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Olds win Chongming Island World Cup

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Hoskins and Baccaille second and third

Shelley Olds (AA Drink) wins from Melissa Hoskins (GreenEDGE-AIS) and Monia Baccaille (MCipollini Giambenini).

Shelley Olds (AA Drink) wins from Melissa Hoskins (GreenEDGE-AIS) and Monia Baccaille (MCipollini Giambenini).

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Shelley Olds (AA Drink-Leontien.nl Cycling Team) sprinted to victory in the Tour of Chongming Island, the fifth round of the UCI World Cup which took place in China's Chongming Island. The 31-year-old American edged Melissa Hoskins (Orica GreenEdge-AIS) and Monia Baccaille (MCipollini Giambenini) in the finale to claim the first World Cup win of her career.

"My team did a great job bringing me in to the finish and I would like to thank them all. I couldn't have done it without them," said Olds.

The parcours for the 2012 edition of the Tour of Chongming Island was very different from the previous two editions as the peloton traveled from Pudong to the finish on Chongming Island via the Changjiang Tunnel and Bridge, 18 kilometres of water crossings.

In wet and windy conditions, the field stayed together for the first half of the 120.4km race as a strong tailwind to the tunnel seemed to discourage breakaways. The tunnel was warm and still, a stark contrast to the bridge just a few kilometres later. The elevation and openness of the bridge meant that the peloton was buffeted by a strong cross wind from the right.

As the peloton climbed to the crown of the bridge various teams went on the attack, trying to form a breakaway. But the other teams were too attentive and closed down the gaps which Hitec Mistral Home and Orica GreenEdge-AIS squads tried to create. Also at the front and wishing to close down any breakaway attempts were the MCippollini and Rabobank Women's teams.

After a flurry of action on the road which descended off the bridge and through the tree-lined, narrow roads of Chongming Island, the bunch slowed considerably. No significant breakaways occurred during the race as the sprinters' teams were keen to keep things together for a sprint at the finish.

Heading into the finale, the teams' sprint trains formed in the wide, suburban streets and the final corner with 700 metres to go was safely negotiated by all. The peloton kicked into high gear with 300 metres remaining as the sprinters spread across the road and powered to the finish. Shelley Olds, Melissa Hoskins and Monia Baccaille were all prominent at the front and as each rider threw her bike forward at the line it was Olds who prevailed by a small margin. Melissa Hoskins was second, followed by Monia Baccaille in third.

