The first race of the UCI Women's Road World Cup series was won on Sunday in Cittiglio (Varese) by Marianne Vos who out sprinted Emma Johannson, third went to American Kristin Armstrong who out sprinted Eva Lutz for a podium spot. Vos's average speed was 36,350 Km/h on the same course of 2008.
It was a cold, driving rain, miserable day. It was so miserable that only 49 of the 135 starters finished the race.
Photos:Marian Vos; by Davide Tricarico: World Champion Nicole Cooke pre-race flanked to here right by Italian Cycling Federation president Renato Di Rocco, peloton, Vos and Johannson get away, a crash into the finish, Vos out sprints Johannson
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