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2012 Giro Donne: Stage 1 - 6
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 7/6/2012
2012 Giro Donne: Stage 1 - 6
 

2012 Giro Donne: Stage 1 - 6
Marianne Vos leads Giro D'Italia Femminile after six stages. Vos won three of the six stages and leads comfortable over Evelyn Stevens and Emma Pooley. Other stage wins for Stevens, Cromwell and Olds.

Stage 1: Napoli - Terracina, 139.1 km
Marianne Vos (Rabobank) has won her first UCI race after returning into competition after her collarbone break one month ago. A few days earlier Vos was already the best in the kermesse of Luyksgestel. In the 139,1 km stage from Napoli to Terracina Vos was the fastest in the bunchsprint. American Shelley Olds (AA Drink) was second ahead of reigning World Road Champion Giorgia Bronzini (Diadora-Pasta Zara).

The conditions were warm from the start with temperatures around 38 degrees. After 32 km of racing the break of the day broke clear with Alina Bondarenko (Rusvelo) and Aleksanra Sosenko (Vaiano).A little later they were joined by Valentina Bastianelli (Vaiano) and Valentina Scandolara (Michaela Fanini). The four created a maximum lead of 8.14 after 63 km of racing.

From that point the sprinters teams started to chase. With 30 km to go with the gap down to less than 1.30 Sosenko decided to go alone. With 25 km to go Sosenko had a lead of 1.15 on the bunch who just caught the other three. 10 km ahead Sosenko was caught and the stage ended up in a sprint.

Vos found the best line and crossed the line in first ahead of Olds, Bronzini, Teutenberg and Arndt.

Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 3:48:31
2 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team
3 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara
4 Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon
5 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica-AIS
6 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team
7 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini
8 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team
9 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini
10 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto
11 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Be Pink
12 Julia Martisova (Rus) Be Pink
13 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team
14 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team
15 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Vaiano Tepso
16 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Be Pink
17 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo
18 Kim De Baat (Ned) Netherlands
19 Clara Hughes (Can) Team Specialized - Lululemon
20 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team

Stage 2: Roma (ITT), 7.2 km
Marianne Vos has won the 7,2 km ITT in Rome. Vos powered to a time of 8:50 and was 5 seconds faster than Clara Hughes. World Champion Judith Arndt clocked the third best time 12 seconds down. Shelley Olds and Evelyn Stevens finished in fourth and fifth. Vos remains in the lead.

Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:08:50
2 Clara Hughes (Can) Team Specialized - lululemon 0:00:05
3 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica-AIS 0:00:12
4 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:00:15
5 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Team Specialized - lululemon 0:00:17
6 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Orica-AIS 0:00:18
7 Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:19
8 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:00:20
9 Emma Pooley (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:00:22
10 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:00:24
11 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:00:27
12 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini
13 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Be Pink 0:00:28
14 Hanka Kupferagel (Ger) RusVelo
15 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - lululemon 0:00:30
16 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:00:31
17 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands
18 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:00:32
19 Irina Molicheva (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:33
20 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Be Pink 0:00:34

Stage 3: Vernio - Castiglione dei Pepoli, 124 km
Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-Lululemon) has won the third stage in the Giro Donne. In the mountain stage to Castiglione dei Piepoli Stevens soloed to the win with a 20 seconds lead over Fabiana Luperini and Emma Pooley. Marianne Vos finished in fourth at 31 seconds and lost her lead to Stevens.

The stage was animated by a long break of Linda Villumsen (Orica-AIS). Villumsen attacked on the first climb and gained a maximum of 2.11 but was finally caught with less than 20 km to go. Villumsen was caught by two riders who had attacked the chase group Evelyn Stevens (Specialized Lululemon) and Emma Pooley (AA Drink). Later they were joined by Luperini and Vos.

With 5 km to go Stevens attacked and quickly gained a lead of 22 seconds. Stevens was too strong and soloed to the win and the race lead.

Result
1 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Team Specialized - lululemon 3:34:25
2 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren Honda Team 0:00:20
3 Emma Pooley (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team
4 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:00:31
5 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Orica-AIS 0:02:02
6 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:02:21
7 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini
8 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:02:22
9 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica-AIS 0:02:30
10 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:05:17
11 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team
12 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso
13 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Verinlegno - Fabiani
14 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Be Pink
15 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:05:20
16 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Be Pink 0:05:26
17 Clara Hughes (Can) Team Specialized - lululemon 0:06:07
18 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS
19 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS
20 Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso

Stage 4: Montecatini Terme - Montecatini Alto, 98 km

Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 2:44:59
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:01:26
3 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:01:33
4 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Team Specialized - Lululemon
5 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Orica-AIS 0:01:38
6 Emma Pooley (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team
7 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren Honda Team
8 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica-AIS 0:01:52
9 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:02:11
10 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team
11 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:03:56
12 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Be Pink 0:04:03
13 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso 0:05:52
14 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Verinlegno - Fabiani
15 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:06:00
16 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:06:26
17 Joanna Van De Winkel (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies
18 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:09:11
19 Clara Hughes (Can) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:09:30
20 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Be Pink 0:10:14

Stage 5: Polesella - Molinella, 118.7 km

Result
1 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS 3:07:52
2 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:08:33
3 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
4 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - Lululemon
5 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Vaiano Tepso
6 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini
7 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team
8 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team
9 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini
10 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies
11 Simona Frapporti (Ita) Be Pink
12 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto
13 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team
14 Giada Borgato (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara
15 Kim De Baat (Ned) Netherlands
16 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo
17 Julia Martisova (Rus) Be Pink
18 Lise Nøstvold (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team
19 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team
20 Alexsandra Burchenkova (Rus) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox

Stage 6: Modena - Salsomaggiore, 122.2 km

Result
1 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 2:29:54
2 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team
3 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara
4 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini
5 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica-AIS
6 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team
7 Adrie Visser (Ned) Netherlands
8 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Be Pink
9 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies
10 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team
11 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands
12 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Be Pink
13 Anastasiya Chulkova (Rus) Forno d'Asolo Colavita
14 Martine Bras (Ned) Netherlands
15 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS
16 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini
17 Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso
18 Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
19 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Orica-AIS
20 Alexsandra Burchenkova (Rus) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox

Ranking after stage 6
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 16:03:07
2 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:01:44
3 Emma Pooley (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:02:20
4 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren Honda Team 0:02:57
5 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:04:06
6 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:04:14
7 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Orica-AIS 0:04:21
8 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica-AIS 0:04:31
9 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:05:15
10 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:05:20
11 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:06:57
12 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:09:57
13 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Be Pink 0:10:05
14 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Verinlegno - Fabiani 0:12:03
15 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso 0:12:12
16 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:12:24
17 Joanna Van De Winkel (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:13:59
18 Sharon Laws (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:17:43
19 Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso 0:18:48
20 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:19:13
21 Viviana Gatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 0:19:28
22 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Be Pink 0:20:17
23 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Orica-AIS 0:20:30
24 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 0:21:31
25 Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 0:21:57
26 Lise Olivier (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:22:14
27 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:22:35
28 Patricia Schwager (Swi) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 0:23:17
29 Alexsandra Burchenkova (Rus) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:23:48
30 Veronica Leal Balderas (Mex) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:25:16

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