Stage 9, Giro Rosa 2015 – the last, decisive climb. Videos, photos, links & more

This year’s Giro Rosa was designed so the race all came down to the final stage, and the last, decisive San Domenico climb.  Nailing-biting, ‘watching’ it on twitter, as that climb and finish are in a mobile network deadzone… but luckily we have highlights!  Would Mara Abbott‘s climbing skills give her the win she was chasing, could Megan Guarnier take back the maglia rosa she had defended for most of the week, or Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio have her chance in pink – or would Anna van der Breggen be able to keep her lead and win solo, after supporting Marianne Vos’ win last year?  Watch the highlights to find out! Short clip

Hour-long highlights

More video, photos and links and rider reactions and full results below.

Mara Abbott wins Stage 9 of the 2015 Giro Rosa – photo via Wiggle Honda

Full Stage 9 results

1.   Mara Abbott (USA) Wiggle Honda, 2:34:16
2.   Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo-Liv, + 00:55
3.   Flavia Oliveira Paparella (Bra) Alé Cipollini, + 01:13
4.   Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans, + 01:46
5.   Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Bigla, s.t.
6.   Francesca Cauz (Ita) Alé Cipollini, + 01:55
7.   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo-Liv, + 02:14
8.   Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Fra) Rabo-Liv, s.t.
9.   Tatyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi, + 03:12
10. Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Liv-Plantur, + 04:35

Abbott’s tactic had always been to leave her GC fight to the last day… but Van der Breggen and her Rabo team were just too strong

Final General Classification

1.   Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo-Liv, 24:15:08
2.   Mara Abbott (USA) Wiggle Honda, + 01:30
3.   Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans, + 01:43
4.   Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Bigla, + 02:12
5.   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo-Liv, + 03:11
6.   Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Fra) Rabo-Liv, + 06:57
7.   Flavia Oliveira Paparella (Bra) Alé Cipollini, + 07:35
8.   Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda,+ 08:17
9.   Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans, + 09:08
10. Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo-Liv, + 10:07

The Rabo-Liv team on the podium – photo via Rabo-Liv

Congratulations to super-domestique and superstar Kasia Niewiadoma for taking the Best Young Rider jersey too!

Lovely photos from Sean at Velofocus and Balint Hamvas at More photos on the Giro Rosa facebook. Race report from Ella Cycling Tips, and more reports from Wiggle Honda, Rabo-Liv – report & interview with AvdB, Boels Dolmans, Bigla, Alé Cipollini, and ORICA-AIS.  Rider updates from Lucinda Brand (Dutch or English via google translate) and diaries from Tiffany Cromwell and Lizzie Williams on Ella Cycling Tips.

Rider reactions – before…


Bad news – heal fast Roxane…


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