Alexis Rhodes to ride at Commonwealth Games!

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  1. cfsmtb

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    Just over six months since the terrible incident in Germany - Alexis makes the Comm Games team. Absolutely sensational!!! :D :D :D :D

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    Australian Games cycling team announced. February 3, 2006 - 3:57PM
    http://www.theage.com.au/news/Sport...-team-announced/2006/02/03/1138836416026.html


    The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has announced a strong team of 33 cyclists for the Melbourne Games in March.

    Olympic champions Sara Carrigan, Kathy Watt, Ryan Bayley, Anna Meares, Peter Dawson and Stephen Wooldridge headline the team, which also includes reigning world individual pursuit champion Katie Mactier.

    Another notable member of the road team is Alexis Rhodes, who has made a stunning recovery from injuries suffered in the crash in Germany last July that killed teammate Amy Gillett.

    "Alexis epitomises the character of the great Australian sportsperson and we are thrilled to welcome her to the team," Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite said.

    "Special mention should be made of the return of Kathy Watt, who will compete in her fourth Games to provide an appropriate bookend to her career, which began with a gold medal in the road race in Auckland in 1990."

    Simon Gerrans was named as expected in the men's road team and he will be given every chance to prove his fitness after suffering serious shoulder injuries this week in a crash near the end of a race in France.

    Team:

    Road Cycling

    Women: Natalie Bates, Sara Carrigan, Rochelle Gilmore, Olivia Gollan, Alexis Rhodes, Kathryn Watt, Oenone Wood.
    Men: Allan Davis, Ben Day, Simon Gerrans, Mathew Hayman, Nathan O'Neill, William Walker.

    Mountain Bike

    Women: Claire Baxter, Emma Colson, Dellys Starr.
    Men: Josh Fleming, Chris Jongewaard, Sid Taberlay.

    Track Cycling

    Women: Katherine Bates, Katie Mactier, Anna Meares, Kerrie Meares.
    Men: Ryan Bayley, Peter Dawson, Sean Finning, Matthew Goss, Ashley Hutchinson, Mark Jamieson, Shane Kelly, Ben Kersten, Shane Perkins, Stephen Wooldridge.
     
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    AWESOME!!!
     
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    More great news on Alexis,
    http://abc.net.au/news/items/200602/1564857.htm?victoria

    Mactier wins 3km title, Rhodes claims third
    Wednesday, 8 February 2006. 10:36 (AEDT)Wednesday, 8 February 2006. 09:36 (ACST)Wednesday, 8 February 2006. 09:36 (AEST)Wednesday, 8 February 2006. 10:36 (ACDT)Wednesday, 8 February 2006. 07:36 (AWST)

    World champion Katie Mactier won the three-kilometre individual pursuit title for the third time in four years at the Australian Track Cycling Championships in Adelaide last night.

    In a repeat of last year's gold medal ride at the World Championships in Los Angeles, 30-year-old Melbourne cyclist Mactier (3:35.397) proved too strong for Sydney rider Kate Bates (3:39.801).

    Alexis Rhodes continued her amazing comeback from injury, clocking a time of 3:43.569 to claim the bronze medal from 1992 Barcelona Olympic pursuit silver medallist Kathy Watt (3:45.581).

    Rhodes, 21, suffered critical injuries in last year's tragic road accident in Germany that claimed the life of Australian cyclist Amy Gillett.

    But the South Australian rider is back on her bike and happy with her form.

    "That was pretty hard, but I felt really good out there," Rhodes said.

    "It's always been on my radar, but hopefully today I've shown them I can still pursuit, well, not great, but still probably the third-best.

    In the men's four-kilometre individual pursuit, Tasmania's Mark Jamieson (4:25.356) defended his Australian title, beating Western Australia's Peter Dawson (4:30.061) in the gold medal race.
     
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