Defending champion Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) won stage six’s individual time-trial at the Giro Rosa in Teglio yesterday.
The Dutch star completed the 12km route, which started in Chiuro, in a time of 24:32.
Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam) was runner-up, with Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) third.
South African Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio placed 26th.
“It wasn’t as long or as brutal as last year so I knew I couldn’t take as much time today but to almost take one minute in 12km is quite a lot,” said Van Vleuten.
She also extended her overall lead, with Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) second on the GC and Van der Breggen third.
“We will take it day by day and I will need to stay super focused until Sunday. I did a recon of the stages so I know what is coming up and it’s not easy, especially the next three days, but my teammates are very strong,” said Van Vleuten.
More results can be viewed below.
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton-Scott 0:24:32
2. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam +0:00:52
3. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo +0:01:48
4. Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb +0:01:50
5. Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb +0:01:54
6. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM +0:02:01
7. Katharine Hall (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam +0:02:04
8. Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott +0:02:09
9. Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek-Segafredo +0:02:22
10. Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling +0:02:23
26. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv 0:03:28
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton-Scott 11:42:15
2. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM +0:04:17
3. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
4. Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb +0:05:17
5. Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott +0:05:21
6. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo +0:05:47
7. Katharine Hall (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam +0:06:08
8. Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb +0:06:20
9. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv +0:06:33
10. Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling +0:06:34