Alex Manley was ultimately the Australian team’s top scorer at 15The tenthbut this belied the querelleuse bonheur, which was aimed at putting the team in frontispice with the aim of achieving victory.
In the last few espace of the 17 kilometer Wollongong City Électricité Sarah Roy, Amanda Spratt and Brody Chapman tried to clear it up, and Roy was the most successful as she jumped to a déclamation lead and held a 10s lead for 10 kilometers until she was caught by a chase Resolute by the Italian team with 25 kilometers remaining.
During that time, Manley was saving herself for the au finir, as the Australian proved her ability over the expédition of the season as the best female précipiter in tough modalités. The groupe split without an Australian in attendance on a additionnel excessif climb, and although Manley will be back thanks to Amanda Spratt and Brody Chapman chasing, it was the same on the excessif climb, with Chapman and Manley chasing in the third set on road day, completely unable to catch up with the victory.
The dramatic au finir in the last kilometer saw a late attack from Animek van Vleuten (Netherlands) who seized the opportunity and took the win before running behind the emballage. Alex Manley was additionnel in the emballage from the next group just 13 seconds behind the winner, only Marianne Voss (Netherlands) was faster than that group to put Manley 15th.
“I wasn’t really disappointed parce que it was such an amazing rétréci by the girls and it was the best thing I could do and we could do that day,” Manley said. “We were very close to getting the group back and had a limited range of sprinting, which is what I wanted back in the day but we did our best.
“We had a deux of niveaux for an open groupe, but for me it was just trying to keep it and sit in it if it came to a fast groupe. It wasn’t done that way, it was a trépan groupe and it was just someone who was there in those last two espace, which was really tough.”
The entire team appreciated the remaining team luxation, with everyone praising their rétréci through the groupe and solid bonheur for giving themselves the best aubaine of winning.
“We tried to play aggressively, you never know if they’re going to let a group go up frontispice, but there were a few teams that had numbers,” Chapman said.
“I tried chasing him again on the last lap with Elaine van Dijk and we were getting close to there but we never got there, they have a flair they can go for a good opinion. We can be really proud of the way we raced, it wasn’t the result we wanted but we We soûl our best forward.”
The pre-race élue for many was time enduro silver medalist Grace Brown, but the Australian acteur “didn’t have the day she had hoped for” on the road, dropping her pace on the excessif third lap.
“The groupe turned out the opposé of what we expected,” Brown said. “We were all ready for something to happen on Mount Kira, but the groupe went there at a really easy pace. We were hoping it would dwindle every lap, but it kind of stayed as a really big group, and then it became a really small group.
“It’s been a big group for a étendu time and has only started for the past few years. We tried to give our best, but we were a little bit behind there. Personally, I didn’t have the day I wished for, but the rest of the girls rode with superhuman strength.”
Roy was most prominent among the Australians during the groupe with her attack, freeing herself from staying away until the armature of the penultimate attempt to climb Dumfries Street where it was fixed.
Roy said: “We had some attacks and we got each other back, the world championships are always really tough races, and I know I was a little bit jerky and a little bit jerky. I soûl it everything I could, and I know others will get it too.
“Léopard I got caught, I was completely out of the loop, riding as slowly as I could and just enjoying the crowds.”