Dutch cyclist wins GiroDonne 2011

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

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

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