Valentina Scandolara has held onto her Queen of the Mountains jersey in quiet day for ORICA-AIS on stage six of the Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile.
As the Tour moved to its first major mountain stage, Scandolara worked to make the most of the minor category opportunities ahead of the final category one climb towards the finale.
"The plan was to try and getting as many points as possible on the category two and category three climbs for Valentina (Scandolara)," sport director Gene Bates said.
|1||Emma Pooley (GBR) - Lotto Belisol Ladies||3:05:46|
|2||Anna Van Der Breggen (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team||0:00:15|
|3||Marianne Vos (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team||ST|
|4||Pauline Ferrand Prevot (FRA) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team||ST|
|5||Claudia Häusler (GER) - Team Giant Shimano||ST|
|6||Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) - Hitec Products||ST|
|7||Mara Abbott (USA) - Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling||ST|
|8||Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team||0:01:06|
|9||Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team||0:04:19|
|10||Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) - Hitec Products||ST|
|11||Emma Johansson (SWE) - ORICA-AIS||0:04:19|
|21||Katrin Garfoot (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||0:06:19|
|22||Shara Gillow (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||0:06:19|
|58||Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||0:11:14|
|63||Valentina Scandolara (ITA) - ORICA-AIS||0:13:41|
|89||Melissa Hoskins (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||0:20:15|
|92||Loes Gunnewijk (NED) - ORICA-AIS||0:20:15|
|125||Jessie Maclean (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||0:26:53|