EPIC WIN FOR LUCINDA BRAND IN PALINURO

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The Dutch rider of Team Sunweb, already winner in two stages in year 2015, did a tactical masterpiece today in Palinuro, chasing and overtaking the Ukrainian Tatiana Riabchenko (Lensworld – Kuota), who tried a solo breakaway until two kilometers from the finish. Brand has built her feat with a majestic attack descending from the categorized climb of Cuccaro Vetere, where the delay was of over one minute from Riabchenko, as she was with her compatriot Janneke Ensing (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia) and Anouska Koster (WM3). Brand did the show on the technical downhill and the gap decreases quickly: 30” after Centola but she slipped on the asphalt, restarting immediately. Riabchenko has been taken at the beginning of the final climb, she tried to resist but lost meters in the final. Brand obtained her third victory in the Giro Rosa, after Mantova and Loano 2015, jumping to the Place 5 in the General Classification. The peloton arrives after 1’33” and Megan Guarnier won the sprint for the third placement.

Anna Van der Breggen keeps the Pink Jersey with two stages remaining, the gap from Elisa Longo Borghini and Annemiek Van Vleuten isn’t changed. The new leader of the Young Classification is now the Danish Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervelo Bigla). Tomorrow the Stage 9 goes from Palinuro to Polla for a very hilly stage which ends with a circuit of 36 kms.

RESULTS STAGE 8 (TOP 5):

1. Lucinda Brand                         3h46’10”
2. Tatiana Riabchenko                       +12”
3. Megan Guarnier                          +1’33”
4. Annemiek Van Vleuten               +1’33”
5. Elisa Longo Borghini                  +1’33”

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 8:

1. Anna Van der Breggen           19h24’57”
2. Elisa Longo Borghini                     +1’03”
3. Annemiek Van Vleuten                  +1’39”
4. Megan Guarnier                            +3’07”
5. Lucinda Brand                               +3’26”

THE JERSEYS OF THE 28TH GIRO ROSA AFTER STAGE 8:

Maglia ROSA COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
Maglia CICLAMINO SELLE SMP: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia VERDE PURPLE by GLOBAL STOCK: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia BIANCA COLNAGO: Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb)
Maglia BLU GSG: Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5)

Photo (c) Flaviano Ossola

SHEYLA GUTIERREZ RUIZ SPRINTS FOR THE VICTORY IN BARONISSI

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The Spanish National Champion has won the Stage 7 of the 28th Giro Rosa (Isernia – Baronissi, 145 km), beating the Italian Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia) and the Polish Eugenia Bujak (BTC City Ljubljana). Anna Van der Breggen keeps the Pink Jersey as leader of the General Classification.

This was a very wavy and hilly stage, with the Intermediate Sprint of San Giorgio del Sannio and the Cathegorized Climb of Passo Serra as springboard to the finish of Baronissi. Thirteen riders were the protagonists of the day, in a breakaway that reached till 3’00” gap: Chloe Hosking and Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia), Alison Jackson (BePink – Cogeas), Eugenia Bujak (BTC City – Ljubljana), Elena Cecchini and Alexis Ryan (Canyon SRAM), Clara Koppenburg (Cervelo Bigla), Carmela Cipriani (Conceria Zabri – Fanini – Guerciotti), Rossella Ratto e Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Cylance Pro Cycling), Tatiana Guderzo (Lensworld – Kuota), Sabrina Stultiens (Team Sunweb), Lauren Kitchen (WM3 Cycling Team). The Australian champion of Alè – Cipollini Galassia Team loses meters right before the Intermediate sprint, which was won by Stultiens. The climbers in the breakaway set the pace, Guderzo is first on Passo Serra, followed by Bujak and Stultiens. The gap goes up and down, from 1’30” to about 3’00”, then it started to decrease quickly. The twelve athletes resisted and could finalize the breakaway: the Spanish Champion Gutierrez was faster in the sprint than Paladin and Bujak, the main peloton arrives after 47” and the Cuban Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women Team) won the sprint. Anna Van der Breggen can keep the “Maglia Rosa” without problem and Elisa Longo Borghini completes the overall podium with Annemiek Van Vleuten and the Olympic Champion of Rio 2016.
Tomorrow there is the Stage 8 (Baronissi – Palinuro, 141 kms), with the KOM of Cuccaro Vetere not far from the famous Sea Village on the Cilento.

