Hosking in 2010
|Full name||Chloe Hosking|
1 October 1990 |
|Height||1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Current team||Hitec Products|
|Canberra Cycling Club
Moving Ladies, Netherlands
|2010–||Team HTC-Columbia Women
|Tour of Chongming Island (2009)
Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo (2012)
|Infobox last updated on
3 February 2013
Chloe Hosking (born 1 October 1990) is an Australian professional racing cyclist for Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Hitec Products. Hosking has represented Australia at junior and then senior levels since 2007. Following success in a number of international events she turned professional in 2010. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's road race.
Hosking was born in Bendigo, Victoria, and moved to the suburb of Campbell in the Australian Capital Territory. As a child she played field hockey and did rock climbing at a national level, however following an injury she asked her father, a keen cyclist, to help get her into cycling. She began cycling competitively in 2002 at the age of twelve, and first represented Australia in 2007 at the age of seventeen.
Hosking started as a track cyclist, but changed her focus to road racing events in 2007. She now specialises in road cycling events, being a strong sprinter and a capable climber. Outside of cycling Hosking is a student, studying for a Bachelor of Communications degree at Griffith University, with the aim to specialise in journalism.
Hosking has competed in national cycling events throughout Australia since 2004, and began representing Australia in international events in 2007. As a junior Hosking competed for the Canberra Cycling Club, mainly riding in track cycling events and achieving considerable success, including winning the Women's Under 19 Scratch race at the 2008 Australian National Track Championships. Despite this success on the track, in 2007 she shifted her focus to road cycling events. Over the next couple of years she would become a road racing specialist, with an emphasis on sprint challenges in bunch finishes to races.
In 2008 Hosking rode for Australia in the Women's road race at the UCI Juniors Road World Championships in South Africa where she placed 37th. In 2009 she relocated to Europe to ride competitively for the Moving Ladies club in the Netherlands, and by the end of the year she had been signed by top professional team Team HTC-Columbia Women. Shortly afterwards, she was the first HTC-Columbia rider to win a 2010 event, with a victory at the Australian National Criterium Championships.
At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, Hosking won the bronze medal in the Women's road race. It was revealed after the event that the Australian team of six riders was under orders to ride for a victory for Hosking in the 112 km event in preference to veteran Australian cyclist Rochelle Gilmore, however in the final sprint for the line Gilmore came out with the gold medal ahead of English rider Elizabeth Armitstead in second, leaving Hosking in third.
- 2nd Under 15 Individual Pursuit Aust. Track Championships
- 3rd Under 15 Sprint Aust. Track Championships
- 2nd Under 17 Individual Pursuit Aust. Track Championships
- 3rd Under 17 Scratch Race Aust. Track Championships
- 3rd Under 17 Pairs Time Trial Aust. Track Championships
- 2nd Under 19 Sprint Oceania Track Championships (AUS)
- 3rd Under 19 Time Trial Oceania Track Championships (AUS)
- 3rd Under 19 Scratch Race Oceania Track Championships (AUS)
- 3rd Under 19 Keirin Aust. Track Championships
- 3rd Under 19 Scratch Race Aust. Track Championships
- 1st Under 19 Scratch Race Aust. Track Championships
- 3rd Under 19 Points Race Aust. Track Championships
- 37th Road Race UCI Juniors Road World Championships (RSA)
- 1st Women's International Cup (NZL)
- 1st Overall Tour of Chongming Island (CHN)
- 1st Sprint classification
- 1st Stage 1
- 1st Stage 3
- 2nd Stage 1 Tour of New Zealand
- 2nd Stage 2 Tour of New Zealand
- 3rd Overall Jayco Bay Criterium Series (AUS)
- 1st Under 23 Australian National Criterium Championships
- 1st Stage 1 TTT Merco Cycling Classic (USA)
- 2nd Grand Prix Stad Roeselare (BEL)
- 2nd Stage 1 Jayco Bay Criterium Series (AUS)
- 3rd Road Race Commonwealth Games (IND)
- 3rd Overall Sprint Classification Nature Valley Grand Prix USA
- 1st Stage 2
- 1st Stage 4
- 3rd Stage 1 2010 Ladies Tour of Qatar
- 1st Stage 3 Tour of Chongming Island
- 6th Road race, Road World Championships, Copenhagen
- 1st overall Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo
- 1st stage 5, Route de France
- 2nd Overall, 2013 Ladies Tour of Qatar
- 1st Stage 1
- 2nd Overall Tour of Chongming Island
- 1st Sprint classification
- 1st Stage 5 Holland Ladies Tour
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