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22nd Giro d'Italia Internazional Femminile 2011



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Stage 6 - Vos wins again

Fontanellato - Piacenza 128 km

Race Writeup

Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloiet) won in convincing style on stage 6 of the Giro Donne. Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita) was comes from the finish town Piacenza was second ahead of Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC Highroad). 

The 126 riders left in the race was a long and fairly flat stage. The race was dominated by an early break that was initiated by Liesbet De Vocht (Topsport Vlaanderen 2012 - Ridley Team). The Belgian built up a lead of 45 seconds by herself before being joined by Italian Valentina Bastianelli (Vaiano Solaristech) and Esra Tromp (Netherlands).

The trio built up a lead of two minutes with 30km to go before the chase began in earnest, led by the Colavita Forno d'Asolo squad. Despite their best efforts, the leaders were brought back with 10km to go, and the bunch sprint was ensured.

The race was rocked by the news of the death of Australian cyclist Carly Hibberd and the podium ceremony was cancelled. 

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Post Race Comments

Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita) was a little disappointed not to win in her home town, "I was hoping to get my first win of the Giro in my home town - the finish was technical and suited my characteristics, but Vos is at this moment the strongest," Bronzini said. "To take second place on her wheel has the value of a victory."

Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Marianne Vos   Nederland Bloeit 3:14:07
2 Giorgia Bronzini   Colavita Forno d'Asolo "
3 Ina Teutenberg   HTC Highroad Women "
4 Sara Mustonen   Hitec Products - UCK "
5 Martine Bras   Netherlands "
6 Annemiek Van Vleuten   Nederland Bloeit "
7 Julia Martisova   Gauss "
8 Emma Johansson   Hitec Products - UCK "
9 Cherise Taylor   Lotto Honda Team "
10 Annalisa Cucinotta   Kleo Ladies Team "


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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Marianne Vos   Nederland Bloeit 16:03:46
2 Sylwia Kapusta   Gauss 0:00:24
3 Emma Pooley   Garmin - Cervelo 0:00:52
4 Shara Gillow   Bizkaia-Durango 0:01:31
5 Sharon Laws   Garmin - Cervelo 0:01:35
6 Grace Verbeke   Topsport Vlaanderen 2012 - Ridley Team 0:02:32
7 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau   Gauss 0:02:35
8 Judith Arndt   HTC Highroad Women 0:03:23
9 Linda Melanie Villumsen   AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:03:28
10 Emma Johansson   Hitec Products - UCK 0:03:30


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