2017 Giro Rosa Stage 9 – videos, media, more

With Anna van der Breggen holding the maglia rosa since Stage 2, the chances to take it from her were ticking down, and not only were Boels-Dolmans so strong, but Stage 9 looked pretty much a sprinters’ stage – if the sprinters could get up onto the plateau.

Those first climbs split everything up, with all the big sprinting names dropped, it seemed – and we never heard if they came back.  A trio of Lauren Kitchen, Anna Trevisi and Malgorzata Jasinska escaped but they didn’t have much of a lead – just over a minute at 10km, but the peloton were charging….

 

I’ll add in more videos as I see them – and remember, I’ll be talking about the Giro at Look Mum No Hands! in London on 19th July – please do join me, if you can.

Ever wondered how the UCI highlights videos are made? Listen to Rose Manley talk about her amazing work, in this podcast-interview.

If you are in Italy, or have a VPN, please do watch the highlights on RAI – but if not….

And of course, we’re all still thinking of Claudia Cretti, who crashed on Stage 7, and is still in a very serious condition.

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Stage 9 results

1. Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini, 3:05:09
2. Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervélo-Bigla, s.t.
3. Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5, s.t.
4. Arlenis Sierra Cañadilla (Cub) Astana, s.t.
5. Coryn Rivera (USA) Sunweb, s.t.
6. Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM, s.t.
7. Ilaria Sanguinetti (Ita) BePink Cogeas, s.t.
8. Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels-Dolmans, s.t.
9. Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products, s.t.
10. Natalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana, s.t.

 

General Classification after Stage 9

1. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans, 22:30:06
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5, + 01:03
3. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) ORICA-Scott, + 01:39
4. Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans, + 03:07
5. Lucinda Brand (Ned) Sunweb, + 03:26
6. Amanda Spratt (Aus) ORICA-Scott, + 03:32
7. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Procycling, + 04:02
8. Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels-Dolmans, + 04:22
9. Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High5, + 05:05
10. Arlenis Sierra Cañadilla (Cub) Astana, + 05:15

Race reports from Ella Cycling Tips, the race and Cyclingnews, with photo gallery.

Team reports from Alé Cipollini, Cervélo-Bigla, Wiggle High5, Sunweb with gallery, Canyon-SRAM with lovely Vélofocus pictures, WM3, Boels-Dolmans, ORICA-Scott and Véloconcept.  Scroll down for team videos.

Photo galleries from Vélofocus on their fantastic website, and on Cylance’s gallery.

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If you’ve been enjoying the Giro, click through to the race sponsor page, and thank their sponsors, it really makes a difference.  And I’ve got some more very simple ideas of what we all can do to help women’s cycling – please do take 5 minutes to do some of these, because it all adds up.

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Tomorrow’s final stage has a famous climb – Mount Vesuvius! They’ll ride 9 laps that look pretty flat around Torre del Greco, then hit the volcano for a final climb and fast descent – and if it’s gruppo compatto at the bottom of the climb, I’ll be amazed.

The stage starts at 12:10 CEST (11:10am UK BST, 6:10am USA EDT, 8:10pm Aus AEST) and we can follow the race in all the usual ways.

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