Giro d’Italia Donne: Kristen Faulkner wins prologue to take first maglia rosa

Team BikeExchange-Jayco go 1-2 on first day of racing.

by VeloNews

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This article originally appeared on VeloNews.

Kristen Faulkner (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) won the opening prologue to become the first wearer of the maglia rosa following the first day of racing at the Giro d’Italia Donne which took place in the town of Cagliari in Sicily.

The podium was rounded out by Faulkner’s team mate Georgia Baker and World Champion Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo), as the big name riders all took to the course early to try and avoid the high winds which were forecast for later in the stage.

Giro d'Italia Donne (2.WWT) Cagliari → Cagliari

FAULKNER Kristen
1
FAULKNER Kristen Team BikeExchange - Jayco
2
BAKER Georgia Team BikeExchange - Jayco
3
BALSAMO Elisa Trek - Segafredo
4
KOPECKY Lotte Team SD Worx
5
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa Trek - Segafredo
6
VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek Movistar Team
7
BRAND Lucinda Trek - Segafredo
8
MARKUS Riejanne Team Jumbo-Visma
9
THOMAS Leah Trek - Segafredo
10
KOSTER Anouska Team Jumbo-Visma

FAULKNER Kristen

FAULKNER Kristen

FAULKNER Kristen

VAS Blanka

Trek - Segafredo

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