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Commonwealth Games: Hoskins hoping to continue Australian dominance in road race

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Melissa Hoskins in race mode.

Melissa Hoskins in race mode. (Image credit: Mark Gunter)
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A smile from Melissa Hoskins (Orica - AIS) after her win

A smile from Melissa Hoskins (Orica - AIS) after her win (Image credit: CJ Farquharson)
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Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS) was the best young rider after stage 1

Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS) was the best young rider after stage 1 (Image credit: ASO)
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Melissa Hoskins (Orica - AIS) is the new race leader

Melissa Hoskins (Orica - AIS) is the new race leader (Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)

The Australian cycling team is riding on a wave of confidence, after taking home 18 medals on the track at the Commonwealth Games. Melissa Hoskins helped her teammate to gold in the scratch race and will be looking to bring the good feeling into the road events this week.

"We finished last night on such a high, especially with Matt [Glaetzer] finishing off the Keirin with a gold medal. It was fantastic and the team had such a good vibe and buzz. We want to carry that through," she told Cyclingnews from her base at the Athletes' Village. "I just hope that it finishes off on a high on Sunday.

Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.