The World Champion of Stuttgart 2007 is the first stage winner for Italy of the 28th Giro Rosa: The athlete of Alè Cipollini – Galassia Team has triumphed in the penultimate stage (Palinuro – Polla, 122 km) beating the Finnish Lotta Lepistö (Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team) and Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5).
A very hot and sunny weather through the roads of Cilento and Vallo di Diano was with the race, the last day in the Province of Salerno. A small group went in the front in the first part, including the three times Italian Champion Elena Cecchini, but the Pink Jersey peloton could take them before the Cathegorized climb of Sala Consilina. Three riders attack here: Malgorzata Jasinska (Cylance Pro Cycling), Lauren Kitchen (WM3) and Anna Trevisi (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia), who have more than a minute at the first passage from Polla. The peloton accelerate until catching the breakaway at the last kilometer: the Team Alè – Cipollini – Galassia does a perfect work and Marta Bastianelli took the win, with Lepistö (first place in Roseto degli Abruzzi) and Giorgia Bronzini. Marta is back on the podium of the Giro after Legnano 2016. Anna Van der Breggen, who has been reached by her family in Polla, keeps the Pink Jersey with 1’03“ from Elisa Longo Borghini and 1’39“ from Annemiek Van Vleuten: the Vesuvius will be the decisive climb tomorrow in the final stage of Torre del Greco.
MARTA BASTIANELLI TAKES THE FIRST ITALIAN WIN AT GIRO ROSA IN POLLA weiterlesen
ROSETO DEGLI ABRUZZI (TE), 05/07/2017
The rider of Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team, bronze medal at the Road World Championships Doha 2016 and winner of the Dwars door Vlaanderen and Gent-Wevelgem in 2017, has taken the victory of Stage 6 in the 28th Giro Rosa (Roseto degli Abruzzi – Roseto degli Abruzzi, 116.160 kms), response of a bunch sprint where the Scandinavian could beat the American Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) and the Italian Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5).
The stage was divided in four laps of a circuit around Roseto degli Abruzzi, including the short climb of Piana degli Ulivi (Cat. 3 KOM in the penultimate lap). The average speed of the first hour was over 40 km/h and it could not permit many attacks in the first kilometers. Alexis Ryan (Canyon SRAM) and the local athlete Carmela Cipriani of Conceria Zabri – Fanini – Guerciotti Team (she lives in Spoltore, near Pescara) earned only a few seconds. At the beginning of the lap 3 Claudia Koster (Team Veloconcept) and Alison Jackson (BePink- Cogeas) tried for a breakaway, the Canadian of the Italian Team directed by Walter Zini leaded the race at the intermediate sprint of Pagliare. The acceleration of the peloton was strong and the three riders Hannah Barnes (Canyon SRAM), Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia) and Sofia Bertizzolo (Astana Women’s Team). The Brit won the KOM of Piana degli Ulivi and she could earn a maximal gap of 48“. The teams of the sprinters didn’t want to lose this chance and the breakaway was catched by the peloton a few kilometers later. Even the last transit from Piana degli Ulivi could give the chances of a „finisseur“ attack so the bunch sprint was launched. Lotta Lepistö from Finland took the stage win, with Coryn Rivera and Giorgia Bronzini just behind. A gap of 3“ could give the possibility to Anna Van der Breggen to earn time against her main rivals Elisa Longo Borghini and Annemiek Van Vleuten in the General Classification.
LEPISTÖ DID IT IN ROSETO; IT’S A FINNISH TRIUMPH! weiterlesen
Longo Borghini and Paternoster win the élite and 17- to 18-year-old women’s road titles.
Ivrea, 25 June 2017 – The rider Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team) is the new Italian Road Champion, after a distance of 236km from Asti to Ivrea (Gran Piemonte). Aru soloed in the last climb and maintained the lead of the race until the finish line in Ivrea. Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) and Rinaldo Nocentini (Club-Sporting/Tavira) finished second and third.
Earlier this afternoon Elisa Longo Borghini, claimed her first national title for road racing after she soloed the final climb with 20km to go. Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5) won the sprint for second place ahead of Soraya Paladin (Alè Cipollini).
Letizia Paternoster (S.C. Vecchia Fontana) won the 69km 17- to 18-year-old women’s road race and is the new Italian champion of this category. Martina Fidanza (Eurotarget – Still Bike) and Elena Pirrone (GS Mendelspec) finished second and third. It is Paternoster’s second national title after her ITT victory on Friday.
Éite Men’s Road Race (Gran Piemonte)
1 – Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team) – 236km in 5h52’31”, average speed 40.168km/h
2 – Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) at 40″
3 – Rinaldo Nocentini (Club-Sporting/Tavira) s.t.
Élite Women’s Road Race
1 – Elisa Longo Borghini (G.S. Fiamme Oro) – 111km in 3h04’37”, average speed 36.074km/h
2 – Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5) at 1’51“
3 – Soraya Paladini (Alé Cipollini) s.t.
