THE GIRO ROSA GOES TO ANNA VAN DER BREGGEN
The Olympic and European Champion 2016 from Holland, is the overall winner of the 2017 edition. making the “double” since her 2015 triumph in San Domenico di Varzo (Verbania).
Elisa Longo Borghini and Annemiek Van Vleuten (winner of the Green and Cyclamine Jersey), tried an attack on the climb of Vesuvio but it has been useless. The three athletes have been reached by the chasing group on the following descend to Torre del Greco, and Megan Guarnier (1st), Amanda Spratt (2nd) and Katarzyna Niewiadoma (3rd) took the final stage podium.
Born in Zwolle in 1990, Anna Van der Breggen is one of the biggest protagonists of the 2017 season. With the Olympic and European title 2016, she could take an historical triumph in Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallonne and Liege – Bastogne – Liege in April. With the Giro Rosa win, she is the new leader of the Women’s World Tour.
Elisa Longo Borghini won the Blue Jersey as best Italian (2nd overall), the Danish Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig is the best young (White Jersey) and Annemiek Van Vleuten (3rd place in the GC and stage winner in Montereale Valcellina and Sant’Elpidio a Mare) won the Green and Cyclamine Jersey.
RESULTS STAGE 10 GIRO ROSA 2017 (TOP 5):
1. Megan Guarnier 3h09’37”
2. Amanda Spratt st
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma st
4. Annemiek Van Vleuten st
5. Anna Van der Breggen st
FINAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 5):
1. Anna Van der Breggen 25h39’43”
2. Elisa Longo Borghini +1’03”
3. Annemiek Van Vleuten +1’39”
4. Megan Guarnier +2’57”
5. Amanda Spratt +3’26”
THE FINAL JERSEYS OF 28TH GIRO ROSA:
Maglia ROSA COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
Maglia CICLAMINO SELLE SMP: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia VERDE PURPLE by GLOBAL STOCK: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia BIANCA COLNAGO: Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team)
Maglia BLU GSG: Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5