THE BALL – Annemiek Van Vleuten retained the lead of the Giro Donna (Cycling)

The first classified in the general classification of the Giro Donna decided to measure his forces during the 4th stage, covered between Fidenza and Borgo di Val di Taro, over a distance of 134 km which included three mountain counts.

Elisa Longo Borghini (Lidl Treck), Veronica Ewers (EF Education) and Annemiek Vn Vleuten (Movistar), started the flight which was close to the two-minute lead, in which the pink jersey (Van Vleuten) was not very interested and uncooperative.

Over the miles and at the pace imposed by the group of fugitives, it was inevitable that the hammer of timewhich had repercussions at the end of the trip.

In the discussion of the stage, Elisa Longo Borghini was the fastest and overtook Veronica Ewers and Annemiek Van Vleuten, who retained the leader’s pink jersey.

In the standings, the most favored was Elisa Longo Borghini who rose to 2nd place overall, jumping three positions, given the bonuses, the same goes for the American Veronica Ewers who rose to 3rd place overall.

Among the first, the most penalized are Cecilia Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-SUEZ) Julliette Labous 8DSM-Firmenich) who lost two positions overall.

The two Portuguese bore the brunt of the fight between the first, Maria Martins passed 42.53m while the control ended at 42.38m, the Portuguese cyclist was eliminated by 15 seconds. Beatriz Pereira crossed the finish line 21.41m ahead of the winner.



1st Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita/Lidl Treck) 3.33.08 h

at an average of 37.723 km/h

2nd Veronica Ewers (USA/EF Education) mt

3rd Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned/Movistar) mt

4th Lorena Wiebes (Ned / SD Worx) at 40 s

5th Marianne Vos (Ned/Jumbo-Visma) mt

6th Chloe Dygert (USA/UAE-Emirates-ADQ) mt

7th Silvia Persico (Ita/Human Powered) mt

8th Gannon Roseman a (Aus/Jayco Alula) mt

9th Fem Van Empel (Ned/Jumbo-Visma) mt

10th Anouska Koster (Ned/Uno-X) mt

150th Beatriz Pereira (Biskaya-Durango) at 21.41m

161.º Maria Martins (Fenix-Deceuninck) at 42.35 m


1st Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned/Movistar 9.05.33

2nd Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita / Lidl-Trek) at 49 s

3rd Veronica Ewers (USA/EF Education) at 53

4th Cecília Uttrup Ludwig (Din/FDJ-Suez at 1.33m

5th Juliette Labous (Fra/DSM Firmenich) mt

6th Mavi Gercia (Esp/Liv Raing) at 1.39m

7th Ane Santesteban (Esp/Jayco-Alula) mt

8th Marta Cavalli (Ita/FDJ-Suez) mt

9th Erica Magnaldi (Ita/UAE Team ADQ) mt

10th Gaia Realini (Ita / Lidl-Treck) at 1.43m

149.ª Beatriz Pereira (Por/BIzkaia) at 44.58

Maria Martins (By/Fenix-Deceuninck eliminated


1st Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned/Movistar) 25 points

2nd Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita/Lidl-Trck) 23

3rd Lorena Wiebes (SD-WorX) 23

4th Marianne Vos (NED/JUMBO-Visma 18

3rd Chloe Dygert (USACanyon/Sram) 15


1st Marta Cavalli (FDJ-Suez) 18 points

2nd Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned/Movistar) 14

3rd Ewer Veronica (USA/EF education) 10


1st Gaia Realini (Ita/Lidl-Treck)

2nd Fem Van Empel (Ned/Jumbo-Visma)

3rd Antonia Niedermaier (Ale/Canyon-SRAM)


1st FDJ-SUEZ 27.21.40 h

2nd Lidl-Trek at 1.24m

3rd Movistar at 2.26m

4th Cnyon.SRAM at 4.30m

5th UAE Team ADQ at 4.38m

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