17- to 18-year-old Women’s Road Race
1 – Letizia Paternoster (S.C. Vecchia Fontana) – 69km in 1h42’37”, average speed 40.344km/h
2 – Martina Fidanza (Eurotarget – Still Bike) at 1″
3 – Elena Pirrone (GS Mendelspec) s.t.
Fabio Aru wins the Italian National Road Championships weiterlesen
Es war ein sehr emotionaler Abend, gestern im Kongressplatz von Ljubljana, wo die Team-Darstellung des Giro Rosa 2015 statt fand. Eine große Menge von Menschen kamen, um die 19 Teams dieser Sonderausgabe, die zum ersten Mal aus Slowenien startet zu sehen. Die 149 Athleten wurden auf der großen Bühne, die für dieses Ereignis von einem lokalen Bühnenbildner vorbereitet war, vorgeführt und sie sind bereit für das erste Maglia Rosa im Prolog der Etappe zu kämpfen. Die beliebtesten Radfahrerinnen wie Giorgia Bronzini, Mara Abbott und Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle Honda), Pauline Ferrand Prevot-und Anna Van der Breggen (Rabo-LIV), Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) und Elena Cecchini (Lotto Soudal Ladies) waren alle anwesend. Die emotionalsten Momente waren die Präsentation des lokalen Frauen Team BTC City Ljubljana, von Gorazd Penko, Team Manager und Chef des slowenischen Big Start.
Die Teams wurden vorgestellt, heute abend ist der Prolog des 26. GIRO ROSA weiterlesen
It had to be a sprint and so it was. At the finish line in Corbetta, it was a superb sprint and stage win for the olympic and world champion Marianne Vos (Rabo Woman Cycling Team), ahead of the 2-time world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) and of the American Shelley Olds (Team Tibco To The Top). After winning stage 3 in Cerro al Volturno and stage 4 in Castelfidardo, the incredible Dutchwoman stamped her authority once again over the 120-kilometer race which featured an 8-lap circuit, closing out what was a dominant stage racing performance in front of cheering crowds.
«It was a pity that I wasn’t able to battle for the Maglia Rosa this year, even though, 3 stage wins aren’t bad at all with only one day to go from the finish of the race. I suffered on the long climbs, but I gave my best every day to honour this spectacular race and the amazing public, who is always ready to support us», commented the worthy stage winner and Maglia Rosa in 2011 and 2012, under the hot sun of the Italian summer.
Also satisfied were Bronzini and Olds. Bronzini admited the superiority of the incredible Marianne Vos: «I tried to catch up with Marianne 150 meters from the finish line but she was really unbeatable. No excuses, she’s the strongest and today she really wanted to get the stage win, as she had already lost the opportunity to place well in the General Classification. Concerning my race performance, I am really satisfied to have the great stage win in Pontecagnano Faiano in the bag and I’ve already finish on the podium twice».
Olds and her teammates are already thinking about tomorrow’s stage: «I was really happy today to be on the podium with champions like Bronzini and Vos. They were helped by their teams, while I had to do it all by myself. There are only 5 of us in the team now, that’s why our priority was to protect Claudia Hausler, who saved all her energy for tomorrow to aim at second place in the General Classification».
Leader of the General Classification is Mara Abbott, who easily controlled the few attacks during today’s race together with her teammates from the USA National Team. «Until tomorrow, I won’t be sure to confirm the Giro Rosa victory. I will see you in 24 hours to comment on the Maglia Rosa that I am wearing» the American keeps repeating. During tomorrow’s individual time trial in Cremona, she will have to watch out for Tatiana Guderzo, who gained 3 seconds by winning the intermediate sprint today.
The best Italian on the GC has to close a 2’28’’ gap to the USA team leader in only 16 km. It will be tough, but not impossible. The rest of the podium is still open: Marianne Vos will want to have her say during tomorrow’s time trial, she will be try to get at least a third place on the podium, where the German, Claudia Hausler, now sits.
1. Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team) 120,00 km in 2h52’07“ average speed 41,832 km/h;
2. Bronzini Giorgia (Wiggle Honda) s.t.
3. Olds Shelley (Team Tibco To The Top) s.t.
4. Wild Kirsten (Netherlands National Team) s.t.
5. Guarischi Barbara (Vaiano Fondriest) s.t.
6. Tagliaferro Marta (MCipollini Ale Galassia) s.t.
7. Kozonchuk Oxana (Rusvelo) s.t.
8. Amialiusik Alena (BePink) s.t.
9. Borgato Giada (Pasta zara Cogeas) s.t.
10. Hoskins Melissa (Orica Ais) s.t.
1. Abbott Mara (USA National Team) in 20h06’50“
2. Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Ale Galassia) at 2’28“
3. Hausler Claudia (Tibco To The Top) at 2’52“
4. Cauz Francesca (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo) at 3’01“
5. Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team) at 4’50“
PINK Derma Fresh, General Classification: Abbott Mara (USA National Team)
CYCLAMEN Selle Italia, Points Classification: Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team)
GREEN Saugella, KOM Classifications: Abbott Mara (USA National Team)
WHITE Algida, Young Classification: Cauz Francesca (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)
BLUE Dama, Italian Classification: Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Ale Galassia)