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Hosking sprints to victory on day two of Bay Crits

Chloe Hosking wins stage 2 of the 2020 Bay Crits.
Chloe Hosking wins stage 2 of the 2020 Bay Crits. (Image credit: Con Chronis Photography)

Chloe Hosking (Lexus of Blackburn) won stage 2 of the Bay Crits, beating fellow escapees Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Appelselec) and Matila Raynolds in the sprint to the line.

The race was marred by a crash on the final lap that saw Shannon Malseed fall heavily. The former Australian champion was taken to hospital by ambulance following the crash. Emma Chilton (Roxsolt-Attaquer) and Molly Patch (Appselec) were also among the fallers.

“I spoke with Shannon when I went into the hospital and she was sore but in good spirits, it appears she has damaged her shoulder and we are still waiting for a full medical report,” said race organiser John Trevorrow. “It is a tough sport, bike racing, but we hate to see an accident - she was in a lot of pain. She’s a tough cookie but it was upsetting, especially for Sarah Gigante because they’re close.”

The stage winner Hosking forged clear midway through the 45-minute race in a seven rider group that was later reduced to four thanks to the efforts of Amanda Spratt (Lexus of Blackburn). Spratt then helped to tee up Hosking in the finale, while helping herself to fourth place.

Hosking’s victory sees her move into the leader’s yellow jersey with one stage to go, though Roseman-Gannon is well placed to challenge.

“How good is it, [Ruby is] so young and taking it to the old girls, so it will be really exciting tomorrow,” Hosking said. “I have a really strong team here to help me so it would be really nice to keep the yellow tomorrow but it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve lost it in Williamstown so I’m pretty mindful of that.”

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Hosking (Lexus Of Blackburn) 0:45:44
2Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Appselec)
3Matilda Raynolds
4Amanda Spratt (Lexus Of Blackburn) 0:00:14
5Alana Forster 0:00:27
6Jessica Allen (Lexus Of Blackburn) 0:00:31
7Peta Mullens (Roxsolt) 0:00:43
8Emily Watts (Subaru Giant Women's Team) 0:00:52
9Lauren Kitchen (Lexus Of Blackburn) 0:00:56
10Lotta Lepisto 0:01:19
11Nicola Macdonald (Roxsolt)
12Lizzie Stannard
13Ella Falzarano (Subaru Giant Women's Team) 0:01:21
14Sarah Gigante (Lexus Of Blackburn)
15Abigail Van Twisk
16Lucia Azzopardi (Subaru Giant Women's Team)
17Annie Bramley
18Elizabeth Nuspan 0:01:23
19Bree Playel 0:01:25
20Eloise Vaughan
21Emma Viotto (Novotel - Mitchelton) 0:01:30
22Saffron Button (Appselec)
23Charlotte Culver (Appselec)
24Gemma Mollenhauer (Subaru Giant Women's Team)
25Kerry Jonker (Appselec) 0:01:36
26Emma Roberts (Novotel - Mitchelton) 0:01:42
DNFRebecca Wiasak (Novotel - Mitchelton)
DNFNatalie Redmond (Novotel - Mitchelton)
DNFShannon Malseed (Lexus Of Blackburn)
DNFEmma Chilton (Roxsolt)
DNFJordyn Hassett (Subaru Giant Women's Team)
DNFChloe Moran (Appselec)
DNFMolly Patch (Appselec)
DNFTeneal Attard
DNFDharlia Haines
DNFJade Haines
DNFCourtney Sherwell
DNFKasuga Watabe
DNSJustine Barrow (Roxsolt)
DNSGemma Abery

General classification after race 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Hosking (Lexus Of Blackburn) 20
2Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Appselec) 20
3Amanda Spratt (Lexus Of Blackburn) 19
4Matilda Raynolds 12
5Peta Mullens (Roxsolt) 9
6Lotta Lepisto 7
7Teneal Attard 7
8Alana Forster 6
9Jessica Allen (Lexus Of Blackburn) 5
10Emily Watts (Subaru Giant Women's Team) 3
11Natalie Redmond (Novotel - Mitchelton) 3
12Lauren Kitchen (Lexus Of Blackburn) 2
13Emma Viotto (Novotel - Mitchelton) 2
14Charlotte Culver (Appselec) 1
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