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Tour of Chongming Island 2012

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May 9-11, 2012

May 11, Stage 3: City Circuit 79.2km

Hoskins wins final stage to secure overall victory

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 12, 2012, 0:37 BST,
Updated:
May 12, 2012, 1:55 BST

Nail-biting win in China for young Australian

Melissa Hoskins added a second stage win to her tally from the three day Tour of Chongming Island, and with it, she took the overall victory.

"We went into the day only three seconds down on the race lead," said Sports Director Dave McPartland. "We had a plan to go hard, early, for the three intermediate sprints. We didn't want to leave things until the final sprint even though it had the most bonus seconds. If we had gone for the intermediate sprints, the overnight leader [Monia Baccaille of MCipollini Giambenini] would have increased her lead."

The intermediate sprints offered up 3-2-1 seconds for 1st-2nd-3rd place. Following the plan outlined pre-race, GreenEdge-AIS raced aggressively early and lined up their sprint train for the first intermediate sprint. Hoskins took top honors with Baccaille sprinting to second.

"The first intermediate sprint brought us back one second on Baccaile," explained McPartland. "Mel was now two seconds outside the race lead."

GreenEdge-AIS gave a repeat performance for the second intermediate sprint, and Hoskins once again delivered.

"We had nearly the whole team bring Mel to the intermediate sprint line," noted McPartland. "I could tell they were feeling good. Mel won the second intermediate sprint, and Baccaile was second again. This gave us back one more second, and Mel was now only one second from the race lead."

Although the team had originally planned to contest the third intermediate sprint, the plan changed on the road.

"This is what impressed me," explained McPartland. "They worked out on their own that there really wasn't any point in going for the third sprint. I had worked this out in the car, too, but without radios I couldn't communicate it to them. I was happy when they dropped back and shared the same conclusion I had realized. It wasn't worth it to put the whole team on the front for the last intermediate sprint. If Mel won and Baccaile was second again, Mel would still need to win the stage to take the overall."

Having decided to sit out the third sprint, GreenEdge-AIS watched MCipollini Giambenini put their entire team on the sprint for Baccaille.

"Mel looked after herself on the final intermediate sprint," McPartland said. "She followed the leader and ran third in the sprint. This gave Baccaille two seconds over Hoskins in the sprint and three on the general classification. Basically, we headed into the final in the same position that we had been at the start of the day except that Baccaille's team had spent 100% of their energy on the third sprint while we held back."

GreenEdge-AIS controlled the closing kilometers to perfection.

"The whole team was fresh after having sat out the third sprint," noted McPartland. "They lined it up and took control ten kilometers from the finish. They delivered Mel perfectly to the line. She won the stage, and with the bonus seconds available at the line, she won the Tour by one second. She had to win the stage to win the race, and she did it. It was an awesome team effort and great sprinting by Mel, as well."

 

