Marianne Vos wins GiroDonne 2011
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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