Giro Rosa 2016 Stage 2: Evelyn Stevens powers to stage win and pink jersey at first uphill finish

evelyn stevens giro rosaAt 111.1 kilometres, stage 2 in the Giro Rosa leads to a demanding finale with two climbs and the first summit finish in this year's edition. After a late attack Evelyn Stevens outpowers Elisa Longo Borghini and Katarzyna Niewiadoma at the top. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Giro Rosa

1. Evelyn Stevens (usa)
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) s.t.
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (pol) + 0.02
4. Mara Abbott (usa) + 0.03
5. Megan Guarnier (usa) + 0.24
6. Claudia Lichtenberg (ger) s.t.
7. Rasa Leleivyte (lit) + 0.33
8. Leah Kirchmann (can) s.t.
9. Anna van der Breggen (nld) s.t.
10. Tatiana Guderzo (ita) s.t.

GC after the 2nd stage
1. Evelyn Stevens (usa)
2. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (pol) + 0.02
3. Megan Guarnier (usa) + 0.18
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) + 0.23
5. claudia Lichtenberg (ger) + 0.35
6. Mara Abbott (usa) + 0.36
7. Rasa Leleivyte (lit) + 0.42
8. Tatiana Guderzo (ita) + 0.44
8. Leah Kirchmann (can) + 1.12
10. Anna van der Breggen (nld) + 1.13

Race report
Mia Radotic is the first attacker and she is accompanied by Anna Trevisi. After an escape of tens of kilometres they are reeled in. Despite some attacks the pack remains bunched unil the closing climb.

With 5 kms left a group with all favourites attacks. At the top Evelyn Stevens outsprints Longo Borghini, Niewiadoma and Abott. While het team mate Guarnier finishes down on her Stevens takes the pink jersey as a bonus.

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