Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships
Criterium - Women - Stage Details

With two of the fastest finishers in the field amongst the team’s four rider line-up, ORICA-AIS had high hopes of capturing the criterium national title at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships. These hopes were dashed when Gracie Elvin crashed out of the race during the opening ten minutes and Nettie Edmondson and Jessie Maclean hit the deck at full speed 100 metres from the line. Sarah Roy (Vienne Futuroscope) edged out Peta Mullens (Wiggle Honda) for the win. Lauren Kitchen (Hitec Products UCK) rounded out the podium.

“Nettie was the quickest in the remaining bunch on paper. We were quietly confident in her chances. There was a tangle of wheels in the final 100 metres, and both Nettie and Jessie went down. It was really unfortunate. Hopefully we got the team’s bad luck out of the way today. A win today would have been nice, but our big focus is on Saturday’s road race.” - Sport Director Gene Bates

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Sarah Roy (Aus) - Vienne Futuroscope 0:52:55
2 Peta Mullens (Aus) - Wiggle Honda ST
3 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) - Hitec Products UCK ST
4 Lizzie Williams (Aus) - ST
5 Chloe McConville (Aus) - ST
6 Emily Roper (Aus) - ST
7 Jessica Huston (Aus) - ST
8 Rebecca Mackey (Aus) - 0:00:03
9 Kristy Glover (Aus) - 0:00:05
10 Jessica Mundy (Aus) - ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
21 Carlee Taylor (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:45
22 Jessie MacLean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:57
23 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:03:29