victory in the Jayco Bay Classic Cycling Series
The women's podium: (L-R)
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(Click for larger image) The women's podium: (L-R) Oenone Wood (Mercure Hotel, equal 1st) Katie Mactier (Jayco/VIS, equal 1st) and Hayley Brown (Pitcher Partners, 3rd)
Oenone Wood (Mercure Hotel)
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(Click for larger image) Oenone Wood (Mercure Hotel) a World Champion at the Jayco Bay Classic Cycling Series
Katie Mactier (Jayco/VIS),
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(Click for larger image) Katie Mactier (Jayco/VIS), series leader and ready to celebrate!
Mmm,
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(Click for larger image) Mmm, not a bad drop this...
Christian Lademann from Germany
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(Click for larger image) Christian Lademann from Germany did well to hold out the inform Hilton Clarke for victory after jumping the group on the last corner
The men's podium (L-R):
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(Click for larger image) The men's podium (L-R): Hilton Clarke (Portfolio Partners, 2nd) Christian Lademann (Drapac-Porsche Cycling Team, 1st) and David Kupka (Volvo Team T5, 3rd)
Now who wants
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(Click for larger image) Now who wants it first...
Yeah cheers,
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(Click for larger image) Yeah cheers, don't mind if I do
Hilton Clarke (Portfolio Partners)
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(Click for larger image) Hilton Clarke (Portfolio Partners) is the new Jayco Bay Classic Cycling Series leader after day two of racing
Stage 1 top ten
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(Click for larger image) Stage 1 top ten earned the all important front row starts for Stage 2
Trent Wilson
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(Click for larger image) Trent Wilson fights his way to the front row
David Kupka
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(Click for larger image) David Kupka leads the winning Menís break
Hilton Clarke
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(Click for larger image) Hilton Clarke sets a hard tempo
Christian Lademann
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(Click for larger image) Christian Lademann cruises at the back of the break
Robbie McEwen
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(Click for larger image) Robbie McEwen leads the chase group at the bell
Clarke finally
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(Click for larger image) Clarke finally found something to smile about -the leaderís jersey
Simon Clarke
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(Click for larger image) Simon Clarke wears a prototype radio tracking tag
Lap by lap time checks
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(Click for larger image) Lap by lap time checks courtesy of the tracking system
All together
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(Click for larger image) All together early in the women's race
Kate Bates
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(Click for larger image) Kate Bates came close to pulling off a solo win
Olivia Gollan
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(Click for larger image) Olivia Gollan launches her counter attack
Wood heads
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(Click for larger image) Wood heads for the line
Support race winner
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(Click for larger image) Support race winner Evan Oliphant leads the final break of three
The first dead heat
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(Click for larger image) The first dead heat in the history of the Bay Classic