Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta - Race Overview

3-year-old Jess Allen sprinted into 14th place for ORICA-AIS in today’s Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta after the team’s key sprinters Loren Rowney and Sarah Roy crashed with three kilometres to go.

The Australian outfit remained calm throughout the 87kilometre city centre race, protecting their sprinters and attentively covering key moves.

A breakaway of two riders led the race, before finally being swallowed up with just five kilometres to go as the sprinters team’s came to the fore.

Allenm the only rider in ORICA-AIS not drastically effect by the crash, contested the hectic sprint which was won by Jolien D’Hoore (Wiggle-High5). 

"The crash basically destroyed our leadout," explained sport director Gene Bates. "All the girls were effected in the crash as they were bunched together ready for the finish."

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Jolien D'Hoore (BEL) - Wiggle High5 2:01:01
2 Chloe Hosking (AUS) - Wiggle High5 ST
3 Marta Bastianelli (ITA) - Alé Cipollini ST
4 Chantal Blaak (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team ST
5 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (ITA) - Lensworld-Zannata ST
6 Carmen Small (USA) - Cylance Pro Cycling ST
7 Monique Van De Ree (NED) - Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team ST
8 Eugenia Bujak (POL) - BTC City Ljubljana ST
9 Roxane Fournier (FRA) - Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86 ST
10 Emilie Moberg (NOR) - Hitec Products ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
14 Jessica Allen (AUS) - ORICA-AIS ST
24 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:13
34 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:13
65 Jenelle Crooks (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:04
83 Loren Rowney (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:04:05