The course was very technical with 8 Turns per 7km Loop - thats 40 Turns! - many of which were U-turns (see image). This meant it was very important to stay near the front, taking advantage of the accordion effect which dwindled the starting field of 50 riders down to peloton of 15.
Lynette's race came down to metering out enough energy to drop most of the field but not too much so that she could not put down a few last killer efforts to drop the remaining 2 before it came down to a sprint (as these girls definitely would have preferred that!)
Coached by PCG Coach Karen Mackin