July 09, 2021
Giro Donne Gallery: Part Two
With just three more stages to go, the race is still firmly in Anna van der Breggen and SD Worx's hands
With seven stages now raced at the 2021 Giro d'Italia Donne the GC podium remains unchanged from stage two — with SD Worx holding on to all three spots and Anna van der Breggen almost three minutes ahead of second-placed Ashleigh Moolman Pasio.
Away from the GC, Marianne Vos has taken a record 30th Giro Donne stage win — her second of the race so far — and there's one more opportunity for the former World Champion yet.
The loss of impetus in the GC race might have made things less exciting in those stakes, but the battle for stage wins has certainly made up some ground. The drag race between Lorena Wiebes and Emma Norsgaard on stage five could end up repeating itself today as Norsgaard searches for a win over Wiebes. The two have each taken their first ever Giro stage wins at this race, and if the breakaway doesn't have it, one of these two no doubt will.
Related: Is the Giro Donne done?
Below are more pictures from photographer Sean Hardy, who has been embedded with Ceratizit–WNT Pro Cycling, that capture the race so far.
Laser focus: Demi Vollering of SD Worx before stage six.
Fourth on GC, Lizzie Deignan has shown excellent form at this race — definitely worth smiling about.
After a tough few opening stages, Elisa Longo Borghini appears to have found her legs again, coming second to Marianne Vos on stage 7.
This photo is here because of the dog in the background.
Arrival of The Queen of the Giro Donne.
French National Champ Evita Muzic of great name and great nails, too.
Tell me you're in Italy without telling me you're in Italy.
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Elisa Longo Borghini went off the front together on stage 6.
Followed by the peloton.
Is this what Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig means by 'putting the hammer down?'
Nonna doesn't look too impressed but she's out watching the race at least.
This Tibco rider is so fast she went by in a blur and the nuns didn't even notice.
Stage 5 winner Lorena Wiebes, after cementing her position as fastest rider in the women's peloton.
This guy seems like a huge fan of Tiffany Cromwell...
Coryn Rivera gave it a go on stage 6 after leading Lorena Wiebes out in the sprint on the previous stage, unfortunately for the American rider, she could only manage second on the day.
Nothing aero about this jersey but he'll grow into it.
On the subject of green jerseys: Elise Chabbey was leading the QOM classification until Lucinda Brand took over yesterday, netting a 12-point lead over the Swiss rider.
Anouska Koster and her Jumbo-Visma teammates pulled together to deliver Marianne Vos her 30th Giro Donne stage win.
"Eddy Merckx who?"
Groundhog Day: Anna van der Breggen comes to collect the pink jersey for the 6th stage in a row.