• James Belford

    Hooossskkkkiiiiinnnnnggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a champ. Replayed her win from a month ago, 300m of pure power.

    • Irenemlopez1

      <<o. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::::!!be948p:….,…

  • Gavin Adkins

    Great write up. A thumping win from Hosking and a properly exciting bike race with van Dijk fully committing to the late move. Love the comments from Vos too, complete professional.

  • Andy B

    Great Win :)
    The girls race is carnage, some heavy falls during the race!

  • Robert Merkel

    Great win by Hosking; she just clean outpowered them. If he can keep her form – and the Aussie team has enough big roleurs to protect her in the crosswinds – she should be among the outright favourites in Doha.

    On another topic, it does seem that there are a lot of crashes in sprint finishes in women’s racing – more than in men’s. Anybody care to venture an opinion as to whether this is true, and if so, why? Less organized sprint trains? Part-time riders in the mix from the smaller teams? Riders coming into the pro peloton with less racing experience?

    • Gavin Adkins

      I was thinking about the crashes after the race and the pretty widely held view that crashes are more frequent in women’s racing than in men’s (at all levels). I think it is largely a case of confirmation bias. I mean, there were crashes in the finale of the men’s race on the Champs Elysees too. Also, everyone in field at La Course was fresh as a daisy for a super high profile race. Imagine the carnage if Stage 1 of the Tour de France was a circuit race on the Champs Elysees, it’d be armageddon out there.

      • Robert Merkel

        This is why the UCI should publish crash and injury statistics, so we can have these discussions based on hard data rather than, as you say, possibly confirmation-biased anecdote!


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