Friday, July 5, 2013

2013 Giro Rosa, Stage 6 Results

Mara Abbott has claimed her second stage win. After winning the maglia rosa at Monte Beigua yesterday, the American cemented her grip on the 2013 Giro Rosa title. During the stage from Terme di Premia to San Domenico (121 km), the USA national team managed to control the race when in the first kilometers the Olympic and world champion Marianne Vos tried to attack, as well as when later in the race nine riders tried to open up a gap.

The battle for the podium raged at full blast 10 kilometers from the finish line, where the Giro fans could cheer about the triumph of the USA team leader Mara Abbott, who created a gap of 24 seconds from the German Claudia Hauser (Tibco To The Top) and 34 seconds from Francesca Cauz (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo), best young rider of this Giro Rosa edition.

Fourth position for Fabiana Luperini (Faren Kuota), was ousted from the race after the stage due to violation of UCI art. 1.3.019b concerning minimum bicycle weight. Finishing 5th was Tatiana Guderzo (Cipollini Ale Galassia) who is going to wear the blue jersey (best Italian in the General Classification) given Luperini's disqualification.

Abbott: "What beautiful mountains you have in Italy! Thanks to my teammates I could tackle the race easily and ride at my best. Today was definitely an important stage, but Cremona is still far. We still have two more stages, and everything can change."

Hausler: "Mara, at the moment, is the best on climbs. I'm really happy for my second position. Finally I am back with the best ones."

Tomorrow's stage will be totally flat, suiting the Giro's sprinters and featuring a circuit to be repeated seven times in Corbetta in the province of Milan; 120 km.

Stage results:

1st Abbott Mara (USA National Team) 121,00 km in 3h16'01" speed average 37,038 km/h

2nd Hausler Claudia (Tibco To The Top) at 24"

3rd Cauz Francesca (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo) at 34"

4th Luperini Fabiana (Faren Kuota) at 41"

5th Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Ale Galassia) at 1'03"

6th Stevens Evelyn (Specialized Lululemon) at 1'32"

7th Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team) at 1'39"

8th Gillow Shara (Orica Ais) at 1'46"

9th Moolman Ashleigh (Lotto Belisol Ladies) at 1'52"

10th Vysotska Yegvenia (Sc Michela Fanini Rox) at 1'53"

General Classification:

1. Abbott Mara (USA National Team) in 17h14'34"

2. Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Ale Galassia) at 2'40"

3. Hausler Claudia (Tibco To The Top) at 2'55"

4. Cauz Francesca (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo) at 3'10"

5. Gillow Shara (Orica Ais) at 4'50"


PINK Derma Fresh, General Classification: Abbott Mara (USA National Team)

CYCLAMEN Selle Italia, Points Classification: Vos Marianne (Rabo Woman Cycling Team)

GREEN Saugella, KOM Classification: Abbott Mara (USA National Team)

WHITE Algida, Young Classification: Cauz Francesca (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)

BLUE Dama, Italian Classification: Guderzo Tatiana (MCipollini Ale Galassia)

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