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Month: January 2015

Photo finish decides Stage 2 winner of the Santos Women’s Tour

High5 Dream Team’s Kimberly Wells narrowly misses out on claiming victory in Stage 2 of the Santos Women’s Tour after a photo finish was called on to declare a winner. Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS) was awarded the win ahead of Wells and Annette Edmondson (Wiggle Honda) at the end of the 40 minute criterium in Adelaide’s East End. Hoskins’ Italian teammate Valentina Scandolara retained the leader’s jersey ahead of Stage 3 by finishing safely inside the bunch. Any plans for teams to try their luck at a breakaway during the day’s stage were quickly laid to rest as the peloton’s speed...

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Promising start for the High5 Dream Team on debut in Adelaide

Promising start for the High5 Dream Team as Australian Criterium Champion Kimberley Wells sprints to 12th place in the opening stage of the Santos Women’s Cup NRS event. The first day of racing was full of excitement for all involved – marked by constant attacks, halted due to a train and ending with a sprint finish which came up a lot quicker than many of the top sprinters may had thought. Despite the drama, Italy’s Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) escaped from a lead group of riders containing High5 Dream Team’s Kimberley Wells and three time Junior World Track Champion Georgia Baker with...

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Kendelle Hodges “Hoping for a successful year on the bike”

Monee Ponds resident, Kendelle Hodges has continued her rise in cycling, finishing fifth in the women’s road race at the National Championships in Buninyong on Saturday. The 23-year old won the bunch sprint for fifth over a minute down on the winner, fellow Victorian Peta Mullens. For Hodges it was a huge surprise to finish fifth after a difficult season last year with a broken collarbone. “I really surprised myself, it was a different race to previous years because of the cooler conditions and I was really pleased with my result. I never expected this.” says a delighted Hodges....

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Tessa Fabry “I really had no idea what to expect”

Former Kerang resident, Tessa Fabry has continued her rise in cycling, finishing fourth in the women’s road race at the National Championships in Buninyong on Saturday. The 26-year old from Melbourne finished over a minute down on the winner, fellow Victorian Peta Mullens. For Fabry it was a huge surprise to finish just outside the podium after having recovered from a knee injury last year. “I really had no idea what to expect going into the race. Being my first road race after coming back from a knee injury I didn’t have much of an idea of what my...

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High5 for Australian Women's Cycling

High5 for Australian Women’s Cycling A New Program & Pathway for Australia’s Talent.  [spacer] Just one day ahead of the Australian National Road race championship, we are delighted and excited to announce the creation of a new professional women’s NRS cycling team, the High5 Dream Team. The High5 Dream Team was born at the end of 2014 when Rochelle Gilmore realized that there were many talented Australian female cyclists in need of professional support, guidance and direction. During the 2014 World Championships in Spain, Gilmore sought advice from Cycling Australia’s High Performance Manager, Kevin Tabotta regarding this initiative to create...

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