27 January 2018
HOSKING, SECOND VICTORY! ABSOLUTE TRIUMPH IN GEELONG!
Another incredible performance by the Alé - Cipollini Team at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, won by the Australian Cycling Star with a phenomenal sprint. Chloe Hosking has taken today her second seasonal win after the final stage of the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under in Adelaide, beating her compatriot Gracie Elvin and the Italian Giorgia Bronzini on the finish line in Geelong.
Chloe Hosking never stops to surprise: a great condition and the perfect teamwork permitted to take this second triumph for the Champion from Canberra, especially in an event like the 3rd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, which has a route that suits more for the climbers. Competing in scorching heat and unexpected showers, Hosking’s PR-S designed kit ensured she was ready for any eventuality.
The climb of Challambra Hill, at less than 10 kms to go from the finish, was decisive to break the peloton. The qualities of Chloe and the #YellowFluoOrange team could maintain the lucidity and the unity of the athletes directed by the Team Manager Fortunato Lacquaniti: they stopped the attacks of Stultiens, Van Vleuten and Garfoot. Descending to Geelong the Team Ale’ - Cipollini was in the front, with Swinkels in excellent form resisting until the last kilometers. The breakaway ended at only 2 kms to go and the sprint is in the history, the big crowd applauded her triumph on Elvin and Bronzini.
“Extraordinary success”, declared Fortunato Lacquaniti after the race - “The team did an excellent work and my compliments are for them. It wasn’t an easy race at all, the route was hard but we could keep a hard pace and the concentration to get this big win.”
RESULTS CADEL EVANS GREAT OCEAN ROAD RACE:
1. Chloe HOSKING 3h15’54’‘
2. Gracie Elvin +0’‘
3. Giorgia Bronzini +0’‘
29. Karlijn SWINKELS +1’13’’
49. Soraya PALADIN +3’14’’
50. Mayuko HAGIWARA +3’14’’
59. Anna TREVISI +3’38’’
dnf Roxane KNETEMANN