Although not present, Marianne Vos (Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team) maintained her UCI World Cup series lead and will wear the leader's jersey at the next round in Vargarda, Sweden in August.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 3:11:51  
2 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
3 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
4 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - lululemon    
5 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team    
6 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon    
7 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
8 Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
9 Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
10 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
11 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
12 Jutatip Maneephan (Tha)    
13 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
14 Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
15 Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
16 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) RusVelo    
17 Ah Reum Na (Kor)    
18 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
19 Chaek-Yung Lee (Kor)    
20 Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha)    
21 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo    
22 Daniela Gass (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
23 Sun Ae Choi (Kor)    
24 Andrea Graus (Aut) Austria    
25 Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
26 Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Austria    
27 Chia Hui Lin (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
28 Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
29 Xiao Juan Diao (HKg)    
30 Yunjuan Qian (Chn)    
31 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
32 Yu Hsuan Lee (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
33 Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
34 Ho Hsiung Huang (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
35 Bo Yee Leung (HKg)    
36 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
37 Martina Ritter (Aut)    
38 Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
39 Johanna Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
40 Lise Nöstvold (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
41 Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha)    
42 Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
43 Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
44 Verena Absalyamova (Rus) RusVelo    
45 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
46 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
47 Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren Honda Team    
48 Marie Voreland (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
49 Madeleine Olsson (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
50 Hsiao Chia Tseng (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
51 Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
52 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giambenini    
53 Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Faren Honda Team    
54 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
55 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
56 Zhao Juan Meng (HKg)    
57 Lisa Pleyer (Aut) Austria    
58 Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) RusVelo    
59 Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
60 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon    
61 Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
62 Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Faren Honda Team    
63 Jariya Chumluae (Tha)    
64 Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha)    
65 Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
66 Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
67 Kim You-Ri (Kor)    
68 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Specialized - lululemon    
69 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Abus Nutrixxion 0:00:09  
70 Whitney Gaggioli (USA) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
71 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
72 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
73 Jessie Maclean (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 0:00:11  
74 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized - lululemon    
75 Ally Stacher (USA) Team Specialized - lululemon 0:00:18  
76 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 0:00:27  
77 Claudia Schlager (Aut) Austria 0:01:29  
78 Stefania Vecchio (Ita) Faren Honda Team 0:01:34  
79 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
80 Federica Primavera (Ita) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 0:01:41  
81 Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) Faren Honda Team 0:01:42  
82 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 0:01:54  
83 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
World Cup individual standings after round 5
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 200 pts
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica GreenEdge - AIS 139  
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 86  
4 Kirsten Wild (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 80  
5 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 75  
6 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Team Specialized - lululemon 75  
7 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon 62  
8 Adrie Visser (Ned) Skil Argos 56  
9 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 53  
10 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 52  
11 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge - AIS 50  
12 Kristin Armstrong (USA) United States 50  
13 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 50  
14 Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 45  
15 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica GreenEdge - AIS 40  
16 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara 39  
17 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 38  
18 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Orica GreenEdge - AIS 35  
19 Joelle Numainville (Can) Canada 35  
20 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - lululemon 30  
21 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team 27  
22 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon 27  
23 Martine Bras (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam 27  
24 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope 26  
25 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Be Pink 26  
26 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized - lululemon 24  
27 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Be Pink 24  
28 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 24  
29 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 21  
30 Megan Guarnier (USA) TIBCO - To The Top 21  
31 Christine Majerus (Lux) Team GSD Gestion 19  
32 Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 18  
33 Clara Hughes (Can) Team Specialized - lululemon 18  
34 Emma Pooley (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 18  
35 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica GreenEdge - AIS 18  
36 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 16  
37 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 13  
38 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion 11  
39 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 10  
40 Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand 9  
41 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) RusVelo 9  
42 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 8  
43 Carmen Mcnellis Small (USA) United States 8  
44 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo 8  
45 Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan 7  
46 Amber Neben (USA) Team Specialized - lululemon 7  
47 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012 7  
48 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Faren Honda Team 7  
49 Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 6  
50 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Italy 6  
51 Janneke Kanis (Ned) Skil Argos 6  
52 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) RusVelo 5  
53 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 5  
54 Ah Reum Na (Kor) Korea 4  
55 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso 4  
56 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 4  
57 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 3  
58 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 3  
59 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 3  
60 Chaek-Yung Lee (Kor) Korea 2  
61 Chantal Blaak (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 2  
62 Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) Thailand 1  
63 Sharon Laws (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 1  
64 Amélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 1  
65 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 1  
World Cup team standings after round 5
1 Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 271 pts
2 Orica GreenEdge - Ais 232  
3 Team Specialized - lululemon 189  
4 AS Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 135  
5 Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 90  
6 MCipollini Giambenini 68  
7 United States 58  
8 Skil Argos 57  
9 Be Pink 50  
10 Vienne Futuroscope 40  
11 Diadora - Pasta Zara 39  
12 Lotto Belisol Ladies 38  
13 Canada 35  
14 Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam 27  
15 Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 24  
16 TIBCO - To The Top 21  
17 Team GSD Gestion 19  
18 RusVelo 17  
19 Faren Honda Team 7  
20 Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012 7  
21 Italy 6  
22 S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 5  
23 Netherlands 5  
24 Vaiano Tepso 4