Giro Rosa: Team Sunweb win opening team time trial

Van Dijk takes first maglia rosa as team bests Mitchelton-Scott by one second

Team Sunweb won the opening team time trial to start off the Giro Rosa, putting Ellen van Dijk into the pink jersey of the overall leader. The Dutch team kept all riders together and finished in 18:24, beating Mitchelton-Scott by one second. Boels Dolmans finished third, 12 seconds slower.

The 2018 Giro Rosa rolled out Friday afternoon with a 15.5-kilometre team time trial in Verbania on the shores of Lago Maggiore. As much of the course was along the lake, the profile of the stage was flat. Instead, the challenge was to coordinate the effort of all riders in the team to produce a good result together.

Albanian-registered Conceria Zabri-Fanini were first off the start ramp and covered the course in 20:31, a time that was beaten by Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling who finished in 20:24.

Trek-Drops put down the first serious benchmark with 19:42, a time that Team Movistar beat by seven seconds. WaowDeals made a serious improvement on that by finishing in 18:59 - the first team to break the 19-minute mark.

Wiggle High5 fell short of the new best time by four seconds, but Canyon-SRAM cut another eight seconds off the best time and took the lead. They were beaten by Cervélo-Bigla, who showed a very good performance to finish in 18:46.

Team Sunweb were next on the course, and the Dutch team showed why they are TTT world champions. Racing as a unit and finishing with all seven riders, they stopped the clock after 18:24. There were only two teams left, Australian Mitchelton-Scott and Dutch Boels Dolmans. Although they came close, Mitchelton-Scott fell short of Team Sunweb's time by one second, and when Boels Dolmans finished in 18:36, van Dijk and her teammates could celebrate their victory.

"I am super happy to have won, but it feels a little weird to get the jersey alone when it is a team effort," van Dijk said after the finish. "It is a great feeling to have won this with the team. We had a good preparation and reconnoitred the course a couple of times. We had a good meeting before the race and a very good plan. I think almost everything went according to the plan, and that is what you need here to win this race. You were not allowed to make any mistakes on this fast, demanding course."

Van Dijk will wear the pink leader's jersey on Saturday's stage 2, 120.39km around Ovada.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sunweb0:18:24 
2Mitchelton-Scott0:00:01 
3Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:12 
4Cervelo-Bigla0:00:22 
5Canyon-SRAM0:00:26 
6WaowDeals Pro Cycling0:00:35 
7Wigle-High50:00:39 
8Movistar Women0:01:11 
9FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:01:13 
10Trek-Drops0:01:18 
11Valcar PBM0:01:19 
12BePink  
13Ale Cipollini0:01:27 
14Team Virtu Cycling0:01:32 
15Astana Women's Team0:01:38 
16Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:39 
17Eurotarget-Bianchi-Vitasana0:01:42 
18Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycl0:02:00 
19BTC City Lubljana0:02:07 
20Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
21Top Girls Fasso Bortolo0:02:12 
22SC Michela Fanini0:02:13 
23Aromitalia Vaiano0:02:22 
24Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias0:02:15 

