Giro Rosa 2019: Lizzy Banks solos to victory, Annemiek van Vleuten still leader

The 8th stage is the longest of this year's Giro Rosa. Lizzy Banks solos to victory with a late attack, while Annemiek van Vleuten remains GC leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 8th stage Giro Rosa 2019

1. Elizabeth Banks (gbr)
2. Leah Thomas (usa) + 0.30
3. Soraya Paladin (ita) s.t.
4. Malgorzata Jasinska (pol) s.t.
5. Sofie De Vuyst (bel) s.t.
6. Kathrin Hammes (ger) s.t.
7. Pauliena Rooijakkers (nld) s.t.
8. Shara Gillow (aus) s.t.
9. Ruth Winder (usa) s.t.
10. Alice Maria Arzuffi (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 8
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld)
2. Anna van der Breggen (nld) + 4.11
3. Kasia Niewiadoma (pol) + 4.26
4. Lucinda Brand (nld) + 5.26
5. Amanda Spratt (aus) + 5.33
6. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) + 5.46
7. Soraya Paladin (ita) + 6.06
8. Katie Hall (usa) + 6.23
9. Ashleigh Moolman (rsa) + 6.42
10. Erica Magnaldi (ita) + 6.49

Race report
Despite plenty of attempts the race remains together after 61 kilometres. Then pink jersey Annemiek van Vleuten goes alone on the Forcella di Pala Barzana climb. She is brought back in the valley by a reduced peloton.

With almost 40 kilometres remaining Pauliena Rooijackers, Sofie De Vuyst, Soraya Paladin, Lizzy Banks, Leah Thomas, Shara Gillow, Małgorzata Jasińska, Ruth Winder, Alice Marcia Arzuffi and Kathrin Hammes open up a gap of 2 minutes.

Banks strikes with 10 kilometres to go and solos to victory. Her team-mate Leah Thomas sprints to second place, while the GC remains largely unchanged, so Annemiek van Vleuten still leads 4 minutes ahead of Anna van der Breggen.

Another interesting read: route 8th stage 2019 Giro Rosa.

Giro Rosa 2019 stage 8: route, profile, more

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Elizabeth Banks

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