La Route de France
Stage 4: Cloyes sur le Loir - Briare - Stage Details

Melissa Hoskins sprinted her way to second on what was a pan flat finish for stage four of Route de France. In déjà vu style, the fast woman from Italy, Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) was first across the line once again to record a historic fourth consecutive stage win at Route de France. With zero bonus time at intermediate sprints or at the finish, Emma Johansson remains in the orange leader’s jersey with three days to go.

“Any podium is awesome. For me personally, it’s a confidence boost. I haven’t had many chances to sprint this year so I was nervous. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a shot at the finish. I’ve done it so irregularly, but the team was fantastic.” - Melissa Hoskins

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) - Wiggle Honda 3:23:44
2 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
3 Roxane Fournier (Fra) - French National Team ST
4 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team ST
5 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) - Vienne Futuroscope ST
6 Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) - Pasta Zara - Cogeas ST
7 Fanny Riberot (Fra) - French National Team ST
8 Amy Pieters (Ned) - Team Argos - Shimano ST
9 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) - Rabo-LivGiant ST
10 Thalita De Jong (Ned) - Rabo-LivGiant ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
12 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
16 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
28 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
53 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
78 Sungeun Gu (Kor) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:14