Van Vleuten consolidated his lead in the Giro and Niedermaier won the fourth stage


The Movistar runner Annemiek van Vleuten is another women’s Giro leader after finishing this Tuesday the fourth stage of the Italian race, of 105 kilometers, between Salassa and Ceres, in second place, behind the young German. Antonia Niedermaierfrom the Canyon team.

The “queen” stage of the Giro deserves for the Movistar cyclist to give another “shot” of authority and so it is; In addition, one of the runners who can “talk” about the victory, the Italian Elisa Longo, yesterday’s winner, suffered a spectacular fall in the last stage of the stage and although she reached the finish line, he was greatly reduced and depleted. of choices.

The stage layout included the most difficult climb, first class, in the first part of the race, where Van Vleuten and the other first classifieds were left behind.

The Dutchwoman even had a few starts that gave the impression that she wanted to win alone, but she did not push herself and for this reason, before the second port of the stage, they joined a dozen cyclists, including others more favorites like Elisa Longo. , the German Ludwing or the Spanish Mavi García and Ane Santesteban.

But the race still gave more, first to Niedermaier’s attack, to which Van Vleuten and Longo responded moments later, going up to the port of Sant’Ignazio; the two went for the German, with a very small margin to reach it before the finish line and that’s why they risked going down.

Both had problems, but while the Dutch woman managed to correct her trajectory, the Italian went straight and suffered a spectacular fall, although she was able to get back on the bike and finish the stage, although she was now running out of options in general classification, in the absence of see if tomorrow can appear.

Finally Niedermaier achieved his first victory in the Giro, after three hours, 14 minutes and 2 seconds of travel, while van vleuten it was second, nine seconds behind.

The Australian from Worx, Niamh Fisherwas third in 1:26, while among first overall mavi garcia (Teqfind) was seventh in 2:01, while Anne Santesteban (Jayco) finished in 14th place, in 3:19.

In the general classification, the Movistar Van Vleuten runner remains first, now with a 2:07 advantage over the 20-year-old Nieddermaier, and the North American Verónica Ewers, from Education, is third, at 2:18; Mavi García remains sixth, at 3:39 and Ante Santesteban is ninth at 4:57.

This Wednesday’s stage, starting and ending in the town of Canelli, is 105 kilometers long, mostly flat, although the peloton must climb three third-category ports in the final stretch, the last one at the finish line.

Source: La Verdad


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