RESULTS STAGE 7 (TOP 5):

1. Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Cylance Pro Cycling)     3h43’16”     Avg. 39,096 km/h
2. Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia)                   st
3. Eugenia Bujak (BTC City Ljubljana)                             st
4. Alexis Ryan (Canyon SRAM Racing)                           st
5. Lauren Kitchen (WM3 Pro Cycling Team)                    st

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 7 (TOP 5):

1. Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)           15h37’14”      Avg. 40.239 km/h
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5)                       +1’03”
3. Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica – Scott)                     +1’39”
4. Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans)                           +3’11”
5. Amanda Spratt (Orica – Scott)                                  +3’32”

THE JERSEYS OF THE 28TH GIRO ROSA AFTER STAGE 7:

Maglia ROSA COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
Maglia CICLAMINO SELLE SMP: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia VERDE PURPLE by GLOBAL STOCK: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia BIANCA COLNAGO: Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb)
Maglia BLU GSG: Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5)

SPRINT VINCENTE DI SHEYLA GUTIERREZ A BARONISSI

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La campionessa nazionale di Spagna si è aggiudicata la settima tappa del 28° Giro Rosa (Isernia – Baronissi, 145 km) superando allo sprint l’italiana Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia) e la polacca Eugenia Bujak (BTC City Ljubljana). Anna Van der Breggen mantiene la Maglia Rosa di leader.

Tappa altimetricamente molto mossa, con il traguardo intermedio a San Giorgio del Sannio e la salita di Passo Serra come trampolini di lancio verso il traguardo di Baronissi. E le protagoniste di giornata sono state tredici atlete che si sono avvantaggiate fino ad avere oltre tre minuti sul gruppo: Chloe Hosking e Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia), Alison Jackson (BePink – Cogeas), Eugenia Bujak (BTC City – Ljubljana), Elena Cecchini e Alexis Ryan (Canyon SRAM), Clara Koppenburg (Cervelo Bigla), Carmela Cipriani (Conceria Zabri – Fanini – Guerciotti), Rossella Ratto e Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Cylance Pro Cycling), Tatiana Guderzo (Lensworld – Kuota), Sabrina Stultiens (Team Sunweb) e Lauren Kitchen (WM3 Cycling Team). Poco prima del traguardo volante l’australiana del Team Alè – Cipollini – Galassia perde terreno, e a San Giorgio del Sannio Stultiens passa al comando. Le scalatrici in fuga dettano il ritmo in salita e l’iridata di Mendrisio 2009 Guderzo scollina al comando sul Passo Serra (2° cat.) seguita da Bujak e Stultiens. Il distacco rimane altalenante, passando da un minuto e mezzo fino a quasi tre minuti, per iniziare a scendere inesorabilmente. Le dodici atlete resistono e portano a termine la fuga con uno sprint dove la campionessa di Spagna supera in volata Paladin e Bujak. Il gruppo della Maglia Rosa giunge a 47” regolato da Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women Team); nessun problema per Anna Van der Breggen, la quale mantiene la leadership nei confronti di Elisa Longo Borghini e Annemiek Van Vleuten, che compongono il resto del podio con la Campionessa Olimpica ed Europea in carica.
Domani è in programma la 8° tappa, Baronissi – Palinuro (141 km), con il GPM di Cuccaro Vetere poco distante dal traguardo nella celebre località balneare del Cilento.

