Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 2019

That’s a wrap on this Australia trip, it feels like I’ve been away forever! When I woke up this morning, it was a relief to see the 40 degree temperatures from the day before had subsided, I even debated wearing a jacket on the moto ahead of the race! Still managed to get sunburnt though: the sun is crazy strong down here.

There wasn’t much to report from the race today. If it wasn’t for BePink’s multiple solo attacks it would have been ‘groupo compacto’ to the final climb.

It’s been a fun three weeks in Australia but I’m looking forward to swapping the summer sun for a little snow at home for a few weeks before the Euro season begins. (Although I may think differently when I get home on Monday afternoon!)


Bryony van Velzen weaves through the buoys to sign on


Ashleigh Moolman Pasio on the start line


The peloton speed along Thirteenth Beach. Despite the race name you don’t see the ocean that often!


Rachele Barbieri attacks!


Silvia Valsecchi goes solo


Lone leader Silvia Valsecchi with the peloton close behind at Bells Beach



Lauretta Hanson leads the bunch


Nicole Steigenga attacks


Through the trees


Summer Moak chats to Kristabel Doebel-Hickok in the bunch


Fans on Australia Day


Ashleigh Moolman Pasio leads on the final climb


Amanda Spratt on the final climb 


The lead group on the run in to the finish


Arlenis Sierra wins!


Arlenis Sierra celebrates the win with Elena Pirrone


Elena Pirrone celebrates the team win

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