January 11-14, Gumeracha, Adelaide, Road - 2.1 WE

2018 Santos Women's Tour race overview

Annette Edmondson (Wiggle-High5), who is from just an hour down the road from the finish town of Gumeracha, got the better of her former teammate Giorgia Bronzini (Cylance Pro Cycling) to win the opening stage of the Santos Women’s Tour. Lauretta Hanson (UniSA-Australia) took a hard-earned third place.

Edmondson’s victory makes her the first wearer of the leader’s ochre jersey, with a six-second lead over Bronzini thanks to the bonus seconds.

It was a hot day out for the riders as the temperatures hit 38 degrees and the peloton was happy to take it easier at points and allowed Sabrina Stultiens (WaowDeals) to slip up the road with Emma Grant (Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) to take the mountains classification points. As the peloton went over the top, Rachel Neylan took a solo flyer and held an advantage until the final three kilometres.

With Neylan taken back, the sprint teams jostled for position as they prepared for the finish line. It was Edmondson who had the legs to take her first victory at the race in three years.

Stage 1 brief results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling3:08:53 
2Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
3Lauretta Hanson (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
4Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women  
5Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling  
6Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
7Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink  
8Kristina Clonan (Aus) TIS Racing  
9Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
10Georgia Baker (Aus) TIS Racing  
General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling3:08:41 
2Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:06 
3Lauretta Hanson (Aus) UniSA-Australia0:00:08 
4Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini0:00:09 
5Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling0:00:11 
6Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women0:00:12 
7Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink  
8Kristina Clonan (Aus) TIS Racing  
9Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
10Georgia Baker (Aus) TIS Racing  

 

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2018 Santos Women’s Tour

 

Stage 1: January 11 - Gumeracha to Gumeracha, 115.7km


Stage 2: January 12 - Lyndoch to Mengler’s Hill, 102km


Stage 3: January 13 – The Bend Motorsport Park to Hahndorf, 122.4km


Stage 4: January 14 – Wakefield Road to Wakefield Road, 46km

 


 

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