Hoskins claims first scalp for Orica GreenEdge

Gilmore nabs best result of the season in 2nd

Melissa Hoskins (Orica GreenEdge-AIS) won the opening stage of the three-day Tour of Chongming Island in a fast, field sprint finale. The Australian outkicked compatriot Rochelle Gilmore (Faren Honda Team) and Monia Baccaille (MCipollini Giambenini) in a finishing sprint marred by a crash in sight of the finish.

With bonuses picked up throughout the stage, Hoskins leads general classification by seven seconds over Baccaille while Gilmore holds third overall at nine seconds.

Hoskins was prominent in the two intermediate sprints in the 73.4km stage, winning the first and taking second in the next sprint.

"The intermediate sprints offered points and time bonuses," said Hoskins on her team website. "Just as importantly, they gave me a chance to see who was sprinting and get some idea as to where I was for the finish. I was a bit rusty at the start. The intermediate sprints reminded my body what quick speed feels like. They were the dress rehearsal for the finish."

After several attacks were neutralised, the peloton's various lead-out trains prepared for the finale.

"The girls positioned me out of the wind," explained Hoskins. "They protected me extremely well. Two kilometers out, they pushed it to front. Judith [Arndt] took the final left-hand turn and then handed things over to Jessie [MacLean]. Judith had taken us to the bottom of a small bridge, and Jessie took us over the bridge.

"Jessie gave a final push on the bridge, and then a MCipollini Giambenini attacked," Hoskins continued. "I sat on her wheel for about 250 meters before stepping out of her draft with 150 meters to go. Once I was out front, I was able to hold on for the win."

The Tour of Chongming Island continues with stage 2 on Thursday in Chongxi, the longest stage at 118.4km.

