Vos: I am grateful to Brand and Longo Borghini

Marianne Vos wins stage 8 at the Giro Rosa - podium

Friday's stage 8 of the Giro Rosa was raced hard from start to finish, and after a late attack, Marianne Vos ( WaowDeals ) won the sprint over Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) and Lucinda Brand (Team Sunweb) to take her 20th stage win at the Italian race. Speaking to Cyclingnews after the finish, the European champion described the decisive attack. “There were still a lot of sprinters in the peloton on the last climb. So, my teammate Sabrina Stultiens piloted me to the front and then pushed a strong pace,” explained Vos. “Elisa Longo Borghini took over, I think she went for the mountain points, and the descent started right after that. It was a tricky downhill, and I wanted to be in the front there. I thought that I would just keep going and see what happens, maybe we could make a breakaway. With Lucinda Brand and Elisa, ...

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