15 July 2018

ANE SANTESTEBAN IN THE TOP 10 OF THE GIRO ROSA

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Awesome finish in the Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile 2018 today in Cividale del Friuli, with the 9th place in the stage and in the overall Classification for the Basque climber. Protagonist in every mountain stage in this Giro Rosa, Ane Santesteban Gonzalez resisted today in the chasing group behind Annemiek Van Vleuten, final race and stage winner. This little group with the #YellowFluoOrange rider finished with a gap of 27’‘, and Ane has gained one more position, from 10th to 9th, going ahead of Elisa Longo Borghini. A very good result comes also for Soraya Paladin, 19th in the stage

“This top 10 is indeed to celebrate, Ane is one of the strongest climbers in the world and she demostrated all her qualities in this Giro, with the professionality of the whole team.” - commented an excited Team Manager Fortunato Lacquaniti.

Alè - Cipollini will now race in France next Tuesday La Course by le Tour de France, a road race of 112.5 kms from Annecy to Le-Grand-Bornand, one the Alps. There are hard climbs like the Col de Romme and the Col de la Colombiere. In this race, valid for the UCI Women’s World Tour, Ane Santesteban will take part with the Dutch Karlijn Swinkels, the Italian Anna Trevisi and the Lithuanian Daiva Tuslaite.

RESULTS FINAL STAGE 29TH GIRO ROSA:

1. Annemiek Van Vleuten
2. Lucinda Brand
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma
9. Ane SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ
19. Soraya PALADIN
86. Roxane KNETEMANN
88. Chloe HOSKING

FINAL CLASSIFICATION:

1. Annemiek Van Vleuten 25h50’22’‘
2. Ashleigh Moolman - Pasio +4’12’‘
3. Amanda Spratt +6’30’‘
9. Ane SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ +13’12’’
36. Soraya PALADIN +39’26’’
89. Roxane KNETEMANN +1h16’42’’
111. Chloe HOSKING +1h35’07’’

LINE-UP LA COURSE BY LE TOUR DE FRANCE:

Ane SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ (Spain)
Anna TREVISI (Italy)
Karlijn SWINKELS (Netherlands)
Daiva TUSLAITE (Lithuania)

Photo (c) Anton Vos

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