Gillow takes Oceania title

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.

 

 

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shara Gillow (Aus)3:14:47
2Bridie O'Donnell (Aus)0:00:50
3Chloe McConville (Aus)0:01:00
4Rochelle Gilmore (Aus)0:01:40
5Belinda Goss (Aus)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Rowena Fry (Aus)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Peta Mullens (Aus)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Annette Edmondson (Aus)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Emma Lawson (Aus)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Emma Mackie (Aus)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Samantha Hemsley (Aus)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Laura Luxford (Aus)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Trudy Van Der Straaten (Aus)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Jessie Maclean (Aus)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Amy Bradley (Aus)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Grace Sulzberger (Aus)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Rebecca Wiasak (Aus)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Patricia Palmer (Aus)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Katherine O'shea (Aus)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Taryn Heather (Aus)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Loren Rowney (Aus)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Narelle Hards (Aus)0:01:48
23Ingrid Trotter (Aus)0:01:49
24Nikolina Orlic (Aus)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Sinead Noonan (Aus)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Justyna Lubkowski (Aus)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Emma Smith (Aus)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Alexandra Carle (Aus)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Joanne Hogan (Aus)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Alexis Rhodes (Aus)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Amanda Spratt (Aus)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Laura Meadley (Aus)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Lisa Jacobs (Aus)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Chloe Hosking (Aus)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Gracie Elvin (Aus)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Stephanie Ives (Aus)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Rebecca Domange (Aus)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Clare Dallat (Irl)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Nicole Whitburn (Aus)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Myfanwy Galloway (Aus)0:02:15
41Emy Huntsman (Aus)0:02:53
42Brittany Lindores (Aus)0:02:59
43Carly Light (Aus)0:03:05
44Lauren Kitchen (Aus)0:03:29
45Kate Finegan (Aus)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Lenore Pipes (Gum)0:05:14
47Monica Kelly (Aus)0:11:09
48Chloe Mcintosh (Aus)0:11:11
DNFAilie Mcdonald (Aus)Row 48 - Cell 2
DNFKendelle Hodges (Aus)Row 49 - Cell 2
DNFShanice Nitis (Aus)Row 50 - Cell 2
DNFAmy Schramm (Aus)Row 51 - Cell 2
DNFHeidi Buntrock (Aus)Row 52 - Cell 2
DNFMiranda Griffiths (Aus)Row 53 - Cell 2
DNFTanya Matthewson (Aus)Row 54 - Cell 2
DNFCarley McKay (Aus)Row 55 - Cell 2
DNFSarah Roy (Aus)Row 56 - Cell 2
DNSZoe Watters (Aus)Row 57 - Cell 2
DNSSkye-Lee Armstrong (Aus)Row 58 - Cell 2
DNSRebecca Locke (Aus)Row 59 - Cell 2
DNSAnne Van Den Hurk (Aus)Row 60 - Cell 2
DNSHannah Vine (Aus)Row 61 - Cell 2
DNSNaomi Williams (Aus)Row 62 - Cell 2
DNSFelicity Wilson (Aus)Row 63 - Cell 2

 

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