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Chloe Hosking (born 1 October 1990) is an Australian professional racing cyclist for Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) team Alé–Cipollini. Hosking has represented Australia at junior and then senior levels since 2007. Following success in a number of international events she turned professional in 2010. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's road race.[2]

Chloe Hosking
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Hosking in 2010
Personal information
Full name Chloe Hosking
Born (1990-10-01) 1 October 1990 (age 27)
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Team information
Current team Alé–Cipollini
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
2004–2008 Canberra Cycling Club
2009 Moving Ladies, Netherlands
Professional team(s)
2010–2012 Team HTC–Columbia Women
2013–2014 Team Hitec Products
2015–2016 Wiggle–Honda
2017– Alé–Cipollini
Major wins
Tour of Chongming Island (2009, 2016)
Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo (2012)
La Course by Le Tour de France (2016)

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BiographyEdit

Hosking was born in Bendigo, Victoria, and moved to the suburb of Campbell in the Australian Capital Territory.[2] As a child she played field hockey and did rock climbing at a national level, however following an injury she asked her father, a keen cyclist, to help get her into cycling.[3] She began cycling competitively in 2002 at the age of twelve,[3] and first represented Australia in 2007 at the age of seventeen.[2]

Hosking started as a track cyclist, but changed her focus to road racing events in 2007.[4] She now specialises in road cycling events, being a strong sprinter and a capable climber.[3] Outside of cycling Hosking is a student, studying for a Bachelor of Communications degree at Griffith University, with the aim to specialise in journalism.[4]

Cycling careerEdit

Hosking has competed in national cycling events throughout Australia since 2004, and began representing Australia in international events in 2007. As a junior Hosking competed for the Canberra Cycling Club, mainly riding in track cycling events and achieving considerable success, including winning the Women's Under 19 Scratch race at the 2008 Australian National Track Championships.[2] Despite this success on the track, in 2007 she shifted her focus to road cycling events. Over the next couple of years she would become a road racing specialist,[5] with an emphasis on sprint challenges in bunch finishes to races.[4]

In 2008 Hosking rode for Australia in the Women's road race at the UCI Juniors Road World Championships in South Africa where she placed 37th.[2] In 2009, she relocated to Europe to ride competitively for the Moving Ladies club in the Netherlands, and by the end of the year she had been signed by top professional team Team HTC-Columbia Women.[4][5] Shortly afterwards, she was the first HTC-Columbia rider to win a 2010 event, with a victory at the Australian National Criterium Championships.[5]

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, Hosking won the bronze medal in the Women's road race.[2] It was revealed after the event that the Australian team of six riders was under orders to ride for a victory for Hosking in the 112 km event in preference to veteran Australian cyclist Rochelle Gilmore, however in the final sprint for the line Gilmore came out with the gold medal ahead of English rider Elizabeth Armitstead in second, leaving Hosking in third.[6]

At the end of the 2010 season Hosking was ranked 52nd in the world on the UCI elite women's rankings, and was younger than any of the riders ranked above her.[7]

In October 2014 Wiggle–Honda confirmed that Hosking would join them in 2015 after she had spent the previous two seasons with Team Hitec Products.[8]

Major resultsEdit

2007
Oceania Track Championships
2nd U19 Sprint
3rd U19 500m Time Trial
3rd U19 Scratch Race
National Track Championships
3rd U19 Keirin
3rd U19 Scratch Race
2008
National Track Championships
1st   U19 Scratch Race
3rd U19 Points Race
2009
1st Women's International Cup
1st   Overall Tour of Chongming Island
1st   Sprint classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
3rd Overall Jayco Bay Criterium Series
2010
1st   U23 Australian National Criterium Championships
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Merco Cycling Classic
2nd Grand Prix Stad Roeselare
3rd   Road race, Commonwealth Games
3rd Overall Nature Valley Grand Prix
1st Sprints classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
2011
1st Stage 3 Tour of Chongming Island
6th World Road Race Championships
2012
1st Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo
1st Stage 5 La Route de France
2013
2nd Overall Ladies Tour of Qatar
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Tour of Chongming Island
1st   Sprint classification
1st Stage 5 Holland Ladies Tour
2014
1st Omloop van Borsele
1st Stage 2 Michelton Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 3 Lotto-Belisol Tour
2015
1st Overall Michelton Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Ladies Tour of Qatar
2nd Novilon Eurocup Ronde van Drenthe
3rd Gent–Wevelgem
2016
1st Overall Tour of Chongming Island
1st Stage 2
1st La Course by Le Tour de France
1st Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
1st Stage 3 La Route de France
1st Stage 4 Tour of Qatar
7th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
2017
Santos Women's Tour
1st Sprints classification
1st Stage 3
1st Stage 2 Ladies Tour of Norway
3rd Overall Tour of Chongming Island

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "London 2012 – Chloe Hosking". london2012.olympics.com.au. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Chloe Hosking". Cycling Australia Official Website. Cycling Australia. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Hazen, Bart (29 April 2009). "Interview: Chloe Hosking". Daily Peloton. Pro Cycling News. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d Clarke, Les (30 November 2009). "Columbia-HTC's latest Australian signing: Chloe Hosking". cyclingnews.com. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Chloe Hosking (20)". Official Website. HTC – Highroad. Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Lane, Samantha (10 October 2010). "Tactics shift lets Gilmore grab glory". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ranking – Cycling – Road 2010: Women – Elite – UCI – Ranking – Individual: Final result". UCI World Rankings. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Wiggle-Honda bolsters squad with Hosking signing". cyclingnews.com. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 

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