ORDINE DI ARRIVO 7° TAPPA (TOP 5):

1. Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Cylance Pro Cycling)     3h43’16”     Avg. 39,096 km/h
2. Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia)                   st
3. Eugenia Bujak (BTC City Ljubljana)                             st
4. Alexis Ryan (Canyon SRAM Racing)                           st
5. Lauren Kitchen (WM3 Pro Cycling Team)                    st

CLASSIFICA GENERALE DOPO LA 7° TAPPA (TOP 5):

1. Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)           15h37’14”      Avg. 40.239 km/h
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5)                       +1’03”
3. Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica – Scott)                     +1’39”
4. Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans)                           +3’11”
5. Amanda Spratt (Orica – Scott)                                  +3’32”

LE MAGLIE DEL 28° GIRO ROSA DOPO LA 7° TAPPA:

Maglia ROSA COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
Maglia CICLAMINO SELLE SMP: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia VERDE PURPLE by GLOBAL STOCK: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia BIANCA COLNAGO: Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb)
Maglia BLU GSG: Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5)

Photo (c) Flaviano Ossola

LEPISTÖ DID IT IN ROSETO: IT’S A FINNISH TRIUMPH!

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The rider of Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team, bronze medal at the Road World Championships Doha 2016 and winner of the Dwars door Vlaanderen and Gent-Wevelgem in 2017, has taken the victory of Stage 6 in the 28th Giro Rosa (Roseto degli Abruzzi – Roseto degli Abruzzi, 116.160 kms), response of a bunch sprint where the Scandinavian could beat the American Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) and the Italian Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5).

The stage was divided in four laps of a circuit around Roseto degli Abruzzi, including the short climb of Piana degli Ulivi (Cat. 3 KOM in the penultimate lap). The average speed of the first hour was over 40 km/h and it could not permit many attacks in the first kilometers. Alexis Ryan (Canyon SRAM) and the local athlete Carmela Cipriani of Conceria Zabri – Fanini – Guerciotti Team (she lives in Spoltore, near Pescara) earned only a few seconds. At the beginning of the lap 3 Claudia Koster (Team Veloconcept) and Alison Jackson (BePink- Cogeas) tried for a breakaway, the Canadian of the Italian Team directed by Walter Zini leaded the race at the intermediate sprint of Pagliare. The acceleration of the peloton was strong and the three riders Hannah Barnes (Canyon SRAM), Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia) and Sofia Bertizzolo (Astana Women’s Team). The Brit won the KOM of Piana degli Ulivi and she could earn a maximal gap of 48”. The teams of the sprinters didn’t want to lose this chance and the breakaway was catched by the peloton a few kilometers later. Even the last transit from Piana degli Ulivi could give the chances of a “finisseur” attack so the bunch sprint was launched. Lotta Lepistö from Finland took the stage win, with Coryn Rivera and Giorgia Bronzini just behind. A gap of 3” could give the possibility to Anna Van der Breggen to earn time against her main rivals Elisa Longo Borghini and Annemiek Van Vleuten in the General Classification.

The stage 7, Isernia – Baronissi, is the longest of the Giro Rosa 2017 with its 141.8 kms length and the Passo Serra 43 kms from the finish.

RAISPORT and RAITRE had a registered a maximal number of 900,000 spectators and a share of 10% for the Giro Rosa stages on Sunday and Monday.

RESULTS STAGE 6 GIRO ROSA 2017 (TOP 5):

1. Lotta Lepistö (Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team)   2h50’36”   Avg. 40,853 km/h
2. Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb)                                        st
3. Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5)                                     st
4. Roxane Fournier (FDJ)                                                  st
5. Elena Cecchini (Canyon SRAM)                                    st

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 6 (TOP 5):

1. Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)              11h53’11”   Avg.40,641 km/h
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle – High5)                       +1’03”
3. Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica – Scott)                       +1’39”
4. Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans)                             +3’11”
5. Amanda Spratt (Orica – Scott)                                   +3’32”

THE JERSEYS OF THE 28TH GIRO ROSA AFTER STAGE 6:

PINK Jersey COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
CYCLAMINE Jersey SELLE SMP: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
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)

GIOIA LEPISTÖ A ROSETO, E’ TRIONFO FINLANDESE!

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PHOTO (C) FLAVIANO OSSOLA

E’ la portacolori di Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team, medaglia di bronzo ai Mondiali di Doha 2016 e già vincitrice quest’anno di Dwars door Vlaanderen e Gand-Wevelgem, a sorridere nella sesta tappa del Giro Rosa 2017 (Roseto degli Abruzzi – Roseto degli Abruzzi, 116,160 km), esito di uno sprint a ranghi compatti in cui la scandinava è riuscita ad avere la meglio sulla statunitense Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) e sull’italiana Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5).

