Barbieri sprints to fifth place

The third stage in the Giro Donne finished in the expected bunch sprint. Rachele Barbieri wanted to show her fast legs in her own region.

It was a special stage for Rachele Barbieri, as she was racing in her own region. “It was special to see my parents, a lot of friends and family alongside the road. It was extra power for me.” After a small escape group was caught in the finale the word was to the sprinters. It became a hectic run into the finish line.

Barbieri was well positioned in the front and aimed for the podium. The stage win went to Lorena Wiebes, Barbieri finished in fifth place. “It is too bad I couldn`t take a podium spot. It was a crazy finish. I gave everything, but it wasn`t enough to get onto the podium. On the other hand we have to be glad Mavi and the rest of the team reached the finish safely, that is the most important thing”, Barbieri said.