Australian based women's cycling team ROXOLT ATTAQUER has taken a clean sweep on the final day of the Lexus Blackburn Bay Crits - claiming the stage win, the general classification and the teams title - and all on team manager Kelvin Rundles birthday.
Defending champion, Italy's Valentina SCANDOLARA, outwitted overnight leader Chloe HOSKING on the final lap - beginning her sprint on the back straight to take out the bunch sprint and win the Lexus of Blackburn yellow jersey in Williamstown for the second time.
Scandolara - "I’m especially happy to win the Bay Crits GC, because last time  I won the first stage and I kept the jersey. To get it on the last day against riders like Wiasak, Hosking and Spratt – it’s special. And then for Peta to finish it off with the win, and today is our Team Managers birthday so it’s perfect – Roxsolt’s day!"
"I pride myself on that.. to be an adopted Aussie. I’m still half Italian as well so if I can beat some Aussies – I’m happy. I’m more and more in love with Australia. Peta was going to be my lead-out so I had to do a bit by myself because she was going for the win but I think I managed to stay calm to do what I really wanted to do, to counter attack but it turned out well."
The versatile Peta MULLENS, a previous national champion on road, mountain bike and cyclo-cross, took the stage win after her team made an aggressive resolution to really mix it up in the race. Mullens was part of a small breakaway group that lapped the field mid race, meaning the peloton including Scandolara had to sprint for GC honours with 3 laps to go.
Commonwealth Games road race champion Hosking had some consolation with the Gatorade Sprint Ace jersey