Giro Rosa - Annemiek van Vleuten: Today was just about getting safely to the finish
Jul 12 2019 03:27 am CET

Giro Rosa - Annemiek van Vleuten: Today was just about getting safely to the finish
Giro Rosa - Annemiek van Vleuten: Today was just about getting safely to the finish
Annemiek van Vleuten by Mitchelton-Scott

Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the finish line in the fourth position at the seventh stage of the Giro Rosa. The rider of Mitchelton-Scott kept the lead of the General Classification.

The rider was protected by her Mitchelton-Scott teammates at all times and the rider even helped Amanda Spratt to take the final victory. The Australian rider had trouble keeping in the wheel of the Dutchwoman and at the end crossed the finish line in the tenth position while Van Vleuten did it in the 4th place.

"I knew today was just about getting safely to the finish," said the wearer of the Pink Jersey at the end of the stage. "I tried to set it up for my teammate Amanda Spratt in the last kilometre, she's been doing a great job for me this week. Spratty lost my wheel a little bit in the final and then Marianna Vos showed how strong she was, but it was really nice to try something in the final to try and help her after all her work for me.

"Lucy and Spratty did a recon of the cobbled climb so they really helped to position me well into that which was very important today. It was a good day for us, I was never in trouble, never in the front in the wind and never spending too much energy, but you have to stay focused until the finish line and that's what I really did with the team today."




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