Tuesday, November 5, 2013

End of season Noosa criterium

It was fast, it was hot, and it was furious once again.  On Saturday afternoon it was time again for the women's Noosa criterium.

The Specialized Securitor team were probably the on-paper favorites to win this year,

but the Wiggle women's team and Orica Green Edge were also good prospects.

Local riders from teams such as Campos, Bike Bug, and Pensar were also there to make their presence felt.

In typical Noosa style, some breakaway attempts were made; early on by Kat Garfoot (QAS)

and then much later in the race by Emily Roper (Suzuki-Trek).

Close to the end of the race, another last-minute attack saw Peta Mullens (Wiggle) and Kat Garfoot (QAS) get away.

Despite some amazing work by Amy Bradley, Loren Rowney and the rest of the Specialized team, Kimberley Wells was left to bridge by herself to the 2 riders away on the last lap.

Despite a super-human effort (and apparently unclipping a pedal on the final corner), Kim missed out on the top two spots and had to settle for third.

With lots of great form from this year's NRS races, Kat outsprinted Peta for the win.

Thanks to Brad Gooda for the photos (and podium photo via Veloshotz).

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