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Giro d’Italia Donne 2023: Annemiek van Vleuten wins stage six to extend lead

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Annemiek van Vleuten secures stage six victory in Giro d’Italia Donne, strengthening her lead

Annemiek van Vleuten, a four-time champion of the Giro d’Italia Donne, triumphed in stage six, solidifying her position as the overall leader of the race.

The Dutch defending champion exhibited her dominance as she broke away from the peloton, emerging victorious in the 104.4km race held in Canelli.

Lorena Wiebes, another Dutch cyclist, claimed second place by surpassing Germany’s Liane Lippert, who settled for third, as they crossed the finish line.

Van Vleuten expressed her excitement, stating, “It’s incredibly gratifying to win on a day that was initially expected to favor a sprinter. Lorena Wiebes demonstrated that it could indeed be favorable for a sprinter, but I aimed to avoid that scenario and launched an attack. It’s immensely satisfying when a plan comes together on the final climb.”

She further commented, “The 2.5km climb towards the finish was challenging, and you could sense that everyone was feeling the fatigue from the previous day.”

Unfortunately, Antonia Niedermaier, the stage five winner and the runner-up in the overall standings, was involved in a crash alongside Urska Zigart, resulting in both cyclists being compelled to withdraw from the competition.

As a result, the four-time Giro d’Italia Donne winner, Van Vleuten, holds a three-minute and three-second lead over American cyclist Veronica Ewers.

Stage six results:

  1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned/Movistar) – 2hrs 39mins 04secs
  2. Lorena Wiebes (Ned/Team SD Worx) +20secs
  3. Liane Lippert (Ger/Movistar) – same time
  4. Soraya Paladin (Ita/Canyon SRAM Racing) +25secs
  5. Silvia Persico (Ita/UAE Team ADQ) +28secs
  6. Niamh Fisher-Black (NZ/SD Worx) – same time
  7. Mavi Garcia (Spa/Liv Racing TeqFind) – same time
  8. Ane Santesteban (Spa/Jayco-AlUla) – same time
  9. Fem Van Empel (Ned/Team Jumbo-Visma) +31secs
  10. Ally Wollaston (NZ/Soudal Quick-Step) – same time

General classification:

  1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned/Movistar) – 14hrs 58mins 29secs
  2. Veronica Ewers (USA/EF Education-Tibco-SVB) +03:03
  3. Juliette Labous (Fra/DSM-Firmenich) +03:39
  4. Gaia Realini (Ita/Lidl-Trek) +03:59
  5. Mavi Garcia (Spa/Liv Racing TeqFind) +03:18
  6. Erica Magnaldi (Ita/UAE Team ADQ) +04:21
  7. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den/FDJ-Suez) +05:11
  8. Ane Santesteban (Spa/Jayco-AlUla) +05:36
  9. Niamh Fisher-Black (NZ/SD Worx) +05:42
  10. Silvia Persico (Ita/UAE Team ADQ) +05:50

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Giro d’Italia Donne

What is the Giro d’Italia Donne?

The Giro d’Italia Donne is a prestigious women’s cycling race, considered the female equivalent of the Giro d’Italia. It features multiple stages and attracts top cyclists from around the world.

How many times has Annemiek van Vleuten won the Giro d’Italia Donne?

Annemiek van Vleuten has won the Giro d’Italia Donne a remarkable four times. Her victories highlight her exceptional skills and dominance in the women’s cycling arena.

Who won stage six of the Giro d’Italia Donne?

Annemiek van Vleuten emerged as the winner of stage six in the Giro d’Italia Donne. She showcased her strength and strategy, extending her lead in the overall standings.

What was the performance of Lorena Wiebes in stage six?

Lorena Wiebes, a Dutch cyclist, showcased her sprinting prowess in stage six of the Giro d’Italia Donne. She secured second place, demonstrating her competitive abilities alongside other top riders.

Who currently leads the Giro d’Italia Donne?

After stage six, Annemiek van Vleuten maintains her lead in the Giro d’Italia Donne. She holds a significant advantage over her closest competitor, Veronica Ewers from the United States.

What happened to Antonia Niedermaier and Urska Zigart in the race?

Antonia Niedermaier, the winner of stage five, and Urska Zigart were involved in a crash during the race. Unfortunately, both cyclists were forced to abandon the Giro d’Italia Donne as a result of the incident.

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RacingFanatic July 5, 2023 - 9:14 pm

Can’t get enough of the Giro d’Italia Donne! Van Vleuten’s strategy and power on the climbs are amazin’. Let’s see if anyone can catch up to her in the next stages!

CyclingFan99 July 6, 2023 - 2:49 am

giro d’italia donne is an amazin’ race for women’s cyclin’! Annemiek van Vleuten is a total boss winnin’ it 4 times! Can’t wait to see who wins next year!

BikeLover123 July 6, 2023 - 6:56 am

annemiek van vleuten is sooo goood! she won stage 6 and extended her lead. lorena wiebes did a great job too with her sprintin’ skills! #girlpower

CyclingGeek22 July 6, 2023 - 11:00 am

If you love women’s cyclin’, you gotta follow the Giro d’Italia Donne. It’s the pinnacle of women’s road racin’! Van Vleuten is showin’ everyone who’s the boss.

SportsEnthusiast7 July 6, 2023 - 2:50 pm

OMG! Niedermaier and Zigart crashin’ is such a bummer. Hope they’re okay. The Giro d’Italia Donne is gettin’ intense with van Vleuten dominatin’ the race!


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