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Giro Donne, 2010

 

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Stage 7- Evelyn Stevens HTC Columbia wins stage 7 of Giro Donne

Como - Albese Con Cassano 110.8 km

 

Race Writeup

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.

 

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Post Race Comments

Ronny Lauke (HTC 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 impressive."

Lauke was equally pleased for Arndt,  second overall after one of the Giro Donne's toughest stages and in a position to challenge for the overall lead.  "She's less than 30 seconds behind [leader Marianne] Vos and there are still two hard days remaining. The race definitely isn't over yet."


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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Evelyn Stevens   HTC Columbia Women 3:14:33
2 Marianne Vos   Netherlands National Team 0:00:42
3 Judith Arndt   HTC Columbia Women "
4 Tatiana Guderzo   Team Valdarno "
5 Claudia Häusler   Cervelo TestTeam "
6 Mara Abbot   US National Team "
7 Eivgenia Vysotska   Team Valdarno "
8 Amber Neben   US National Team "
9 Olga Zabelinskaya   Safi - Pasta Zara 0:05:39
10 Elena Berlato   Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi "

 

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name  Team Time/Gap
1 Marianne Vos   Netherlands National Team 17:05:56
2 Judith Arndt   HTC Columbia Women 0:00:27
3 Tatiana Guderzo   Team Valdarno 0:01:09
4 Evelyn Stevens   HTC Columbia Women 0:01:14
5 Claudia Häusler   Cervelo TestTeam 0:01:29
6 Mara Abbot   US National Team 0:01:54
7 Amber Neben   US National Team 0:03:02
8 Eivgenia Vysotska   Team Valdarno 0:03:11
9 Olga Zabelinskaya   Safi - Pasta Zara 0:06:34
10 Emma Pooley   Cervelo TestTeam 0:06:45

 

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