Giro Donne, 2010
Stage 7- Evelyn Stevens HTC Columbia wins stage 7 of Giro Donne
Como - Albese Con Cassano 110.8 km
Evelyn Stevens (HTC Columbia) won the difficult stage 7 to Albese Con Cassano, ahead of Marianne Vos (Netherlands) and Judith Arndt (HTC Columbia). Stevens rode solo for 50 kilometres to claim HTC-Columbia's fifth stage win out of a possible seven in Italy's Giro Donne on Thursday. Stevens soloed away on the mountainous stage seven from Como to Albese Cassano and held off a chasing group, containing team mate Judith Arndt, by 42 seconds at the finish.
The stage include two tough climbs that ensured that the bunch could not stay together.
The first attack came after only 25km, Mara Abbott (USA), Stevens and Tatiana Guderzo (Team Valdarno) were in front. After 70km, Stevens attacked on her won and managed to gain a gap of 1 minute to a group that included Abbott and team mate Amber Neben, Vos, Guderzo, Arndt, Eivgenia Vysotska and Tatiana Antoshina (Team Valdarno) and Claudia Hausler (Cervelo Test Team).
In the end it was a battle between the HTC Columbia and Vos. Stevens was dropped on the decent before the final climb. She had to chase back after and then immediately attacked to ride solo to the finish.
Vos remains in the overall ahead of Arndt with two stages remaining.
team manager), While Arndt moves up to second overall, US National TT
Champion Stevens claimed her seventh win of the season, the 33rd of the year
for the HTC-Columbia women's team. "It was a really classy
win. She took off a long way from the finish with one very hard climb
to go, and she managed to stay away," said Lauke. "It
was touch and go at some points. The last climb was about eight kilometres
long and had sections of 12 to 14 percent, and at the summit she only had
about 20 seconds on the chasers. She did a good descent, though, and
even increased her time in the last part of the course. That was
Photos Click on any image to enlarge >>
Want to contact WomensCycling.net?
The WomensCycling.net email address is
To contact the webmaster, the address is :
Type this address into the "To" line of a new email message in your email programme.
The WomensCycling.net email address is displayed as a graphic in order to reduce the amount of 'spam' email received from programmes which 'crawl' the internet for sites with addresses displayed in text and then overwhelm that address with junk, or even forge the address in junk messages that they generate and send to others. Sorry for any inconvenience this approach causes you.
WomensCycling.net 2004 - 2010©