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 1:58:21  
2 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
3 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
4 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
5 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team    
6 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
7 Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand    
8 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
9 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo    
10 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
11 Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
12 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
13 Ah Reum Na (Kor) Korea    
14 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
15 Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 0:00:04  
16 Chia Hui Lin (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
17 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 0:00:06  
18 Daniela Gass (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
19 Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Austria    
20 Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
21 Supaksorn Nuntana (Tha) Thailand    
22 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
23 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
24 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
25 Andrea Graus (Aut) Austria    
26 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
27 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon    
28 Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
29 Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
30 Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
31 Qianyu Yang (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
32 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
33 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) RusVelo    
34 Zhao Juan Meng (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
35 Rimma Luchshenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
36 Ally Stacher (USA) Team Specialized - lululemon    
37 Ho Hsiung Huang (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
38 Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) Thailand    
39 Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
40 Hsiao Chia Tseng (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
41 Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
42 Sun Ae Choi (Kor) Korea    
43 Yu Hsuan Lee (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
44 Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand    
45 Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
46 Chaek-Yung Lee (Kor) Korea    
47 Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
48 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Specialized - lululemon    
49 Bo Yee Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
50 Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
51 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - lululemon    
52 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
53 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon    
54 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized - lululemon    
55 Kim You-Ri (Kor) Korea    
56 Martina Ritter (Aut) Austria    
57 Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
58 Johanna Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
59 Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand    
60 Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren Honda Team    
61 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giambenini    
62 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
63 Whitney Gaggioli (USA) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
64 Madeleine Olsson (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
65 Marie Voreland (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
66 Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
67 Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
68 Verena Absalyamova (Rus) RusVelo    
69 Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) RusVelo    
70 Lisa Pleyer (Aut) Austria    
71 Jariya Chumluae (Tha) Thailand    
72 Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Faren Honda Team    
73 Aliya Kargaliyeva (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
74 Federica Primavera (Ita) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 0:00:17  
75 Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Faren Honda Team    
76 Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) Faren Honda Team    
77 Claudia Schlager (Aut) Austria    
78 Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
79 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 0:00:22  
80 Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
81 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Abus Nutrixxion 0:00:25  
82 Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
83 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 0:01:17  
84 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
DNF Lise Nöstvold (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
DNF Valentina Ylbrikht (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
DNS Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
DNS Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) RusVelo    
DNS Gu Sung Eun (Kor) Korea    
Final general classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 6:44:49  
2 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:00:01  
3 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:00:26  
4 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:00:27  
5 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team 0:00:30  
6 Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand 0:00:36  
7 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
8 Xin Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
9 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo    
10 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
11 Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
12 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
13 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
14 Ah Reum Na (Kor) Korea    
15 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - lululemon    
16 Dong Yan Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 0:00:40  
17 Chia Hui Lin (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
18 Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:00:42  
19 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
20 Daniela Gass (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
21 Andrea Graus (Aut) Austria    
22 Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
23 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
24 Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Austria    
25 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon    
26 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
27 Rimma Luchshenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
28 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) RusVelo    
29 Qianyu Yang (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
30 Ally Stacher (USA) Team Specialized - lululemon    
31 Lang Meng (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
32 Hsiao Chia Tseng (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
33 Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand    
34 Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
35 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
36 Sun Ae Choi (Kor) Korea    
37 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
38 Bo Yee Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
39 Yu Hsuan Lee (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
40 Zhao Juan Meng (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
41 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica GreenEdge-AIS    
42 Ho Hsiung Huang (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan    
43 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
44 Martina Ritter (Aut) Austria    
45 Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) Thailand    
46 Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
47 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
48 Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
49 Kim You-Ri (Kor) Korea    
50 Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
51 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giambenini    
52 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon    
53 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized - lululemon    
54 Chaek-Yung Lee (Kor) Korea    
55 Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
56 Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand    
57 Whitney Gaggioli (USA) Forno d'Asolo Colavita    
58 Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) RusVelo    
59 Madeleine Olsson (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
60 Xiao Juan Diao (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
61 Marie Voreland (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
62 Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
63 Jariya Chumluae (Tha) Thailand    
64 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 0:00:58  
65 Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion    
66 Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:01:01  
67 Supaksorn Nuntana (Tha) Thailand 0:01:46  
68 Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
69 Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
70 Aliya Kargaliyeva (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
71 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Abus Nutrixxion 0:01:48  
72 Johanna Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:01:51  
73 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 0:01:53  
74 Verena Absalyamova (Rus) RusVelo 0:02:08  
75 Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:02:19  
76 Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) Faren Honda Team    
77 Claudia Schlager (Aut) Austria    
78 Federica Primavera (Ita) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 0:02:47  
79 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 0:02:51  
80 Lisa Pleyer (Aut) Austria 0:02:59  
81 Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Faren Honda Team 0:03:02  
82 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Specialized - lululemon 0:03:04  
83 Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Faren Honda Team 0:03:16  
84 Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren Honda Team 0:03:50  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 61  pts
2 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 59  
3 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 25  
4 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team 24  
5 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 18  
6 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - lululemon 12  
7 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica GreenEdge-AIS 9  
8 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon 8  
9 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo 7  
10 Jutatip MANEEPHAN 6