Giro Rosa
Stage 5: Sant’Elpidio a Mare - Sant’Elpidio a Mare - Stage Details

Dutch time trial champion Annemiek van Vleuten displayed great strength and determination to win today’s challenging individual time trial on stage five of the Giro Rosa and move up to third place overall.

The 34-year-old put yesterday’s disappointment of losing time on the general classification behind her and courageously bounced back to dominate the tough, hilly time trial stage.

The ORICA-SCOTT rider completed the 12.7kilometre distance with a blistering time of 25minutes and 29seconds, 41seconds ahead of her nearest rival Anna van Der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans).

“We had a really good preparation for this time trial, that was really good for my confidence going into the stage,” Van Vleuten said. "Of course you also need good legs but I have been feeling really good throughout this Giro and I showed that again today.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:25:29
2 Anna Van Der Breggen (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:00:41
3 Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) - Wiggle High5 0:01:15
4 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:48
5 Megan Guarnier (USA) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:01:53
6 Arlenis Sierra (CUB) - Astana Women's Team 0:02:01
7 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) - WM3 Pro Cycling 0:02:03
8 Claudia Lichtenberg (GER) - Wiggle High5 0:02:10
9 Hannah Barnes (GBR) - Canyon SRAM Racing 0:02:13
10 Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:02:17
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:25:29
4 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:48
56 Jenelle Crooks (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:04:13
59 Georgia Williams (NZL) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:04:18
93 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT
106 Alexandra Manly (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:05:37