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Oceania Cycling Championships 2011

Date range:
March 17-20, 2011

March 19, Elite women's Road Race: Shepparton - Shepparton 116km

Gillow takes Oceania title

Cycling News
March 19, 2011, 10:48 GMT,
March 20, 2011, 23:24 GMT

O'Donnell and McConville chase home in second and third

Shara Gillow, Bridie O'Donnell and Chloe McConville.

Shara Gillow, Bridie O'Donnell and Chloe McConville.

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The small township of Dookie, just outside Shepparton in Victoria, is playing host to the 2011 Oceania Road Championships and it today provided a perfect day for racing. Combine the ideal conditions with the line up of riders including Rochelle Gilmore, Chloe Hosking and the current Australia Champion Alexis Rhodes, the Oceania Championship road race was always going to be a cracking event.

A strong field of 64 women took to the testing road race course and midway through the 5 lap, 116km race Shara Gillow and Peta Mullens made their intentions clear when they opened up a lead of over a minute. This lead was short lived as the peloton reeled the two back in and the majority of the riders raced together until the dying stages of the event. On the last lap, Gillow, who has only been competing in the sport since 2008, showed all class riding away from Bridie O'Donnell and Chloe McConville finishing in a time of 3:14:47.

After the event Gillow revealed that additional confidence may have spurred her on throughout the race.

"I gained a bit of confidence after taking out the time trial championship on Thursday, and it's great to be both the time trial and road race champion," she said.




# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Shara Gillow (Aus) 3:14:47  
2 Bridie O'Donnell (Aus) 0:00:50  
3 Chloe McConville (Aus) 0:01:00  
4 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) 0:01:40  
5 Belinda Goss (Aus)    
6 Rowena Fry (Aus)    
7 Peta Mullens (Aus)    
8 Annette Edmondson (Aus)    
9 Emma Lawson (Aus)    
10 Emma Mackie (Aus)    
11 Samantha Hemsley (Aus)    
12 Laura Luxford (Aus)    
13 Trudy Van Der Straaten (Aus)    
14 Jessie Maclean (Aus)    
15 Amy Bradley (Aus)    
16 Grace Sulzberger (Aus)    
17 Rebecca Wiasak (Aus)    
18 Patricia Palmer (Aus)    
19 Katherine O'shea (Aus)    
20 Taryn Heather (Aus)    
21 Loren Rowney (Aus)    
22 Narelle Hards (Aus) 0:01:48  
23 Ingrid Trotter (Aus) 0:01:49  
24 Nikolina Orlic (Aus)    
25 Sinead Noonan (Aus)    
26 Justyna Lubkowski (Aus)    
27 Emma Smith (Aus)    
28 Alexandra Carle (Aus)    
29 Joanne Hogan (Aus)    
30 Alexis Rhodes (Aus)    
31 Amanda Spratt (Aus)    
32 Laura Meadley (Aus)    
33 Lisa Jacobs (Aus)    
34 Chloe Hosking (Aus)    
35 Gracie Elvin (Aus)    
36 Stephanie Ives (Aus)    
37 Rebecca Domange (Aus)    
38 Clare Dallat (Irl)    
39 Nicole Whitburn (Aus)    
40 Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) 0:02:15  
41 Emy Huntsman (Aus) 0:02:53  
42 Brittany Lindores (Aus) 0:02:59  
43 Carly Light (Aus) 0:03:05  
44 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) 0:03:29  
45 Kate Finegan (Aus)    
46 Lenore Pipes (Gum) 0:05:14  
47 Monica Kelly (Aus) 0:11:09  
48 Chloe Mcintosh (Aus) 0:11:11  
DNF Ailie Mcdonald (Aus)    
DNF Kendelle Hodges (Aus)    
DNF Shanice Nitis (Aus)    
DNF Amy Schramm (Aus)    
DNF Heidi Buntrock (Aus)    
DNF Miranda Griffiths (Aus)    
DNF Tanya Matthewson (Aus)    
DNF Carley McKay (Aus)    
DNF Sarah Roy (Aus)    
DNS Zoe Watters (Aus)    
DNS Skye-Lee Armstrong (Aus)    
DNS Rebecca Locke (Aus)    
DNS Anne Van Den Hurk (Aus)    
DNS Hannah Vine (Aus)    
DNS Naomi Williams (Aus)    
DNS Felicity Wilson (Aus)