RUTH Corset goes into the inaugural Tour of the Goldfields in Ballarat on Friday as a clear leader in the National Road Cycling Series.
Along as Corset, of Townsville, stays on her bike in the three-day event, which is the last leg of the series, she will claim the title.
The Queenslander is well ahead of Lisa Jacobs from St Kilda.
Corset largely ended any hope Jacobs had with a third to Annette Edmondson in Sunday's Shipwreck Coast Classic.
Jacobs had to settle for eighth.Corset,
Jacobs and Edmondson, who hails from South Australia, are among 53 provisional entries announced yesterday
The tour is the sixth event in the NRS, having being launched last month.
GOLDFIELD TOUR entries:
PENSAR HAWK RACING: Ruth Corset, Zoe Watters, Nicole Moerig, Katrin Garfoot, Sue Forsyth
HOLDEN CYCLING: Miranda Griffiths, Lucy Coldwell, Kristy Glover, Steph Ives, Rachel Ward
SUZUKI/TREK: Ailie McDonald, Laura Meadley, Emma Viotto, Rebecca Wiasak, Alexandria Nicholls
BOSS CONSTRUCTIONS/NUTRIXXION: Lisa Keeling, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Sarah Roy, Davina Summer, Megan Bagworth
TORQ/BICYCLE SUPERSTORE: Clare Dallat, Chloe McIntosh, Lisa Barry, Flick Wardlaw, Victoria Luxton-Bain
SPECIALIZED WOMEN SA: Kimberley Wells, Trudy Van Der Straaten, Carla Franson, Hannah Geeland, Cassandra Dodd
JAYCO/APOLLO VIS: Lisa Jacobs, Chloe McConville, Jessica Allen, Bridie O'Donnell, Jo Hogan
SKCC GIANT: Justyna Lubkowski, Grace Phang, Claire Stevens SASI: Annette Edmondson, Taryn Heather, Sinead Noonan, Jess Mundy, Alexandra Manly
TOTAL RUSH: Amy Bradley, Pippa Savage, Josie Simpson, Melina Bernecker
KOSDOWN B TEAM: Veronica Micich, Emma Pane, Anna Fogarty
BALLARAT REGIONAL TOURISM: Carley McKay, Madeline Marshall, Eliza Bergin
TOUR OF GOLDFIELDS
(National Road Series)
Friday, October 19-Sunday, October 21
42km criterium, Victoria Park (20 laps)
Morning: 20km team time trial at Burrumbeet
Afternoon: 50km road race at Burrumbeet
100km road race at Snake Valley