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BRITAIN?s World Cup champion and world ranked number one rider, Nicole Cooke (Raleigh- Lifeforce) cooly retained her seven second overall advantage in the Geelong Tour three-day after stage three, a 115-kilometre stage at Lara yesterday.

She finished 23rd in the mass bunch sprint as Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (T-Mobile) convincingly won her second consecutive stage. Her team-mate Oenone Wood took second place after giving Teutenberg a good leadout.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.