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Giro Femminile 2007 - 18th edition

 

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Prologue

Croquette del Montello

 

Race Write-up

Edita Puckinskaite started the 2007 Giro where she left off - with a stage win. The 2006 defending Champion 'stole' the race on the final stage last year to take overall victory from Nicole Brändli (Team Bigla) and Susanne Ljungskog (Buitenpoort Flexpoint (2006 team name)). Puckinskaite came back to the Giro with a point to prove and she did so. 

Starting last, with number one on her back, she completed the 1.8km course in the very late evening (for that, read near dark). Her ride though, was the best of the lot. 

Marianne Vos (DSB Bank) started early in the field and although she rode an attacking prologue, she crashed on a corner, ripping the seat out of her shorts and gave some time to her competitors.

Ex-World TT Champion and 2007 Swiss TT Champion, Karin Thürig (Raleigh) finished second, whilst Susanne Ljungskog (Team Flexpoint) was third. Best young rider was Monica Holler (Team Bigla).

The start of the event was touched by sadness. Liane Bahler (Fenixs) was tragically killed en-route to the airport from her German home in a traffic accident. Despite their obvious distress, the team, led by Olga Slyusareva and Svetlana Bubnenkova started the 2007 edition.

 

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Results - Top 10 

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General Classification Top 10

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Photos   Click on any image to enlarge >>

 

CJ1_6736 CJ1_6750 CJ1_6800 CJ1_7109 CJ1_7111
CJ1_7131 CJ1_7191 CJ2_6116 CJ2_6127 CJ2_6183

 

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