Saturday, January 5, 2013

Women's Start List

As promised here is the list of women in order of the numbers we were given.  I also included what I know, off the top of my head without doing internet research, about them and recent races/results.

1. Kirsten Wild, NED  Crowd favorite.  Wins a lot.  2012 Olympian, Track
2. Leire Olaberria, ESP Currently in 2nd place overall.  2012 Olympian, Track
3. Cari Higgins, USA  ME :)
4. Vera Koedooder, NED 2012 Olympian Track
5. Malgorzata Wojtyra, POL 2012 Olympian Track
6. Janine Bubner, GER Young German rising star.  Moving to AUS this month to train/race/study.
7. Jarmila Machacova, CZE Several podiums at World Cups and World Championships.
8. Laura Basso, ITA Don't know much about her.
9. Lucie Zaleska, CZE Strong.  That's all I know.
10. Chantal Blaak, NED Well known professional on the road.
11. Charline Joiner, GBR (she would tell you she's Scottish for clarification) 2010 Commonwealth Games Team Sprint Champion
12. Julie Leth, DEN Won Points Race at Junior World Championships a couple years ago
13. Nina Kessler, NED Another crowd favorite.  Strong and smart racer. Pro roadie.
14. Katarzyna Pawlowska, POL New face for POL and REALLY STRONG.  She made the podium in the Omnium at Glasgow I believe.
15. Nicky Zijlaard, NED super young Dutch girl who has grown up in the 6-day culture. Her grandpa was who I got the picture with last night.  Her dad is also a derny driver.  She will be big one day!
16. Lucy Martin, GBR 2012 Olympian, Road.  Like most pro roadies in Europe, she has a history of success on the track.
17. Samantha van Steenis, NED young Dutch girl learning the ropes

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Here is a link to maybe find a live feed-

Goals- stay safe, have fun, try new racing tactics!

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