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by Shane Stokes
June 27, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Cavendish and Cummings confirmed for Team Dimension Data’s Tour de France squad; Cannondale-Drapac confirms Tour de France line-up; Backup for Quintana and Valverde confirmed by Movistar; Fuglsang and Aru lead Astana at Tour de France; Bardet’s Ag2r teammates finalized for Tour; Bouhanni leads Cofidis in 2017 Tour de France; Izagirre and Colbrelli heading Bahrain-Merida’s Tour lineup; Meintjes aiming higher after strong Tour performance in 2016; Cookson ‘angered’ by draft report into British Cycling; Hosking extends with Alé Cipollini for 2018, will return full-time to Europe; Warbasse writes about long journey to first professional win; Orica-Scott chef subject of Amazon Tour de France documentary; Canyon receives Red Dot Design Team of the Year award; Video: Movistar reveals its Tour de France nine; Video: McLaughlin wins Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race
After signing a one year deal with the Alé Cipollini team for 2017, a contract which allowed her to split her time between Europe and Australia, Chloe Hosking has inked an extension and will return to spending her season in Europe in 2018.
“It was really easy to make the decision to re-sign,” said Hosking in a team announcement. “I’ve been really happy with the team this year: the girls, the staff, the equipment, the organisiation. It’s been a stress-free environment for me, and I could easily see myself here for another year.
“Last year I said that I was taking things year-by-year, and I’m sticking to that, but I’m not sticking with the Australia/Europe split,” Hosking added. “I’m really grateful the team allowed me the luxury of that arrangement. I needed that this year. I needed to be able to check out at times so I could focus when it really mattered.”
Hosking won a stage of the Santos Women’s Tour in January, the one-day Drentse 8 in March and a stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in June. She admits that she wanted more. “It’s not terrible, but I definitely had bigger ambitions. My highest win count in a season is six, so I’m halfway there and there’s still plenty of racing left.
“Going into next year, I want to try to take another step up in my career. The best way to do that is to be in Europe and race in Europe full-time. I guess I’ll need to try to get my family and my partner over to Europe more to make that work for me.” She is targeting another stage win in the upcoming Giro Rosa.
Click through to read more at the Alé Cipollini website.