Giro Rosa 2020 (May contain spoilers)

mjr

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Highlights 6pm to 7 pm on Rai Sport tonight. An ideal show for before the TdF highlights.

edit: encoded :cursing: but "pmg sports" on youtube has 5 and 55min highlights, plus I suspect the UCI channel will have highlights a couple of days late again like last year
 
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andrew_s

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The expected result for stage 2 - Annemiek smashed it on the steep gravel climb 10 k from the end, then time trialled to a minute and a quarter lead on the run in (despite the involuntary dismount on the gravel).
The gravel climb looked harder than anything on Strade Bianchi - a smaller road with more loose gravel, and old cobbles showing through in places.

Why are Parkhotel not there?
Apparently their plan was to ride the Boels Ladies Tour, then a series of 1-day races that overlapped with the Giro. I dare say that Giro entries had closed by the time the Boels Tour got cancelled.
 
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Minor adjustments in the top 10 with a steep steep Sprint from Vos into Assisi. Riders grinding to a halt on the line.
 
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A British stage victory. Lizzie Banks won from a break of two. Then along came the race leaders and, naturally, van Vleuten put a bit of extra time into them all and nicked the remaining bonus seconds.
https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/giro-d-italia-internazionale-femminile-2020/stage-4/results/
 
Been following at a distance, but hoping there will be a full-recap in TCPF, maybe get Lizzie Banks to do a piece about her progress, especially when she’s doing very well.

In other news AVV off to hospital with a wrist injury
 
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Been following at a distance, but hoping there will be a full-recap in TCPF, maybe get Lizzie Banks to do a piece about her progress, especially when she’s doing very well.

In other news AVV off to hospital with a wrist injury
Oh no! Is that post stage, or is she out?
 
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Van Vleuten has abandoned :sad: And will also miss the worlds
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/annemiek-van-vleuten-abandons-giro-rosa-out-of-world-championships-with-confirmed-wrist-fracture/

So far it really has been the Annemiek van Vleuten and Marianne Vos show. Between them they've won 4 of the 7 stages. And VV finished well ahead of the pack in one other behind the breakaway. Aside from that there was a TTT and today's stage with the crash won by Lotte Kopecky

Still I guess that's sport, and the maglia rosa passes to Katarzyna Niewiadoma

View: https://twitter.com/daniellloyd1/status/1306601641098047488
 
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Just caught up on this after the excitement in France yesterday. Another uphill finish for the last stage. Anna Van der Breggen won the overall GC from Kasia Niewieadoma. Battle for third went right to the line, Elisa Longoborghini eventually third 2 seconds up on Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig.

Lizzie Banks took a stage. Hannah Barnes a second. Lizzie Diegnan was working for Longoborghini.
 
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