talian Valentina Scandolara has been awarded the most combative rider on stage three of the Boels Rental Ladies Tour courtesy of a solo attack in the final 20kms of racing today.
The 24-year-old gained a maximum advantage of 40seconds in the brave ride before she was reeled in with only a few kilometres remaining.
“I put everything there I could and I stayed away for 12km,” Scandolara said.
“We entered into the laps and we passed for the first time under the finish line. After this, there was a little technical part in the town and I went there.
|1||Marianne Vos (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team||3:07:38|
|2||Jolien D'hoore (BEL) - Lotto Belgiumisol Ladies||ST|
|3||Elizabeth Armitstead (GBR) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team||ST|
|4||Lisa Brennauer (GER) - Specialized - Lululemon||ST|
|5||Trixi Worrack (GER) - Specialized - Lululemon||ST|
|6||Barbara Guarischi (ITA) - Alé Cipollini||ST|
|7||Eleonora Van Dijk (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team||ST|
|8||Maria Giulia Confalonieri (ITA) - Italy||ST|
|9||Shelley Olds (USA) - Alé Cipollini||ST|
|10||Emilie Moberg (NOR) - Hitec Products||ST|
|11||Emma Johansson (SWE) - ORICA-AIS||ST|
|37||Melissa Hoskins (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||ST|
|44||Jessie Maclean (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||ST|
|52||Shara Gillow (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||ST|
|57||Annette Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||ST|
|66||Valentina Scandolara (ITA) - ORICA-AIS||ST|