Giro d’Italia Donne: Mavi Garcia Still In It To Win It

The UAE Team ADQ rider said, "This podium is very nice and allows me to still be in the game for the overall victory."
Mavi Garcia

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) won stage 4 of Giro d’Italia Donne, recklessly beating her rivals to the finish line, but, Spanish champion Mavi Garcia (UAE Team ADQ) did give her a tough match. Van Vleuten took the maglia rosa in the race of 4th July, Monday, but Garcia is still in the match for taking the overall victory.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The two furious riders fought each other on the bike vigorously, but in the end, Van Vleuten took the victory while Garcia finished second. Commenting on the match, Mavi Garcia said:

It would have been nice to win today, but I’m very happy with my performance. I felt very confident today because I felt very good. On the climbs, when I attacked with Annemiek van Vleuten and Marta Cavalli

She further added about how she felt leading the race for a while

 I almost always stayed in front because the road was very hard, and I felt good, and then I also thought about the green jersey

Mavi Garcia has yet again proven that she is a world-class champion, just like Van Vleuten, who will be retiring by the end of 2023. An early sprint was made by Garcia to gain the lead and head toward the finish line, but, Van Vleuten caught up with her and the rest is history.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The win made Annemiek van Vleuten GC leader by taking 25 second lead on Mavi Garcia, 5 seconds on the third runner-up Cavalli and a whole 5-minute lead on the next group which consisted the Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo), who finished fourth.

The race is now moving towards the mountainous stages on stages 7, 8, and 9. Mavi Garcia will lead the mountainous classification. She said:

This podium is very nice and allows me to still be in the game for the overall victory. Now, I want to stay at the front, and we’ll see what happens over the next few days. It’s a positive day for me, for the whole team, and I know I can aim for the final podium in this Giro

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