Giro Rosa
Stage 2: Zoppola - Montreale Valecellina - Stage Details

Newly crowned Dutch time trial champion Annemiek van Vleuten showed her intentions for the 10day Giro-Rosa today by taking an impressive victory on the mountainous second stage.

The day featured a tough second category climb with 25kilometres remaining where the 34-year-old ORICA-SCOTT rider displayed her form, breaking away alongside good company in Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) and Elisa Longo-Borgini (Wiggle-High5).

The trio opened up an advantage of one minute and 45seconds with Van Vleuten proving to be the strongest of the day winning the sprint to take a stage victory.

“Today was a really good test for my legs so I am really happy to take the victory,” explained van Vleuten. “I didn’t really know how my form was uphill as I haven’t had the chance to test my legs uphill for almost four or five weeks.”

Read the full report here.


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 3:11:51
2 Anna Van Der Breggen (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
3 Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) - Wiggle High5
4 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) - WM3 Pro Cycling 0:01:54
5 Megan Guarnier (USA) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
6 Shara Gillow (AUS) - FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
7 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:54
8 Yevgenia Vysotska (UKR) - Conceria Zabri-Fanini-Guerciotti 0:01:59
9 Lucinda Brand (NED) - Team Sunweb Women 0:02:37
10 Arlenis Sierra (CUB) - Astana Women's Team
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 3:11:51
7 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:54