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Commonwealth Games - 14. April 2018.

Australia's Chole Hosking's crash course to gold


Just weeks after a crash threatened to derail her chance of competing, Australian Chloe Hosking has claimed gold in the women's road race.

Hosking was competing in the Tour of Flanders in Belgium when she crashed at 60kph.

"Probably for 15 seconds on the ground (after the crash) I thought that I wouldn't be able to compete here, but it was just the shock making me think it was worse than it was,” Hosing said.

"The doctor sent me in for a scan really quickly, and then pretty much told me I was just being a drama queen.”

In an incredibly controlled race, Hosking made her move in the final 200 metres, sprinting for the line to claim gold.

“It's so special to have won on home soil. Lots of people say road cycling at the Commonwealth Games is not a big deal, but you know what? I'm Commonwealth champion and it's a big f*****g deal."

Chloe Hosking leads the pack in the women's road race.
Australia's Chloe Hosking celebrates as she crosses the line to win the women's road race. Photo: Getty.

This article was produced by Games News Service.

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