First Endurance’s sole Australian woman (HTC-Highroad) won her first race for 2011 in Alelaide on Sunday taking out the Renditions Homes Sanots Cup. Racing on the same course at the men’s Cancer Council Classic the preludes the Santos Tour Down Under, the women started off the days events. “I’m really excited to get my first win for the year,” said Chloe 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 AIS team who attacked from the gun. “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.”
Hosking’s team-mates on the men’s team, Matt Goss and Mark Renshaw, took first and second place later in the day.