Santos Women's Tour: Garfoot wins stage 2

Edmondson loses ochre jersey

Katrin Garfoot (UniSA Australia) has moved into the lead of the 2018 Santos Women's Tour after winning the first ever summit finish of the race atop Mengler's Hill. The world championship medallist unleashed a brutal acceleration to outsprint Lucy Kennedy (Mitchelton Scott) with defending champion Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton Scott) just behind in third.

"I had a plan. My plan was to just ride a hard pace so even if they did attack it wouldn't be a hard attack anymore because attacking on a hard pace already is rather hard," said Garfoot of her approach to the important uphill finish.

"When Lucy attacked, I was just hanging on to her wheel. I knew if I was hanging on to her I would get the stage because she is not a very good kicker. When I turned around and nobody was there I thought 'I've got this', especially as it flattens out towards the top."

In stark contrast to Thursday's opening stage, rain and an overcast sky greeted the peloton as they left Lyndoch for the 102-kilometre stage through the Barossa Valley with the conditions adding to an already difficult day.

Mitchelton Scott made use of crosswinds throughout the stage attempting to split the bunch. With the peloton at one point splitting into three groups just before the halfway point, before the wind stalled and the race was back together.

"The wet weather wasn't an issue I was pretty safe, the wind was an issue when Mitchelton put it into the gutter," Garfoot explained. "We were a bit caught by surprise, but the section wasn't very long and even if there were breaks the peloton just came back together.

A number of attacks, including from former time trial world champion Linda Villumsen (Team Virtu Cycling), proved short-lived with the wind preventing anyone getting away.

Reaching the town of Tanunda with 10 kilometres remaining and the race together, Mitchelton-Scott and Team Virtu Cycling made one last effort to break the race up with a surge of pace.

Just 30 riders remained with three kilometres to go as Annemiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) and newly crowned Australian Champion Shannon Malseed (Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank) were the first to move.

As the field made the turn to Mengler's Hill, the group further reduced until just seven remained in contention, with Kate McIlroy (Specialized Women's Racing) and Lauren Stephens (Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank) joining Garfoot, Kennedy, Spratt, Van Vleuten and Malseed.

With two stages to go and just a four-second advantage, Garfoot is not getting ahead of herself and knows the race is far from over.

"We haven't thought that far ahead and taking it one day at a time,” Garfoot said of her plans for tomorrow."

Annette Edmondson (Wiggle High5) continues to lead the sprint classification, Garfoot has moved into the queen of the mountain classification and New Zealand National Team's Grace Anderson pulled on the young rider jersey.

