16th GP Liberazione Donne - 1.9.1

Italy, April 25, 2001

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Zocca wins her second Donne

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The podium
Photo: © James Victor/AIS

Italian sprinter, Greta Zocca (GAS Sport), has won the GP de Liberazione Donne for the second year in a row, beating Katia Longhin (Acca Due O) and Regina Schleicher (Michela Fanini) in a bunch sprint. The UCI category 1 race took place on the same day as the U23 Men's GP Liberazione, won by Alberto Loddo this year. However, the women raced in Crema while the men raced in Rome.

There were 137 starters in dry, cool conditions, with a completely flat 10 km circuit being completed 11 times. No serious attempts were expected to gain too much of an advantage with the constant, high tempo being set, and the longest breakaway going out to 18 seconds for only 1 lap.

There were still over 100 riders in contention for the mass sprint, but last year's winner Greta Zocca overcame the pressure to win by over 5 metres.

Report & results courtesy of James Victor/AIS Coach

Results - 113 km

1 Greta Zocca (Ita) GAS Sport Team            2.40.00 (41.963 km/h)
2 Katia Longhin (Ita) Acca Due O HP Lorena Camicie
3 Regina Schleicher (Ger) Michela Fanini Record Rox
4 Sara Carrigan (Aus) A.I.S. Australia
5 Olga Sloussareva (Rus) Carpe Diem ICT Russian
6 Joulia Martissova (Rus) Carpe Diem ICT Russian
7 Sara Felloni (Ita) Team Alfa Lum
8 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Acca Due O HP Lorena Camici
9 Elena Tchalykh (Rus) Carpe Diem ICT Russian
10 Annette Beutler (Swi) Swiss National Team
11 Alison Wright (Aus) A.I.S. Australia
13 Hayley Rutherford (Aus) A.I.S. Australia
22 Katie Mactier (Aus) A.I.S. Australia

Past Winners

2000 Greta Zocca (Ita)