Santos Women's Tour: Edmondson wins stage 1

Bronzini and Hanson third

Adelaide local Annette Edmondson (Wiggle High5) emerged on top in the expected bunch sprint on the opening stage of the 2018 Santos Women's Tour. The Australian's victory marked a successful start for her Wiggle High5 team, with solo attacker Rachel Neylan (UniSA-Australia) caught inside the final three kilometres setting up the bunch sprint in the Adelaide Hills town of Gumeracha.

"That's the beauty of having such a strong team is they looked after me from the start, they believed in me and they worked their butts off so I didn't have to do a thing,” Edmondson said praising her team for setting up the victory."

The scorching Adelaide heat burned down on the peloton as they left Gumeracha for the 115.7-kilometre stage.

The first action of the day came at the sprint point after 65.7 kilometres, with Edmondson taking the first points ahead of Chloe Hosking (Ale Cipollini) and Emilie Moberg (Team Virtu Cycling).

With temperatures reaching 38 degrees the peloton eased again until Sabrina Stultiens (Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team) and Emma Grant (Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) attacked ahead of the Queen of the Mountains point, with Stultiens taking top points and the jersey.

Less than 50 riders remained over the top of the climb as 2012 world championship silver medallist Neylan launched a solo move. Quickly building an advantage of one and a half minutes.

Mitchelton-Scott and Wiggle High5 swung into action with just over 10 kilometres to ride, quickly eating into Neylan's advantage as the catch came inside the final three kilometres. A crash on the final corner impacted several riders, with Macey Stewart (Wiggle High5) among those going down.

"It was a bit messy," Edmondson said of the sprint finish. "Because of the breakaway with about 20 kilometres to go, Rachel Neylan did a great job, but we knew we were going to have to work and put some girls in with Mitchelton-Scott if we wanted to go for the victory," Edmondson explained.

"We had Rachele Barbieri and Macey Stewart who did a really good job in the final there putting me into a really good position. Then I used the UniSA train to get me to the line."

While many of the European riders suffered from the temperate, Edmondson credited her ability to handle the warm weather as key to her victory.

"It can sting you if you are not used to it, so it is just all about being hydrated, making sure you are on top of things because if you are not it is too late."

The former Santos Women's Tour stage winner was pleased to be back on the top step of the podium having last claimed victory three years ago.

"I haven't won since 2015 and that was the city circuit and I have never actually won a road stage, so when I heard this one could be a bunch kick I thought well hey this is a good opportunity and test the legs as I thought stage four was my big opportunity to have a crack this week."

Friday sees the race head back to the Adelaide Hills and the first ever summit finish on Mengler's Hill and while Edmondson is in the jersey she is not getting ahead of herself.

"The next two stages are going to be pretty tough and I'm really happy to win here today."

