“It was really easy to make the decision to re-sign. I’ve been really happy with the team this year: the girls, the staff, the equipment, the organisiation. It’s been a stress-free environment for me, and I could easily see myself here for another year. “
I shouldn’t be writing this blog. I have a post grad uni assignment due on Sunday that I haven’t started and my brain power would be undoubtedly better used completing, or at least starting, that. But, I think of my parents and know that in the long run, they would be more disappointed in me […]
Chloe Hosking overcame a late race mechanical to finish in second place behind Kirstin Wild (Cylance) on the opening stage of the Tour of Chongming Island on Friday. The stage result combined with bonus seconds earned on intermediate sprints put Hosking atop the general classification board with two stages left to race. In additional to […]
Chloe Hosking took her first European win of the season at Drentse Acht van Westerveld on Sunday. The 143-kilometre Dutch one-day classic ended in a reduced bunch sprint in Dwingeloo. Hosking won by a comfortable margin over Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal Ladies) and world champion Amalie Dideriksen (Boels-Dolmans).
As I alluded to in my last blog post, even though the entire peloton may have felt like we had aged about 50 years after Omloop het Nieuwsblad we lined up to race the next day in another Belgian classic; Omloop van het Hageland.
There is no soft opening in bike racing. When the season starts we all turn into blood thirsty vampires hungry for a kill — or a win in non-metaphorical language — like a plague has run rampant through the peloton.
What a difference a year makes. For those who don’t know, my 2015 La Course by le Tour finished somewhat differently than this year’s edition. I helped my teammate Jolien d’Hoore to a well earned second place. She was beaten only by Anna van der Breggen who rolled the dice and took off in front […]
I figured if anything warranted a blog it was winning a stage of the Giro Rosa. Also, one of my pushy Twitter followers suggested I should write one so here I am. I’ve started the Giro four times, five including this year. I’ve finished twice. As a sprinter it is not an easy race to […]
The Ladies Tour of Qatar finished a few days ago. I went into the race with high hopes but in the end had to settle for ninth overall, eight places less than what I had hoped for. A journalist who had told me I was his pick came to me after the tour had wrapped […]
Geelong in summer is pretty much every Australian cyclists second home. Year after year we flock there for the ‘Bay Crits’ and now we flock there for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. The race burst onto the calendar last year with a mass participation event on the Saturday morning, a elite women’s race […]