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24' Giro Femminile - Giro Rosa, 2013

 

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Stage 2 -Bronzini gets sprint

Pontecagnano Faiano (SA) Pontecagnano Faiano (SA), 99,60 km

 

Race Writeup

Giorgia Bronzini won the second stage of the Giro d'Italia Femminile - the Giro Rosa - in the town of Pontecagnano Faiano on Italy's Tyrrhenian coast in a flat out sprint. At the end of the 99.6km stage, made up of four laps of a 24.9km circuit. Bronzini's finished ahead of Olympic and World Road Champion Marianne Vois (Rabo Women) and compatriot Barbara Guarischi (Vaiano-Fondriest). Having helped out her teammate in the run to the finish, Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling's Emily Collins still managed to take fifth place on the stage. Vos had done enough to stay in the Maglia Rosa for a second day.

Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) was happy her luck had finally changed having punctured on stage 1, "I felt good in the climb, really good, so I told the girls that I wanted to have a go at the sprint," said Bronzini afterwards.

 "In the last lap there were some attacks from the Pasta Zara team, and I asked the girls to go onto the front and pull the group to chase the break. I chose to stay in Vos' wheel, when she had a train into the finale; my teammates were working so hard to chase the break, that I said 'you chase the break and I'll stay in the other train.' "When I was in Vos' wheel Charlotte Becker and Rochelle Gilmore were next to me, just in case something happened to me," she added, "but I was in the train of Vos - it was perfect on Vos' wheel - and I went in the last 50 metres." 

With the confidence gained in last week's hilly Italian championship course, Bronzini was keen to show that she is more than just a sprinter, and put in a fierce attack on the second ascent of the circuit's main climb. "I did that one time to check my legs, and also to surprise the others, because they didn't understand!" she laughed. "I felt really good, but in that kind of finish the best rider is Vos, that's why I only came out in the last 50 metres, because we had a headwind. We finished so close together, but in the end I won, so it's good!" 

The victory is Bronzini's fifth in the Women's Giro d'Italia - previously known as the Giro Donne - but her first since she took the opening stage of the 2007 edition. "I've waited for this moment for many years," she smiled. "I think it's because I feel so good in this team. I'm so proud of my teammates, and they give me a lot of energy for the final sprint."

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Giorgia Bronzini   Wiggle-Honda 2:34:03
2 Marianne Vos   Rabo Woman Cycling Team "
3 Barbara Guarischi   Vaiano Fondriest "
4 Lauren Hall   USA National Team "
5 Emily Collins   Wiggle-Honda "
6 Pauline Ferrand Prevot   Rabo Woman Cycling Team "
7 Oksana Kozonchuk   RusVelo "
8 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen   Hitec Products UCK "
9 Alena Amialiusik   Bepink "
10 Marta Tagliaferro   MCipollini Giordana "

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Marianne Vos   Rabo Woman Cycling Team 5:27:37
2 Marta Tagliaferro   MCipollini Giordana 0:00:17
3 Barbara Guarischi   Vaiano Fondriest "
4 Julie Leth   Hitec Products UCK "
5 Adrie Visser   Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:19
6 Pauline Ferrand Prevot   Rabo Woman Cycling Team 0:00:20
7 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen   Hitec Products UCK "
8 Lauren Hall   USA National Team 0:00:21
9 Oksana Kozonchuk   RusVelo "
10 Alena Amialiusik   Bepink "

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