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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Peta Mullens bests Rachel Neylan in two-up sprint for nationals road race gold

Victorian Peta Mullens (SRAM) won a two-up sprint against Rachel Neylan to take her first elite national road title, continuing the fine form she has shown during the Australian summer of racing. Mullens, reigning cross-country eliminator (XCE) mountain bike champion, could not contain her surprise and delight following her brilliant victory at the Mars Cycling […]

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Preview: Australian National Road Championships – women’s road race

The Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships continue on Saturday. The criterium and time trials titles have been decided, and the weekend is all about the road race in Buninyong. The women’s contest is the second of three weekend races, sandwiched between the U23 men on Saturday morning and the elite men on Sunday. CyclingTips […]

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Shara Gillow wins fourth national title at Australian time trial championship

Shara Gillow (Rabo-Liv) earned her fourth national title in the individual time trial at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships. She bested her minute-man Bridie O’Donnell (Total Rush) by just over a minute, covering the 29.3 kilometre course in Buninyong in 44:21. The four titles in five years puts Gillow within striking distance of […]

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