The Belgian National Champion took a by a narrow margin victory in the Stage 4 of (Start and Finish at DeltaPo Family Destination Outlet, 118 km), beating the Australian Chloe Hosking (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia), and the American Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb). Anna Van der Breggen (Boels – Dolmans) keeps the Pink Jersey.
The stage has been raced on a completely flat route between Veneto and Emilia Romagna: the race has the first movements (Average speed 39.9 km/h), and Megan Guarnier won the first intermediate sprint in Bosaro.
The wind breaks the peloton and Annemiek Van Vleuten could not stay with the main group, losing about two minutes. The race has its general sprint and Jolien D’Hoore was first for a few millimeters faster than Chloe Hosking, followed by Coryn Rivera and Hannah Barnes, yesterday’s winner and new leader of the points classification. The Pink Jersey is still Anna Van der Breggen, leader of the General Classification with a gap of 26” from Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) and 1’56” from Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans). Annemiek Van Vleuten is now fourth, and she has to recover time tomorrow in the Individual Time Trial of Sant’Elpidio a Mare.
STAGE RESULTS GIRO ROSA 2017:
1. JOLIEN D’HOORE 2h42’04”
2. CHLOE HOSKING ST
3. CORYN RIVERA ST
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 4:
1. ANNA VAN DER BREGGEN 8h36’25”
2. ELISA LONGO BORGHINI +26”
3. MEGAN GUARNIER +1’56”
THE JERSEYS OF THE 28TH GIRO ROSA AFTER STAGE 4:
PINK Jersey COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
CYCLAMINE Jersey SELLE SMP: Hannah Barnes (Canyon SRAM)
GREEN Jersey PURPLE by GLOBAL STOCK: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
WHITE Jersey COLNAGO: Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb)
BLUE Jersey GSG: Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5)
Photo (c) Flaviano Ossola