Giro Rosa: Giorgia Bronzini took the first stage win by an Italian since 2009

Giorgia Bronzini has painted the Giro Rosa with „azzurro“. Italy finally got a stage victory in International Tour of Italy for Women thanks to the two time World Champion, gold medalist in Geelong 2010 and Copenhagen 2011. In Pontecagnano Faiano (SA) the Wiggle Honda sprinter won the 2nd stage of the 24th edition of the Giro Rosa beating Marianne Vos (Rabo Woman Cycling Team), leader of the general classification, and the young rider Barbara Guarischi (Vaiano Fondriest). GiroRosa 2013«I’m really happy because my last victory in the Giro Rosa was a lifetime ago… In 2008 in Caerano San Marco (TV)-Pontecchio Polesine (RO) stage. Yesterday I was really unlucky because I punctured twice in the final, I finished last and I wanted to reverse the classification as soon as possible. I made it today thanks to my super team mates» the stage winner said at the finish line.
Marianne Vos, as yesterday 2nd in the photofinish, said: «I was really in danger of falling beacuse of a small dent in the road I was unclipped from my right pedal. I was really near to the stage victory, but I’m happy to be safe and still in pink. I wouldn’t be if it was not for my skills on the bike, probably I was just lucky».
Tomorrow is a hard stage, number 3, in Cerro al Volturno (IS). 102 km to be ridden on the streets where Noemi Cantele won in 2009. That was the last Italian victory in Giro Rosa, untill yesterday.
Stage results:
1. Bronzini Giorgia (Wiggle Honda) 99,600 km in 2h34’03“ average speed 38,793 km/h
2. Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team) s.t.
3. Guarischi Barbara (Vaiano Fondriest) s.t.
4. Hall Lauren (Nazionale Usa) s.t.
5. Collins Emily (Wiggle Honda) s.t.
6. Ferrand Prevot Pauline (Rabo Woman Cycling Team) s.t.
7. Kozonchuk Oxana (Rusvelo) s.t.
8. Johnsen Cecilies Gotas (Hitec Products) s.t.
9. Amialiusik Alena (BePink) s.t.
10. Tagliaferro Marta (MCipollini Giordana) s.t.
General Classification:
1. Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team) in 5h27’37“
2. Tagliaferro Marta (MCipollini Giordana) at 17″
3. Guarischi Barbara (Vaiano Fondriest) at 17“
4. Leth Julie (Hitec Products) at 17″
5. Visser Adrie (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) at 19“
Jerseys:
PINK Derma Fresh, General Classification: Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team)
CYCLAMEN Selle Italia, Points Classification: Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team)
GREEN Saugella, KOM Classification: Scandolara Valentina (MCipollini Giordana)
WHITE Algida, Young Classification: Guarischi Barbara (Vaiano Fondriest)
BLUE Dama, Italian Classification: Tagliaferro Marta (MCipollini Giordana)

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