2017 Giro Rosa podium

Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

July 10, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Uran wins chaotic Stage 9 that sees Porte, Thomas, Gesink crash out of Tour de France; Van der Breggen is 2017 Giro Rosa champion; teammate Guarnier wins final stage; Winder wins Tour de Feminin as Labous wins final stage; Richie Porte crashes out of Tour de France with broken pelvis and collarbone; Geraint Thomas abandons Tour de France with broken collarbone; Uran wins Tour stage with bent derailleur hanger, stuck in 11-sprocket; Dan Martin loses time in Porte crash at Tour de France; FDJ loses four riders, including Arnaud Démare, to time cut on Stage 9 of Tour de France; Outside magazine interviews ‘Tour de Pharmacy’ writer and star Andy Samberg; Video: Taylor Phinney goes nude to introduce his Cannondale-Drapac Tour de France teammates; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 9 highlights

2017 Giro Rosa podium

Van der Breggen is 2017 Giro Rosa champion; teammate Guarnier wins final stage

by Jeanine Laudy

Anna Van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) cinched the overall victory of the Giro Rosa Sunday, while teammate and defending Giro Rosa winner Megan Guarnier won the final stage.

The pace was high on Stage 10 from right from kilometre zero. There was intense action at the front of the peloton, as it was the last chance for riders and teams to show themselves in the only Grand Tour of women’s cycling — and the last chance for a stage win. Several different groups formed, with the last one out on the road contesting the intermediate sprint. But Annemiek van Vleuten’s (Orica-Scott) lead in the classification was strong enough for her to take home the ciclamino points jersey.

With the climb up Mount Vesuvius fast approaching, it seemed like GC contenders had something planned as they flew towards the leaders. Just after the start of the bell lap, the peloton caught them and it was gruppo compatto.

The peloton splintered on the climb and a lead group formed that contained the top seven in the GC. Van Vleuten crossed the top first and also secured the QOM classification, being awarded the green jersey in the final ceremony. However, that’s not the colour jersey she had aimed for this Giro Rosa.

On the descent to the finish, pink jersey wearer van der Breggen attacked her rivals, confirming that she was also after the stage win. The group came together in the run-in to the line though, as it was Guarnier winning the stage. Van der Breggen secured the win in the GC to take her second Giro Rosa title.

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