Giro Rosa 2017: Lotta Lepistö sprints to victory, Van der Breggen still in pink

lotta lepisto - Giro Rosa 2017: Lotta Lepistö sprints to victory, Van der Breggen still in pinkThe 6th stage of the Giro Rosa is a criterium in Roseto degli Abruzzi. Four laps are played out in hot conditions. The race comes down to a bunch sprint with Lotta Lepistö fastest. Anna van der Breggen finishes ahead of a split in the main group to cement het overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage 2017 Giro Rosa

1. Lotta Lepistö (fin)
2. Coryn Rivera (usa) s.t.
3. Giorgio Bronzini (ita) s.t.
4. Roxane Fournier (fra) s.t.
5. Elena Cecchini (ita) s.t.
6. Maria Gulia Confalonieri (ita) s.t.
7. Emilie Moberg (nor) s.t.
8. Anna van der Breggen (nld) s.t.
9. Chloe Hosking (aus) s.t.
10. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld) + 0.03

GC after 6th stage
1. Anna van der Breggen (nld)
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) + 1.03
3. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld) + 1.39
4. Megan Guarnier (usa) + 3.11
5. Amanda Spratt (aus) + 3.32
6. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (pol) + 4.02
7. Karol-Ann Canuel (can) + 4.22
8. Arlenis Sierra (cub) + 4.53
9. Shara Gillow (aus) + 4.57
10. Claudia Lichtenberg (ger) + 4.02

Race report
With one lap remaining Soraya Paladin, Hannah Barnes and Sofia Bertizzolo are the first riders to force a proper gap. Maximum lead of 44 seconds before it comes down and evaporates with 13 kms remaining.

The race comes down to a group sprint with Lotta Lepistö outperforming Coryn Rivera and Giorgio Bronzini. Anna van der Breggen comes in eight, metres ahead of a split in the group, so she puts 3 seconds into Borghini and Van Vleuten.

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