Chloe Hosking: It has been a bumpy start but I know how to bounce back

SIENA ITALY MARCH 06 Chloe Hosking of Australia and Team Trek Segafredo during the Eroica 7th Strade Bianche 2021 Womens Elite a 136km race from Siena to Siena Piazza del Campo Gravel strokes StradeBianche on March 06 2021 in Siena Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Chloe Hosking of Australia and Team Trek-Segafredo (Image credit: Getty Images)

Chloe Hosking isn’t the type of rider that thinks small and nor is the team she just joined, Trek-Segafredo, so it’s not surprising that when she came on board there were some lofty goals outlined for the sprinter. But, just like many things in life over the past year or so, COVID-19 has meant the plans have had to undergo a few rewrites. The goals are still just as lofty, it’s just that they’ll now have to wait a while.

The experienced Australian, with 36 professional wins to her name, was brought into the team to provide firepower in the bunch sprints. While for many, walking into one of the world’s top teams with a raft of big names may have been intimidating, it marked something of a homecoming for Hosking. She was re-joining old teammates such as Elisa Longo Borghini and Audrey Cordon-Ragot, as well as working with Trek-Segafredo director Ina Tutenberg, long a trusted ear and valued source of frank advice for the Australian rider.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.