Holland Ladies Tour
Stage 5: Zaltbommel - Veen - Stage Details

Another flat, wind-less stage at the Boels Rental Holland Ladies Tour resulted in another bunch sprint. Chloe Hosking (Hitec Products UCK) beat out Kirsten Wild (Argos Shimano) and Shelley Olds (Team TIBCO) in the dash to the line on stage five.

Melissa Hoskins overcame bad positioning in the bunch to slot into sixth in the sprint and retain the best young rider jersey after five days of racing. Trixi Worrack (Specialized-lululemon) finished safely in the peloton in defence of her race lead.

“I was feeling okay today. Okay but not great. All the girls were around me in the final, and I was lucky to have Gracie bring me up in the last kilometre. She got me where I need to be, and I was on my own after that.”

“There was a cross-headwind at the finish, so the race was in the left hand gutter,” Hoskins continued. “I was too far back. I made the decision to try to put myself in a better position, which meant being in the wind earlier than I should have been. I probably started moving up 600m from the line. I did what I could do, but with what the girls did for me, I was disappointed not to finish off their work with a podium place.” - Mel Hoskins


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Chloe Hosking (Aus) - Hitec Products UCK 2:52:39
2 Kirsten Wild (Ned) - Argos-Shimano ST
3 Shelley Olds (USA) - Team TIBCO ST
4 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) - Boels Dolmans ST
5 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) - Specialized lululemon ST
6 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
7 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) - Mcipollini Giordana ST
8 Evelyn Arys (Bel) - Sengers Ladies ST
9 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) - Rabobank Liv/Giant ST
10 Maria Confalonieri (Ita) - Italian National Team ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
6 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
27 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
30 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
36 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS ST
39 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST