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Giro d’Italia Donne 2023: Antonia Niedermaier holds off leader Annemiek van Vleuten to win stage five

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Antonia Niedermaier of Canyon Sram Racing triumphed over race leader Annemiek van Vleuten in a thrilling finish to stage five of the Giro d’Italia Donne.

The German cyclist showcased her sprinting prowess and crossed the finish line ahead of defending champion Van Vleuten and New Zealand’s Niamh Fisher-Black.

Niedermaier, at just 20 years old, executed a perfectly timed race strategy while Van Vleuten and stage four winner Elisa Longo Borghini suffered unfortunate crashes.

Despite a valiant effort in pursuit, the Dutch rider couldn’t bridge the gap.

“It’s an overwhelming feeling because this is my first Giro Donne, and considering my young age,” Niedermaier shared with Cycling News.

“I dedicate this victory to my late grandmother. Her passing earlier this year was a great loss for our family, as she held a special place in my heart.”

Niedermaier’s win propelled her to second place in the general classification standings, trailing four-time winner Van Vleuten by two minutes and seven seconds. American cyclist Veronica Ewers sits an additional 11 seconds behind in third place.

Stage five results:

  1. Antonia Niedermaier (Ger/ Canyon SRAM Racing) – 3hrs 14mins 2secs
  2. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned/Movistar) +09secs
  3. Niamh Fisher-Black (NZ/SD Worx) +01min 26secs
  4. Juliette Labous (Fra/DSM-Firmenich) – Same time
  5. Veronica Ewers (Ned/EF Education-Tibco-SVB) – Same time
  6. Gaia Realini (Ita/Canyon SRAM Racing) +01:32
  7. Mavi Garcia (Spa/Liv Racing TeqFind) +02:01
  8. Erica Magnaldi (Ita/UAE Team ADQ) – Same time
  9. Fem Van Empel (Ned/Team Jumbo-Visma) +02:54
  10. Silvia Persico (Ita/UAE Team ADQ) – Same time

General classification:

  1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned/Movistar) – 12hrs 19mins 36secs
  2. Antonia Niedermaier (Ger/Canyon SRAM Racing) +02min 07secs
  3. Veronica Ewers (USA/EF Education-Tibco-SVB) +02:18
  4. Juliette Labous (Fra/DSM-Firmenich) +03:00
  5. Gaia Realini (Ita/Lidl-Trek) +03:14
  6. Mavi Garcia (Spa/Liv Racing TeqFind) +03:39
  7. Erica Magnaldi (Ita/UAE Team ADQ) – Same time
  8. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den/FDJ-Suez) +04:29
  9. Ane Santesteban (Spa/Jayco-AlUla) +04:57
  10. Niamh Fisher-Black (NZ/SD Worx) +05:03

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

Who won stage five of the Giro d’Italia Donne 2023?

Antonia Niedermaier, representing Canyon Sram Racing, emerged as the winner of stage five.

Who finished second and third in stage five?

Annemiek van Vleuten, the overall race leader, secured the second position, while Niamh Fisher-Black from New Zealand claimed the third spot.

How did Antonia Niedermaier secure her victory?

Antonia Niedermaier timed her race perfectly and fended off a late charge from Annemiek van Vleuten to secure the stage win.

What position did Antonia Niedermaier move to in the general classification?

With her victory in stage five, Antonia Niedermaier jumped to the second spot in the general classification standings.

Who is leading the general classification in the Giro d’Italia Donne 2023?

Annemiek van Vleuten, representing the Movistar team, currently holds the top position in the general classification.

What is the time difference between Annemiek van Vleuten and Antonia Niedermaier in the general classification?

Antonia Niedermaier trails Annemiek van Vleuten by a time difference of two minutes and seven seconds in the general classification.

What is the significance of this victory for Antonia Niedermaier?

This victory holds special meaning for Antonia Niedermaier as it marks her first Giro Donne and she dedicated it to her late grandmother, who passed away earlier this year.

Which teams are represented by the top riders in the general classification?

Canyon Sram Racing, Movistar, and EF Education-Tibco-SVB are the teams represented by the top riders in the general classification standings.

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Velolover55 July 5, 2023 - 7:47 am

Niedermaier’s dedication to her grandma after winning the stage is touching. It shows how personal this sport can be. Great job and keep going!

RoadWarrior123 July 5, 2023 - 9:40 am

Niedermaier’s victory in stage 5 was incredible, especially with van Vleuten chasing her. Can’t believe the crashes by Longo Borghini. Cycling is full of surprises!

BikeLover88 July 5, 2023 - 11:14 am

wow, antonia niedermaier totally crushed it in stage 5 of giro d’italia donne! she held off annemiek van vleuten and won the race. epic!

CyclingGeek23 July 5, 2023 - 2:16 pm

Thanks for the links! I’ll definitely check out the official websites for more details. Giro d’Italia Donne is turning out to be an exciting race this year!

RaceEnthusiast July 5, 2023 - 5:54 pm

The general classification is getting intense with van Vleuten still leading, but Niedermaier closing in. Can’t wait to see how it unfolds in the coming stages!

CyclingFanatic July 6, 2023 - 3:46 am

Whoa! Niedermaier from Canyon Sram Racing beat van Vleuten! What a race at Giro d’Italia Donne! Can’t wait to see what happens next!


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