Melissa Hoskins

My first bike race with Orica-AIS

Ella CyclingTips spent an afternoon with Orica-AIS last month before the start of the Tour of Flanders. We sat down with the Australian-registered squad to talk first bike races. In a roundtable format, we listened as Melissa Hoskins, Valentina Scandolara, Amanda Spratt, Loes Gunnewijk, Gracie Elvin, Emma Johansson and Lizzie Williams regaled us with tales […]


How Australia won team pursuit gold and set a new world record

Ella CyclingTips spoke with world champions and world record holders Annette Edmondson and Melissa Hoskins from Paris, following their brilliant display of team pursuit perfection at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome on Thursday at the 2015 Track World Championships. The duo represent half of the Australian women’s team pursuit squad that beat out four-time defending champions Great […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Kristoff triumphs on stage three of Tour of Oman; Lobato holds off Degenkolb to win stage two of Vuelta a Andalucia; Thomas grabs stage win and race lead on stage two of Volta ao Algarve; Cimolai triumphant in sprint at Trofeo Laigueglia; Australian women set new team […]


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 […]


Rocacorba Daily

Jack Bobridge claims stage 1 of the Santos Tour Down Under from day-long break; Valentina Scandolara wins Santos Women’s Tour, Mel Hoskins sprints to stage 4 victory; Cavendish philosophical after missing out on stage in Tour de San Luis; Dowsett back training for hour record after broken collarbone; Domenico Pozzovivo hoping for top five at […]


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 […]


Rocacorba Daily

Marcel Kittel sprints to victory in the Tour Down Under People’s Choice Classic; Melissa Hoskins makes it two-from-two for Orica-AIS at Santos Women’s Tour; Jamildes Fernandes wraps up Tour Femenino de San Luis; Tour Down Under preview and favourites; Haussler confident heading into Santos Tour Down Under: “I’m happy with my form”; Robert Power signs […]


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 […]