Chloe Hosking wins Commonwealth Games road race

Australia continued its domination of the cycling events at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday, with Chloe Hosking winning the women's road race after her team controlled the race from start to finish. Georgia Williams of New Zealand won the silver medal and Danielle Rowe of Wales won bronze.

The women rode six laps of the 18.7 kilometre circuit around Currumbin Beach, south of Gold Coast. The course featured two climbs per lap and a gusty wind discouraged breakaways.

Kimberley Ashton of Jersey was the only rider to attempt a break, gaining approximately a minute and a half before the Australian-led peloton reeled her in after two laps at the front.

From that point on, it was a race of attrition, with the field whittled down on each climb as the Australians set a high tempo. By the final lap it was down to 13 riders at the front, including four Australians, three New Zealanders, two each from England and Wales, and one each from Scotland and Cyprus.

Hosking came up the right side from 150 metres out after a lead-out from teammate Tiffany Cromwell. With Williams on her wheel, and Rowe to her left, she won by a bike length.

"It was just pure relief," said Hosking. "It's so special to have won on home soil. I wish all six of the girls could have 'Commonwealth Games winner' on their CV. I really couldn't have won without them.

"Lots of people say road cycling at the Commonwealth Games is not a big deal, but you know what? I'm Commonwealth champion and it's a big fucking deal."

THE HOLY WEEK - Excerpt from Cyclingnews Films on Vimeo.


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#Rider Name (Country)Result
1Chloe Hosking (Australia)3:02:18
2Georgia Williams (New Zealand)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Danielle Rowe (Wales)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Sharlotte Lucas (New Zealand)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Sarah Roy (Australia)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Tiffany Cromwell (Australia)0:00:03
7Elinor Barker (Wales)0:00:07
8Neah Evans (Scotland)0:00:08
9Melissa Lowther (England)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Hayley Simmonds (England)0:00:11
11Antri Christoforou (Cyprus)0:00:13
12Linda Villumsen (New Zealand)0:00:25
13Katrin Garfoot (Australia)0:00:29
14Eleanor Dickinson (England)0:01:14
15Vera Adrian (Namibia)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Abigail Van Twisk (England)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Annie Foreman-Mackey (Canada)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Elizabeth Holden (Isle of Man)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Kate Mcilroy (New Zealand)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Kimberley Ashton (Jersey)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Michelle Vorster (Namibia)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Gracie Elvin (Australia)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Katie Archibald (Scotland)0:01:20
24Shannon Malseed (Australia)0:03:22
25Stephanie Roorda (Canada)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Rushlee Buchanan (New Zealand)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Megan Barker (Wales)0:05:58
28Anna Christian (Isle of Man)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Allison Beveridge (Canada)0:08:41
30Kimberley Le Court De Billot (Mauritius)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Helen Ralston (Jersey)0:10:30
32Lydia Boylan (Northern Ireland)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Aurelie Halbwachs (Mauritius)0:10:39
DNFEileen Roe (Scotland)Row 33 - Cell 2
DNFEmily Kay (England)Row 34 - Cell 2
DNFJessica Roberts (Wales)Row 35 - Cell 2
DNFManon Lloyd (Wales)Row 36 - Cell 2
DNFAriane Bonhomme (Canada)Row 37 - Cell 2
DNFBryony Botha (New Zealand)Row 38 - Cell 2
DNFEileen Burns (Northern Ireland)Row 39 - Cell 2
DNFIsla Short (Scotland)Row 40 - Cell 2
DNFHayley Jones (Wales)Row 41 - Cell 2
DNFEmily Nelson (England)Row 42 - Cell 2
DNFKinley Gibson (Canada)Row 43 - Cell 2
DNFKarina Jackson (Guernsey)Row 44 - Cell 2
DNFMagnifique Manizabayo (Rwanda)Row 45 - Cell 2
DNFBeatha Ingabire (Rwanda)Row 46 - Cell 2
DNFAlicia Thompson (Belize)Row 47 - Cell 2
DNFLouise Haston (Scotland)Row 48 - Cell 2

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