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Women's Giro del Trentino – Alto Adige (2.1)
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 6/24/2008
Women's Giro del Trentino – Alto Adige (2.1)
 

Women's Giro del Trentino – Alto Adige (2.1)
Fabiana Luperini won the tough 3 day stage race of the Trentino region. American Mara Abbott of High Road put in a strong challenge to finish second with Claudia Hausler of Nurnberger third.

The women’s Giro del Trentino is won by Fabiana Luperini. She won ahead of American Mara Abbott. The stage victories went to Schleicher, Luperini and Andrea Thürig

The women’s Giro del Trentino is a very tough 3 day stage race in Northern Italy in the region Trentino. The second stage to Coredo was the decisive stage for the victory. A round-up:

Stage 1: Trento - Monzambano, 130 km
The first attack of the day came from Valentina Bastianelli (Sc Michela Fanini Rox Record). She rode alone on her solo attack for over 50 kilometers before the peloton chased her down. The stage ended up in a bunch sprint and it was German Regina Schleicher who won the stage ahead of Japanese Champion Miho Oki and World Champion Marta Bastianelli. Schleicher became the first leader of the race with her many rivals at only seconds from her on G.C..

Marta Bastianelli changed teams in the mid-season transfer period from Safi Pasta-Zara to Team CMAX. The reason was her desire to ride the Giro Donne in early June which was not possible due to problems the Safi Pasta Zara and Titanedi Frezzo teams had. Both teams have the same owner and paying agent and are not allowed by the UCI to start in the same races.

Stage 1 Result
Trento - Monzambano, 130 km

1 Schleicher Regina 74 Ger Nue Equipe Nuernberg V 3:42'21 0
2 Oki Miho 74 Jpn Men Menikini Selle Ita 3:42'21 0
3 Bastianelli Marta G 87 Ita Cma Team Cmax Dila 3:42'21 0

4 Arndt Judith 76 Ger Hig Team High Road Wom 3:42'21 0
5 Corazza Martina 79 Ita Gau G.S Austria 3:42'21 0
6 D'ettorre Alessandra 78 Ita Top Top Girls Fassa Bo 3:42'21 0
7 Bagdanoviciute Agne G 85 Ltu Sys System Data 3:42'21 0
8 Cantele Noemi 81 Ita Big Bigla Cycling Team 3:42'21 0
9 Lamborelle Nathalie G 88 Lux Uni Team Uniqa 3:42'21 0
10 Romoli Marina G 88 Ita Men Menikini Selle Ita 3:42'21 0
11 Brandli Nicole 79 Sui Big Bigla Cycling Team 3:42'21 0
12 Mustonen Sara 81 Swe Cma Team Cmax Dila 3:42'21 0
13 Treier Grete 77 Est Gau G.S Austria 3:42'21 0
14 Corneo Sigrid 71 Slo Men Menikini Selle Ita 3:42'28 7
15 Luperini Fabiana 74 Ita Men Menikini Selle Ita 3:42'28 7

Stage 2: Roveré della Luna - Coredo, 79 km
The second stage from Roveré della Luna to Coredo over 79 km is the queens stage in this year’s Giro del Trentino. The stage took place in the Val di Non area was animated by a large break of 21 riders with all the favorites in the group including: Nicole Brandli, Noemi Cantele (Team Bigla), Fabiana Luperini (Menikini Selle Italia Masters Color), Edita Pucinskaite, Claudia Hausler and Trixi Worrack (Equipe Nurnberger), World Champion Marta Bastianelli (Team Dilà Monticello), Marianne Vos (Team DSB Bank) and Judith Arndt and Mara Abbott (Team High Road).

On the final climb up to Coredo the first attack came from Nicole Brändli, her attack had little success. The decisive attack came from Fabiana Luperini and Mara Abbott. In the final kilometers Luperini got rid off Abbott and had a 17 second lead over Abbott at the finish. Claudia Häusler finished third 26 seconds down on the former Italian Champion. Nicole Brändli and Edita Pucinskaite rounded off the top 5. Fabiana Luperini's success on the climb put her in the leaders jersey ahead of Mara Abbott and Claudia Häusler.

Stage 2 Result
Roveré della Luna - Coredo, 79 km

1 Luperini Fabiana 74 Ita Men Menikini Selle Ita 2:24'49 0
2 Abbott Mara G 85 Usa Hig Team High Road Wom 2:25'06 17
3 Hausler Claudia G 85 Ger Nue Equipe Nurnberger 2:25'15 26

4 Brandli Nicole 79 Sui Big Bigla Cycling Team 2:25'36 47
5 Pucinskaite Edita 75 Ltu Nue Equipe Nurnberger 2:25'36 47
6 Arndt Judith 76 Ger Hig Team High Road Wom 2:25'48 59
7 Treier Grete 77 Est Gau Gauss Rd2 Ormu 2:25'48 59
8 Schachl Monika 78 Aut Uni Team Uniqa 2:26'24 1'35
9 Worrack Trixi 81 Ger Nue Equipe Nurnberger 2:26'25 1'36
10 Vos Marianne G 87 Ned Dsb Team Dsb Bank 2:26'25 1'36
11 Grassi Giuseppina 76 Mex Sys System Data 2:26'56 2'07
12 Leal Balderas Veronica 77 Mex Gau Gauss Rd2 Ormu 2:26'56 2'07
13 Bastianelli Marta G 87 Ita Cma Team Cmax Dila 2:26'56 2'07
14 Cantele Noemi 81 Ita Big Bigla Cycling Team 2:27'35 2'46
15 Liebig Tina 80 Ger Dsb Team Dsb Bank 2:27'41 2'52

Stage 3: Arco - Dro, 77 km
The third and final stage from Arco to Dro of 77 kilometers was animated by Andrea Thürig (Bigla Cycling team). Andrea is a younger sister of former world champion time-trial Karin Thürig. Thürig attacked in the first kilometers build a comfortable lead on the bunch and rounded off the stage solo. She had a lead of 2.06 on the bunch which was led home by Judith Arndt. Grete Treier finished as third.

