The individual time trial (12.1 kilometres) in the Giro Rosa turned out differently than hoped for on Wednesday. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio got stuck at the 26th time and dropped a number of places in the general classification.
“Ashleigh Moolman Pasio didn’t race as fast today as she is able to. There is no clearly identifiable cause”, says sports director Jeroen Blijlevens. “It's a pity, especially since she was in perfect shape with a third place in the general classification until today. We don't just give up, but the podium seems out of sight right now. Ashleigh has an opportunity to undertake something in the one remaining genuine mountain stage.”
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