Full Results
1Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS1:49:36 
2Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team  
3Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
4Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon  
5Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
6Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
7Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
8Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
9Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) RusVelo  
10Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
11Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team  
12Zhao Juan Meng (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
13Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand  
14Gu Sung Eun (Kor) Korea  
15Daniela Gass (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion  
16Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
17Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
18Stefania Vecchio (Ita) Faren Honda Team  
19Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
20Ah Reum Na (Kor) Korea  
21Andrea Graus (Aut) Austria  
22Valentina Ylbrikht (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
23Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
24Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) Thailand  
25Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren Honda Team  
26Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion  
27Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand  
28Hsiao Chia Tseng (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
29Lise Nöstvold (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
30Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) RusVelo  
31Rimma Luchshenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
32Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team  
33Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo  
34Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Austria  
35Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team  
36Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
37Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
38Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
39Ally Stacher (USA) Team Specialized - lululemon  
40Qianyu Yang (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
41Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS  
42Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
43Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giambenini  
44Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
45Bo Yee Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
46Yu Hsuan Lee (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
47Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
48Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
49Verena Absalyamova (Rus) RusVelo  
50Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand  
51Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
52Sun Ae Choi (Kor) Korea  
53Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Faren Honda Team  
54Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) Faren Honda Team  
55Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
56Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion  
57Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica GreenEdge-AIS  
58Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS  
59Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - lululemon  
60Kim You-Ri (Kor) Korea  
61Claudia Schlager (Aut) Austria  
62Martina Ritter (Aut) Austria  
63Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized - lululemon  
64Supaksorn Nuntana (Tha) Thailand  
65Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team  
66Whitney Gaggioli (USA) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
67Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Specialized - lululemon  
68Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
69Chia Hui Lin (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
70Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
71Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
72Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
73Aliya Kargaliyeva (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
74Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) RusVelo  
75Johanna Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
76Madeleine Olsson (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
77Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS  
78Ho Hsiung Huang (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
79Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
80Rachel Neylan (Aus) Abus Nutrixxion0:00:47 
81Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon  
82Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
83Federica Primavera (Ita) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
84Lisa Pleyer (Aut) Austria0:00:51 
85Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team  
86Chaek-Yung Lee (Kor) Korea  
87Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS0:00:58 
88Marie Voreland (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
89Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Faren Honda Team  
90Jariya Chumluae (Tha) Thailand  
91Li Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
DNSXiao Fei Wang (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
Points
1Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS14pts
2Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team12 
3Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini10 
4Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon8 
5Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini6 
6Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team5 
7Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini4 
8Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team3 
9Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) RusVelo2 
10Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling1 
Sprint 1
1Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS5pts
2Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team3 
3Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini1 
Sprint 2
1Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini5pts
2Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS3 
3Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team1 
Teams
1MCipollini Giambenini5:28:48 
2Faren Honda Team  
3AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
4China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
5Thailand  
6RusVelo  
7Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team  
8Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
9Korea  
10Hong Kong, China  
11Abus Nutrixxion  
12Kazakhstan  
13Orica GreenEdge-AIS  
14Team Specialized - lululemon  
15Axman Team Taiwan  
16Austria  
17Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
General classification after stage 1
1Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS1:49:21 
2Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini0:00:07 
3Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team0:00:09 
4Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team0:00:12 
5Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon0:00:15 
6Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
7Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
8Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
9Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
10Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) RusVelo  
11Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
12Zhao Juan Meng (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
13Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand  
14Gu Sung Eun (Kor) Korea  
15Daniela Gass (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion  
16Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
17Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
18Stefania Vecchio (Ita) Faren Honda Team  
19Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
20Ah Reum Na (Kor) Korea  
21Andrea Graus (Aut) Austria  
22Valentina Ylbrikht (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
23Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
24Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) Thailand  
25Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren Honda Team  
26Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion  
27Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand  
28Hsiao Chia Tseng (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
29Lise Nöstvold (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
30Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) RusVelo  
31Rimma Luchshenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
32Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team  
33Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo  
34Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Austria  
35Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team  
36Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
37Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
38Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
39Ally Stacher (USA) Team Specialized - lululemon  
40Qianyu Yang (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
41Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS  
42Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
43Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giambenini  
44Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
45Bo Yee Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
46Yu Hsuan Lee (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
47Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini  
48Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
49Verena Absalyamova (Rus) RusVelo  
50Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand  
51Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
52Sun Ae Choi (Kor) Korea  
53Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Faren Honda Team  
54Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) Faren Honda Team  
55Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
56Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion  
57Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS  
58Kim You-Ri (Kor) Korea  
59Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica GreenEdge-AIS  
60Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - lululemon  
61Claudia Schlager (Aut) Austria  
62Martina Ritter (Aut) Austria  
63Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized - lululemon  
64Supaksorn Nuntana (Tha) Thailand  
65Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team  
66Whitney Gaggioli (USA) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
67Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Specialized - lululemon  
68Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
69Chia Hui Lin (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
70Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
71Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
72Aliya Kargaliyeva (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
73Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
74Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) RusVelo  
75Johanna Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
76Madeleine Olsson (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
77Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS  
78Ho Hsiung Huang (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
79Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
80Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon  
81Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
82Federica Primavera (Ita) Forno d'Asolo Colavita  
83Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team  
84Chaek-Yung Lee (Kor) Korea  
85Marie Voreland (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
86Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Faren Honda Team  
87Jariya Chumluae (Tha) Thailand  
88Li Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
89Rachel Neylan (Aus) Abus Nutrixxion0:01:02 
90Lisa Pleyer (Aut) Austria0:01:06 
91Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS0:01:13 
Points classification
1Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS22pts
2Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini16 
3Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team12 
4Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon8 
5Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini6 
6Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team5 
7Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team4 
8Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini4 
9Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team3 
10Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) RusVelo2 
11Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling1 
Asian riders classification
1Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling1:49:36 
2Zhao Juan Meng (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
3Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand  
4Gu Sung Eun (Kor) Korea  
5Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
6Ah Reum Na (Kor) Korea  
7Valentina Ylbrikht (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
8Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) Thailand  
9Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand  
10Hsiao Chia Tseng (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
11Rimma Luchshenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
12Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
13Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
14Qianyu Yang (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
15Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
16Bo Yee Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
17Yu Hsuan Lee (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
18Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand  
19Sun Ae Choi (Kor) Korea  
20Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
21Kim You-Ri (Kor) Korea  
22Supaksorn Nuntana (Tha) Thailand  
23Chia Hui Lin (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
24Aliya Kargaliyeva (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
25Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
26Ho Hsiung Huang (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan  
27Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
28Chaek-Yung Lee (Kor) Korea  
29Jariya Chumluae (Tha) Thailand  
30Li Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
Teams classification
1MCipollini Giambenini5:28:48 
2Faren Honda Team  
3AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team  
4China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
5Thailand  
6RusVelo  
7Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team  
8Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team  
9Korea  
10Hong Kong, China  
11Abus Nutrixxion  
12Kazakhstan  
13Orica GreenEdge-AIS  
14Team Specialized - lululemon  
15Axman Team Taiwan  
16Austria  
17Forno d'Asolo Colavita  

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