Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini won the Giro dell'Emilia International Donne Saturday ahead of Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Bigla Pro Cycling) and Amber Neben (Bepink Laclassica).
Borghini attacked Moolman as the duo were clear on the final ascent of the San Luca climb to take the win by five seconds over Moolman and seven seconds over Neben.
"It was a pretty easy race because there was only the final climb," Longo Borghini said. "It was 2.2km with a 10 percent average, so it was pretty hard in the final. Ashleigh Moolman did the forcing at the bottom, just tried to go a bit hard to weaken the others a bit…
"Then with 250 metres to go I started my sprint, because I need to start a bit long because I need a harder sprint, and I came first."
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result 1 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Italy 2:29:00 2 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:00:05 3 Amber Neben (USA) Bepink Laclassica 0:00:07 4 Jolanda Neff (Swi) Servetto Footon 0:00:15 5 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Ale Cipollini 0:00:21
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