Anna van der Breggen wins stage 9
13 July 2019
Anna van der Breggen wins stage 9 of the Giro Rosa.
On the final climb Anna managed to counter an attack bij Annemiek Van Vleuten and won the race in an epic manner.
In the final 300 meters of the race she managed to overtake Van Vleuten who came over the finishline 17 seconds behind the world champion.
"I was feeling better day by day in this Giro, at the start of the stage I didn't knew I was feeling so good that I could do what I showed on the last climb and take the stage.
When I heard the gap was decreasing I gave it all, saw Van Vleuten and didn't hesitate to overtake her. From then on it was full gas towards the finish-line to win the stage. I am really happy with this victory and the work of the whole team.” With this victory Van der Breggen strengthens her second place in the GC. Katie Hall also rode a strong stage with a 5th place 1.57m behind the winner. Katie moves up in the GC to 5th place.