Santos Women’s Tour: Wiggle High5 steals the show in stage two criterium

by Anne-Marije Rook


It was a fast and furious night of racing on stage two of the Santos Women’s Tour with Wiggle High5 stealing the show in the short criterium in Adelaide.

After 12 laps of the 1.7 kilometre course around Rymill Park, it was Wiggle High5’s Nettie Edmondson who crossed the line first ahead of her lead-out rider, Chloe Hosking, who hung in for second and Orica-AIS’ Lizzie Williams rounded out the podium.

The race saw a few solo attacks but no one was given much room to make anything stick.
The race saw a few solo attacks but no one was given much room to make anything stick.

The race saw a few solo efforts but no one got much room to get away and the race was destined for a bunch sprint. A crash in lap 10 split the field in half but most of the race favourites were unaffected.

In the last lap, ORICA-AIS, with the GC leader in their midst, moved to the front of the pack working for Williams. Wiggle High5 timed the last corner well, coming over the top of the Orica-AIS riders and taking the win.

The race was destined for a bunch finish
The race was destined for a bunch finish

Garfoot struggled a bit for position but managed a safe pack finish in order to retain her blue leader’s jersey going into stage three.

Stage 3 is the longest of the tour and will take riders on a 100.8km course around Lyndoch.

Rnk Rider Team Time
1
EDMONDSON Annette Wiggle High5
Wiggle High5 28:18
2
HOSKING Chloe Wiggle High5
Wiggle High5 0:00
3
WILLIAMS Lizzie Orica - AIS
Orica - AIS ,,
Rnk Rider Team Time
1
GARFOOT Katrin Orica - AIS
Orica - AIS 03:03:30
2
KITCHEN Lauren Hitec Products
Hitec Products 0:00
3
OLDS Shelley Cylance Pro Cycling
Cylance Pro Cycling ,,
Rnk Rider Team Time
1
HANSON Lauretta Colavita/Bianchi
Colavita/Bianchi 03:04:17
2
MALSEED Shannon
0:00
3
MUNDY Jessica
1:36
Rnk Rider Team Time
1
ROWE Danielle Wiggle High5
Wiggle High5 0:00
2
LUCAS Sharlotte
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3
KITCHEN Lauren Hitec Products
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Rnk Rider Team Time
1
Wiggle High5
Wiggle High5 09:12:04
2
Cylance Pro Cycling
Cylance Pro Cycling 0:00
3
Orica - AIS
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