Marianne Vos: 'I nearly collapsed' after Giro Rosa stage victory

ASSISI, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Arrival / Sprint / Marianne Vos of The Netherlands and Team CCC - Liv / Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and Team FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope Green Mountain Jersey / during the 31st Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile 2020, Stage 3 a 142,2km stage from Santa Fiora to Assisi 413m / @GiroRosaIccrea / #GiroRosa / on September 13, 2020 in Assisi, Italy. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)
Marianne Vos on her way to winning stage 3 at the Giro Rosa in Assisi (Image credit: Getty Images)

After some confusion as to exactly what the finish of today’s stage of the Giro Rosa would look like, the riders faced a steep climb up to the walled town of Assisi, where Marianne Vos of CCC-Liv took the win. Even without the changes it was clear that this parcours was well-suited to the punchy Dutchwoman, with a short and steep uphill sprint to the line. 

"Today was very hard," Vos said in a post-race interview. "Not only for me, but everyone was struggling, and then you still had to try to make a sprint. I saw the finish, and I went. I nearly collapsed on the finish but it was good enough."

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