Archive for February 20th, 2008

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Recently crowned Australian Champion Oenone Wood, is eager to impress when the 2008 Geelong Women’s Tour gets underway tomorrow in Portarlington ahead of Sunday’s opening round of the UCI Women’s Road World Cup in Geelong.

The two time World Cup Series Champion headed to Skilled Stadium today along with fellow professional riders, 2003 Australian Champion, Olivia Gollan, 2005 Geelong World Cup winner, Rochelle Gilmore, 2006 Commonwealth Games Champion, Natalie Bates and Australian National Team member, Peta Mullens to catch up with Cameron Mooney and Corey Enright from the Geelong Cats, the reigning AFL premiers and compare notes on winning. Continue Reading »

19 February 2008.  MILRAM  captain Alessandro Petacchi used a strong performance to take the sprint victory in the third stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol (17.02-21.02/UCI 2.1).  The MILRAM captain was led to the leading group by his teammates Christian Knees and Marco Velo.  The 34 year-old Italian showed his class in the finale
and took MILRAM’s second win in the current season.  Places two and three went to the Italians Giovanni Visconti (QuickStep) and Riccardo Ricco (Saunier Duval).

“That was anything but an easy stage today.  The fact that I won shows what a good physical condition I have,“ said MILRAM captain Alessandro Petacchi.  “There were many difficult mountains, especially the last one, only 14 km before the finish.  The finish line was atop a short climb.  About 100 meters before that I started my sprint and was able to hold my lead on the ascent against the two climbers Giovanni Visconti and Riccardo Ricco.  I hope that in the next two days we will be equally successful and be able to bring in more wins for our team.” Continue Reading »