Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) secured the overall title in this year’s Giro Rosa, after finishing in second place today, while former two-time winner, Mara Abbott (Wiggle-Honda), claimed the 9th and final stage in a solo victory – that ended with a 13 kilometer climb to San Domenico di Varzo.
Meanwhile, Flavia Oliviera (Ale Cipollini) rounded out the podium in third at 1:13 back.
Van der Breggen started the day with a healthy overall lead after winning yesterday’s individual time trial. However, despite losing time during today’s stage, which at one point put the Dutch rider nearly two and a half minutes behind Abbott, she still managed to retain her grip on the overall classification.
In the meantime, Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans), who lead most of this year’s race, following today’s results, slipped back into third place in the overall overall classification.
Top Three Finishsers
1 Mara Abbott (USA) Wiggle-Honda
2 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Woman Cycling Team
3 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Ale Cipollini
Final general classification after stage 9
1 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Woman Cycling Team
2 Mara Abbott (USA) Wiggle-Honda
3 Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans
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