• Chloe Hosking celebrates winning the final women's WorldTour race of 2019, the Tour of Guangxi and her last win for Ale Cipollini (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Chloe Hosking gift wrapped a farewell present for Ale-Cipollini, winning the final women's WorldTour race of 2019 before heading off to Rally UHC Cycling next year.
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UCI, Ale-Cipollini
23 Oct 2019 - 1:31 PM  UPDATED 23 Oct 2019 - 1:32 PM

The sprinter raised her hands in the air with a clear margin over Alison Jackson (Tibco-SVB) and Marianne Vos (CCC) at the end of the 145km one-day Tour of Guangxi in Guilin. 

The climbs out on course reduced the bunch to half, Hosking hanging in there to contest the sprint.

The Australian moves to Rally UHC Cycling after 11 seasons in Europe amassing 33 professional wins and 100 podium places. 

Chloe Hosking's Tour of Guangxi win adds to her Madrid Challenge victory. Hear how stoked she was after winning in Spain.

“Rally UHC Cycling offers me a new environment filled with new challenges,” said Hosking in a team statement released after her signing.

“After 11 seasons in Europe, I felt I needed a big change if I wanted to continue to enjoy and succeed in this sport. The team gives me the opportunity to achieve all of these things.”

“I feel so fortunate to be able to do this for a living. My dad once said to me, “Chloe, you have the rest of your life to work in an office.” And it’s so true. I will only be young once and my body and my mind are allowing me to race my bike at the highest level in the world.”

The men's six-stage Tour of Guangxi also finished in Guilin yesterday, with Enric Mas the overall winner of the general classification and the young riders' jersey. 

With Vos' finish in the women's race came the overall 2019 UCI Women's World Tour title, overtaking world champion Annemiek Van Vleuten who is enjoying her off season in Europe. The 32-year-old's achievement, coming after 19 victories this season and adding to already her glittering palmares, was honoured in the UCI's end of season gala also held in Guilin. Lorena Wiebes topped the young rider's overall competition and Boels Dolmans the teams'. 

In the men's rankings, Primoz Roglic topped the individual list and Deceuninck - Quickstep the teams'. 

The UCI also awarded a fan prize, this year to the Tour de France Beefeaters after this video went viral at the Tour this year.