|Hausler, Vos, Guderzo|
If anyone still had any doubt, Marianne Vos in the 3rd stage showed everybody for the millionth time she's the strongest rider in the world. The Olympic and World Champion dominated the Cerro al Volturno - Cerro al Volturno (104.9) stage winning solo after showing all of her qualities on the flats, in descents and on the climbs. In one word: everywhere. Joining the Dutch champion on the podium were Claudia Hausler (Team Tibco To The Top) and Tatiana Guderzo (MCipollini Giordana), best Italian in the general classification, who both finished 45" after Vos. Fourth finisher was veteran, Fabiana Luperini (Faren Kuota), whilst fifth was the promising Rossella Ratto (Hitec Products Uck), now the best young rider.
Vos: "After two second places in a row, I needed a stage victory! I didn't plan on making a long breakaway and I thought the stage wasn't so tough. The final was very steep and with the cobbles it was even worse, I'm really happy to win a stage in rosa. In the next days I hope to increase my advantage in the general classification."
Guderzo, now 3rd GC: "I'm glad, I felt good in the race. I hope to continue to improve. Each stage has its own story, but I'm optimistic".
Tomorrow's stage will be the longest of the Giro Rosa: Monte San Vito - Castelfidardo, 137.2 km, with a GPM of second category.
Team Wiggle Honda video of stage 2 in which team member Giorgia Bronzini's won the stage:
1st Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team) 104,900 km in 2h34'03" average speed 36,136 km/h
2nd Hausler Claudia (Team Tibco To The Top) at 45’’
3rd Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Giordana) at 45’’
4th Luperini Fabiana (Faren Kuota) at 48’’
5th Ratto Rossella (Hitec Products Uck) at 50’’
6th Moolman Ashleigh (Lotto Belisol Ladies) at 55’’
7th Stevens Evelyn (Specialized Lululemon) at 55’’
8th Van der Breggen Anna (Netherlands National Team) at 58’’
9th Abbot Mara (Usa National Team) at 58’’
10th Gillow Shara (Orica Ais) at 1’02’’
1st Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team) in 5h27'37"
2nd Hausler Claudia (Team Tibco To The Top) a 1’13’’
3rd Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Giordana) a 1’15’’
4th Luperini Fabiana (Faren Kuota) a 1’22’’
5th Ratto Rossella (Hitec Products Uck) A 1’24’’
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: Ratto Rossella (Hitec Products Uck)
BLUE Dama, Italian Classification: Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Giordana)
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