#5 Grace Elvin
Orica-SCOTT – Australia
ICYMI: Aussie cyclist Gracie Elgin has just placed SECOND in the Ronde Van Vlaanderen! It was such an exciting, hard race and definitely one of the tightest finishes going round! We absolutely loved the live coverage!! 🙌 A massive congrats also goes to Coryn Rivera on the win and Chantal Blaak for rounding out the podium! #podiumgirloftheweek #champions
#4: Lara Tucker
Queensland Academy of Sport – Australia
Lara Tucker takes out four from four in the Under 19 sprint events! She cleaned up in the Team Sprint, 500m Time Trial, Keirin and tonight's Individual Sprint! Imagine winning every event you start at a national championship! Congrats to our newest #podiumgirloftheweek and thanks for the great photo @cyclingaustralia!
#3: Ruth Corset
Rush Women’s Cycling – Australia
Our latest blog post is up (link in bio) AND our new Podium Girl of the Week has just been announced – @ruth.corset! She demonstrated admirable consistency over this weekend's NRS Tour of East Gippsland, placing in every stage, a feat achieved by no other rider in the NRS field! She is pictured here in the pink Rush team kit on the right. Congratulations Ruth! 💪 📷: Ernesto Arriagada
#2: Emma Pooley
Holden Women’s Cycling – Great Britain
Introducing the new Podium Girl of the Week, Emma Pooley! • With just under 10 km of the UCI @cadelroadrace to go, @pooleyemma made a brave move up a short pinch just outside of Geelong. Lucy Kennedy (@kennedylucy_ ) was the only other rider who could follow her, but Pooley was just too strong and rode even Kennedy off her wheel as she accelerated up the climb. • The Beijing Olympic Silver Medalist, riding for @holdencycling, put her time trial skills to good use, to establish a gap of over 30 seconds with only five fast kilometres remaining. • Even though the four chasers overcame Pooley with just 2.5 km to go, rather than giving up, Pooley gave it her all once more, to jump back on the speedy group. Coming into the finish, Pooley again challenged for the win, beginning her sprint first. She ended up coming in fifth, but what a champion! Congrats Emma! 📷: @kirstybaxter79 • Also, kudos to @channel7 for their awesome live coverage of #womenscycling! 👏👏 • If you know someone who has what it takes to be #podiumgirloftheweek, just message us! You can nominate anyone, even yourself! • Today's results: 1. + sprint @annemiekvanvleuten 2. + QOM @ruthwinder8 3. @mayukohagiwara 4. @kennedylucy_ 5. @pooleyemma
#1: Alexis Ryan
Canyon Sram Racing – USA
We are pleased to announce our very first Podium Girl of the Week, Alexis Ryan! • An American riding for @wmncycling, @alexismryan raced very well all week at the @tourdownunder. • Against some of the top pros in the world, Ryan had some great stage results, including a 4th in Stage 1 and a 3rd in Stage 3. • However, what really caught our attention was her #nevergiveup attitude. Despite initially losing her Young Ride Jersey to the very strong @ruthwinder8, Ryan came into the final stage, a criterium, ready to win! • Although a crit's high pace usually means making up time is very difficult, Ryan gave it her all in each of the three intermediate sprints to win them all and score herself the full 9 seconds in time bonuses! • This was enough to clinch the #youngrider jersey by just 2 seconds after 7 hours of riding! Congrats on your stella performance Down Under!