Giro d'Italia Femminile - Stage 7 and 8
Edita Pucinskaite has won the final ranking in the Giro Donne. In the final
stages her lead was not in dangerous anymore. Nicole Brändli and Maribel
Moreno finished on the podium as well. Teutenberg and Boubnenkova celebrate
too as they won stage 7 and stage 8.
By Bart Hazen
Ina Yoko Teutenberg (T-Mobile) has won the penultimate stage in the Giro D'Italia.
Teutenberg, it's her second stage win this week, was the fastest in the bunch
sprint. Rochelle Gilmore finished second and Marianne Vos 3rd.
The stage was animated by a break of 13 riders with Mirjam Melchers and Diana
Ziliute. This break colored the day but with 13 km to go they where reeled in.
Also an attack of Irene van den Broeck and Julia Martissova didn't succeed.
Edita Pucinskaite stays in the lead with one more stage to go.
1 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) T-Mobile Women 2.58.23
2 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Menikini - Selle Italia - Gysko
3 Marianne Vos (Ned) Team DSB Bank
4 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Manhattan
5 Martina Corazza (Ita) Team F.R.W. RDZ Gauss
6 Grete Treier (Est) Michela Fanini Record Rox
7 Kirsten Wild (Ned) AA-Drink Cycling Team
8 Monia Baccaille (Ita) Saccarelli Emu Sea Marsciano
9 Nicole Brandli (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team
10 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Raleigh Lifeforce Creation HB
As expected Edita Pucinskaite has won, for the second time in a row, the Giro
Donne. In the final stage her lead was not in danger anymore. Svetlana Boubnenkova
won the final stage. She was the fastest of a break of six riders. Estonian
Champion Grete Treier was 2nd and Marta Bastianelli 3rd. The group with Edita
Pucinskaite finished at 1.21.
In the final ranking it's Nicole Brändli who finished as 2nd at 18 seconds.
Maribel Moreno of Spain is 3rd at 36 seconds. Fabiana Luperini and Tatiana Guderzo
completed the top 5.
1 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs - HPB - Edilsavino
2 Grete Treier (Est) Michela Fanini Record Rox
3 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Manhattan
4 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) AA-Drink Cycling Team
5 Chantal Beltman (Ned) T-Mobile Women
6 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Bigla Cycling Team 0.07
7 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Menikini - Selle Italia - Gysko 1.20
8 Niki Egyed (Aus) Raleigh Lifeforce Creation HB 1.21
9 Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Manhattan
10 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung
1 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung
2 Nicole Brandli (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team 0.18
3 Maribel Moreno Allue (Spa) Spanish National Team 0.36
4 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Menikini - Selle Italia - Gysko 0.51
5 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) AA-Drink Cycling Team 1.02
6 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Flexpoint 1.05
7 Judith Arndt (Ger) T-Mobile Women 1.18
8 Grete Treier (Est) Michela Fanini Record Rox 1.39
9 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs - HPB - Edilsavino 1.49
10 Linda Villumsen Serup (Den) T-Mobile Women 2.11