Sophie Mackay springs upset to claim women's criterium title

Unheralded and largely unknown Sophie Mackay staged the first upset of the Australian national championships outfoxing and and out sprinting Lizzie Williams (Orica-AIS) and Lauren Kitchen (Hitec). Orica-AIS had ridden the 30 lap circuit of Sturt St aggressively from the gun, sending riders up the road after Rachel Neylan's early solo attack. In the final laps Orica-AIS had four riders in the nine-rider breakaway, with defending champion Kimberley Wells missing the move, and looked like taking home the title via 2014 champion Sarah Roy, but it was 30-year-old Mackay taking the first win of her career.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sophie Mackay (Nsw)0:51:49
2Lizzie Williams (Vic)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Lauren Kitchen (Nsw)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Ruth Corset (Qld)0:00:02
5Sarah Roy (Nsw)0:00:06
6Miranda Griffiths (Vic)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Minda Murray (Vic)0:00:11
8Amanda Spratt (Nsw)0:00:17
9Chloe McConville (Vic)0:00:24
10Jessica Mundy (Sa)0:00:32
11Shannon Malseed (Vic)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Tayla Evans (Vic)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Josie Talbot (Nsw)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Rebecca Locke (Vic)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Lauretta Hanson (Vic)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Joanne Hogan (Nsw)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Kimberley Wells (Act)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Naomi Williams (Vic)0:00:44
19Rachel Neylan (Nsw)0:00:47
20Peta Mullens (Vic)0:00:50
21Julia Kalotas (Wa)0:01:14
DNFKristy Glover (Vic)Row 21 - Cell 2
DNFElizabeth Doueal (Vic)Row 22 - Cell 2
DNFEmma Viotto (Act)Row 23 - Cell 2
DNFJessica Lane (Vic)Row 24 - Cell 2
DNFAnna Booth (Vic)Row 25 - Cell 2
DNFEsther Borg (Vic)Row 26 - Cell 2
DNFChloe McIntosh (Vic)Row 27 - Cell 2
DNFPrudence Rothwell (Vic)Row 28 - Cell 2
DNFMadeleine Steele (Sa)Row 29 - Cell 2
DNFKirsty Deacon (Vic)Row 30 - Cell 2
DNFJade Colligan (Nsw)Row 31 - Cell 2
DNFErin Mitchell (Vic)Row 32 - Cell 2
DNSSamantha De Riter (Vic)Row 33 - Cell 2
DNSLoren Rowney (Qld)Row 34 - Cell 2
DNSJessica Allen (Wa)Row 35 - Cell 2
DNSCarina Newman (Vic)Row 36 - Cell 2

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