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Giro Rosa:Van Dijk gewinnt Zeitfahren in Cremona, Mara Abbott holt sich das Maglia Rosa

There was a double celebration in Cremona for the big finish of the 24th edition of the Giro Rosa. Dutch Ellen Van Dijk (Specialized Lululemon) finished first, ahead of American teammate Evelyn Stevens and Australian Shara Gillow (Orica Ais). «I was the favorite for this stage, but the end of a stage race is always unpredictable. I’m so happy that I achieved my goal» commented the time trial specialist Van Dijk, whose team won the 2012 Time Trial World Championship. The 16,700 km circuit from Atleti Azzurri d’Italia Square to Stradivari Square didn’t change the General Classification led by Mara Abbott (USA National Team). The 27-year-old rider from Boulder, who won the Maglia Rosa in 2010, beated Italian time trial champion Tatiana Guderzo (MCipollini Ale Galassia), who had to be content with a second place, and overcame German Claudia Hausler (Tibco To The Top), 2009 Maglia Rosa, who finished third on the podium. The Maglia Rosa and best climber of this 2013 Giro Rosa commented on her victory: «I can finally say I managed to do it! Thanks go to my team, the public and all those who believed in me. Now, I’ll have an ice-cream, pack my stuff and fly back home, where I’ll celebrate with my family and friends. I’ll be back to the Giro to try to be the best once again and to feel the warmth of the Italian fans».
Marianne Vos, 3-time stage winner and leader of the Points Classification, will meet Abbott and the other big contenders at the World Championships in Tuscany: «I am really satisfied with my Giro performance and I want to thank all the organizers of the most prestigious women’s international race, who managed to create an amazing edition. As always, I tried to do my best to honor this great event. See you again in September in Italy».
Tatiana Guderzo will also be at the World Championships in September. She finished second in the General Classification and won the blue jersey (best Italian rider): «Like every Giro rider I was dreaming of taking the Maglia Rosa, but I am really satisfied with my final result. I also want to thank my teammates and race director Rivolta for their hard work. It was really a great Giro!». During her first official press conference, excited Francesca Cauz, the best young rider, explained: «I worked hard to win the white jersey. I really wanted to take it but now it seems incredible that it is mine. I see my future all in pink. I have to improve my time trial performance, but this year’s results make me confident for the future». It was a superb event for the 127 cyclists who rode the 8 stages of the 2013 Women’s International Race. Satisfied with the success of the event race director Giuseppe Rivolta said: «Thanks to all the riders, my staff, the sponsors, the policemen, the journalists and the photographers and TV. We will see you all again next year for the 25th edition, which will be commemorated and celebrated in style».

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Stage Results:
1. Van Dijk Eleonora (Specialized Lululemon) 16,00 km in 21’12″31 average speed 47,832 km/h;
2. Stevens Evelyn (Specialized Lululemon) at 35″
3. Gillow Shara (Orica Ais) at 52″
4. Ferrand Prevot Pauline (Rabo Woman Cycling Team) at 57″
5. Villumsen Linda Melanie (Wiggle Honda) at 1’02″
6. Wiles Tayler (Specialized Lululemon) at 1’10″
7. Gunnewijk Loes (Orica Ais) at 1’11″
8. Van den Breggen Anna (Netherlands National Team) at 1’13″
9. Burchenkova Alexandra (Rusvelo) at 1’15″
10. Small Carmen (Specialized Lululemon) at 1’17″
General Ckassification:
1. Abbott Mara (USA National Team) in 20h30’15″
2. Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Ale Galassia) at 1’33″
3. Hausler Claudia (Tibco To The Top) at 2’18″
4. Gillow Shara (Orica Ais) at 3’29″
5. Stevens Evelyn (Specialized Lululemon) at 3’39″
Jersey:
PINK Derma Fresh, General Classification: Abbott Mara (Nazionale Usa)
CICLAMINO Selle Italia, Points Classification: Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team)
GREEN Saugella, KOM Classification: Abbott Mara (Nazionale Usa)
WHITE Algida, Young Classification: Cauz Francesca (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)
BLUE Dama, Italian Classification: Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Ale Galassia)

Giro Rosa : Claudia Häussler großartige Zweite

Mara Abbott has claimed her second stage win. After winning the maglia rosa at Monte Beigua yesterday, the American cemented her grip on the 2013 Giro Rosa title. During the stage from Terme di Premia to San Domenico (121 km), the USA national team managed to controll the race when in the first chilometers the olympic and world champion Marianne Vos tried to attack, as well as when later in the race nine riders tried to open up a gap. podio-6a-tappaThe battle for the podium raged at full blast 10 kilometers from the finish line, where the Giro fans could cheer about the triumph of the USA team leader Mara Abbott, who created a gap of 24 seconds from the German Claudia Hauser (Tibco To The Top) and 34 seconds from Francesca Cauz (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo), best young rider of this Giro Rosa edition. The 21-year-old Italian athlete from Treviso – who, barring surprises, will win the white jersey on Sunday – rides in the team where another Italian talent grew up, Elisa Longo Borghini. Today’s stage in the province of Verbano Cusio Ossola – where has been dedicated to her. Her teammates of Hitec Products Uck greeted her passing by Ornavasso, home place of Longo Borghini, who couldn’t take part into the race due to an accident during the Italian championship. Fourth position for Fabiana Luperini from Faren Kuota (ousted from the race due to violation of UCI art. 1.3.0196 concerning minimum bicycle weight) and fifth position for Tatiana Guderzo from Mcipollini Ale Galassia, who is going to wear the blue jersey (best Italian in the General Classification) given Luperini’s disqualification. «What beautiful mountains you have in Italy! Thanks to my teammates I could tackle the race easily and ride at my best. Today was definitely an important stage, but Cremona is still far. We still have two more stages, and everything can change», says the smiling Abbott, Maglia Rosa in 2010, cheered by the fans in Piedmont. «Mara at the moment is the best on climbs. I’m really happy for my second position. Finally I am back with the best ones», comments Hausler, 2009 Giro Rosa’s winner. Tomorrow’s stage will be totally flat, suiting the Giro’s sprinters, featuring a circuit to be repeated 7 times, 120 km in Corbetta, in the province of Milan.

Stage results:

1st Abbott Mara (USA National Team) 121,00 km in 3h16’01″ speed average 37,038 km/h

2nd Hausler Claudia (Tibco To The Top) at 24″

3rd Cauz Francesca (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo) at 34″

4th Luperini Fabiana (Faren Kuota) at 41″

5th Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Ale Galassia) at 1’03″

6th Stevens Evelyn (Specialized Lululemon) at 1’32″

7th Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team) at 1’39″

8th Gillow Shara (Orica Ais) at 1’46″

9th Moolman Ashleigh (Lotto Belisol Ladies) at 1’52″

10th Vysotska Yegvenia (Sc Michela Fanini Rox) at 1’53″

General Classification:

1. Abbott Mara (USA National Team) in 17h14’34″

2. Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Ale Galassia) at 2’40″

3. Hausler Claudia (Tibco To The Top) at 2’55″

4. Cauz Francesca (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo) at 3’10″

5. Gillow Shara (Orica Ais) at 4’50″

Jerseys:

PINK Derma Fresh, General Classification: Abbott Mara (USA National Team)

CYCLAMEN Selle Italia, Points Classification: Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team)

GREEN Saugella, KOM Classification: Abbott Mara (USA National Team)

WHITE Algida, Young Classification: Cauz Francesca (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)

BLUE Dama, Italian Classification: Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Ale Galassia)