Chloe Hosking

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 18: How Girona became a pro cycling Mecca

Professional cycling is a fully international sport with countless nationalities of riders members of the WorldTour and Pro Continental ranks. However clusters of riders are centred in various locations, including Monaco, Andorra, Lucca, and Colorado. One of the biggest hotbeds is in the small Spanish city of Girona, an hour northeast of Barcelona. Over 120 …

Did the inaugural Women’s WorldTour live up to expectations?

When the inaugural 2016 Women’s WorldTour (WWT) was announced last year it was greeted with much excitement and anticipation. Touted as a “major step forward for women’s cycling,” the series aimed to grow the profile and professionalism of women’s cycling by replacing the existing UCI Women’s Road World Cup with a season-long WorldTour, similar to the …

Chasing rainbow stripes: Chloe Hosking on her chance of becoming the first Australian women’s world road race champion

A small bathroom in Girona might seem to have little connection with the vast deserts of Qatar but if Chloe Hosking has got things right, the former will help her conquer the latter in the women’s world championship road race this weekend. The Australian sprinter has been one of the quickest women this season and …

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Magpie Mitigation

Spring has well and truly arrived in Australia with cyclists around the country ducking their first magpie swoops of the season. That means it’s time to start employing those bird dodging tactics again, so we’ve dug out Chloe Hosking’s article on magpie mitigation. It’s your essential refresher on how to avoid and defend, or perhaps just make …

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Prioritising life at home, Chloe Hosking leaves Wiggle High5, joins Alé Cipollini Galassia with flexible race schedule

Prioritising life at home, Australian Chloe Hosking announced today that she is leaving Wiggle High5 and will ride for Italian-registered Alé Cipollini Galassia for the 2017 season. Her new arrangement will allow the 25-year-old Ella contributor to race only two dedicated blocks in Europe, while spending most of the year training in her native Australia. …

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The inaugural Women’s WorldTour recap in numbers, videos and photos

After 17 rounds of fierce racing, the inaugural UCI Women’s WorldTour concluded in Madrid yesterday where WiggleHigh5 scored their third Women’s WorldTour victory with Jolien d’Hoore taking the win and teammate Chloe Hosking coming in second. Boels-Dolmans’ Megan Guarnier had already secured the series title several races prior with an impressive lead over second place finisher …

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These women have more guts than Hulk Hogan: Chloe Hosking on finding the courage to watch the Red Hook Crit

Two years ago I opened my inbox to find an email from Paul Yeates. Who’s Paul Yeates? What does he want? More signed gloves? Spare biddons for his collection? Thankfully, he wanted neither. Instead he was asking if I might be interested in racing the Barcelona Red Hook criterium. The what? Brooklyn 2008 For those …

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“May all your pain turn to champagne”: Rider diary from La Course

There is nothing quite like Paris in July, and apparently everyone thinks so because everyone seems to be in Paris in July, including all my bike friends and bike family. And on this fateful day in Paris in July, the Tour de France and La Course came to take over the streets of downtown to …

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Chloe Hosking sprints to victory on La Course

  “Well, I stayed upright,” said Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) told Ella CyclingTips after La Course, and that was the sentiment of many as the third annual La Course was once again filled with crashes, despite the good weather. Due to two crashes in the last lap alone, teams were unable to get a good leadout …

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Four talking points from the 2016 Giro Rosa

The pink confetti has been swept off the streets of Italy, locals are returning to their day-to-day, and the riders have moved onto the next race or training block. The 2016 Giro Rosa is in books but we’re not done talking about it yet. The feeling around women’s cycling’s only remaining grand tour, the Giro Rosa, …

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