Giro Rosa (st. 7)
Colombian youngster from Movistar Team within world’s best at demanding uphill sprint; Pole on the podium after winning special QOM sprint.
Former World Champion Marianne Vos (CCC) notched up on Thursday her third stage victory in the 2019 Giro Rosa by beating the top GC contenders at the final uphill section in San Giorgio di Perlena, end of a series of steep ascents and technical descents from Cornedo Vicentino (128km).
The Movistar Team put on its most aggressive costume with breakaway queen Malgorzata Jasinska -on today’s podium after winning one of the special mountain sprints of the stage- and also took a decent result at the sprint with Paula Patiño, 11th at 12″ from the winner. Eider Merino finished just after the Colombian youngster and remains within the top 20 overall.
Annemiek van Vleuten (MTS) retains a solid GC lead in the Giro Rosa, with only three days to go. Friday will mark a big chance for the sprinters and the breakaways in Maniago, before Saturday’s steep Malga Montasio and Sunday’s showdown, a slightly uphill finish in an otherwise flat course towards Udine.
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