Marianne Vos wins GiroDonne 2011

11th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

Marianne Vos has become the first Dutch cyclist to win the GiroDonne, the women’s edition of the Giro D’Italia. She clinched her victory in today’s 16-kilometre time trial, having won five of the race’s ten stages.

Ms Vos had hoped for a place on the podium, though says she didn’t expect to win. “It was only in the first mountain stage, over the Mortirolo Pass, that I first thought I had a chance at first place, but it was a tense thing,” she said.

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