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Tour of Chongming Island 2012

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May 9-11, 2012

May 09, Stage 1: Chongbei - Chongbei 73.4km

Hoskins claims first scalp for Orica GreenEdge

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Cycling News
Published:
May 09, 2012, 6:45 BST,
Updated:
May 09, 2012, 22:11 BST

Gilmore nabs best result of the season in 2nd

Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS, presented by GreenEdge) won the first stage ahead of Rochelle Gilmore (Faren) and Monia Baccaille (MCipollini Giambenini)

Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS, presented by GreenEdge) won the first stage ahead of Rochelle Gilmore (Faren) and Monia Baccaille (MCipollini Giambenini)

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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
1 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 1:49:36  
2 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team    
3 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
4 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon    
5 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
6 Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
7 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
8 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
9 Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) RusVelo    
10 Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
11 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
12 Zhao Juan Meng (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
13 Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand    
14 Gu Sung Eun (Kor) Korea    
15 Daniela Gass (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
16 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
17 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
18 Stefania Vecchio (Ita) Faren Honda Team    
19 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
20 Ah Reum Na (Kor) Korea    
21 Andrea Graus (Aut) Austria    
22 Valentina Ylbrikht (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
23 Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
24 Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) Thailand    
25 Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren Honda Team    
26 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
27 Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand    
28 Hsiao Chia Tseng (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
29 Lise Nöstvold (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
30 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) RusVelo    
31 Rimma Luchshenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
32 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
33 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo    
34 Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Austria    
35 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
36 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
37 Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
38 Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
39 Ally Stacher (USA) Team Specialized - lululemon    
40 Qianyu Yang (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
41 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
42 Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
43 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giambenini    
44 Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
45 Bo Yee Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
46 Yu Hsuan Lee (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
47 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
48 Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
49 Verena Absalyamova (Rus) RusVelo    
50 Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand    
51 Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
52 Sun Ae Choi (Kor) Korea    
53 Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Faren Honda Team    
54 Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) Faren Honda Team    
55 Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
56 Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
57 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
58 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
59 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - lululemon    
60 Kim You-Ri (Kor) Korea    
61 Claudia Schlager (Aut) Austria    
62 Martina Ritter (Aut) Austria    
63 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized - lululemon    
64 Supaksorn Nuntana (Tha) Thailand    
65 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
66 Whitney Gaggioli (USA) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
67 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Specialized - lululemon    
68 Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
69 Chia Hui Lin (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
70 Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
71 Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
72 Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
73 Aliya Kargaliyeva (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
74 Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) RusVelo    
75 Johanna Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
76 Madeleine Olsson (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
77 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
78 Ho Hsiung Huang (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
79 Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
80 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Abus Nutrixxion 0:00:47  
81 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon    
82 Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
83 Federica Primavera (Ita) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
84 Lisa Pleyer (Aut) Austria 0:00:51  
85 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
86 Chaek-Yung Lee (Kor) Korea    
87 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 0:00:58  
88 Marie Voreland (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
89 Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Faren Honda Team    
90 Jariya Chumluae (Tha) Thailand    
91 Li Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
DNS Xiao Fei Wang (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
Points
1 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 14 pts
2 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team 12  
3 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 10  
4 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon 8  
5 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 6  
6 Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 5  
7 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 4  
8 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 3  
9 Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) RusVelo 2  
10 Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 1  
Sprint 1
1 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 5 pts
2 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 3  
3 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 1  
Sprint 2
1 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 5 pts
2 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 3  
3 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 1  
Teams
1 MCipollini Giambenini 5:28:48  
2 Faren Honda Team    
3 AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
4 China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
5 Thailand    
6 RusVelo    
7 Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
8 Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
9 Korea    
10 Hong Kong, China    
11 Abus Nutrixxion    
12 Kazakhstan    
13 Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
14 Team Specialized - lululemon    
15 Axman Team Taiwan    
16 Austria    
17 Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
General classification after stage 1
1 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 1:49:21  
2 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:00:07  
3 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team 0:00:09  
4 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:00:12  
