Hosking takes first win of the season

HTC rider beats Gilmore and Edmondson

It was a great day for HTC-Highroad riders in Adelaide, with the only Australian woman on the team also winning her first of the season.

Chloe Hosking almost missed the start of the race but kept her cool and went to beat Rochelle Gilmore (Honda Dream Team) in the sprint at the end of the thirty minute Renditions Homes Santos Cup race that was held before the men’s race.

"I'm really excited to get my first win for the year," said Hosking. "Coming off the Bay Classics where I didn't have such a great ride I really wanted to do well here.”

"This gives me the confidence I need to have a good month of training leading up to Tour of Qatar, which is our first major team race for the season."

The race was made fast by an aggressive Australian Institute of Sport team who attacked from the start.

"Honda covered most of the break and I was able to just wait for the right moment because I don't have team-mates here," explained Hosking. "The last lap was a little confusing and whilst people were looking at each other on the right I went up the left and managed to get around for the win."

Brief results
1Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC0:31:14 
2Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Honda Dream Team  
3Annette Edmondson (Aus) SASI Team O'Grady  
4Kirsty Broun (Aus) Lifecycle Cycling Club  
5Nicole Whitburn (Aus) Carnegie Caulfield CC  
6Chaekyung Rhee (Kor)  
7Narae Shin (Kor)  
8Megan Dunn (Aus) Dubbo CC  
9Carly Light (Aus) Port Adalaide CC  
10Emma Mackie (Aus) Balmoral CC  


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