Toward Zero Race Melbourne

It’s a bit like a ‘big crit’ except it’s not… more like a team points race with points up for grabs every other lap. The format might have been interesting but the big talking point of the day was the heat! With temperatures over 40ºC, I’m pretty sure it was a lot higher inside my moto helmet! I wasn’t sure I was going to survive, I don’t know how people raced in it. At the end of the race I had about a quarter of a bottle of water left. I poured it on my arms, it was so hot you could have brewed tea in it!

Just one race left on this first trip of the season.

Pit lane acts as the preparation area for Toward Zero Women’s Race Melbourne

 

Young fan rides down the pit lane

 

Lotta Lepistö and her Trek Segafredo teammates pass the time playing a game of trying to throw a bottle and getting it to land upright

 

Alice Cobb chats to Valentina Scandolara

 

Heidi Franz laughing about her team mates having to race in the heat today (probably)

 

Tayler Wiles tries panting like a dog to see if it helps battle the heat. Apparently it does… a bit!

 

 

Chloe Hosking along the pit lane

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Spratt in the bunch

 

Sarah Roy, Lotta Lepistö and Chloe Hosking chase those all important sprint points

 

Emily Roper in a late attack

 

Emily Roper gets caught in the final laps

 

Sprint finish!

 

Lotta Lepistö wins the overall classification

 

Trek Segafredo celebrate winning the team competition

 

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