New, important performances for the #YellowFluoOrange colours: Marta Bastianelli jumps again on the podium, ending the Stage 3 (Sagunto - Valencia, 137 kms) in third place. Chloe Hosking has taken the fourth place at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad after a long battle through the cobblestoned climbs of the Flanders, in the first big Classic Northern race.
Marta Bastianelli continues her awesome moment in Spain: the 2007 Champion in Stuttgart found the third podium in a row at the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana and the overall leadership. Tomorrow she will wear the Orange Jersey in the final stage in Benidorm. The 3rd stage has been won by the Dutch Nicole Steigenga, after a solo breakaway.
Chloe Hosking and Janneke Ensing have been two of the main protagonists in the opening race in the north, attacking on some of the most mythical climbs which made the history of the Tour of Flanders. Janneke stayed in the front with nine more athletes, who have been taken by the main peloton. Chloe Hosking became one of the main sprinters at the finish, ended in place 4.
“The Team Manager Fortunato Lacquaniti declared: “Today has been very positive, we have taken big results here and in Spain. Many compliments to all our athletes, for their big work, that brings just important results.”
The Setmana Ciclista Valenciana ends tomorrow with the 4th and final stage in Benidorm, and the Omloop Van Het Hageland will take place in Belgium.
RESULTS STAGE 3 SETMANA CICLISTA VALENCIANA:
1. Nicole Steigenga
2. Lotta Lepistö
3. Marta BASTIANELLI
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER THE STAGE 3 (TOP 3):
1. Marta BASTIANELLI
2. Hannah Barnes +1’‘
3. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio +12’'
RESULTS OMLOOP HET NIEUWSBLAD (TOP 4):
1. Christina Malling Siggaard
2. Alexis Ryan
3. Maria Giulia Confalonieri
4. Chloe HOSKING
Photo (c) Anton Vos