Hosking wins Tour of Chongming Island stage 2

Chloe Hosking (Wiggle High5) won stage two of the Tour of Chongming Island to take the race lead and set up overall victory in the three-day Women’s WorldTour event.

The Australian beat Canada’s Leah Kirchmann (Team Liv Plantur) and Jip van den Bos (Parkhotel Valkenburg) in a close sprint finish.

Hosking now leads Kirchmann by four seconds with one stage left to race.

"Today was a very different day from yesterday," Hosking said in a team press release. “It was windy and the course was a lot more technical which was a lot a better for our team so we wanted to take full advantage of that. We had highlighted a point about 15km from the finish line where we knew there would be crosswinds but as it turned out Liv-Plantur hit it about 20km earlier and totally shattered the peloton catching out a lot of the main General Classification riders. Dani [King] and I were there and rolled with them but it all came back together which was a bummer but I do think it took a bit of sting out of the peloton’s legs.

"It sounds stupid but as soon as the race started I just had a good feeling in my legs so I went for both intermediate sprints and picked up 5 of the maximum 6 bonus seconds on offer. That was a big confidence boost," she added.

"In the final I was sort of just surfing trains between Alé-Cipollini and Liv and just went at the right moment. With the down hill sprint I knew that I could start my sprint a bit earlier and it paid off.

"I'm so pleased to get the win today for the team but there's still one more day to go."

Brief Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle High52:43:46
2Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-PlanturRow 1 - Cell 2
3Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 3 - Cell 2
5Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Alé CipolliniRow 4 - Cell 2
6Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City LjubljanaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Sungeun Gu (Kor) KoreaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 8 - Cell 2
10Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Hyunji Kim (Kor) KoreaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec ProductsRow 12 - Cell 2
14Tereza Medvedova (Svk) BepinkRow 13 - Cell 2
15Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-PlanturRow 14 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle High56:04:52
2Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur0:00:04
3Ting Ying Huang (Tpe) Taiwan0:00:09
4Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:00:11
5Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:15
6Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.860:00:16
7Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 6 - Cell 2
8Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:18
9Lucy Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5Row 8 - Cell 2
10Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:19
11Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 10 - Cell 2
12Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) ThailandRow 11 - Cell 2
13Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) Servetto FootonRow 12 - Cell 2
14Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-PlanturRow 13 - Cell 2
15Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec ProductsRow 14 - Cell 2

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