Van Vleuten: The TT bike was an unconventional choice

After climbing to Diga di Campo Moro several minutes faster than all her competitors in Thursday's stage 7 mountain time trial, world champion Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) could don the maglia rosa of the Giro Rosa overall leader. Van Vleuten said that she had put a lot of work specifically into this stage and was happy with the result.

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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.