Claire Baxter

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Claire Baxter
Personal information
Full name Claire Baxter
Born (1982-01-24) 24 January 1982 (age 35)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road and Mountain Bike
Professional team(s)
2005 Saccarelli EMU Marsciano
2006 Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam

Claire Baxter (born 24 January 1982, Australia) was a professional racing cyclist, competing in both road and mountain bike racing events. She retired in late 2006 after competing in the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

2006 Commonwealth Games[edit]

Baxter qualified for the Mountain Bike Women's Cross Country event held in Lysterfield Park, in Victoria, Australia, by winning the first Commonwealth Games Selection Race in a time of 1.38.41. The event comprised five laps of the Commonwealth Games course at Lysterfield Park.[1] During the second lap of the event, Baxter suffered technical difficulties, and was required to run with her bicycle to a technical zone to gain assistance. The repairs took several minutes, and this delay resulted in her finishing in 11th place.[2]

Team Membership[edit]

In 2006, Baxter was a member of the Australian team for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. She was also a member of the Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam, a professional women's cycling team based in Belgium, and Saccarelli EMU Marsciano, based in Italy. Prior to 2006, she primarily represented Saccarelli EMU Marsciano and the Hawthorn Citizens Youth Club.[3] She also represented Kathy Watt's Personal Training,[4] Mascot Cycles,[5] and Le Tour Cycles.


National Sub-Junior Champion, MTB
National Junior Champion, MTB
National Junior Champion, MTB
7th Junior World Championships, Spain, MTB
3rd Junior World Cup, Italy, MTB
Oceania Champion, MTB
Australian University Games, Women's Road Champion
Australian University Games, Women's Road Champion
2nd National Road Cycling Championships (91km) (Yandina, Australia)[6]
2nd New South Wales State Road Championships (99km) (Australia)[6]
Mount Alexander Shire 2 Day Tour
2nd 2nd stage
2nd 3rd stage
2nd 4th stage
3rd General Classification[7]
3rd Victorian IRTT Championships[7]
3rd Victorian Road Championships[7]
De Bortoli 2 Day Tour (Victoria)
4th 1st stage
4th 2nd stage
4th 3rd stage
4th General Classification[7]
5th Elite Cross Country Mountain Bike Oceania Championships (New Zealand)[3]
6th 2004 Victorian Women's Road Series[7]
1st National Cross Country Mountain Bike Series (Australia)
1st Mitta to Mount Beauty Mountain Bike Race (55km) (Victoria)[4]
2nd Stage 2 Victorian Open Women's Criterium (Victoria)
3rd National Cross Country Mountain Bike Series (Australia)
3rd Mount William Grampians 80km Classic (Ararat - Moyston, Victoria)[4]
De Bortoli Tour of Yarra Valley, Victoria)
2nd 2nd stage
2nd 3rd stage
2nd General Classification[4]
17th Overall Trust House Women's Tour (New Zealand)
UCI New Zealand World Cup
28th Overall in the Road Race[8]
31st UCI Road World Cup Geelong (Australia)
32nd Overall Girodi San Marino[3]
2006 (Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam)
2nd Australian Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships (Mount Beauty, Australia)[8]
Victorian Open Road Championships (Mansfield)
3rd Criterium
2nd Road race
2nd Time Trial
Sprint Queen[9]
4th National Cross Country Mountain Bike Series #4 (Mount Buller, Australia)[10]
11th Women's Individual Cross Country Mountain Bike event, Commonwealth Games (Victoria)[8]


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