Cylance Pro Cycling Giro Rosa Stage 8 Report From Sheyla Gutiérrez

Stage 8 started with temperatures soaring above 30 degrees Celsius. The speed was high early on as the sprinter’s teams were keen to see the stage end in a bunch sprint. With 40km completed the race finally had an established breakaway of 9 riders, however, they wouldn’t stay together long as the peloton continued to chase aggressively. Former world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-High5) took the stage win with our Sheyla Gutiérrez coming in 9th place. Sheyla sent in this report:

Today was a fast day with thousands attacks and I was trying cover them all. Finally, a break got a gap and I tried to bridge for a while.

The sprint was so technical and I defended my position as well as I could. I can fight for a better result but top 10 is not bad.
Tomorrow will be last opportunity for everyone so will be tough also because the parcour and the tired can make movements in GC.

Stage 9 is a circuit of 30 km which the peloton with traverse three times starting and finishing in the city of Verbania. On the final lap the organizers have added the ascent up to the commune of Bee in the Piedmont region at 591m above sea level. The late climb and the descent back down into Verbania are certain to ensure that the race for the general classification is anything but over.


Stage 8 Results:

Rnk     Rider                                                   Team                          Time

1          BRONZINI Giorgia                              Wiggle High5              2:28:48

2          BASTIANELLI Marta                          Alé Cipollini                 st

3          CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia            Lensworld - Zannata   st

9          GUTIÉRREZ Sheyla                          Cylance Pro Cycling   st

75        SCHWEIZER Doris                            Cylance Pro Cycling   st

88        DOEBEL-HICKOK Kristabel              Cylance Pro Cycling   st


Stage 8 General Classification:

Rnk     Rider                                                   Team                                      Time

1          GUARNIER Megan                            Boels - Dolmans Cycling        19:56:19

2          STEVENS Evelyn                               Boels - Dolmans Cycling        0:34

3          VAN DER BREGGEN Anna               Rabobank-Liv                         1:53

13        SCHWEIZER Doris                            Cylance Pro Cycling               19:38

32        DOEBEL-HICKOK Kristabel              Cylance Pro Cycling               43:09

85        GUTIÉRREZ Sheyla                          Cylance Pro Cycling               1:16:58