Giro d'Italia Donne: Kristen Faulkner wins stage 9 with solo attack

Kristen Faulkner (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) won the final mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia Donne, 112.8 km over three hard climbs and with an uphill finish. The Alaskan-born 29-year-old went on the attack with Italian climber Gaia Realini (Isolmant-Premac-Vittoria) on the Fai della Paganella, the first climb of the day.

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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.