– I love this race, and I really am looking forward to race again, says Trek-Segafredos Australian sprinter Chloe Hosking in front of this weeks Ladies Tour of Norway, starting in Halden on Thursday.
The 30 year old hasn’t races since Gent-Wevelgem – first due to covid-19 and then followed by heart problems.
– Don’t expect me to be on top, but I’m happy just to be back. I have some good memories from this race and my body is finally working again.
Hosking won an epic stage in 2017 when a bridge suddenly opened and the whole peloton had to stop. Chloe Hosking sprinted home the stage just some 5 km after the restart of the race.
– Somebody consider this not like a real victory, but to me it’s a victory like all others, she smiles.
This year she is competing in the colours of Trek-Segafredo after a short stint at Rally Cycling in 2020. Before that she spent three years with Alé Cipollini and she has been a pro from 2010.
Chloe is like a cycling vagabond and has today no fixed address in Europe. She is standing with 37 professional wins, but she is doubtful that there will be any more this week.
But Trek-Segafredo have more cards to play in the four stages Ladies Tour of Norway. Lucinda Brand has won the race before and the French champion Audrey Cordon Ragot is also one to watch out for.