General classification after stage 1

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:18:25 
2Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women  
3Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb Women  
4Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
5Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women  
6Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
7Ruth Winder (USA) Team Sunweb Women  
8Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:00:01 
9Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
10Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott Women  
11Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
12Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:12 
13Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
14Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
15Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
16Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:22 
17Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
18Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
19Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
20Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
21Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:00:26 
22Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
23Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
24Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
25Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
26Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
27Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:00:30 
28Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:35 
29Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
30Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
31Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
32Riejanne Markus (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
33Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:39 
34Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Wiggle High5  
35Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High5  
36Martina Ritter (Aut) Wiggle High5  
37Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5  
38Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team Women0:01:11 
39Margarita Victoria Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
40Eider Merino (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
41Lorena Llamas (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
42Rachel Neylan (Aus) Movistar Team Women  
43Aude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team Women  
44Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:01:13 
45Rozanne Slik (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
46Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
47Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
48Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
49Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
50Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek-Drops0:01:18 
51Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops  
52Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek-Drops  
53Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Trek-Drops  
54Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek-Drops  
55Hannah Payton (GBr) Trek-Drops  
56Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM0:01:19 
57Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM  
58Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
59Asja Paladin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
60Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM  
61Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) BePink  
62Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink  
63Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink  
64Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink  
65Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink  
66Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar PBM  
67Nicole Steigenga (Ned) BePink  
68Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini0:01:27 
69Ane Santesteban (Spa) Ale Cipollini  
70Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
71Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
72Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling0:01:32 
73Doris Schweizer (Swi) Team Virtu Cycling  
74Louise Norman Hansen (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
75Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
76Claudia Koster (Ned) Team Virtu Cycling  
77Katrine Aalerud (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling  
78Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink0:01:34 
79Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM0:01:36 
80Caro Rodríguez (Mex) Astana Women's Team0:01:38 
81Liliana Moreno (Col) Astana Women's Team  
82Martina Alzini (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
83Sofia Beggin (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
84Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
85Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:39 
86Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
87Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
88Lauren Stephens (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
89Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:01:42 
90Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica  
91Debora Silvestri (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica  
92Alice Gasparini (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica  
93Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica  
94Charlotte Bravard (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:01:54 
95Lara Vieceli (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:01:58 
96Suzanne Verhoeven (Bel) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica0:02:00 
97Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
98Kseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling  
99Anna Potokina (Rus) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling  
100Ana Cristina Sanabria (Col) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling  
101Marion Bessone (Fra) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling  
102Jessica Marcela Parra (Col) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling  
103Sara Casasola (Ita) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling  
104Sara Pillon (Ita) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling  
105Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:02:07 
106Olena Pavlukhina (Aze) BTC City Ljubljana  
107Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
108Urska Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
109Urska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
110Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
111Elena Franchi (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
112Carmela Cipriani (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
113Manuela de Juliis (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
114Marzia Salton Basei (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
115Clemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
116Anna Christian (GBr) Trek-Drops0:02:09 
117Daniela Magnetto Allietta (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini0:02:10 
118Sofia Cilenti (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
119Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women0:02:11 
120Elena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:02:12 
121Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
122Beatrice Rossato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
123Francesca Pisciali (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
124Chiara Perini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
125Lilibeth Chacon (Ven) SC Michela Fanini0:02:13 
126Olga Shekel (Ukr) SC Michela Fanini  
127Yevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) SC Michela Fanini  
128Mónika Király (Hun) SC Michela Fanini  
129Anna Ceoloni (Ita) SC Michela Fanini  
130Greta Marturano (Ita) SC Michela Fanini  
131Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:02:14 
132Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
133Lija Laizane (Lat) Aromitalia Vaiano0:02:22 
134Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia Vaiano  
135Nicole Nesti (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
136Lisa De Ranieri (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
137Alessia Bulleri (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
138Giulia Marchesini (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
139Michela Balducci (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
140Danielle Christmas (GBr) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias0:02:23 
141Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias  
142Cristina Martinez (Spa) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias  
143Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias  
144Skylar Schneider (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:02:30 
145Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle High50:02:36 
146Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana0:02:47 
147Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
148Martina Fidanza (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica  
149Henrietta Colborne (GBr) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias0:02:53 
150Enara Lopez (Spa) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias  
151Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:09 
152Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:03:11 
153Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
154Anna Plichta (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
155Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:03:15 
156Vania Canvelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:03:21 
157Laura Tomasi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:03:23 
158Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Ale Cipollini0:03:25 
159Sandra Alonso (Spa) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias0:03:31 
160Nicole d'Agostin (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica0:03:36 
161Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High50:03:43 
162Emma Norsgaard (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:56 
163Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana0:05:16 
164Francesca Balducci (Ita) SC Michela Fanini0:06:48 
165Natalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana Women's Team0:06:53 
Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women0:18:25 
2Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb Women  
3Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops0:01:18 
4Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Trek-Drops  
5Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM0:01:19 
6Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink  
7Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink  
8Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar PBM  
9Nicole Steigenga (Ned) BePink  
10Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM0:01:36 
11Martina Alzini (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:01:38 
12Sofia Beggin (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
13Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
14Debora Silvestri (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica0:01:42 
15Alice Gasparini (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica  
16Suzanne Verhoeven (Bel) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica0:02:00 
17Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
18Sara Casasola (Ita) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling  
19Sara Pillon (Ita) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling  
20Urska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:02:07 
21Elena Franchi (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
22Marzia Salton Basei (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
23Carmela Cipriani (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
24Daniela Magnetto Allietta (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini0:02:10 
25Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:02:12 
26Beatrice Rossato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
27Francesca Pisciali (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
28Chiara Perini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
29Greta Marturano (Ita) SC Michela Fanini0:02:13 
30Nicole Nesti (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano0:02:22 
31Lisa De Ranieri (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
32Giulia Marchesini (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
33Cristina Martinez (Spa) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias0:02:23 
34Skylar Schneider (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:02:30 
35Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana0:02:47 
36Martina Fidanza (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica  
37Henrietta Colborne (GBr) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias0:02:53 
38Enara Lopez (Spa) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias  
39Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling0:03:11 
40Vania Canvelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:03:21 
41Laura Tomasi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:03:23 
42Sandra Alonso (Spa) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias0:03:31 
43Nicole d'Agostin (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica0:03:36 
44Emma Norsgaard (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:56 
45Francesca Balducci (Ita) SC Michela Fanini0:06:48 
Regional riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:18:51 
2Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:13 
3Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM0:00:53 
4Asja Paladin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
5Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM  
6Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
7Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM  
8Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) BePink  
9Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink  
10Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink  
11Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink  
12Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink  
13Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar PBM  
14Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:01:01 
15Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling0:01:06 
16Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink0:01:08 
17Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM0:01:10 
18Martina Alzini (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:01:12 
19Sofia Beggin (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
20Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
21Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:13 
22Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
23Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
24Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica0:01:16 
25Debora Silvestri (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica  
26Alice Gasparini (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica  
27Lara Vieceli (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:01:32 
28Sara Casasola (Ita) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling0:01:34 
29Sara Pillon (Ita) Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling  
30Manuela de Juliis (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini0:01:41 
31Elena Franchi (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
32Marzia Salton Basei (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
33Carmela Cipriani (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
34Daniela Magnetto Allietta (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini0:01:44 
35Sofia Cilenti (Ita) Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
36Elena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:01:46 
37Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
38Beatrice Rossato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
39Francesca Pisciali (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
40Chiara Perini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
41Anna Ceoloni (Ita) SC Michela Fanini0:01:47 
42Greta Marturano (Ita) SC Michela Fanini  
43Nicole Nesti (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano0:01:56 
44Lisa De Ranieri (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
45Alessia Bulleri (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
46Giulia Marchesini (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
47Michela Balducci (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
48Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias0:01:57 
49Martina Fidanza (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica0:02:21 
50Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:02:49 
51Vania Canvelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:02:55 
52Laura Tomasi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:02:57 
53Nicole d'Agostin (Ita) Still Bike Team A.S.Dilettantistica0:03:10 
54Francesca Balducci (Ita) SC Michela Fanini0:06:22 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sunweb Women0:18:25 
2Mitchelton Scott Women0:00:01 
3Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:12 
4Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:22 
5Canyon-SRAM Racing0:00:26 
6Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:35 
7Wiggle High50:00:39 
8Movistar Team Women0:01:11 
9FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:01:13 
10Trek-Drops0:01:18 
11BePink0:01:19 
12Valcar PBM  
13Ale Cipollini0:01:27 
14Team Virtu Cycling0:01:32 
15Astana Women's Team0:01:38 
16Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:39 
17Eurotarget-Bianchi-Vitasana0:01:42 
18Servetto-Stradalli Cycle-Alurecycling0:02:00 
19BTC City Ljubljana0:02:07 
20Conceria Zabri-Fanini  
21Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:02:12 
22SC Michela Fanini0:02:13 
23Aromitalia Vaiano0:02:22 
24Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias0:02:23 

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