Great news from Canada with "ourJosie" taking out the 4th stage of the inaugural Tour de Prince Edward Island. Featuring a big field of international pro women racers including Italians, Russians, Swiss etc this race is new to the calender, designed to follow the Montreal World Cup race held the week before. Josie had been showing great form earlier in the race taking a top ten in the time trial stage finishing a few seconds ahead of Sarah Carrigan, Olympic champion.
In the 4th stage after numerous attacks Josie bridged the gap to one of the Russian national team members and outkicked her in the finishing sprint to take out her first international road race victory. At the end of the Tour Josie finished 7th overall which is a great result and a great way to finish the first 1/2 of the year. Josie returns to Brisbane this week for some well earned R&R before heading back for the rest of the season including the Thüringen-Rundfahrt in Germany and world championships in Stuggart at the end of September.