THE success of Australia’s cycling team at the Commonwealth Games has continued with Chloe Hosking grabbing gold in the women’s road race.
It was a superb tactical race from the Australian team with our women maintaining a strong position in the lead pack throughout the grueling 112km race around the streets of Currumbin.
It came down to the final 2km with four of the Aussie girls in the lead group, with Kat Garfoot helping to set the pace.
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The Welsh riders tried to snare the lead with about 600 meters to go before Hosking let rip, crossing the line first in 3:02.18.
Hosking says it’s an overwhelming feeling but says she couldn’t have done it without the rest of the Aussie girls.
“Road cycling is such a cruel sport because only one person gets the medal but a whole team goes into winning it and these girls back me 100 per cent today and stuck to the plan,” she said.
All the girls celebrated Hosking’s win with a dip in the water at Currumbin, following in the footsteps of Kat Garfoot after her win in the individual time trial earlier this week.
New Zealand’s Georgia Williams claimed the silver while Danielle Rowe from Wales grabbed the bronze.