Tappa suddivisa in 4 giri di un circuito comprendente lo strappo di Piana degli Ulivi, GPM di terza categoria alla penultima tornata. Media oraria superiore ai 40 km/h, la velocità non consente molti attacchi nei primi chilometri. Ci provano durante i primi due giri diverse atlete tra cui Alexis Ryan (Canyon/SRAM) e l’abruzzese di Spoltore Carmela Cipriani (Conceria Zabri – Fanini – Guerciotti), guadagnando solo una manciata di secondi. All’inizio del terzo Giro tocca a Claudia Koster (Veloconcept) ed Alison Jackson (BePink – Cogeas) cercare una soluzione da lontano, e la canadese del team guidato da Walter Zini transita sola al comando al Traguardo Volante di Pagliare. Il gruppo accelera e da esso parte il terzetto che comprende l’inglese Hannah Barnes (Canyon/SRAM, vincitrice a San Vendemiano) e le italiane Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia) e Sofia Bertizzolo (Astana Women Team). La britannica passa in testa al GPM di Piana degli Ulivi e con le azzurre arriva a guadagnare fino a 48”. Le squadre delle sprinters non vogliono perdere questa occasione e grazie al loro lavoro riprendono la fuga dopo pochi chilometri. Nemmeno l’ultimo transito dalla vetta di Piana degli Ulivi da alle finisseur la possibilità di andarsene verso l’arrivo, così si arriva alla volatona generale col successo di Lotta Lepistö (Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team) su Coryn Rivera e Giorgia Bronzini. Un “gap” di tre secondi creatosi nei metri finali regala tre secondi ad Anna Van der Breggen in classifica generale, guadagnati sulle più immediate inseguitrici per la Maglia Rosa Elisa Longo Borghini e Annemiek Van Vleuten.

Domani si corre la settima tappa, da Isernia a Baronissi: è la più lunga del Giro Rosa 2017 coi suoi 141.8 km di lunghezza e il GPM di Passo Serra a 43 km dall’arrivo.

Importanti ascolti su RAISPORT e RAITRE nelle giornate di domenica e lunedì, in cui il Giro Rosa ha registrato un picco massimo di oltre 900 mila spettatori e uno share totale del 10%.

ORDINE DI ARRIVO 6° TAPPA GIRO ROSA (TOP 5):

1. Lotta Lepistö (Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team)   2h50’36”   Avg. 40,853 km/h
2. Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb)                                             st
3. Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5)                                        st
4. Roxane Fournier (FDJ)                                                          st
5. Elena Cecchini (Canyon SRAM)                                          st

CLASSIFICA GENERALE DOPO LA 6° TAPPA (TOP 5):

1. Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)              11h53’11” Avg.40,641 km/h
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle – High5)                       +1’03”
3. Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica – Scott)                       +1’39”
4. Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans)                             +3’11”
5. Amanda Spratt (Orica – Scott)                                   +3’32”

LE MAGLIE DEL 28° GIRO ROSA DOPO LA 6° TAPPA:

Maglia ROSA COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
Maglia CICLAMINO SELLE SMP: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia VERDE PURPLE by GLOBAL STOCK: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia BIANCA COLNAGO: Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb)
Maglia BLU GSG: Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5)

ANNEMIEK VAN VLEUTEN DOMINATES THE TIME TRIAL

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The 34-years-old Dutch cyclist of Orica – Scott Team did an impressive performance in the ITT of Sant’Elpidio a Mare (FM), in the Marche Region. She literally smashed the concurrence on the 12.7 km of the race, including the short but hard climb of Santa Lucia and Strada Cocciari, 400 meters with peaks of slope at about 30%.

After losing about two minutes in yesterday stage due to the wind, Annemiek Van Vleuten showed her big qualities in the chrono race, as she already won the prologues in Caserta 2014 and Ljubljana 2015. The physical effort has been huge for all the athletes in this discipline, as the average speed was of about 30 km/h, and the big gap earned against her main rivals: 41” from Anna Van der Breggen (second, but still leading the General Classification) and 1’15” from Elisa Longo Borghini (Third).

The Italian Road and Time Trial National Champion has a delay of one minute from Van der Breggen and keeps 36” gap from Van Vleuten, who jumps back on the virtual podium.

The stage 6 will take place on a circuit in Roseto degli Abruzzi and has a length of 116.160 kms.

RESULTS STAGE 5 (TOP 5 – SANT’ELPIDIO A MARE, 12.7 KMS – ITT):

1. Annemiek Van Vleuten    25’29”
2. Anna Van der Breggen      +41”
3. Elisa Longo Borghini      +1’15”
4. Amanda Spratt               +1’48”
5. Megan Guarnier             +1’53”

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 5) AFTER STAGE 5:

1. Anna Van der Breggen       9h02’35”
2. Elisa Longo Borghini               +1’00”
3. Annemiek Van Vleuten            +1’36”
4. Megan Guarnier                      +3’08”
5. Amanda Spratt                        +3’29”

THE JERSEYS OF THE 28TH GIRO ROSA AFTER STAGE 5:

PINK Jersey COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
CYCLAMINE Jersey SELLE SMP: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
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

ANNEMIEK VAN VLEUTEN STRAVINCE LA CRONOMETRO!

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Impressionante prestazione della 34enne olandese del Team Orica – Scott nella prova contro il tempo a Sant’Elpidio a Mare (FM), nelle Marche. Annemiek Van Vleuten ha spodestato letteralmente la concorrenza sui 12.7 km del tracciato, che includeva i durissimi strappi di Santa Lucia e soprattutto di Strada Cocciari, 400 metri con punte di pendenza massima vicine al 30%.

Dopo aver perso quasi due minuti nella tappa di ieri a causa del vento, oggi sono viste le grandi doti a crono di Annemiek Van Vleuten, capace di vincere già due prologhi in carriera, nel 2014 a Caserta e l’anno successivo a Lubiana. Il grande sforzo fisico che ha impegnato tutte le atlete nella disciplina contro il tempo è stato enorme, motivo della media piuttosto bassa, intorno ai 30 km/h, così come il distacco maturato dalle principali avversarie dell’atleta “oranje”: 41” per Anna Van der Breggen (seconda, che resta al comando della Classifica Generale) e 1’15 su Elisa Longo Borghini (terza).

La campionessa d’Italia su strada e crono ha ora un minuto di ritardo da Van der Breggen e mantiene 36” su Van Vleuten, che torna sul podio provvisorio assoluto.

Domani si corre la sesta tappa: 116,160 km con partenza ed arrivo a Roseto degli Abruzzi.

RISULTATI 5° TAPPA (SANT’ELPIDIO A MARE, 12.7 KM – CRONO INDIVIDUALE):

1. Annemiek Van Vleuten    25’29”
2. Anna Van der Breggen      +41”
3. Elisa Longo Borghini      +1’15”
4. Amanda Spratt               +1’48”
5. Megan Guarnier             +1’53”

CLASSIFICA GENERALE DOPO LA 5° TAPPA:

1. Anna Van der Breggen       9h02’35”
2. Elisa Longo Borghini               +1’00”
3. Annemiek Van Vleuten            +1’36”
4. Megan Guarnier                      +3’08”
5. Amanda Spratt                        +3’29”

LE MAGLIE DEL 28° GIRO ROSA DOPO LA 5° TAPPA:

Maglia ROSA COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
Maglia CICLAMINO SELLE SMP: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia VERDE PURPLE by GLOBAL STOCK: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia BIANCA COLNAGO: Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb)
Maglia BLU GSG: Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5)

Photo (c) Flaviano Ossola

THE PHOTOFINISH CROWNS JOLIEN D’HOORE

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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

