Ruth Corset To Be Crowned At Tour of the Goldfields

Peloton Cafe || 2014 Mersey Valley Tour - Stage 1 - Ruth Corset
Peloton Cafe || 2014 Mersey Valley Tour – Stage 1 – Ruth Corset (image copyright Con Chronis)
It will be a Grand Tour finale for Townsville?s Ruth Corset (Holden Women?s Cycling) in Ballarat this weekend as she contests the Subaru National Road Series’ final event, having already sown up her second Series crown in three years. The 37-year-old has an unassailable lead in the Series’ elite women?s rankings while her team, Holden Women?s Cycling, are expected to claim victory in the team?s classification at the Tour of the Goldfields this weekend. ?It feels good to be winning the series again,? said the 2012 champion. ?It also goes to show that we have a strong team and how well we?ve worked together throughout the year.? Corset, who has finished on the podium in five from seven events in 2014, shows no signs of slowing down as she becomes the first women to win the series multiple times since Kathy Watt earned three titles between 2000 and 2005. ?I?m enjoying my cycling more than I ever have. I don?t see myself stopping anytime soon,? said the 2010 Australian Road Champion and mother of two. ?I?m also really enjoying mentoring the younger girls and I want to look into some coaching too.? Corset will line up at the event alongside teammates Ellen Skerritt, Jenelle Crooks, Shannon Malseed and Miranda Griffiths in the three day event with Skerritt, the current series runner up. In its third year on the schedule, the Tour of the Goldfields will begin in Ballarat on Friday, October 17 with a 20-lap criterium at Victoria Park. 65 women will also compete in a 20km team time trial followed by a 58km Burrumbeet road race on Saturday. The Tour concludes on Sunday October 19 with a tough 82km road race that finishes on top of Mount Warrenheip, 714m above sea level. ?We want to be quite aggressive throughout the Tour. The last stage does finish up the top of a climb so I think it will be a challenging Tour..? Also heading to Ballarat to challenge Corset and the Holden Women?s Cycling Team will be 2013 Tour champion Chloe McConville (Jayco/Apollo/John West/VIS), Tour of the King Valley victor Rebecca Wiasak (Suzuki Brumby?s) and 2013 criterium national champion Kimberly Wells (Specialized Securitor). Text via Cycling Australia Media Release

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