Despite the fall, Anime Van Vleuten won her second stage at Jiro Dawn on Friday. Van Vleuten consolidated his overall lead with a one-stage victory.
Van Vleuten, 39, stood alone at the top of the Rovereto stage in Aldino, but unfortunately fell over the edge on the last slope. This happened after the Movistar rider had not been judged a turn and sank on the axle.
Turns out the injury wasn’t very serious and I was able to get back on the bike quickly. As a result, it maintained its leadership over its competitors.
Van Vleuten had already retired from the race on the last climb of the day, Lake Sel. Only the second Italian series boss, Marta Cavalli, was able to follow the long run. Cavalli finally took second place after about a minute, followed by compatriot Elisa Longo Borghini.
Autumn “unnecessarily wrong”
“It was a bit disappointing to make such a stupid and unnecessary mistake today,” Van Vaulten said immediately after the goal. “I’m sorry, Mom! But I’m fine, I’m fine. It’s a little unnecessary, so I feel a little stupid.”
In the overall standings, Van Velten leads Cavalli by 2.13 points. Spain’s Mavi Garcia was third, 3.
2 behind Van Vleuten. At the beginning of the tour, Van Velten also won the stage near Cesena.
Jiro Don continued until Sunday. Saturday was the mountain theater, Sunday was the flat theater, with goals in Padua.