Fabiana Luperini who finished in the bunch secured her overall win with 20 seconds over American High Road rider Mara Abbott and Nurnberger's Claudia Häusler who joined legend Luperini on the podium.

Stage 3 Result
Arco - Dro, 77 km

1 Thuerig Andrea 78 Sui Big Bigla Cycling Team 2:03'23 0
2 Arndt Judith 76 Ger Hig Team High Road Wom 2:05'29 2'06
3 Treier Grete 77 Est Gau Gauss Rd2 Ormu 2:05'29 2'06
4 Worrack Trixi 81 Ger Nue Equipe Nurnberger 2:05'29 2'06
5 Vilunaite Erika 80 Ltu Sys System Data 2:05'29 2'06
6 Bastianelli Marta G 87 Ita Cma Team Cmax Dila 2:05'29 2'06
7 Brandli Nicole 79 Sui Big Bigla Cycling Team 2:05'29 2'06
8 Cantele Noemi 81 Ita Big Bigla Cycling Team 2:05'29 2'06
9 Kozonchuk Oxana G 88 Rus Men Menikini Selle Ita 2:05'29 2'06
10 Fialova Dania G 89 Cze Uni Team Uniqa 2:05'29 2'06
11 Oki Miho 74 Jpn Men Menikini Selle Ita 2:05'29 2'06
12 Villumsen Linda G 85 Den Hig Team High Road Wom 2:05'29 2'06
13 Hausler Claudia G 85 Ger Nue Equipe Nurnberger 2:05'29 2'06
14 Pucinskaite Edita 75 Ltu Nue Equipe Nurnberger 2:05'29 2'06
15 Aune Karin 75 Swe Uni Team Uniqa 2:05'29 2'06

Giro del Trentino – Alto Adige (2.1)
Final Ranking (Top 30)
1 Luperini Fabiana 74 Ita Men Menikini Selle Ita 8:12'46 0
2 Abbott Mara 85 Usa Hig Team High Road Wom 8:13'06 20
3 Hausler Claudia 85 Ger Nue Equipe Nurnberger 8:13'15 29

4 Brandli Nicole 79 Sui Big Bigla Cycling Team 8:13'26 40
5 Pucinskaite Edita 75 Ltu Nue Equipe Nurnberger 8:13'33 47
6 Arndt Judith 76 Ger Hig Team High Road Wom 8:13'38 52
7 Treier Grete 77 Est Gau Gauss Rd2 Ormu 8:13'38 52

8 Worrack Trixi 81 Ger Nue Equipe Nurnberger 8:14'22 1'36
9 Vos Marianne 87 Ned Dsb Team Dsb Bank 8:14'22 1'36
10 Schachl Monika 78 Aut Uni Team Uniqa 8:14'24 1'38
11 Bastianelli Marta 87 Ita Cma Team Cmax Dila 8:14'46 2'00
12 Leal Balderas Veronica 77 Mex Gau Gauss Rd2 Ormu 8:14'53 2'07
13 Grassi Giuseppina 76 Mex Sys System Data 8:14'56 2'10
14 Cantele Noemi 81 Ita Big Bigla Cycling Team 8:15'25 2'39
15 Liebig Tina 80 Ger Dsb Team Dsb Bank 8:15'49 3'03
16 Vzesniauskaite Modesta 83 Ltu Nue Equipe Nurnberger 8:15'52 3'06
17 Kozonchuk Oxana 88 Rus Men Menikini Selle Ita 8:16'33 3'47
18 Belvederesi Tania 78 Ita Gau Gauss Rd2 Ormu 8:18'05 5'19
19 Corneo Sigrid 71 Slo Men Menikini Selle Ita 8:18'37 5'51
20 Thuerig Andrea 78 Sui Big Bigla Cycling Team 8:21'09 8'23
21 Boyarskaya Natalia 83 Rus Fen Fenixs - Edilsavin 8:21'29 8'43
22 Villumsen Linda 85 Den Hig Team High Road Wom 8:22'25 9'39
23 Keller Luise 84 Ger Hig Team High Road Wom 8:22'59 10'13
24 Oki Miho 74 Jpn Men Menikini Selle Ita 8:23'05 10'19
25 Romoli Marina 88 Ita Men Menikini Selle Ita 8:23'05 10'19
26 Vilunaite Erika 80 Ltu Sys System Data 8:23'12 10'26
27 Hohl Jennifer 86 Sui Big Bigla Cycling Team 8:23'12 10'26
28 Fialova Dania 89 Cze Uni Team Uniqa 8:23'15 10'29
29 Aune Karin 75 Swe Uni Team Uniqa 8:23'15 10'29
30 Pintarelli Daniela 83 Aut Uni Team Uniqa 8:23'15 10'29

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