4 years ago by Tom Soladay

Season opener in Australia 🇦🇺

Team returns to Santos Women’s Tour Down Under

Rally Cycling is entering its first team race of the 2020 season this week at the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under from January 16-19. Headlining the imposing roster is freshly-minted Australian criterium champion, Chloe Hosking.

Hosking, who has won a stage in each of the last three editions of the race, is aiming for an incredible fifth victory of the new year. Her other triumphs include two stages and the overall at the Bay Crit Series in Geelong, Australia.

Joining Hosking ‘Down Under’ and fresh off their Oxnard, CA training camp are Krista Doebel-Hickok who placed third on the queen stage and finished fourth overall in 2019, Tour of the Gila stage winner Heidi Franz, Winston-Salem Cycling Classic victor Leigh Ann Ganzar, and 2017 Colorado Classic champion Sara Poidevin.

Following the final stage in Adelaide on January 19th, the team will hold a mini-camp in the surrounding area that will include the Night Rider Criterium on January 25th.

Stage 1 replay of Chloe Hosking’s victory

Live streaming of stage 2 begins at 7 pm CST on January 16th

Live streaming of stage 3 begins at 6:55 pm CST on January 17th

Live streaming of stage 4 begins at 12 am CST on January 19th

Stage 1 – Hahndorf › Macclesfield (116.3k) – 1,551 meters elevation gain, field sprint expected – CHLOE WINS!
Stage 2
– Murray Bridge › Birdwood (114.9k) – 1,678 meters elevation gain, reduced field sprint
Stage 3
– Nairne › Stirling (109.1k) – 1,771 meters elevation gain, decisive stage with upfill finish
Stage 4 – Adelaide › Adelaide (42.5k) – flat criterium, field sprint expected