Marianne Vos won her second straight victory at the Giro d’Italia Femminile, the only Grand Tour for women, after winning five of nine stages. Emma Pooley finished second, and American Olympic medal hopeful Evelyn Stevens finished third, over six minutes back. In a confidence booster ahead of the Olympics, Stevens won stage three of the tour and briefly held the Maglia Rosa leader’s jersey. Stevens, in only her second year of professional racing, has had a break-out season, winning Fleche Wallonne Femmes over Vos and taking the overall at the inaugural Exergy Tour, the highest ranked women’s race in the U.S.
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