08 September 2018
TOSCANA, ALE' - CIPOLLINI DOMINATES IN SEGROMIGNO IN PIANO
The Stage 1 of the Giro della Toscana Premondiale Internazionale Women Elite has almost been a one-team performance for the #YellowFluoOrange colours: Marta Bastianelloi took her first win as European Champion, beating the Cuban Arlenis Sierra and the Russian Diana Klimova at the Stage finish in Segromigno in Piano after a race of 133.6 kms.
As said, the team directed by Fortunato Lacquaniti, performed as the one and only race leader, thanks to the magnificient work by the #YellowFluoOrange athletes: Soraya Paladin was in the breakaway in the second part of the stage and took the Mountains Classification, and the Lithuanian Daiva Tuslaite - Ragazinskiene is the Intermediate Sprints leader after her awesome 10th place in the prologue yesterday in Campi Bisenzio. The overall performance was crowned by Marta’s win, the first seasonal UCI success in Italy this year (she won in spring the Trofeo Oro in Euro in Montignoso, an international Open Race) and the first as European Champion, taken about one month ago in Glasgow, Scotland.
Marta Bastianelli is now second in the General Classification, just 7’’ behind the new race leader Arlenis Sierra; Soraya Paladin is 8th with a gap of 15’‘. Tomorrow there is the final stage, from Lucca to Capannori.
RESULTS STAGE 1 GIRO DELLA TOSCANA (PODIUM):
1. Marta BASTIANELLI
2. Arlenis Sierra
3. Diana Klimova
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER THE STAGE 1 (TOP 10):
1. Arlenis Sierra
2. Marta BASTIANELLI +7’‘
3. Maria Giulia Confalonieri +11’‘
8. Soraya PALADIN +15’‘