GEELONG, Australia (CT) — It came down to a battle of two teams at the women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, with Orica-AIS finishing off a dream Australian season by taking the two top spots of the podium and Wiggle High5 putting up a valiant fight to come across the line in third and fourth.
It was Amanda Spratt, in the green and gold of the Australian national champions jersey, who delivered victory for Orica-AIS. Rachel Neylan, defending champion at the event which was this year titled the Deakin University Women’s race, again played the loyal teammate and took the sprint for second ahead of Wiggle High5’s Danielle King. Chloe Hosking then managed to beat the rest of the bunch to take fourth, even after throwing herself into the task of chasing down Spratt to try and give teammate King a chance to take the win.
You can relive the action by reading our full race report here and with these photos by Con Chronis.