Full Results


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katrin Garfoot (Aus) UniSA-Australia2:43:43 
2Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
3Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott0:00:08 
4Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott0:00:15 
5Kate McIlroy (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing0:00:16 
6Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:00:21 
7Lauren Stephens (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
8Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek - Drops0:00:51 
9Taryn Heather (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing  
10Grace Brown (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing  
11Grace Anderson (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:00:54 
12Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High5  
13Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
14Linda Villumsen (NZl) Team Virtu Cycling0:00:58 
15Emma Grant (GBr) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:01:04 
16Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek - Drops0:01:06 
17Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:01:08 
18Lauren Kitchen (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
19Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Team Virtu Cycling0:01:19 
20Sharlotte Lucas (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing0:01:22 
21Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink  
22Molly Weaver (GBr) Trek - Drops  
23Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek - Drops  
24Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:36 
25Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
26Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
27Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5  
28Rachel Neylan (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
29Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
30Georgia Baker (Aus) TIS Racing  
31Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:01:39 
32Shayna Powless (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
33Scotti Lechuga-Wilborn (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:01:48 
34Lucy Bechtel (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing0:01:52 
35Georgia Whitehouse (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team0:01:54 
36Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink0:01:59 
37Maeve Plouffe (Aus) TIS Racing0:02:02 
38Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
39Deborah Paine (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:02:13 
40Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Wiggle High50:02:19 
41Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini0:02:23 
42Rippon Lydia (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
43Marlies Mejias Garcia (Cub) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:02:28 
44Margot Clyne (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:02:41 
45Erica Clevenger (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:02:47 
46Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing  
47Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
48Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
49Bronwyn Macgregor (NZl) Maaslandster International  
50Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
51Lauretta Hanson (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
52Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
53Jessica Mundy (Aus) TIS Racing  
54Kristina Clonan (Aus) TIS Racing0:03:03 
55Carlee Taylor (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing0:03:04 
56Amanda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster International0:03:12 
57Holly Breck (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:03:15 
58Ella Bloor (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing  
59Megan Scott (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team0:03:20 
60Riejanne Markus (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:03:28 
61Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Wiggle High50:03:36 
62Rylee McMullen (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:03:43 
63Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek - Drops0:03:51 
64Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink  
65Breanna Hargrave (Aus) TIS Racing0:03:55 
66Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott0:03:59 
67Gina Ricardo (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team0:04:12 
68Annasley Park (GBr) Trek - Drops  
69Louise Norman Hansen (Den) Team Virtu Cycling0:04:26 
70Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling  
71Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
72Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
73Angela Smith (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team0:04:29 
74Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:05:03 
75Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink0:06:04 
76Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:06:26 
77Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling0:07:39 
78Kathryn Buss (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:08:03 
79Alice Cobb (GBr) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
80Danielle Morshead (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:09:15 
81Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink0:15:45 
82Kimberley Wells (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing0:16:26 
83Jer Ling Serene Lee (Sin) Maaslandster International0:17:28 
84Yasue Nakahara (Jpn) Maaslandster International  
DNFRotem Gafinovitz (Isr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
DNFDésirée Ehrler (Swi) Maaslandster International  
DNFErin Kinnealy (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing  
DNFNicola MacDonald (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing  
DNSSabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
DNSMonique Van De Ree (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
DNSMacey Stewart (Aus) Wiggle High5  
DNSRossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
DNSShara Gillow (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
Sprint 1 – Murray Rd, Greenock, km.79.6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Linda Villumsen (NZl) Team Virtu Cycling5 pts
2Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini3 
3Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High52 
Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katrin Garfoot (Aus) UniSA-Australia16 pts
2Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott12 
3Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott8 
4Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott6 
5Kate McIlroy (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing5 
6Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank4 
7Lauren Stephens (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling3 
8Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek - Drops2 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 3) Wispering Wall, Williamstown, km. 37
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kate McIlroy (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing3 pts
2Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Ale Cipollini2 
3Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott1 
Mountain 2 (Cat. 1) Mengler's Hill, Angaston, km. 102
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katrin Garfoot (Aus) UniSA-Australia16 pts
2Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott12 
3Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott8 
4Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott6 
5Kate McIlroy (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing4 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mitchelton Scott8:11:32 
2Specialized Women's Racing0:02:06 
3Uni-SA Australia0:02:21 
4Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:02:38 
5Trek - Drops0:02:56 
6Wiggle High50:03:43 
7Ale Cipollini0:03:46 
8Vantage New Zealand National Team0:03:52 
9Cylance Pro Cycling0:04:49 
10Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:05:32 
11TIS Racing0:06:02 
12Team Virtu Cycling0:06:20 
13BePink0:06:49 
14Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:07:54 
15Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling0:09:03 
16Holden Team Gusto Racing0:19:58 
17Maaslandster International0:23:04 
General Classification after Stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katrin Garfoot (Aus) UniSA-Australia5:52:26 
2Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott0:00:04 
3Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott0:00:14 
4Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott0:00:25 
5Kate McIlroy (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing0:00:26 
6Lauren Stephens (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:31 
7Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
8Taryn Heather (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing0:01:01 
9Grace Brown (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing  
10Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek - Drops  
11Grace Anderson (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:01:04 
12Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High5  
13Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
14Linda Villumsen (NZl) Team Virtu Cycling0:01:05 
15Emma Grant (GBr) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:01:14 
16Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek - Drops0:01:16 
17Lauren Kitchen (Aus) UniSA-Australia0:01:18 
18Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team  
19Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Team Virtu Cycling0:01:29 
20Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek - Drops0:01:32 
21Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink  
22Sharlotte Lucas (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing  
23Molly Weaver (GBr) Trek - Drops  
24Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:33 
25Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:40 
26Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini0:01:41 
27Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:01:46 
28Georgia Baker (Aus) TIS Racing  
29Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5  
30Rachel Neylan (Aus) UniSA-Australia  
31Shayna Powless (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:01:49 
32Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
33Scotti Lechuga-Wilborn (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:01:58 
34Georgia Whitehouse (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team0:02:04 
35Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink0:02:09 
36Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:02:12 
37Maeve Plouffe (Aus) TIS Racing  
38Deborah Paine (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:02:23 
39Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Wiggle High50:02:29 
40Rippon Lydia (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:02:33 
41Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
42Marlies Mejias Garcia (Cub) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:02:38 
43Lauretta Hanson (Aus) UniSA-Australia0:02:53 
44Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) UniSA-Australia0:02:57 
45Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing  
46Jessica Mundy (Aus) TIS Racing  
47Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
48Erica Clevenger (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air  
49Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
50Bronwyn Macgregor (NZl) Maaslandster International  
51Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
52Kristina Clonan (Aus) TIS Racing0:03:13 
53Carlee Taylor (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing0:03:14 
54Lucy Bechtel (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing0:03:22 
55Amanda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster International  
56Holly Breck (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:03:25 
57Ella Bloor (Aus) Specialized Women's Racing  
58Megan Scott (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team0:03:30 
59Riejanne Markus (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:03:38 
60Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Wiggle High50:03:46 
61Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink0:04:01 
62Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek - Drops  
63Breanna Hargrave (Aus) TIS Racing0:04:05 
64Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott0:04:09 
65Margot Clyne (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:04:11 
66Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling0:04:35 
67Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling0:04:36 
68Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
69Louise Norman Hansen (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
70Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:05:13 
71Rylee McMullen (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:05:37 
72Angela Smith (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team0:05:59 
73Kathryn Buss (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:09:33 
74Danielle Morshead (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:10:45 
75Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:10:50 
76Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink0:12:37 
77Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling0:13:02 
78Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink0:15:55 
79Annasley Park (GBr) Trek - Drops0:16:23 
80Alice Cobb (GBr) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:18:13 
81Yasue Nakahara (Jpn) Maaslandster International0:18:53 
82Gina Ricardo (Aus) Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling Team0:20:27 
83Kimberley Wells (Aus) Holden Team Gusto Racing0:27:26 
84Jer Ling Serene Lee (Sin) Maaslandster International0:29:45 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High521 pts
2Katrin Garfoot (Aus) UniSA-Australia16 
3Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini12 
4Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott12 
5Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling12 
6Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott8 
7Lauretta Hanson (Aus) UniSA-Australia8 
8Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling7 
9Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott6 
10Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott6 
11Linda Villumsen (NZl) Team Virtu Cycling5 
12Kate McIlroy (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing5 
13Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank4 
14Lauren Stephens (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling3 
15Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink3 
16Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek - Drops2 
17Kristina Clonan (Aus) TIS Racing2 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katrin Garfoot (Aus) UniSA-Australia18 pts
2Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott12 
3Kate McIlroy (NZl) Specialized Women's Racing11 
4Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott8 
5Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott7 
6Emma Grant (GBr) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank6 
7Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Ale Cipollini2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Grace Anderson (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team5:53:30 
2Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek - Drops0:00:12 
3Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:00:14 
4Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink0:01:05 
5Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:01:08 
6Deborah Paine (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:01:19 
7Rippon Lydia (NZl) Vantage New Zealand National Team0:01:29 
8Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
9Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott0:01:53 
10Kristina Clonan (Aus) TIS Racing0:02:09 
11Amanda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster International0:02:18 
12Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Wiggle High50:02:42 
13Danielle Morshead (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:09:41 
14Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling0:11:58 
15Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink0:14:51 
16Annasley Park (GBr) Trek - Drops0:15:19 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mitchelton Scott17:38:11 
2Specialized Women's Racing0:02:06 
3Uni-SA Australia0:02:21 
4Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:02:38 
5Trek - Drops0:02:56 
6Wiggle High50:03:43 
7Ale Cipollini0:03:46 
8Vantage New Zealand National Team0:03:52 
9Cylance Pro Cycling0:04:49 
10Twenty20 p/b Sho - Air0:05:32 
11TIS Racing0:06:02 
12Team Virtu Cycling0:06:20 
13BePink0:06:49 
14Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:07:54 
15Sydney Uni-Staminade Women's Cycling0:10:23 
16Holden Team Gusto Racing0:23:05 
17Maaslandster International0:24:19  

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