Melissa Hoskins

“Get up. Get over it. Get on with it.”: Mel Hoskins’ Thüringen Rundfahrt non-start diary

It’s race over before it’s began for Australia’s Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS) at Thüringen Rundfahrt. The 24-year-old experienced a severe allergic reaction overnight and ended up in hospital where she received treatment for anaphylactic shock. In Mel’s absence, we have Tayler Wiles (Velocio-SRAM) queued up for the daily diaries – but before we turn things over […]


New challenges and the pressure of playing support: a pre-Thüringen Rundfahrt diary with Mel Hoskins

Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS) flew from Holland to Germany this morning. A seven-day stage race and two one-day races are all that stand between the track world champion and the end of her road season. Like many of you, Mel followed along as Tiffany Cromwell (Velocio-SRAM) and Lizzie Williams (Orica-AIS) shared their stories out of the Giro […]


Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

It’s back! Ella Picks Monday is our effort to share with you the best, most important or most interesting content we stumbled upon over the past week. We’re the first to admit that our attention over the last few days has been squarely on the all-exciting Giro Rosa (more on that below); yet, we’ve still […]


Mel Hoskins’ pasties

If you follow Mel Hoskins on social media, chances are likely that you’ll see some of the delectable dishes she whips up on the regular. She claims that she’s most comfortable when it comes to baked goods, but I’ve found nearly anything that comes out of her kitchen to be dependably delicious. A few months […]


My first bike race with Orica-AIS

Ella CyclingTips spent an afternoon with Orica-AIS last month before the start of the Tour of Flanders. We sat down with the Australian-registered squad to talk first bike races. In a roundtable format, we listened as Melissa Hoskins, Valentina Scandolara, Amanda Spratt, Loes Gunnewijk, Gracie Elvin, Emma Johansson and Lizzie Williams regaled us with tales […]


How Australia won team pursuit gold and set a new world record

Ella CyclingTips spoke with world champions and world record holders Annette Edmondson and Melissa Hoskins from Paris, following their brilliant display of team pursuit perfection at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome on Thursday at the 2015 Track World Championships. The duo represent half of the Australian women’s team pursuit squad that beat out four-time defending champions Great […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Kristoff triumphs on stage three of Tour of Oman; Lobato holds off Degenkolb to win stage two of Vuelta a Andalucia; Thomas grabs stage win and race lead on stage two of Volta ao Algarve; Cimolai triumphant in sprint at Trofeo Laigueglia; Australian women set new team […]


Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Santos Women’s Tour

Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won the inaugural Santos Women’s Tour in Adelaide on Tuesday. She launched a late race attack on the opening stage between Woodside and Murray Bridge that gave her a small advantage over the peloton on the run-in to the finish. The Italian managed to hold off the peloton to pocket a stage […]


Rocacorba Daily

Jack Bobridge claims stage 1 of the Santos Tour Down Under from day-long break; Valentina Scandolara wins Santos Women’s Tour, Mel Hoskins sprints to stage 4 victory; Cavendish philosophical after missing out on stage in Tour de San Luis; Dowsett back training for hour record after broken collarbone; Domenico Pozzovivo hoping for top five at […]


Valentina Scandolara wins Santos Women’s Tour; Mel Hoskins sprints to stage 4 victory

Italian Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won the inaugural Santos Women’s Tour. It is the first general classification win for the 24-year-old. The four day stage race held in and around Adelaide concluded with a 70 minute criterium in Victoria Park on Tuesday evening. Melissa Hoskins, Scandolara’s teammate, showcased her quick turn of speed to beat out […]