Nicole Cooke world championships 2006

The 122km women?s race is the second round of the nine-event UCI world Cup and climbs 11 of the keys climbs of the men?s Tour of Flanders.

Holland?s Mirjam Melchers won in 2006 but it's Britain's Nicole Cooke (Raleigh-Lifeforce) who is leading the World Cup after winning the opening race in Geelong, Australia. Since returning to Europe Cooke has maintained her great form after, winning two races in the last two weeks.

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