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Marianne Vos takes over the lead in the 2014 Giro Rosa after Stage 1

via Giro Rosa Stage One – In Pictures | Velofocus - great gallery of photos, click through to see them all

GC after Stage 1
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank-Liv 2:44:20
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products, + 00:15
3. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Fra) Rabobank-Liv, + 00:23
4. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, + 01:36
5. Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Hitec Products, + 01:42
6. Claudia Häusler (Ger) Liv-Shimano, s.t.
7. Emma Johansson (Swe) ORICA-AIS, + 01:44
8. Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels-Dolmans, s.t.
9. Audrey Cordon (Fra) Hitec Products, + 01:55
10. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, + 02:06

Marianne Vos wins Giro Rosa Stage 5

via Giro Rosa Stage Five – In Pictures | Velofocus - click through for great photos

Stage 5 results
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo-Liv, 2:53:30, + 10” bonifications
2. Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda, s.t., + 6” bonis
3. Shelley Olds (USA) Alé-Cipollini, s.t., + 4” bonis
4. Emma Johansson (Swe) ORICA-AIS, s.t.
5. Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products, s.t.
6. Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto Footon, s.t.
7. Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon, s.t.
8. Giada Borgato (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren, s.t.
9. Lucy Garner (GBr) Liv-Shimano, s.t.
10. Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Forno d’Asolo Astute, s.t.

I found a puke-buddy in my little group of dropped girls, she felt at least as horrible as I did. We kept vomiting on the road, over ourselves and our bikes.

What was happening, we were asking ourselves. The heat? Normally that doesn’t bother me at all. The food in the hotel? We weren’t staying in the same hotel. A combination of things? We couldn’t figure it out, we just concluded we both looked grey in the face of misery and we promised each other to survive this stage and to feel better tomorrow.

Long story short: we got to the finish line. At a snail’s pace, feeling as weak as a wet towel. We tried to drink as much as possible to make sure we wouldn’t get dehydrated. I had to throw away my bottle a couple of times because there was puke all over it – hers or mine, I didn’t know.