Premondiale Giro Toscana
Stage 1: Porcari - Viareggio - Stage Details

ORICA-AIS put two riders in the top ten on the opening road stage of the Giro della Toscana. Italian sprinter Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) survived the hills and outkicked the elite group that had taken shape over the stage one circuit. Tiffany Cromwell and Emma Johansson were the top finishers for ORICA-AIS. Both were part of the nine rider group that contested the finish with Johansson narrowly missing the podium in fourth place and Cromwell rounding out the top five.

Cromwell hopped up one place on the general as she moved from fourth place to third place, 10” behind race leader Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv Giant). Johansson saw gains of her own, jumping up to fifth place at 12”.

"For us it was a mixed day. Tiff (fifth) and Emma (fourth) raced well and smartly. They made the front group without drama. [...] On the other hand, we lost Sungeun [Gu]. She broke her bike at the 20km mark and made her way back in the bunch just as it was starting the first climb up La Molina. She got dropped again and the group she was in was pulled out of the race at the 75 km mark as the traffic made it too dangerous for them to continue. You get that around here!" - Sport Director Martin Barras

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) - Wiggle Honda 3:21:12
2 Rossella Ratto (Ita) - Hitec Products UCK ST
3 Marianne Vos (Ned) - Rabobank Liv Giant ST
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
5 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
6 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) - Sengers Ladies Cycling Team ST
7 Claudia Hausler (Ger) - Team Tibco - To The Top ST
8 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) - Cipollini Giordana Galassia 0:00:03
9 Evelyn Stevens (USA) - Specialized Lululemon ST
10 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) - Cipollini Giordana Galassia 0:00:05
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
5 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
46 Jessie Maclean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:09:09
112 Amy Cure (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:11:01