Mikayla Harvey: I am done with my GC ambitions at the Giro d'Italia

Mikayla Harvey (Canyon-SRAM)
Mikayla Harvey (Canyon-SRAM) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mikayla Harvey (Canyon-SRAM) has thrown in the towel on her general classification ambitions at the Giro d'Italia Donne after finishing 36th place and losing nearly nine minutes to stage winner and overall leader Anna van der Breggen (SD Worx) on the stage 2 summit of Prato Nevoso.

"I am done with my GC ambitions. I lost too much time today to be in contention and I think it's an unrealistic goal. We need to switch focus to someone else or to use our opportunities to go for a stage result," said Harvey following stage 2.

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