Santos Women's Cup - Race Overview

In a spectacular show of strength and depth, ORICA-AIS won all three days of racing at the Santos Women's Cup. Loes Gunnewijk soloed to victory on the opening stage ahead of teammates Melissa Hoskins, who won the bunch sprint, and Nettie Edmondson, who lead out Hoskins in the bunch kick.

Amanda Spratt won the Barossa Valley road race on the second day of racing. Attacking the breakaway up Menglers Hill, Spratt opened a gap that she was able to hold onto until the finish line. Valentina Scandolara was best of the rest in second place. Gunnewjik finished in the bunch and marginally extended her overall advantage.

It was another clean sweep on stage three with Shara Gillow holding of the field to the win on Propsect Road. Gunnewijk won the reduced field sprint for second to win the overall series. Scandolara rounded out the podium. 

"It’s a big confidence for the entire team to win not only the series but also all three days of racing. We have a really great culture within the team, and the way we race and the results we achieved here are evidence of that.” - Sport Director Gene Bates

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Loes Gunnewijk (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 26 pts
2 Valentina Scandolara (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 18
3 Amanda Spratt (Ita) - ORICA-AIS 18
4 Lizzie Williams (Aus) - Specialized Securitor 16
5 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 12
6 Taryn Heather (Aus) - SASi 10
7 Melissa Hoskins (NZl) - ORICA-AIS 10
8 Joanne Hogan (Aus) - Boss Racing 9
9 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 8
10 Sophie Williamson (Aus) - Vanderkitten 7
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Loes Gunnewijk (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 26 pts
2 Valentina Scandolara (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 18
3 Amanda Spratt (Ita) - ORICA-AIS 18
5 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 12
7 Melissa Hoskins (NZl) - ORICA-AIS 10
9 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 8
12 Jessie MacLean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 6
14 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 5