Wells victorious at East End in Santos Women's Cup

Australian criterium champion leaves Gilmore and Macpherson behind

Kimberley Wells (Specialized-Securitor) has continued her fantastic display of early season form by taking out Stage 1 of the Santos Women's Cup. Wells outsprinted Commonwealth Games road champion Rochelle Gilmore (Wiggle-Honda) to the line with a photo-finish necessary before Jenny Macpherson (Liv-Giant) could claim the final podium spot.

The recently crowned Australian criterium champion has been a dominant force during the Australian summer, winning stages at the NSW Grand Prix, Mitchelton Bay Series and finally the Australian criterium championships just one week ago in Ballarat.

The Specialized-Securitor squad were simply too good at the end of the 24km with three riders finishing in the top-10 however, it was not an easy ride to the finish. The race was aggressive from the start with the lead continuously changing at the front of the race.

The attacks were constant throughout and it wasn't until the final three laps that the bunch sprint seemed inevitable. In the long drag to the line it was Wells who had the power to make it all the way. Another victory for the rapidly-developing Australian criterium champ. 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kimberley Wells40 pts
2Rochelle Gilmore35 
3Jenny Macpherson30 
4Jessica Mundy25 
5Amy Cure20 
6Nicole Whitburn18 
7Sarah Roy16 
8Kate Finegan14 
9Tanya Matthewson12 
10Amy Bradley10 
11Carla Ryan5 
12Lauretta Hanson5 
13Joanne Hogan5 
14Joanna Wall5 
15Cassandra Dodd5 
16Ashlee Ankudinoff5 
17Emma Mackie5 
18Nicole Mcnamara5 
19Lucy Barker5 
20Jasmin Hurikino5 
21Isabella King5 
22Carly Williams5 
23Rebecca Domanage5 
24Hannah Geelan5 
25Brittany Lindores5 
26Philippa Read5 
DNFRebecca Werner  
DNFCarla Franson  
DNFStephanie Ives  
DNFClaire Homsey  
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