Santos Women's Cup
Adelaide CBD - Stage Details

Loes Gunnewijk narrowly held off the sprinters to solo to victory on the opening stage of the Santos Women’s Cup. Behind Gunnewijk, her ORICA-AIS teammates dominated the sprint with Melissa Hoskins benefiting from Nettie Edmondson’s lead-out to take second place while Edmondson rounded out the podium. It is the second clean sweep of the season for the GreenEDGE family after ORICA-GreenEDGE went 1-2-3 in the men’s time trial at the Australian National Road Championships less than two weeks earlier. 

“It’s a nice win and a good start of the season for me. I didn’t have any wins last year, and this year to win already in Adelaide at the start of the Tour Down Under is really special. To have Nettie and Mel on the podium with me make the win even better.” - Loes Gunnewijk

“The plan today was always for Nettie to lead out Mel if it came down to a bunch sprint coming into the finish. t worked really well. It’s even better that Loes was off the front solo. That’s the beauty of having two strong sprinters. When one leads out the other, you know you’re getting one of the best lead outs in the bunch. - Sport Director Gene Bates.

Complete results to come.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 0:37:35
2 Melisa Hoskins (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:06
3 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
4 Lucy Martin (GBr) - Boss Racing ST
5 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) - Wiggle Honda ST
6 Ruth Corset (Aus) - ST
7 Lizzie Williams (Aus) - Specialized Securitor ST
8 Kristy Glover (Aus) - Bicycle Superstore ST
9 Julia Kalotas (Aus) - ST
10 Sophie Williamson (NZl) - Vanderkitten ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 0:37:35
2 Melisa Hoskins (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:06
3 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
14 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
15 Jessie MacLean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
18 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:17
26 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:20
28 Carlee Taylor (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
31 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST