• Chloe Hosking nailed the sprint at the first ever Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli Internazionale Donne Elite. (Sirotti)Source: Sirotti
Australian sprinter Chloe Hosking is shaping up as a favourite for the UCI Road World Championships in Qatar after winning the GP Beghelli, in Italy.
Cycling Central

26 Sep 2016 - 11:33 AM  UPDATED 26 Sep 2016 - 11:35 AM

Hosking is one of the world's best sprinters on the UCI Women's WorldTour and is currently dealing a hot hand with Doha in sight.

The 25-year-old La Course winner notched up the win by beating former world road champion Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) and Barbara Guarischi (Canyon-SRAM) at the finish of the 79.8km race from Monteveglio to Monteveglio.

“It was a really nice race actually,” Hosking said. “It was a 13km circuit with a little bit of a climb in it, and then a technical descent. We went in with a really open tactic. We obviously had Emma [Johansson] and Elisa here who are really strong on the climb, so we didn’t want to make them wait for the sprinters.

“I just wanted to practise my sprint, obviously, leading into the Worlds. I went for both the intermediate sprints, and took out the first one and picked up third in the second. So that gave me the sprinters’ classification.”