Giro Rosa Round-up: another Wiggle-High5 victory with Chloe Hosking in stage 3, Stevens stays in pink

by Jeanine Laudy


We predicted a bunch sprint for today’s stage and that’s exactly what happened. Scotti Lechuga (Hagens Berman-Supermint) did shake things up a little bit when she put in a late attack in the final 20 kilometers, but it wasn’t to be. After 120 kilometers, the peloton arrived at the finish line in Lendinara all together.

After teammate Giorgia Bronzini won stage 1 out of a break of ten, today it was Chloe Hosking’s (Wiggle-High5) turn to throw her hands up in the air.

None of the GC favourites took any bonus seconds at the finish line, so the GC stays the same, with only some minor changes in the time differences, probably due to the bonus seconds at the intermediate sprint. Evelyn Stevens (Boels-Dolmans) is still in pink, young jersey wearer Kasia Niewiadoma (Rabo-Liv) is in second place and points leader Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) sits in third.

2016 Giro Rosa stage 3
1. Chloe Hosking (Wiggle-High5)
2. Marta Bastianelli (Alé Cipollini)
3. Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-High5)
4. Roxane Fournier (PC Futuroscope)
5. Barbara Guarischi (Canyon-SRAM)

Check out the full results on the CyclingTips results page.

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The jersey wearers after stage 3

Pink jersey/GC
1. Evelyn Stevens (Boels-Dolmans)
2. Kasia Niewiadoma (Rabo-Liv) + 0:03
3. Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) + o:16
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle-High5) + 0:24
5. Claudia Lichtenberg (Lotto-Soudal) + 0:36
6. Mara Abbott (Wiggle-High5) + 0:37

White youngster jersey
Kasia Niewiadoma (Rabo-Liv)

Green mountain jersey
Elisa Longo-Borghini (Wiggle-High5)

Purple sprint jersey
Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans)

Blue best Italian rider jersey
Elisa Longo-Borghini (Wiggle-High5)

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What’s in store for the riders in stage 4

Giro Rosa stage 4

Stage 4 in the Giro Rosa has been slightly modified a few days ago, due to a landslide on the west coast of Lago d’Iseo. The peloton doesn’t go over the category-3-climb in Solto Collina, but a new category-3-climb has been added only 3 kilometers into the stage.

The course will now only follow the Lago d’Iseo from Paratico in the south.

The intermediate sprint hasn’t changed. Guarnier leads the points classification, 5 points ahead of Bronzini and 8 ahead of Niewiadoma. As there are bonus seconds awarded at the sprint too, she will most definitely contest this traguarda volante tomorrow.

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We’ll start with a prono for the entire tour now: who do you think will win the 2016 Giro Rosa??

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