IL FOTOFINISH INCORONA JOLIEN D’HOORE

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Successo di misura per la Campionessa Nazionale Belga nella quarta tappa del 28° Giro Rosa (Partenza e arrivo a DeltaPo Family Destination Outlet – Occhiobello, 118 km), precedendo la australiana Chloe Hosking (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia) e la statunitense Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb). Anna Van der Breggen (Boels – Dolmans) rimane in Maglia Rosa.
Tappa interamente pianeggiante tra Veneto ed Emilia Romagna: la corsa si infiamma dopo circa un’ora di corsa (Media 39,900 km/h), quando il traguardo volante di Bosaro è stato vinto dalla vincitrice di un anno fa Megan Guarnier.
Il vento provoca alcuni spaccamenti in gruppo di notevole rilievo, anche la seconda in classifica Annemiek Van Vleuten non riesce ad rimanere nel plotone principale, arrivando a perdere fino a quasi due minuti: si arriva alla volata generale, dove Jolien D’Hoore è prima per pochissimi millimetri nei confronti di Chloe Hosking, seguita da Coryn Rivera e Hannah Barnes, prima classificata ieri e nuova maglia ciclamino. La maglia rosa resta sulle spalle di Anna Van der Breggen, che comanda con 26” su Elisa Longo Borghini e 1’56” su Megan Guarnier. Scende dal podio provvisorio Annemiek Van Vleuten, ora quarta a 2’17”, e dovrà recuperare più tempo possibile nella cronometro individuale di Sant’Elpidio a Mare in programma domani.

RISULTATI 4° TAPPA GIRO ROSA 2017:

1. JOLIEN D’HOORE      2h42’04”
2. CHLOE HOSKING               ST
3. CORYN RIVERA                  ST

CLASSIFICA GENERALE DOPO LA 4° TAPPA:

1. ANNA VAN DER BREGGEN              8h36’25”
2. ELISA LONGO BORGHINI                       +26”
3. MEGAN GUARNIER                              +1’56”

LE MAGLIE DEL 28° GIRO ROSA DOPO LA 4° TAPPA:

Maglia ROSA COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
Maglia CICLAMINO SELLE SMP: Hannah Barnes (Canyon SRAM)
Maglia VERDE PURPLE by GLOBAL STOCK: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia BIANCA COLNAGO: Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb)
Maglia BLU GSG: Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5)

Foto (c) Flaviano Ossola

DOUBLE DUTCH TRIUMPH IN MONTEREALE VALCELLINA

Podio - Foto F.OSSOLA
The “Oranje” cycling celebrates in the Province of Pordenone: Annemiek Van Vleuten is the winner of the Stage 2 (Zoppola – Montereale Valcellina, 122 km) after a breakaway in the final kilometers with her compatriot Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans, second) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5, third). The Olympic and European Champion is also the new Pink Jersey for the bonification. Anna is back to wear the Maglia Rosa since she triumphed in the final stage in year 2015 in San Domenico di Varzo.

Today’s stage was characterized by the breakaway of Nicole Hanselmann (Cervelo Bigla) and Claudia Koster (Veloconcept), winner of the three intermediate sprints. The two ladies were catched by the peloton at the km 86 then, the decisive breakaway start at km 95, at the bottom of the Forcella di Pala Barzana climb (846 m, cat.2). and a small chasing group was including Amanda Spratt and Megan Guarnier. who were reached by Shara Gillow and Katarzyna Niewiadoma. The gap increased in the descend and the three in the front could sprint for the victory, where Annemiek Van Vleuten was faster. Niewiadoma, leader of the Women’s World Tour wins the battle for the place 4 in the chasing group. Van Vleuten, 34 years old, could get another success in her career at Giro Rosa, as she has been the overall leader in many occasions.

Tomorrow there is the stage 3, San Fior – San Vendemiano (100 km), with the “Muro di Cà del Poggio” in the first part of the race.

RESULTS STAGE 2 GIRO ROSA 2017:

1. Annemiek Van Vleuten      3h11’51”
2. Anna Van der Breggen               st
3. Elisa Longo Borghini                   st

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 2:

1. Anna Van der Breggen       3h26’32”
2. Annemiek Van Vleuten              +18”
3. Elisa Longo Borghini                 +26”

THE JERSEYS OF THE GIRO ROSA AFTER STAGE 2:

PINK Jersey COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
CYCLAMINE Jersey SELLE SMP: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
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