After the perfect opening of the Giro Rosa, with a third place in the team time trial for CCC-Liv, the team could celebrate again on Saturday. Marianne Vos won the second stage after a nervous, challenging final. She is also the new leader in the points classification.
“Today we wanted to safely guide our classification rider Ashleigh Moolman Pasio to the finish and try to play out Marianne Vos in the sprint. At the same time, we knew that a stage victory would not be easy. The course went uphill directly after the departure with more climbing later in the stage as well as in the final kilometre. Could she go deep one more time in the final after such a tough stage? The answer was: yes! The team did what it was supposed to do and provided perfect support.”
Photo credits: Cor Vos