Wild wins final stage of Santos Women's Tour

Amanda Spratt gives Orica-Scott three straight overall victories in Adelaide

Spectators lining the barriers in front of the grandstand at Adelaide’s Victoria Park were treated to a world-class sprint on the final stage of the Santos Women’s Tour. Dutchwoman Kirsten Wild (Cylance) took her second win of the four-day tour, outsprinting Australians Nettie Edmondson (Wiggle High5) and Chloe Hosking (Alé Cipollini).

“The last lap was fast,” Wild told Cyclingnews. “With this team, we had so much control the whole race. It was cool to see.”

“We spoke before already, of course, with Manel [Lacambra] our technical person, that we would take the left side in the sprint,” Wild added. “Then in the race, we looked at the wind and we spoke a lot, and we decided to stay left side and go fast through the corners. That really worked.”

Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott) finished safely in the bunch following the hour-long race to win the overall leader’s ochre jersey that she’s worn since her stage one win.

“There’s a big sense of relief now,” said Spratt. “I’m really, really happy. Again, the team was incredible today. They just had everything covered. They were all saying it was a harder crit this year than last year but for me it was easier. This just shows how much work they did and how much I could sit in and let them do everything for me today.”

Extra excitement came during Tuesday’s circuit race came in the form of an unexpected showdown between Ruth Winder (UnitedHealthcare) and Alexis Ryan (Canyon//SRAM) for the best young rider’s jersey.

Winder started the stage atop the classification with a four second advantage over Ryan. With 3-2-1 bonus seconds up for grabs during the stage four intermediate sprints and another 10-6-4 seconds available on the finish line, Ryan saw an opportunity and seized it.

“I think I caught Ruth off-guard with the first one, but she knew exactly what was up after that,” Ryan told Cyclingnews.

Ryan won three of the four intermediate sprints, scooping up nine seconds, while Winder came second twice to take four seconds. The five second gain put Ryan in the jersey.

“This was the goal,” said Ryan, pointing to the jersey. “And it belongs to the whole team. They did a full-on sprint train for me for every sprint lap.”

How it happened

An exceptionally hot day gave way to a steamy evening for the fourth and final stage of the Santos Women’s Tour. Despite a 6:30 evening start time on Tuesday, the women’s peloton lined up with temperatures hovering around 35C. Riders slipped ice socks down jerseys on the start line as they waited for the gunshot to send them out for what amounted to 34 times around the 1.2-kilometre circuit.

Despite a steady stream of attacks, the women’s peloton stayed together for the entire stage. No rider proved capable of getting more than a 50-metre advantage nor staying away for more than half a lap. Holden and Canyon//SRAM maintained a presence at the front of the peloton during the opening laps while race leader Amanda Spratt remained hidden.

“My job was to sit behind Annemiek [van Vleuten],” said Spratt. “I was her shadow today. I think I did a good job at that. I stayed on her wheel the entire race. The other girls were up there, covering anything if they needed to, bringing it back after the sprints.”

Those sprints came in quick succession in the middle of the race on laps 10, 15, 20 and 25. Both points and bonus seconds came into play in the sprint classification, led by Hosking, the youth rider classification, and the overall. Wild’s third place on general classification become one of the biggest question marks as Ryan scooped up seconds.

“It was a gamble,” said Wild, who opted not to sprint during the race. “I thought when I win the stage, I’m still in the general classification, and if I don’t win the sprint then not. I thought it was a lot of energy for the gamble to stay on the overall podium when I wanted the stage more.”

The Orica-Scott sprint train came to fore with five laps remaining. All six riders lined it out on the front. Spratt sat last wheel.

“We had the train happening at the end to nullify any attacks and put me in a good position for the final,” explained Spratt.

With one lap left, Cylance and Canyon//SRAM took over from Orica-Scott.

