Astana's Arlenis Sierra wins Women's Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Cuban Arlenis Sierra rode a terrific final 10km to win the fourth edition of the women's Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

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Australian team Mitchelton-Scott were denied victory in the women's Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race by Arlenis Sierra of Astana.

On Australia Day in Geelong, Cuban Sierra rode a terrific final 10km to join a lead group of climbers and then to catch and overtake Lucy Kennedy (Mitchelton-Scott) before soloing to victory by 19 seconds.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.