Giro Donne, 2010
Stage 2 - Teutenberg makes it two in a row
Sacile-Riese Pio X 130 km
Race Writeup - Brief
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC Columbia) sprinted to victory in the second stage of the Giro. Giorgia Bronzini (Gauss RDZ Ormu) was second ahead of Marianne Vos (Netherlands).
The second stage from Sacile to Rie Pio X covered 130km of relatively low lying terrain. Roxanne Knetemann (Netherlands) and Natalia Boyarskaya (Fenixs - Petrogradets) broke away together in the early part of the race. They were caught just before the first climb. The climb after 60km, was not steep enough to really break up the race however Greta Triere (S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox) broke away and had over a minute advantage before she reached Riese Pio X to complete the three circuits. With 12 kilometres to go, Greta Triere (S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox) had over a minute advantage. The sprinters teams took over to reel in the lone rider in the closing kilometres.
With the bunch together going into the sprint, there was a crash at 500m to go. This saw Sharon Laws (Cervelo Test Team) hit the deck hard with a number of other riders.
Teutenberg's win was her 18th of the season. She was the fastest in the bunch sprint that decided stage two from Sacile to Riese Pio X, a victory which simultaneously confirmed her overall lead.
Martine Bras (Gauss RDZ Ormu) holder the Mountain leaders jersey
Marianne Vos (Netherlands) holds the Young riders yersey
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC Columbia) holds the Points Jersey
Bronzini (Gauss RDZ Ormu) holds the lead Italian rider jersey
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