Heartbreak loss for Lucy Kennedy at Giro Rosa

On Sunday's stage 3 at the Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile, Lucy Kennedy (Mitchelton-Scott) was closer to a Women's WorldTour victory than she had ever been before. Having attacked with 2.5km to go in the mountain village of Piedicavallo at 1,049m, Kennedy entered the final kilometre with an advantage of 18 seconds - but she was caught one metre from the finish line by a charging Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv).

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Lukas Knöfler started working in cycling communications in 2013 and has seen the inside of the scene from many angles. Having worked as press officer for teams and races and written for several online and print publications, he has been Cyclingnews’ Women’s WorldTour correspondent since 2018.