The opening 15.5km team time trial of the 2018 Giro Rosa, around Lago Maggiore, was won by the formidable Team Sunweb, with Dutch star Ellen van Dijk due to start Saturday’s second stage, 120.39km around Ovada, in the pink jersey of the overall leader.
The Dutch team beat Mitchelton-Scott by one second. Boels Dolmans finished third, 12 seconds further back.
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio’s Cervélo-Biglasquad finished fourth, 22 seconds off the leaders, leaving the South African climber in a superb position when the ten-day race heads into the mountains early next week. Join us as we share Cor Vos’ wonderful photos throughout the tour, the biggest one on the women’ racing calendar.