Giro Donne 2012

 

Stage 4: Montecatini Terme - Montecatini Alto 98km - Vos solos to stage win and regains the pink jersey

 

Marianne Vos allowed the competition just one day in the pink jersey before reclaiming it in a fine display of riding.

 

Marianne Vos wins stage 4 of Giro Donne

 

In a relatively short but challenging stage in Tuscany, Vos triumphed over the Swedish champion, Emma Johansson (Hitec Products Mistral Home) and in doing so took a margin of 1:31 over Evelyn Stevens in the GC.

 

Earlier in the day attacks came from a number of riders including Elizabeth Armitstead (AA Drink).  At 68 km on the climb of Goraiolo an attack took Emma Pooley (AA Drink Leontien.nl) and Evelyn Stevens (Team Specialized Lululemon) clear and the two lead over the summit of this vicious climb.

 

After 11 km of climbing, with the incline up to 12%, the 15 km descent gave the chasers a chance to close and it was Vos who showed the best descending skills, getting to the line almost one and a half minutes ahead of the next rider.

 

Stage 3 – Results Top three

1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 2:44:59  

2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:01:26  

3 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:01:33  

 

 

 

Stage 5: Polesella - Molinella 118.7km - Cromwell surprises sprinters as she solos to victory

 

Stage 5 was billed as a sprinters stage, but Australian Tiffany Cromwell (GreenEdge AIS) had other plans.  Riding an incredible 115 km alone, in the scorching heat of the Italian summer, she won in Molinella 8 minutes and 33 seconds ahead of peloton, which was lead in by Giorgia Bronzini (Ita - Diadora - Pasta Zara).

 

Tiffany’s advantage over the peloton maxed out at over 13 minutes, which gave her the virtual pink jersey on the road for a few kilometres.  She said " It was a long day and really hard, but it was worth it. Our team does not have a sprinter, so we had no other choice than to attack. At first I did not think could do it" said the young woman from Adelaide who is 24 next Friday.

 

The pink jersey wearer and winner of three stages of this year’s race, Marianne Vos gave credit to Tiffany saying. "It was very good, … well deserved."

 

Tomorrow should be another stage for sprinters, from Modena in Salsomaggiore Terme, a total of 108.9 kilometers.

 

For now, Vos is still in Pink with margin of 1:31 ahead of Evelyn Stevens.  Emma Pooley is third, just over two minutes behind Vos.

 

GC After Stage 5

 

1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 13:33:19  
2 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:01:31  
3 Emma Pooley (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:02:07  
4 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren Honda Team 0:02:37  
5 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:03:46  
6 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:04:08  
7 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Orica-AIS 0:04:15  
8 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica-AIS 0:04:25  
9 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:05:00  
10 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
11 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:06:52  
12 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:09:44  
13 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Be Pink 0:09:59  
14 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Verinlegno - Fabiani 0:11:43  
15 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso 0:11:52  
16 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:12:04  
17 Joanna Van De Winkel (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:13:39  
18 Clara Hughes (Can) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:15:33  
19 Sharon Laws (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:17:30  
20 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 0:18:12  
21 Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso 0:18:42  
22 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:18:53  
23 Viviana Gatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 0:19:08  
24 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Be Pink 0:19:57  
25 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Orica-AIS 0:20:10  
26 Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:21:37  
27 Lise Olivier (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
28 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:22:15  
29 Patricia Schwager (Swi) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 0:22:57  
30 Alexsandra Burchenkova (Rus) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:23:42  
31 Veronica Leal Balderas (Mex) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:24:56  
32 Christel Ferrier Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:25:39  
33 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:26:13  
34 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:26:30  
35 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo 0:26:45  
36 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Be Pink 0:27:38  
37 Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:27:58  
38 Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:28:15  
39 Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:29:05  
40 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands 0:31:42  
41 Giuseppina Grassi (Mex) Faren Honda Team 0:33:10  
42 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:36:38  
43 Robyn De Groot (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:36:57  
44 Petra Zrimsek (Slo) Be Pink 0:37:21  
45 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Be Pink 0:39:10  
46 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:40:19  
47 Sanne Van Paassen (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:40:50  
48 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS 0:42:04  
49 Giada Borgato (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:42:12  
50 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:42:21  
51 Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 0:42:31  
52 Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Faren Honda Team 0:42:32  
53 Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:42:37  
54 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:42:44  
55 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:43:02  
56 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:43:07  
57 Sophie Ann Duyck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:43:40  
58 Jessie Daams (Bel) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:44:08  
59 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team 0:44:11  
60 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giambenini 0:44:39  
61 Lorena Foresi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
62 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:44:57  
63 Adrie Visser (Ned) Netherlands 0:45:23  
64 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:45:32  
65 Alessandra d'Ettorre (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:45:33  
66 Martine Bras (Ned) Netherlands 0:45:40  
67 Sara Grifi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:45:52  
68 Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 0:47:02  
69 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Be Pink 0:49:38  
70 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:49:42  
71 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:49:48  
72 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
73 Katie Colclough (GBr) Team Specialized - Lululemon    
74 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:49:53  
75 Lise Nøstvold (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:49:55  
76 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:50:03  
77 Anastasiya Chulkova (Rus) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 0:50:09  
78 Simona Frapporti (Ita) Be Pink 0:50:11  
79 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Faren Honda Team 0:50:12  
80 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:50:14  
81 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:50:15  
82 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 0:50:19  
83 Julia Martisova (Rus) Be Pink 0:50:21  
84 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:50:22  
85 Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:50:26  
86 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:50:28  
87 Francesca Stefani (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:50:30  
88 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Faren Honda Team 0:50:32  
89 Ally Stacher (USA) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:50:36  
90 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:50:39  
91 Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:50:45  
92 Liza Rachetto (USA) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 0:50:53  
93 Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 0:50:54  
94 Eleonora Spaliviero (Ita) Vaiano Tepso 0:50:55  
95 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Vaiano Tepso 0:51:00  
96 Elena Berlato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 0:51:12  
97 Amber Pierce (USA) Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:51:13  
98 Doris Schweizer (Swi) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 0:51:23  
99 Odette Bertolin (Ita) Verinlegno - Fabiani 0:51:26  
100 Julia Soek (Ned) Netherlands 0:51:28  
101 Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:51:35  
102 Whitney Gaggioli (USA) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 0:51:45  
103 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:51:55  
104 Svetlana Pauliukaite (Ltu) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 0:52:19  
105 Anna Trevisi (Ita) Vaiano Tepso 0:52:30  
106 Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Faren Honda Team 0:52:54  
107 Aleksandra Sosenko (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso 0:53:04  
108 Agne Silinyte (Ltu) Diadora - Pasta Zara 1:00:05  
109 Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Netherlands 1:04:35  
110 Kim De Baat (Ned) Netherlands 1:04:40  
111 Dorota Gregorowicz (Pol) Verinlegno - Fabiani 1:06:51  
112 Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Vaiano Tepso 1:07:44  
113 Erika Cecchel (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 1:08:04  
114 Alessia Martini (Ita) Vaiano Tepso 1:08:39  
115 Lara Vieceli (Ita) Verinlegno - Fabiani 1:10:07  
116 Charlotte Lenting (Ned) Netherlands 1:12:16  
117 Federica Primavera (Ita) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 1:16:37  

 

 

 

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