Garfoot takes first stage at Goldfields Tour

Extends NRS lead over Corset to five points with three stages remaining

Subaru National Road Series (NRS) leader Katrin Garfoot (Jayco/Apollo/VIS) has won the opening stage criterium at the Tour of the Goldfields on Friday in Ballarat. Garfoot has taken a roundabout path to the Tour of the Goldfields having left her original team for the year, Pensar SPM Racing, and instead taken to the race as a guest rider with the Jayco/Apollo women's VIS team.

Garfoot and her former Pensar SPM Racing teammate Ruth Corset have been going head to head for the title of NRS champion since they finished first and second respectively in the opening round at the Tour of Mersey Valley in April. Garfoot remained with the team until the Tour of the Murray River at the beginning of September but by the National Capital Tour towards the end of the same month Garfoot and Pensar SPM had gone their separate ways. Garfoot raced the National Capital Tour as a guest with Siren Bar and today raced with her third NRS team for the year in the Jayco/Apollo women's VIS team.

The final event of the women's NRS for 2013 was run in wet and trying conditions today as the 70 starters rolled out in Victoria Park. Garfoot outsprinted teammate Chloe McConville at the end of the 42 kilometre race, with Ruth Corset (Pensar SPM) finishing third.

Garfoot held a three point lead over Corset at the start of the Tour, with her victory today extending that out to five. With three stages and two days of racing remaining the battle between Garfoot and Corset for the NRS title is set to go down to the wire.

The Tour continues on Saturday with two stages at Burrumbeet - a 20km team time trial in the morning and a 58km road race in the afternoon. The Tour concludes on Sunday with an 82km road race.

Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katrin Garfoot (Qld) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team1:10:26 
2Chloe McConville (Vic) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team  
3Ruth Corset (Qld) Pensar SPM Racing  
4Sarah Roy (NSW) Team Bikebug  
5Emma Viotto (ACT) Suzuki Bontrager  
6Nicole Whitburn (Vic) Pensar SPM Racing  
7Emily Roper (Qld) Suzuki Bontrager  
8Lauretta Hanson (Vic) Building Champions Squad  
9Kate Finegan (Vic) Building Champions Squad  
10Rebecca Locke (Vic) Liv / giant  
11Crystal Wemyss (Vic) Team Breeze  
12Elizabeth Doueal (Vic) St Kilda Cycling Club  
13Jenelle Crooks (Qld) Pensar SPM Racing  
14Samantha De Riter (Vic) Holden Women Cycling Team  
15Rebecca Mackey (WA) Ballarat Regional Tourism  
16Laura Meadley (ACT) Suzuki Bontrager  
17Jessica Mundy (SA) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team  
18Joanne Tralaggan (NSW) Target Trek Racing Team  
19Naomi Williams (Vic) Liv / giant  
20Felicity Wardlaw (Vic) Bicycle Superstore  
21Shannon Malseed (Vic) Holden Women Cycling Team  
22Lisa Hanley (Vic) Ballarat Subaru  
23Lisa Keeling (ACT) Bicycle Superstore  
24Brittany Lindores (ACT) Team Bikebug  
25Miranda Griffiths (Vic) Holden Women Cycling Team  
26Chloe McIntosh (Vic) Suzuki Bontrager  
27Tessa Fabry (Vic) Team Breeze  
28Sophie Mackay (NSW) BOSS Racing Team  
29Nicole Moerig (Qld) Pensar SPM Racing  
30Simone Peirce (Vic) St Kilda Cycling Club  
31Penny Brown (Vic) Total Rush Hyster  
32Jessica Huston (WA) Ballarat Regional Tourism  
33Ellen Skerritt (Qld) Team Bikebug  
34Justyna Lubkowski (Vic) Liv / giant  
35Jessica Allen (WA) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team  
36Rebecca Domange (Vic) Ballarat Subaru  
37Lucy Coldwell (Vic) Holden Women Cycling Team  
38Carley McKay (Vic) Bicycle Superstore  
39Judith Betts (Qld) Team Bikebug  
40Cassia Higgs (WA) Ballarat Regional Tourism0:00:12 
Intermediate sprints - Sprint 1 -lap 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sarah Roy (NSW) Team Bikebug3 pts
2Kate Finegan (Vic) Building Champions Squad2 
3Chloe McConville (Vic) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team1 
Sprint 2 -lap 14
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruth Corset (Qld) Pensar SPM Racing3 pts
2Nicole Whitburn (Vic) Pensar SPM Racing2 
3Katrin Garfoot (Qld) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team3:31:18 
2Pensar SPM Racing  
3Suzuki Bontrager  
4Holden Women Cycling Team  
5Team Bikebug  
6Liv / giant  
7Bicycle Superstore  
8Ballarat Regional Tourism0:00:12 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katrin Garfoot (Qld) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team1:10:15 
2Chloe McConville (Vic) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team0:00:02 
3Ruth Corset (Qld) Pensar SPM Racing  
4Sarah Roy (NSW) Team Bikebug0:00:04 
5Nicole Whitburn (Vic) Pensar SPM Racing0:00:08 
6Emma Viotto (ACT) Suzuki Bontrager0:00:09 
7Kate Finegan (Vic) Building Champions Squad  
8Emily Roper (Qld) Suzuki Bontrager0:00:11 
9Lauretta Hanson (Vic) Building Champions Squad  
10Rebecca Locke (Vic) Liv / giant  
11Crystal Wemyss (Vic) Team Breeze  
12Elizabeth Doueal (Vic) St Kilda Cycling Club  
13Jenelle Crooks (Qld) Pensar SPM Racing  
14Samantha De Riter (Vic) Holden Women Cycling Team  
15Rebecca Mackey (WA) Ballarat Regional Tourism  
16Laura Meadley (ACT) Suzuki Bontrager  
17Jessica Mundy (SA) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team  
18Joanne Tralaggan (NSW) Target Trek Racing Team  
19Naomi Williams (Vic) Liv / giant  
20Felicity Wardlaw (Vic) Bicycle Superstore  
21Shannon Malseed (Vic) Holden Women Cycling Team  
22Lisa Hanley (Vic) Ballarat Subaru  
23Lisa Keeling (ACT) Bicycle Superstore  
24Brittany Lindores (ACT) Team Bikebug  
25Miranda Griffiths (Vic) Holden Women Cycling Team  
26Chloe McIntosh (Vic) Suzuki Bontrager  
27Tessa Fabry (Vic) Team Breeze  
28Sophie Mackay (NSW) BOSS Racing Team  
29Nicole Moerig (Qld) Pensar SPM Racing  
30Simone Peirce (Vic) St Kilda Cycling Club  
31Penny Brown (Vic) Total Rush Hyster  
32Jessica Huston (WA) Ballarat Regional Tourism  
33Ellen Skerritt (Qld) Team Bikebug  
34Justyna Lubkowski (Vic) Liv / giant  
35Jessica Allen (WA) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team  
36Rebecca Domange (Vic) Ballarat Subaru  
37Lucy Coldwell (Vic) Holden Women Cycling Team  
38Carley McKay (Vic) Bicycle Superstore  
39Judith Betts (Qld) Team Bikebug  
40Cassia Higgs (WA) Ballarat Regional Tourism0:00:23 
41Verita Stewart (Vic) Team Breeze0:03:11 
42Zoe Watters (Qld) Pensar SPM Racing  
43Megan Bagworth (ACT) BOSS Racing Team  
44Jemma Brown (Qld) Holden Women Cycling Team  
45Gina Ricardo (NSW) Seight  
46Cheryl Hulskamp (ACT) Total Rush Hyster  
47Georgina Beech (Vic) Team Breeze  
48Davina Summers (WA) BOSS Racing Team0:04:41 
49Sarah Kent (WA) Ballarat Regional Tourism  
50Kelly Bartlett (Vic) Total Rush Hyster0:06:11 
51Claire Trembath (Qld) Specialized Securitor  
52Josie Simpson (Vic) Total Rush Hyster  
53Erin Zimmer (ACT) Seight  
54Deciana Speckmann (ACT) Seight  
55Ruby Livingstone (NZl) Building Champions Squad  
56Nina Greig-Towers (Vic) Team Breeze  
57Veronica Micich (Vic) St Kilda Cycling Club  
58Tegan Elferkh (ACT) BOSS Racing Team  
59Rachel Ward (Vic) BOSS Racing Team  
60Cassandra Dodd (Qld) Specialized Securitor  
61Alice Wallett (ACT) Target Trek Racing Team  
62Betsy Anderson-Smith (ACT) Seight  
63Tayla Evans (Vic) Building Champions Squad  
64Prudence Rothwell (Vic) St Kilda Cycling Club  
65Leigh Dynon (Vic) Ballarat Subaru0:09:11 
66Nicole McNamara (Vic) Building Champions Squad  
67Ruby Greig-Hurtig (Vic) Target Trek Racing Team  
68Imogen Vize (NSW) Specialized Securitor  
69Tess Spencer-Gill (Vic) Ballarat Subaru  
70Tegan Cox (NSW) Ballarat Subaru0:10:41 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruth Corset (Qld) Pensar SPM Racing3 pts
2Sarah Roy (NSW) Team Bikebug3 
3Nicole Whitburn (Vic) Pensar SPM Racing2 
4Kate Finegan (Vic) Building Champions Squad2 
5Katrin Garfoot (Qld) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team1 
6Chloe McConville (Vic) Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team1 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jayco/Apollo VIS Women's Road Team3:31:18 
2Pensar SPM Racing  
3Suzuki Bontrager  
4Holden Women Cycling Team  
5Team Bikebug  
6Liv / giant  
7Bicycle Superstore  
8Ballarat Regional Tourism0:00:12 
9Team Breeze0:03:00 
10Building Champions Squad0:06:00 
11St Kilda Cycling Club  
12BOSS Racing Team0:07:30 
13Ballarat Subaru0:09:00 
14Total Rush Hyster  
15Target Trek Racing Team0:15:00 
16Seight  
17Specialized Securitor0:21:00 

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