• Chloe Hosking, Jolien D'Hoore and Marta Bastianelli. (Velofocus)Source: Velofocus
Wiggle High5 pair Jolien D’hoore and Chloe Hosking finished first and second in the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta.
12 Sep 2016 - 8:51 AM  UPDATED 12 Sep 2016 - 8:52 AM

The race consisted of 15 laps of a 85km city circuit in Madrid. Marta Bastianelli of Ale Cipollini came third.

Claudia Lichtenberg (Lotto-Soudal) and Simona Frapporti (Lensworld-Zannata) held a 24-second lead on the peloton but were reeled in with just over 3km to go before Wiggle-High5 went on to claim the win.

“It was quite a fast and nervous race, like a crit should be!” D’hoore said. “It wasn’t totally flat, it was a but up and down, and that made it hard in the end. We decided that I should do the sprint, and that Chloe would lead me out, and that’s what we did.

“But I lost Chloe’s wheel just before the last corner, with 400 to go or something, and then I tried to steak in on the inside of the corner; there was a gap on the right side so I just started my sprint.

“I can’t remember the sprint really, but I just went full gas on my big chainring, and I just went.”