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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“
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: Marianne Vos meldet sich eindrucksvoll zurück

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.GiroRosa 2013
«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».GiroRosa 2013
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.
Stage Results:
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.
General Classification:
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)