Watch: Giro Rosa cyclists zig-zagging on 30% climb

Giro Rosa steep climb

Stage five of the Giro Rosa pulled the first of its traditional tricks with the road book offering a flat profile, but it later transpired the route contained two climbs with gradients close to 30 per cent.

Some riders even had to walk up the climbs during their recon, too steep to stay on their bikes. Annemiek van Vleuten was quickest on the day, followed by fellow Dutch rider, Anna van der Breggen, who retained the overall lead.



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