Giro Donne 2022: Van Vleuten outguns García to take pink

Annemiek van Vleuten - Giro Donne 2022: Van Vleuten outsprints Garciá to take pinkimage: Cor VosThe 4th stage features the first real climbs of the Giro Donne. Annemiek van Vleuten, Marta Cavalli and Mavi García head out together on the Colle del Barbotto. Van Vleuten takes the double: stage win en pink jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage 2022 Giro Donne

1. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld)
2. Mavi García (spa) + 0.01
3. Marta Cavalli (ita) + 0.43
4. Silvia Persico (ita) + 4.51
5. Amanda Spratt (aus) s.t.
6. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) s.t.
7. Elisa Chabbey (swi) s.t.
8. Erica Magnaldi (ita) s.t.
9. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (den) s.t.
10. Niamh Fisher-Black (aus) s.t.

GC after stage 4
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld)
2. Mavi García (spa) + 0.25
3. Marta Cavalli (ita) + 0.57
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) + 5.00
5. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (den) + 5.13
6. Amanda Spratt (aus) + 5.14
7. Elisa Chabbey (swi) + 5.21
8. Niamh Fisher-Black (aus) + 5.28
9. Silvia Persico (ita) + 5.29
10. Erica Magnaldi (ita) + 6.10

Race report
After a short-lived breakaway attempt by Lara Vieceli and Franziska Brausse the peloton is still bunched when the climbing starts.

The first proper gaps are opened on the Colle del Barbotto. Some 20 riders attack before Annemiek van Vleuten, Marta Cavalli and Mavi García leave the others behind. The trio is 3 minutes adrift at the foot of the last (non-classified) climb of the day.

Van Vleuten strikes as soon as the road goes up, while García takes over. The two push on together to leave Cavalli behind.

García puts pressure on Van Vleuten in the last kilometres before the Dutch powerhouse counters with 500 metres to go. She wins the race with a comfortable margin and takes the pink jersey while she is at it. García moves up to second place, Cavalli to third.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2022 Giro Donne.

Giro Donne 2022 stage 4 route, profile & interactive

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