Australian women’s cycling is looking back on a turbulent few weeks, between team selection dramas, question marks over development paths and uncertainty about exactly what a sharpened focus on Olympic medal performance will mean for road cycling support. It's the type of turmoil you often see when things are at a low ebb, in need of a drastic shake-up to address a slide in performance. However, that just doesn’t fit with the reality for women’s cycling right now. Quite simply when it comes to Australia’s women’s cycling performance, there is plenty of cause for celebration.
American Armstrong second in the 2012 women's Ronde van Vlaanderen
HTC-Highroad ended the three-day Giro di Trentino stage race on a high note as Judith Arndt fended off her rivals to claim the overall victory on Sunday.
HTC-Highroad riders Judith Arndt and Matthew Goss have won their respective races at the Jayco Bay Classic in Geelong Australia. The win for Goss was his second this week and earned him the overall title of the four day event.
- 1. Judith ARNDT , (GER) HTC-Columbia Women , in 35:07
- 2. Tatiana ANTOSHINA , (RUS) TEAM VALDARNO, at 15
- 3. Olga ZABELINSKAYA , (RUS) SAFI - PASTA ZARA, at 17
- 4. Marianne VOS , (NED) NEDERLAND BLOEIT, at 19
- 5. Loes GUNNEWIJK , (NED) NEDERLAND BLOEIT, at 27
HTC-Columbia's Judith Arndt took the victory of stage four of Route de France on Thursday clocking the fastest time in the 24.3km time trial in Saint Georges-Baulche.