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.


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.


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.


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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