Cylance Pro Cycling Giro Rosa Stage 2 Report From Rossella Ratto

Stage 2 of the Giro Rosa featured the race’s first uphill finish and traversed 111.1 kilometers. Starting in Tarcento and finishing Montenars, the 3rd stage followed the banks of the Tagliamento River, which flows from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea. By the time the race made its first pass through Montenars small groups began animating the front of the race looking to reach the uphill finish ahead of the chasing peloton. With 5 km remaining a group containing Stevens, Longo Borghini, Niewiadoma, Abbott, and Guarnier finally established themselves and made a bid for the finish with Evelyn Stevens taking the stage and the Pink Jersey. Krista Doebel-Hickok placed 14th and Rossella Ratto finished 20th on the stage; Rossella added this about the stage:

Today was not too good for me. From yesterday I suffer again from pain to the Achilles tendon and I even couldn't breathe... The stage wasn't really active so we managed to limit the gaps.

Stage 3 is the longest stage of the race at 120 kilometers starting in Montagnana and features a QOM point in the middle of the stage up Via Aganoor in Arqua Petrarca before heading south to Lendinara.

 

Stage 2 Results:

Rnk      Rider                                     Team                                                   Time

1          STEVENS Evelyn                    Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team           2:48:26

2          LONGO BORGHINI Elisa        Wiggle High                                        st

3          NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna      Rabobank-Liv Woman Cycling Team  0:02

14         DOEBEL-HICKOK Kristabel   Cylance Pro Cycling                             1:14

20         RATTO Rossella                    Cylance Pro Cycling                             1:15

23         SCHWEIZER Doris                Cylance Pro Cycling                             1:29

120       SCANDOLARA Valentina      Cylance Pro Cycling                             9:58

124       GUTIÉRREZ Sheyla                Cylance Pro Cycling                             st

 

Stage 2 General Classification:

Rnk      Rider                                     Team                                                   Time

1              STEVENS Evelyn                 Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team            5:29:12

2              NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna   Rabobank-Liv Woman Cycling            0:02

3              GUARNIER Megan              Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team            0:18

15           RATTO Rossella                    Cylance Pro Cycling                             2:05

17           DOEBEL-HICKOK Kristabel  Cylance Pro Cycling                             2:07

19           SCHWEIZER Doris                Cylance Pro Cycling                             2:23

101         SCANDOLARA Valentina      Cylance Pro Cycling                             13:28

111         GUTIÉRREZ Sheyla                 Cylance Pro Cycling                             15:00