Santos Women's Tour 2016 race overview
The Santos Women's Tour gets upgraded to UCI status in 2016 with the four-day event now catergorised at 2.2 level, made up of two road stages and two criteriums. Starting a 95km circuit stage around Mt Torrens on January 16, a short 20.4km criterium on the same course as the Tour Down Under's Down Under Classic follows before the peloton heads to the Barossa for the 100.8km Lyndoch stage with the Victoria Park Criterium to close affairs on January 19 with an hour-long race.
Occupying places on both the UCI Oceania calendar and National Road Series calendar will see a mix of international and domestic teams line up in Adelaide. Cyclingnews will keep you updated as teams announce rosters for the race in the coming weeks. The Tour Down Under will begin one day after the Women's Tour and you can find full coverage on the race page by clicking here.
Click here for the Santos Women's Tour 2016 start list
Santos Women’s Tour 2016 stages:
- Santos Women’s Tour Stage 1 - Mt Torrens - Mt Torrens – 95 km – Saturday, January 16
- Santos Women’s Tour Stage 2 - East End, Adelaide - East End, Adelaide – 20.4 km – Sunday, January 17
- Santos Women’s Tour Stage 3 - Lyndoch – Lyndoch – 100.8 km – Monday, January 18
- Santos Women’s Tour Stage 4 - Victoria Park - Victoria Park, 70 minutes, Tuesday, January 19
2015 Santos Women’s Tour race recap
Last year saw the launch of the inaugural Santos Women’s Tour, as a progression of the former Santos Women’s Cup. The event was also a member of the Cycling Australia's Subaru National Road Series. Although it was not a registered UCI-classed event, it attracted some of the world’s top teams and racers.
Italy’s Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) opened the 2015 Santos Women’s Tour with a victory in stage 1’s Woodside to Murray Bridge road race, and took the event’s first leader’s jersey. Her teammate Melissa Hoskins won stage 2 in Adelaide and Orica-AIS kept Scandolara in the overall lead. Wiggle Honda’s Giorgia Bronzini won stage 3 from Tanunda to Campbelltown in a bunch sprint but it wasn’t enough to take Scandolara out of the overall lead with one stage to go. Hoskins took her second stage win during the finale stage 4, while Scandolara, who led the race from start to finish, won the overall title by six seconds ahead of runner-up Hoskins and third placed Loren Rowney (RoXSolt).
2015 Santos Women’s Tour final general classification
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS||4:47:54|
|2||Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica-AIS||0:00:06|
|3||Loren Rowney (Aus) RoXSolt|
|4||Ruth Corset (Aus) Total Rush Hyster||0:00:11|
|5||Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS||0:00:14|
|6||Rachel Neylan (Aus) Building Champions Women's Squad|
|7||Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Specialized Securitor|
|8||Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Holden Women's Cycling Team|
|9||Lizzie Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS||0:00:17|
|10||Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda||0:00:42|
Santos Women's Tour 201616 January 2016 - 19 January 2016 | Adelaide | 2.2 WE
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