Giro Rosa: Marianne Vos Wins Stage 2
Marianne Vos ( CCC-Liv ) won the sprint of a reduced group in the second stage of the Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile in Viu. She proved to be faster on the uphill finish than fellow Dutch riders Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) and Lucinda Brand (Sunweb). It was Vos' 22nd stage win in this race, which she has won the overall three times. She took this victory with a clear gap over her rivals, who all struggled up the closing 6.9 per cent gradient in the final kilometre. Canyon-SRAM's Katarzyna Niewiadoma retained the overall lead ahead of her teammates; 12 seconds ahead of Omer Shapria and 19 seconds over Alena Amialiusik. "The stage was short but at the same time quite hard. The 15km climb straight out of the blocks wasn't super easy and I found it especially interesting because you could see how all of the GC favourites were going," ...
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