14 July 2018

GIRO ROSA, SANTESTEBAN IS INCREDIBLE ON THE ZONCOLAN!

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The Basque climber has lived today one of the best and emotional moments of her career, the seventh place at the end of the Stage 9 of the Giro Rosa: non at a simple finish line, but on the Monte Zoncolan, the hardest European climb! An incredible ride, where Ane could resist with the most favorite opponents until after the half of the steepest part of the climb situated in Friuli - Venezia Giulia, taken from Ovaro, 10.1 kms with slopes up to 22%. Ane Santesteban Gonzalez continued then by herself on the terrible slopes of the Zoncolan keeping the lucidity to arrive on top. A lot of suffer and pain, but the awesome ride permitted her to finish 7th at the 1730 meters of the most symbolic climb of the Giro Rosa to be now in the Top 10 of the General Classification, The Team Manager Fortunato Lacquaniti feels really happy: “These results are unbelievable, Ane did the race of her life and she did it also for the big help of her teammates, they have been all fantastic. It’s a special day for us.” Ane Santesteban commented: “Thanks a lot to my team and staff, the seventh place is for them all” Ane Santesteban is in 10th place overall, 12’35’’ behind the Maglia Rosa Annemiek Van Vleuten with one more stage to go: the Giro Rosa ends tomorrow in Cividale del Friuli with 120 kms to race. The short but tough climb to San Leonardo is close to the finish and more surprises still can happen. RESULTS STAGE 9 GIRO ROSA: 1. Annemiek Van Vleuten 2. Ashleigh Moolman - Pasio 3. Amanda Spratt 7. Ane SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ 57. Roxane KNETEMANN 110. Soraya PALADIN 128. Chloe HOSKING GENERAL CLASSIFICATION: 1. Annemiek Van Vleuten 22h50’08’’ 2. Ashleigh Moolman - Pasio +3’35’’ 3. Amanda Spratt +5’53’’ 10. Ane SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ +12’35’’ 40. Soraya PALADIN +36’08’’ 90. Roxane KNETEMANN +1h’08’36’’ 116. Chloe HOSKING +1h26’20’‘ Photo (c) Anton Vos

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