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Hosking takes first win of the season

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Newly crowned National Criterium Champion, Lauren Kitchen (Jayco-AIS) on the start line

Newly crowned National Criterium Champion, Lauren Kitchen (Jayco-AIS) on the start line
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Taryn Heather (SASI), trying to stay away, but inevitably soon to be caught

Taryn Heather (SASI), trying to stay away, but inevitably soon to be caught
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Lauren Kitchen, Peta Mullens (Honda) and Megan Dunn (Honda) in the chase after Heather

Lauren Kitchen, Peta Mullens (Honda) and Megan Dunn (Honda) in the chase after Heather
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2011 Australian time trial Champion, Shara Gillow (Jayco-AIS) and Emma Mackie (Tibco)

2011 Australian time trial Champion, Shara Gillow (Jayco-AIS) and Emma Mackie (Tibco)
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The bunch passes through the start - finish area with a lap to go was still hidden in the bunch with one lap to go

The bunch passes through the start - finish area with a lap to go was still hidden in the bunch with one lap to go
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Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad)

Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad)
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The sprint is on - Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad) and Rochelle Gilmore (Honda) are the main protagonists, but Annette Edmondson (Norwood CC) was chasing hard

The sprint is on - Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad) and Rochelle Gilmore (Honda) are the main protagonists, but Annette Edmondson (Norwood CC) was chasing hard
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Victory for Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad) ahead of Rochelle Gilmore (Honda) and Annette Edmondson (Norwood CC)

Victory for Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad) ahead of Rochelle Gilmore (Honda) and Annette Edmondson (Norwood CC)
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Victory for Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad) ahead of Rochelle Gilmore (Honda) and Annette Edmondson (Norwood CC)

Victory for Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad) ahead of Rochelle Gilmore (Honda) and Annette Edmondson (Norwood CC)
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Joanne Hogan (Team Jayco-VIS) and Emma Mackie (Tibco) chase Taryn Heather

Joanne Hogan (Team Jayco-VIS) and Emma Mackie (Tibco) chase Taryn Heather
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Taryn Heather (SASI) broke away on her own for a couple of laps

Taryn Heather (SASI) broke away on her own for a couple of laps
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Megan Dunn (Honda) is still riding with a broken wrist, which is in a plaster cast

Megan Dunn (Honda) is still riding with a broken wrist, which is in a plaster cast
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Newly crowned National Criterium Champion, Lauren Kitchen (Jayco-AIS) on the start line

Newly crowned National Criterium Champion, Lauren Kitchen (Jayco-AIS) on the start line
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The bunch lined up on the start line, which used the same course as the later Tour Down Under Cancer Council Classic

The bunch lined up on the start line, which used the same course as the later Tour Down Under Cancer Council Classic
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Lauren Kitchen (Jayco-AIS) in the bunch after an acceleration caused some reactions

Lauren Kitchen (Jayco-AIS) in the bunch after an acceleration caused some reactions
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Shara Gillow (Jayco-AIS) leads Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad) out of a corner

Shara Gillow (Jayco-AIS) leads Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad) out of a corner
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The bunch reacts to another attack in the short, 30 minute, race

The bunch reacts to another attack in the short, 30 minute, race
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Rebecca Wiasak (Canberra CC) in the bunch

Rebecca Wiasak (Canberra CC) in the bunch
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Carly Light (Jayco-AIS) tries to split the peloton

Carly Light (Jayco-AIS) tries to split the peloton
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Tayrn Heather (SASI) was a runner until four months ago she has now successfully switched to cycling

Tayrn Heather (SASI) was a runner until four months ago she has now successfully switched to cycling
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Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad) smiles after her victory in the first of the two round series.

Chloe Hosking (HTC-HighRoad) smiles after her victory in the first of the two round series.
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It was a great day for HTC-Highroad riders in Adelaide, with the only Australian woman on the team also winning her first of the season.

Chloe Hosking almost missed the start of the race but kept her cool and went to beat Rochelle Gilmore (Honda Dream Team) in the sprint at the end of the thirty minute Renditions Homes Santos Cup race that was held before the men’s race.

"I'm really excited to get my first win for the year," said Hosking. "Coming off the Bay Classics where I didn't have such a great ride I really wanted to do well here.”

"This gives me the confidence I need to have a good month of training leading up to Tour of Qatar, which is our first major team race for the season."

The race was made fast by an aggressive Australian Institute of Sport team who attacked from the start.

"Honda covered most of the break and I was able to just wait for the right moment because I don't have team-mates here," explained Hosking. "The last lap was a little confusing and whilst people were looking at each other on the right I went up the left and managed to get around for the win."
 

Brief results
1Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC0:31:14
2Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Honda Dream Team
3Annette Edmondson (Aus) SASI Team O'Grady
4Kirsty Broun (Aus) Lifecycle Cycling Club
5Nicole Whitburn (Aus) Carnegie Caulfield CC
6Chaekyung Rhee (Kor)
7Narae Shin (Kor)
8Megan Dunn (Aus) Dubbo CC
9Carly Light (Aus) Port Adalaide CC
10Emma Mackie (Aus) Balmoral CC

 

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