In an Australian first, the Deakin University Elite Women’s Road Race opened the prestigious UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar on 1 February 2020. Congratulations to Team Sunweb’s Liane Lippert, who withstood the wild weather, conquered the climbs and owned the final sprint!
2020 Race Results
Gerry Ryan Best Young Rider
Liane Lippert, Team Sunweb
Queen of the Mountain
Brodie Chapman, FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope
Mapei Sprint Classification
Maaike Boogaard, Ale BTC Ljubljana
Liane Lippert (Team Sunweb), 2020 winner
Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women’s Team), 2019 winner
Chloe Hosking (Alé – Cipollini), 2018 winner
Professor Iain Martin – Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University
Tracey Gaudry, President of the UCI Women’s Commission, UCI Oceania Federation and CEO of Respect Victoria
When the peloton departs the picturesque Geelong waterfront and the flag drops, the riders charge south towards the Surf Coast.
After passing Bells Beach they veer off the Great Ocean Road and loop back to town where the celebrated Challambra Climb awaits. After the climb there’s a good chance of a separation and the day could go to the best climbing sprinter or the climber with the best sprint!
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