The final stage of the Giro Rosa saw the riders take on a testing circuit around Motta Montecorvino and the surrounding area. Centred around one climb, it meant that there were hardly any flat roads along the route, with the peloton either ascending or descending throughout the day.
Once out of the neutralised zone the pace was on, and there were multiple attacks at the front where the team were incredibly active. Eventually the elastic snapped and a large group went clear which featured Alison Jackson, Juliette Labous and Coryn Rivera. The trio worked well alongside their breakaway companions and began to extend the gap over the chasing peloton.
Over the climb, an attack saw the group thin down, with Labous and Rivera riding well to make the front selection. It became a race of attrition as the tempo continued to increase and as the race hit the climb for a final time the break had enough of an advantage to fight it out for the stage win.
On the final climb the pace was high from the bottom as the team’s with numbers set a really strong tempo. Labous dug deep to follow those at the front, fighting all the way to the line where she sprinted to a brilliant third place at the finish – her first ever World Tour podium.
|1||MUZIC Évita||FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope||3:16:30||50|
|2||FISHER-BLACK Niamh||Équipe Paule Ka||,,||40|
|3||LABOUS Juliette||Team Sunweb||,,||30|
|1||VAN DER BREGGEN Anna||Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team||26:25:43|
|2||NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna||Canyon SRAM Racing||1:14|
|3||LONGO BORGHINI Elisa||Trek-Segafredo Women||2:20|
|1||HARVEY Mikayla||Équipe Paule Ka||26:28:35|
|2||MUZIC Évita||FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope||4:55|
|3||LIPPERT Liane||Team Sunweb||5:35|
|1||LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup||FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope||40|
|2||LONGO BORGHINI Elisa||Trek-Segafredo Women||28|
|3||RAGUSA Katia||Astana Womens Team||24|
|1||VOS Marianne||CCC - Liv||46|
|2||VAN DER BREGGEN Anna||Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team||34|
|3||NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna||Canyon SRAM Racing||34|
|1||CCC - Liv||78:50:19|
|2||Équipe Paule Ka||0:43|
|3||FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope||10:45|
|4||Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team||23:05|
|6||Alé BTC Ljubljana||26:21|
|8||Canyon SRAM Racing||32:36|
|10||Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling||38:09|