First mountain stage in Giro Rosa

9 July 2019

Today the first mountainstage was scheduled in the Giro Rosa. A hard race direct from the start DS Danny Stam looks back. "The field was directly torn apart with Katie and Anna in the first group. By reaching the final climb Anna communicated that she wasn't feeling that great today and would ride her own tempo. On the final climb there wasn't a response possible to the powerfull attack of Annemiek van Vleuten. The team gave everything today but Van Vleuten rode a fantastic race. Anna was stronger than expected and finished with the rest of the GC contenders almost 3 minutes behind the Van Vleuten. Katie Hall finished 25 seconds behind van der Breggen." Both riders are represented in the top-10 of the GC with Anna on a 5th and Katie on a 8th place. Tomorrow the ITT will be riden over 12 kilometers from Chiuro to Teglio. The team hopes on a good day from Anna van der Breggen and Katie Hall to come closer to the podium.

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