“Marta Tagliaferro and Dani King were the last two, but before that we had the whole team,” said Wild. “They closed all the gaps and allowed me to hide as much as possible.”

Ryan, who was brilliant in the intermediate sprints, could not contest the finale.

“I stood up to sprint and nothing happened,” she said. “I think I maybe finished top ten, which is disappointing, but the goal was the jersey, so I’m happy with that.”

Spratt’s overall victory gives Orica-Scott three straight victories in the Australian stage race.

“We love this race,” Spratt said. “We’ve been here at every edition of it, even before it was a UCI race. We like to win here, and I’m happy I was able to do it this year for the team.”

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cylance Pro Cycling1:02:42 
2Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High5  
3Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
4Peta Mullens (Aus) Hagens Berman / Supermint  
5Grace Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5  
6Chloe Dygert (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20  
7Gretchen Stumhofer (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20  
8Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
9Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing  
10Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-Scott  
11Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling  
12Lauretta Hansen (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
13Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint  
14Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing  
15Desiree Ehrler (Swi) Maaslandster Veris CCN  
16Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Drops Cycling  
17Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Drops Cycling  
18Hayley Jones (GBr) Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome  
19Erin Kinnealy (Aus) Holden  
20Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica-Scott  
21Kylie Waterreus (Ned) Maaslandster Veris CCN  
22Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-Scott  
23Lauren Kitchen (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni  
24Kristy Glover (Aus) Rush  
25Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Drops Cycling  
26Verena Eberhardt (Aut) Maaslandster Veris CCN  
27Georgia Williams (NZl) NZ National Team  
28Kirsten Howard (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni0:00:06 
29Ivy Audrain (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint  
30Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
31Romy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini  
32Kate Mcilroy (NZl) Specialized  
33Danielle King (GBr) Cylance Pro Cycling  
34Amanda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster Veris CCN  
35Racquel Sheath (NZl) NZ National Team  
36Bryony Botha (NZl) NZ National Team  
37Starla Teddergreen (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint  
38Julie Leth (Den) Wiggle High5  
39Mikayla Harvey (NZl) NZ National Team  
40Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Sho-Air Twenty20  
41Georgia Catterick (NZl) NZ National Team  
42Justine Barrow (Aus) Rush  
43Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
44Jessica Allen (Aus) Orica-Scott  
45Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
46Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) High5 Dream Team  
47Nina Laughlin (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20  
48Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High5  
49Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling  
50Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica-Scott  
51Rebecca Carter (GBr) Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome  
52Carlee Taylor (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
53Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
54Sofia Arreola-Navarro (Mex) Sho-Air Twenty20  
55Jaime Gunning (Aus) Holden  
56Janelle Crooks (Aus) Orica-Scott  
57Davia Tuslaite LTH Ale Cipollini  
58Kristina Clonan (Aus) High5 Dream Team  
59Verita Stewart (Aus) Specialized  
60Rebecca Womersley (GBr) Drops Cycling  
61Emily Roper (Aus) High5 Dream Team  
62Narelle Hards (Aus) Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome  
63Mayuko Hagiwari (Jpn) Wiggle High5  
64Mieki Kroger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing  
65Katharine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
66Shannon Malseed (Aus) Holden  
67Holly Ranson (Aus) Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome  
68Madeline Wright (Aus) Specialized  
69Lucy Bechtel (Aus) Specialized  
70Leah Thomas (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20  
71Ella Bloor (Aus) Specialized  
72Gina Ricardo (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni  
73Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:14 
74Beth-Ann Orton (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint  
75Tsubasa Makise (Jpn) Maaslandster Veris CCN  
76Ruth Corsett (Aus) Rush  
77Lucy Kennedy (Aus) High5 Dream Team  
78Chloe Moran (Aus) High5 Dream Team  
79Ellen Skerrit (Aus) Rush  
80Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
81Emma Pooley (GBr) Holden  
