2014 Tour of the Goldfields: Stage 2 and 3 photo Gallery

Davina Summers (Boss Racing Team) has fashionably taken out stage three of the Tour of the Goldfields with a bunch finish ending the 58km Burrumbeet Road Race. With over two years since her last National Road Series win, the West Australian claimed a memorable win ahead of NRS leader Ruth Corset (Holden Women?s Cycling Team) and Rebecca Wiasak (Suzuki Brumby?s). ?I?m in a little bit of disbelief,? said Summers. ?My last win in the NRS was probably two years ago. I?ve had some time out of the sport.? With minimal attacks throughout the race, Joanne Hogan from BikeBug Next-Gen Racing made a pivotal move with six kilometres to go however was brought back to the pack. ?In the finish Jo Hogan pretty much made the move of the race, laid it all out there for the win,? said Summers who finished today?s race in 1 hour and 34 minutes. ?Holden were chasing with us and Bicycle Superstore but Kimberley Wells (Specialized Securitor) bridged to bring it back with a kilometre to go.? Strong cross-winds caused havoc for the riders but Summers relished the tough conditions. ?The conditions were awesome. It was pretty windy with nice hard, solid racing and the roads were kind of rough. This circuit kind of reminds me of racing in Belgium or Holland; that hard, windy exposed in the gutter racing.? Holden Women?s Cycling Team were influential throughout the race by bringing back plenty of attacks but stage victor Summers kept a cool head. ?I was just patient and it was a little bit hectic coming into the finish but I love that sort of stuff,? said Summers in front of her thrilled team. ?The girls started the sprint a little early and then with a kilometre to go I had a second kick and I crossed the line.? The second-placed Corset extended her lead again in general classifications to 22 seconds ahead of her teammates of Jenelle Crooks, Ellen Skerritt and Shannon Malseed. Earlier in the day, Corset led her Holden Women’s Cycling team to victory in stage two’s team time trial. The team completed the 20 kilometre race against the clock in 28 minutes and 06.2 seconds, a dominant 36 seconds faster than second placed Jayco/Apollo/VIS (28:42.0). Bicycle Superstore rounded out the podium with a respectable 29 minutes and 00.8 seconds. The Tour of the Goldfields concludes on Sunday with an 82km Dunnstown Road Race starting at 9am. The Tour of the Goldfields is the final event in the women’s Subaru National Road Series. Text: Cycling Australia Media Release Photos: Con Chronis

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