women’s cycling

Australian road champion Peta Mullens continues along rocky path of mountain biking

Peta Mullens has the Australian road champion’s jersey on her back, a deal with one of the top women’s road teams, Wiggle Honda, and enviable form on the road but that is not enough to make the determined 26-year-old Victorian turn her back on the obstacle-strewn path of mountain biking. Mullens has delivered a swag […]


Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Santos Women’s Tour

Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won the inaugural Santos Women’s Tour in Adelaide on Tuesday. She launched a late race attack on the opening stage between Woodside and Murray Bridge that gave her a small advantage over the peloton on the run-in to the finish. The Italian managed to hold off the peloton to pocket a stage […]


Valentina Scandolara wins Santos Women’s Tour; Mel Hoskins sprints to stage 4 victory

Italian Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won the inaugural Santos Women’s Tour. It is the first general classification win for the 24-year-old. The four day stage race held in and around Adelaide concluded with a 70 minute criterium in Victoria Park on Tuesday evening. Melissa Hoskins, Scandolara’s teammate, showcased her quick turn of speed to beat out […]


Giorgia Bronzini survives Checker Hill to win in Campbelltown

Italian Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Down Under) made the elite selection over Checker Hill to take a convincing win on the third stage of the Santos Women’s Tour The two time former world champion easily outsprinted Orica-AIS pair Melissa Hoskins and Valentina Scandolara to the finish line in Campbelltown on what was expected to be the […]


Melissa Hoskins makes it two-from-two for Orica-AIS at Santos Women’s Tour

Western Australian Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS) sprinted to victory in Adelaide’s East End on stage 2 of the Santos Women’s Tour. Debuting her new Australian national criterium champion jersey, Kimberley Wells (High5 Dream Team) managed second place ahead of Adelaide local Nettie Edmondson (Wiggle Down Under) in third. Race leader Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) finished on bunch […]


Santos Women’s Tour: Valentina Scandolara holds off fast-chasing bunch to win stage one

Italian Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) turned a perfectly timed late race attack into a solo victory on the opening stage of the Santos Women’s Tour. Crossing the line six seconds ahead of a decimated bunch, Scandolara punched the air in celebration. Lauren Kitchen (Roxsolt) edged out Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS) in the bunch sprint to take second […]


Gracie Elvin Q&A: The vulnerability of the pre-race favourite

It was inevitable that Gracie Elvin (Orica-AIS) would line up for the women’s road race at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships as a marked rider. The defending champion had taken back-to-back titles (2013-2014) and the possibility of a record-equalling three-peat was a favourite discussion point amongst media and fans alike. Elvin projected a […]


Road National Championships: Martin Barras and Tiff Cromwell debrief on women’s road race

We crossed paths with Martin Barras and Tiffany Cromwell in Buninyong on Sunday during the elite men’s road race at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships. Barras is the senior women’s road coach at Cycling Australia and serves as sport director at select events for Orica-AIS, including the Nationals. Cromwell, who has delivered fourth […]


Photo Gallery: 2015 Australian National Road Championships – women’s road race

The Australian summer of racing continued with the Mars Cycling Australia National Road Championships. Kimberley Wells (ACTAS) took out the criterium title on Wednesday while Shara Gillow was crowned individual time trial queen for the fourth time in five years the following day. The final and arguably the most prestigious title was decided on Saturday […]


Peta Mullens re-signs with Wiggle Honda after winning national title

Less than 24 hours after Peta Mullens won the elite National Road Title racing with the “Sram Seight” team and intending on returning to Mountain Bike racing this season to focus on Rio 2016, Peta has signed another one season contract with Wiggle Honda Professional Women’s Cycling Team. “I’m the Australian National Road Champion & […]