5 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon 0:00:15  
6 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
7 Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
8 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
9 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
10 Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) RusVelo    
11 Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
12 Zhao Juan Meng (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
13 Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand    
14 Gu Sung Eun (Kor) Korea    
15 Daniela Gass (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
16 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
17 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
18 Stefania Vecchio (Ita) Faren Honda Team    
19 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
20 Ah Reum Na (Kor) Korea    
21 Andrea Graus (Aut) Austria    
22 Valentina Ylbrikht (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
23 Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
24 Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) Thailand    
25 Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren Honda Team    
26 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
27 Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand    
28 Hsiao Chia Tseng (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
29 Lise Nöstvold (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
30 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) RusVelo    
31 Rimma Luchshenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
32 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
33 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo    
34 Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Austria    
35 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
36 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
37 Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
38 Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
39 Ally Stacher (USA) Team Specialized - lululemon    
40 Qianyu Yang (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
41 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
42 Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
43 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giambenini    
44 Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
45 Bo Yee Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
46 Yu Hsuan Lee (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
47 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
48 Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
49 Verena Absalyamova (Rus) RusVelo    
50 Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand    
51 Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
52 Sun Ae Choi (Kor) Korea    
53 Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Faren Honda Team    
54 Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) Faren Honda Team    
55 Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
56 Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
57 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
58 Kim You-Ri (Kor) Korea    
59 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
60 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - lululemon    
61 Claudia Schlager (Aut) Austria    
62 Martina Ritter (Aut) Austria    
63 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized - lululemon    
64 Supaksorn Nuntana (Tha) Thailand    
65 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
66 Whitney Gaggioli (USA) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
67 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Specialized - lululemon    
68 Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
69 Chia Hui Lin (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
70 Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
71 Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
72 Aliya Kargaliyeva (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
73 Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
74 Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) RusVelo    
75 Johanna Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
76 Madeleine Olsson (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
77 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
78 Ho Hsiung Huang (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
79 Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
80 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon    
81 Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
82 Federica Primavera (Ita) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
83 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
84 Chaek-Yung Lee (Kor) Korea    
85 Marie Voreland (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
86 Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Faren Honda Team    
87 Jariya Chumluae (Tha) Thailand    
88 Li Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
89 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Abus Nutrixxion 0:01:02  
90 Lisa Pleyer (Aut) Austria 0:01:06  
91 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 0:01:13  
Points classification
1 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 22 pts
2 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 16  
3 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team 12  
4 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon 8  
5 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 6  
6 Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 5  
7 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 4  
8 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 4  
9 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 3  
10 Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) RusVelo 2  
11 Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 1  
Asian riders classification
1 Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 1:49:36  
2 Zhao Juan Meng (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
3 Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand    
4 Gu Sung Eun (Kor) Korea    
5 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
6 Ah Reum Na (Kor) Korea    
7 Valentina Ylbrikht (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
8 Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) Thailand    
9 Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand    
10 Hsiao Chia Tseng (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
11 Rimma Luchshenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
12 Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
13 Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
14 Qianyu Yang (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
15 Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
16 Bo Yee Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
17 Yu Hsuan Lee (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
18 Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand    
19 Sun Ae Choi (Kor) Korea    
20 Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
21 Kim You-Ri (Kor) Korea    
22 Supaksorn Nuntana (Tha) Thailand    
23 Chia Hui Lin (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
24 Aliya Kargaliyeva (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
25 Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
26 Ho Hsiung Huang (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
27 Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
28 Chaek-Yung Lee (Kor) Korea    
29 Jariya Chumluae (Tha) Thailand    
30 Li Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
Teams classification
1 MCipollini Giambenini 5:28:48  
2 Faren Honda Team    
3 AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
4 China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
5 Thailand    
6 RusVelo    
7 Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
8 Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
9 Korea    
10 Hong Kong, China    
11 Abus Nutrixxion    
12 Kazakhstan    
13 Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
14 Team Specialized - lululemon    
15 Axman Team Taiwan    
16 Austria    
17 Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
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