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Giro Rosa stage victory for Marianne Vos on her Aura SLX

Marianne Vos wins the 8th stage after a strong sprint
The Giro Rosa, the female counterpart of the Giro d’Italia and the longest multiple stage race in female cycling. Every stage is raced like a classic: hectic and fast. After a hard day on Italian soil, Marianne Vos took the victory during stage 8 on her Aura SLX.

The first two hours of stage 8 between San Giorgio di Perlena and Breganze were amazingly fast. A lot of attacks had absolutely no chance to succeed, because of the high speed in the peloton. A climb of third category made the peloton divide in two different groups. The second group lost more than 4 minutes.

During the final, another climb of third category had to be spectacular and an opportunity for the riders to make the difference. Unfortunately, this climb led to nothing. Instead, it was the technical descent that created some firework. The Dutchies Vos and Brand and the Italian Longo Borghini took some distance from the group of favorites and it was European champion Marianne Vos who was the fastest on the finish line.

What a way to win your first UCI victory of the season! 

Watch her victory below