Stage 2, Giro Rosa 2015 – Classics style. Videos, photos and more

Stage 2 was one of those typically Giro “Classics” stage, with a whole rang of short-sharp hills and tough descents towards the end of the race.  There were a couple of early escape attempts, and then towards the end, Carlee Taylor and Flavia Oliveira broke away together, only to be chased by an elite group that could very well be the final GC, from the quality of riders….  Here’s the very short RAI highlights:

and the hour-long video from RAI

and the short highlights from the race, with post-win interview from Megan Guarnier

and more, including the hour long, to follow – and below, more photos, race reports, videos and tweets for you.

Full results

1.   Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans, 3:12:44
2.   Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo-Liv, s.t.
3.   Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Bigla, s.t.
4.   Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda, s.t.
5.   Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Velocio-SRAM, + 00:02
6.   Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans, s.t.
7.   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo-Liv, s.t.
8.   Mara Abbott (USA) Wiggle Honda, + 00:06
9.   Eugenia Bujak (Pol) Rabo-Liv, + 01:44
10. Rachel Neylan (Aus) ORICA-AIS, + 01:47

Gorgeous photos from Balint Hamvas at and from Sean Velofocus.

Read the story of the race, with quotes, on Cycling Tips Ella.  Or in a single tweet:

Race reports from Boels Dolmans, Rabo-Liv, Bigla, Wiggle Honda and ORICA-AIS – and report on Lucinda Brand’s site.  Rider diaries from Lizzie Williams and Tiffany Cromwell on Cycling Tips Ella.  Annemiek van Vleuten‘s update.

This was cute – in-car video of maglia rosa Lucinda Brand getting advice mid-race.

It wasn’t good for everyone out there though – huge healing vibes to Audrey Cordon and Anna Sanchis Chafer, who both broke their collarbones, and other riders who crashed

Wiggle Honda’s Stage 2 video with poor Audrey and Anna talking about their injuries

Love her commentary on the video of the crash, too:

but it has a happy ending!

Mini video of the Astana riders before the stage started.

These made me grin

Finally, here’s the race’s video preview of Stage 3:

I’ll add more things in as I see them – and of course, tell me in the comments or on twitter if you see things too.  If you want to follow the Giro Rosa live, or watch the tv highlights as they happen, here’s my guide.


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