Full Results


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High53:08:53 
2Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
3Lauretta Hanson (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
4Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
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  
11Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
12Katrin Garfoot (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
13Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
14Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink  
15Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
16Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
17Shara Gillow (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
18Holly Breck (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
19Grace Anderson (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
20Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Wiggle High5  
21Scotti Lechuga-Wilborn (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
22Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek - Drops  
23Lauren Kitchen (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
24Lauren Stephens (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
25Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Team Virtu Cycling  
26Shayna Powless (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
27Jessica Mundy (Aus) TIS Racing  
28Kate McIlroy (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing  
29Taryn Heather (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing  
30Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott  
31Deborah Paine (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
32Rippon Lydia (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
33Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing  
34Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
35Grace Brown (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing  
36Linda Villumsen (NZl) Team Virtu Cycling  
37Marlies Mejias Garcia (Cub) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
38Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
39Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Wiggle High5  
40Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
41Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
42Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
43Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
44Georgia Whitehouse (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team  
45Breanna Hargrave (Aus) TIS Racing  
46Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink  
47Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek - Drops  
48Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
49Erica Clevenger (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
50Bronwyn Macgregor (NZl) Maaslandster International  
51Emma Grant (GBr) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
52Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
53Maeve Plouffe (Aus) TIS Racing  
54Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
55Riejanne Markus (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
56Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
57Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek - Drops  
58Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink  
59Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5  
60Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High5  
61Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek - Drops  
62Amanda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster International  
63Ella Bloor (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing  
64Carlee Taylor (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing  
65Louise Norman Hansen (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
66Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
67Rachel Neylan (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
68Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
69Megan Scott (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team  
70Sharlotte Lucas (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing  
71Yasue Nakahara (Jpn) Maaslandster International0:01:15 
72Lucy Bechtel (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing0:01:20 
73Danielle Morshead (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
74Kathryn Buss (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
75Margot Clyne (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
76Angela Smith (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team  
77Rylee McMullen (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:01:44 
78Molly Weaver (GBr) Trek - Drops  
79Nicola MacDonald (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing0:03:07 
80Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:04:14 
81Désirée Ehrler (Swi) Maaslandster International0:05:13 
82Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
83Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink0:06:23 
84Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:08:04 
85Alice Cobb (GBr) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:10:00 
86Kimberley Wells (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing0:10:50 
87Annasley Park (GBr) Trek - Drops0:12:01 
88Jer Ling Serene Lee (Sin) Maaslandster International0:12:07 
89Erin Kinnealy (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing0:12:13 
90Rotem Gafinovitz (Isr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:14:13 
91Gina Ricardo (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team0:16:05 
92Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
93Macey Stewart (Aus) Wiggle High5  
OTLLisa Morzenti (Ita) BePink  
OTLKate Smith (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
OTLTsubasa Makise (Jpn) Maaslandster International  
DNFAnna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
DNFRebecca Wiasak (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing  
DNFJade Colligan (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team  
DNFChloe Heffernan (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team  
DNSMayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Ale Cipollini  
Sprint 1 – Albert St, Gumeracha, km. 56.8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini5 pts
2Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High53 
3Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling2 
Finish line
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High516 pts
2Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling12 
3Lauretta Hanson (Aus) UniSA-Australia8 
4Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott6 
5Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling5 
6Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini4 
7Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink3 
8Kristina Clonan (Aus) TIS Racing2 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 2) Cyanide Climb - Terlinga Rd, Mt Torrens, km. 86.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team10 pts
2Emma Grant (GBr) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank6 
3Kate McIlroy (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing4 
4Katrin Garfoot (Aus) UniSA-Australia2 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Uni-SA Australia9:26:39 
2Team Virtu Cycling  
3Cylance Pro Cycling  
4TIS Racing  
5Mitchelton Scott  
6Wiggle High5  
7Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
8BePink  
9Vantage New Zealand National Team  
10Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
11Ale Cipollini  
12Specialized Women's Racing  
13Trek - Drops  
14Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
15Maaslandster International0:01:15 
16Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling0:01:20 
17Holden Team Gusto Racing0:03:07 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High53:08:41 
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 Scott0:00:12 
7Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink  
8Kristina Clonan (Aus) TIS Racing  
9Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
10Georgia Baker (Aus) TIS Racing  
11Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
12Katrin Garfoot (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
13Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
14Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink  
15Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
16Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
17Shara Gillow (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
18Holly Breck (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
19Grace Anderson (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
20Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Wiggle High5  
21Scotti Lechuga-Wilborn (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
22Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek - Drops  
23Lauren Kitchen (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
24Lauren Stephens (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
25Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Team Virtu Cycling  
26Shayna Powless (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
27Jessica Mundy (Aus) TIS Racing  
28Kate McIlroy (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing  
29Taryn Heather (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing  
30Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott  
31Deborah Paine (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
32Rippon Lydia (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
33Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing  
34Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
35Grace Brown (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing  
36Linda Villumsen (NZl) Team Virtu Cycling  
37Marlies Mejias Garcia (Cub) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
38Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
39Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Wiggle High5  
40Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
41Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
42Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
43Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
44Georgia Whitehouse (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team  
45Breanna Hargrave (Aus) TIS Racing  
46Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink  
47Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek - Drops  
48Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
49Erica Clevenger (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
50Bronwyn Macgregor (NZl) Maaslandster International  
51Emma Grant (GBr) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
52Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
53Maeve Plouffe (Aus) TIS Racing  
54Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
55Riejanne Markus (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
56Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
57Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek - Drops  
58Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink  
59Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5  
60Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High5  
61Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek - Drops  
62Amanda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster International  
63Ella Bloor (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing  
64Carlee Taylor (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing  
65Louise Norman Hansen (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
66Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
67Rachel Neylan (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
68Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
69Megan Scott (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team  
70Sharlotte Lucas (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing  
71Molly Weaver (GBr) Trek - Drops  
72Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
73Macey Stewart (Aus) Wiggle High5  
74Yasue Nakahara (Jpn) Maaslandster International0:01:27 
75Lucy Bechtel (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing0:01:32 
76Danielle Morshead (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
77Kathryn Buss (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
78Margot Clyne (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
79Angela Smith (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team  
80Rylee McMullen (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:01:56 
81Nicola MacDonald (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing0:03:19 
82Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:04:26 
83Désirée Ehrler (Swi) Maaslandster International0:05:25 
84Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
85Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink0:06:35 
86Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:08:16 
87Alice Cobb (GBr) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:10:12 
88Kimberley Wells (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing0:11:02 
89Annasley Park (GBr) Trek - Drops0:12:13 
90Jer Ling Serene Lee (Sin) Maaslandster International0:12:19 
91Erin Kinnealy (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing0:12:25 
92Rotem Gafinovitz (Isr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:14:25 
93Gina Ricardo (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team0:16:17 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High519 pts
2Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling12 
3Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini9 
4Lauretta Hanson (Aus) UniSA-Australia8 
5Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling7 
6Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott6 
7Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink3 
8Kristina Clonan (Aus) TIS Racing2 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team1 
2Emma Grant (GBr) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank2 
3Kate McIlroy (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing3 
4Katrin Garfoot (Aus) UniSA-Australia4 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink3:08:53 
2Kristina Clonan (Aus) TIS Racing  
3Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink  
4Grace Anderson (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
5Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Wiggle High5  
6Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek - Drops  
7Deborah Paine (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
8Rippon Lydia (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
9Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
10Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
11Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
12Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
13Amanda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster International  
14Macey Stewart (Aus) Wiggle High5  
15Danielle Morshead (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:01:20 
16Nicola MacDonald (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing0:03:07 
17Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling0:05:13 
18Annasley Park (GBr) Trek - Drops0:12:01 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Uni-SA Australia9:26:39 
2Team Virtu Cycling  
3Cylance Pro Cycling  
4TIS Racing  
5Mitchelton Scott  
6Wiggle High5  
7Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
8BePink  
9Vantage New Zealand National Team  
10Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
11Ale Cipollini  
12Specialized Women's Racing  
13Trek - Drops  
14Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
15Maaslandster International0:01:15 
16Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling0:01:20 
17Holden Team Gusto Racing0:03:07 

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