82Victoria Veitch (Aus) Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome  
83Anna Christian (GBr) Drops Cycling  
84Grace Brown (Aus) Holden  
85Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
86Carley Mckay (Aus) Maaslandster Veris CCN  
87Emma Roberts (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni  
88Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
89Nicola Macdonald (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni  
90Tayler Wiles (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
91Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni  
92Amy Roberts (GBr) Wiggle High5  
93Bridie O'Donnell (Aus) Rush0:00:23 
94Winanda Spoor (Ned) Rush0:00:57 
95Lauren Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:45 
DNFKate Perry (Aus) Specialized  
Lap 10 sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing6 pts
2Peta Mullens (Aus) Hagens Berman / Supermint4 
3Lauren Kitchen (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni2 
Lap 15
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing6 pts
2Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4 
3Lauren Kitchen (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni2 
Lap 20
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing6 pts
2Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4 
3Mieki Kroger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing2 
Lap 25
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lauren Kitchen (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni6 pts
2Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing4 
3Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing2 
Stage Finish sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cylance Pro Cycling10 pts
2Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High58 
3Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini6 
4Peta Mullens (Aus) Hagens Berman / Supermint4 
Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Drops Cycling3:08:06 
3Maaslandster Veris Ccn  
4Ale Cipollini0:00:06 
5Wiggle High5  
6Hagens Berman / Supermint  
7Sho-Air Twenty20  
8Canyon Sram Racing  
9Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:12 
10UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
11NZ National Team  
12NSWIS Sydney Uni  
13Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome  
16High5 Dream Team  
General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-Scott6:59:36 
2Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini0:00:25 
3Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:40 
4Lauren Kitchen (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni0:00:50 
5Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:51 
6Peta Mullens (Aus) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:00:58 
7Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-Scott0:00:59 
8Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
9Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling0:01:01 
10Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Drops Cycling  
11Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Drops Cycling  
12Georgia Williams (NZl) NZ National Team  
13Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing  
14Katharine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:05 
15Danielle King (GBr) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:06 
16Kate Mcilroy (NZl) Specialized0:01:07 
17Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
18Justine Barrow (Aus) Rush  
19Leah Thomas (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20  
20Carlee Taylor (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
21Janelle Crooks (Aus) Orica-Scott  
22Shannon Malseed (Aus) Holden  
23Ruth Corsett (Aus) Rush0:01:15 
24Lucy Kennedy (Aus) High5 Dream Team  
25Tayler Wiles (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
26Emma Pooley (GBr) Holden  
27Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:53 
28Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica-Scott0:02:05 
29Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini0:02:22 
30Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) High5 Dream Team0:02:39 
31Amanda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster Veris CCN  
32Mikayla Harvey (NZl) NZ National Team  
33Julie Leth (Den) Wiggle High5  
34Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Sho-Air Twenty20  
35Nina Laughlin (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20  
36Madeline Wright (Aus) Specialized  
37Kirsten Howard (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni0:03:19 
38Mayuko Hagiwari (Jpn) Wiggle High5  
39Anna Christian (GBr) Drops Cycling0:03:55 
40Kristy Glover (Aus) Rush0:03:59 
41Romy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini0:04:05 
42Davia Tuslaite LTH Ale Cipollini  
43Georgia Catterick (NZl) NZ National Team  
44Jaime Gunning (Aus) Holden  
45Lucy Bechtel (Aus) Specialized  
46Gretchen Stumhofer (USA) Sho-Air Twenty200:04:09 
47Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint  
48Grace Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5  
49Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:04:13 
50Ella Bloor (Aus) Specialized0:04:15 
51Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Drops Cycling0:04:23 
52Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni  
53Victoria Veitch (Aus) Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome  
54Ellen Skerrit (Aus) Rush0:04:26 
55Emily Roper (Aus) High5 Dream Team0:04:29 
56Racquel Sheath (NZl) NZ National Team0:04:39 
57Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High50:04:43 
58Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:04:49 
59Kylie Waterreus (Ned) Maaslandster Veris CCN  
60Starla Teddergreen (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:04:55 
61Grace Brown (Aus) Holden  
62Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing0:05:03 
63Amy Roberts (GBr) Wiggle High5  
64Tsubasa Makise (Jpn) Maaslandster Veris CCN0:05:08 
65Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High50:05:13 
66Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:05:29 
67Chloe Dygert (USA) Sho-Air Twenty200:05:50 
68Narelle Hards (Aus) Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome0:07:23 
69Lauretta Hansen (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:07:27 
70Lauren Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:07:33 
71Desiree Ehrler (Swi) Maaslandster Veris CCN0:07:44 
72Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica-Scott0:07:50 
73Rebecca Womersley (GBr) Drops Cycling0:07:57 
74Jessica Allen (Aus) Orica-Scott0:08:13 
75Mieki Kroger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:08:45 
76Bryony Botha (NZl) NZ National Team0:12:19 
77Verena Eberhardt (Aut) Maaslandster Veris CCN0:12:26 
78Gina Ricardo (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni0:13:01 
79Hayley Jones (GBr) Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome0:13:11 
80Erin Kinnealy (Aus) Holden  
81Ivy Audrain (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:13:17 
82Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:15:34 
83Rebecca Carter (GBr) Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome0:16:12 
84Holly Ranson (Aus) Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome  
85Beth-Ann Orton (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:16:20 
86Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:18:53 
87Emma Roberts (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni0:20:49 
88Nicola Macdonald (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni0:21:43 
89Chloe Moran (Aus) High5 Dream Team  
90Sofia Arreola-Navarro (Mex) Sho-Air Twenty200:22:26 
91Winanda Spoor (Ned) Rush0:23:40 
92Kristina Clonan (Aus) High5 Dream Team0:23:54 
93Bridie O'Donnell (Aus) Rush0:25:37 
94Verita Stewart (Aus) Specialized0:26:58 
95Carley Mckay (Aus) Maaslandster Veris CCN0:33:19 
Sprint Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini44 pts
2Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cylance Pro Cycling30 
3Lauren Kitchen (Aus) NSWIS Sydney Uni30 
4Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing30 
5Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team16 
6Peta Mullens (Aus) Hagens Berman / Supermint14 
7Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-Scott10 
8Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini8 
9Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High58 
10Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling8 
11Erin Kinnealy (Aus) Holden6 
12Katharine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
13Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-Scott4 
14Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling4 
15Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Drops Cycling4 
16Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing4 
17Danielle King (GBr) Cylance Pro Cycling2 
18Davia Tuslaite LTH Ale Cipollini2 
19Mieki Kroger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing2 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini40 pts
2Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-Scott24 
3Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-Scott9 
4Georgia Williams (NZl) NZ National Team8 
5Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team8 
6Peta Mullens (Aus) Hagens Berman / Supermint4 
7Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling4 
8Emma Pooley (GBr) Holden4 
9Danielle King (GBr) Cylance Pro Cycling1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing7:00:27 
2Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:08 
3Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling0:00:10 
4Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Drops Cycling  
5Georgia Williams (NZl) NZ National Team  
6Janelle Crooks (Aus) Orica-Scott0:00:16 
7Shannon Malseed (Aus) Holden  
8Amanda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster Veris CCN0:01:48 
9Mikayla Harvey (NZl) NZ National Team  
10Julie Leth (Den) Wiggle High5  
Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Drops Cycling3:08:06 
3Maaslandster Veris Ccn  
4Ale Cipollini0:00:06 
5Wiggle High5  
6Hagens Berman / Supermint  
7Sho-Air Twenty20  
8Canyon Sram Racing  
9Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:12 
10UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
11NZ National Team  
12NSWIS Sydney Uni  
13Mercedes Adelaide Blackchrome  


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