Giro della Toscana
Stage 2: Pontedera - Volterra - Stage Details


Both Jessie MacLean and Tiffany Cromwell had rides worth writing home about on the second stage of the Giro della Toscana. MacLean went up the road in an early break turned winning move. Behind her, Cromwell kept her eye on the suspected overall contenders and maintained her position on what became a completely reshuffled general classification. MacLean was the seventh rider to summit the Volterra at the finish. Cromwell, from the first chase group, crossed the line in 13th place.

"I honestly never felt confident that we would stay away. Coming up the Volterra the first time, we had about four or five minutes on the field, and by the team we had reached the top, the field had slashed our gap by more than half. I expected fireworks to come rocketing past us on the second climb but it never happened." - Jessie MacLean

"I’m definitely happy with how I climbed today. When I would look around at my group, all the riders who I’d expect to be up on general classification were around me. We’ll see what happens on the overall now with today’s break occupying all the top spots." - Tiffany Crowell


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Malgorzata Jasinska (Ita) - Mcipollini Giambenini 3:55:31
2 Lauren Hall (USA) - TIBCO 0:01:02
3 Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) - Viano Tepso 0:01:09
4 Jamie Bookwalter (USA) - USA National Team 0:01:20
5 Romy Kasper (Deu) - Rusvelo 0:01:27
6 Valentina Carretta (Ita) - Mcipollini Giambenini 0:01:51
7 Jessie MacLean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:51
8 Sara Duster (Deu) - Rabobank Women 0:02:12
9 Giada Borgato (Ita) - Diadora Pasta Zara 0:02:50
10 Megan Guarnier (USA) - TIBCO 0:03:11
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Jessie MacLean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:51
13 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:03:22
82 Rowena Fry (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:18:08