Giro Donne stage 9 report: Van Vleuten wins her fourth Giro Donne overall in final season

Chiara Consonni delivers dream victory for teammate Marta Bastianelli's final day of racing.

Juliette Labous, Annemiek Van Vleuten, and Gaia Realini on the final podium of the 2023 Giro d’Italia Donne (Cor Vos © 2023)

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by Abby Mickey 09.07.2023 Photography by
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Italian Chiara Consonni (UAE Team ADQ) took her second career Giro Donne stage ahead of Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) and Ally Wollaston (AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step) on the final day of the race. Despite two climbs that offered favorable prospects for a breakaway, the sprinters teams were keen to keep the peloton in one piece for a fast final stage of the 2023 edition.

The top rider of the race, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) finished safely in the bunch, securing her fourth Giro Donne overall victory in her final season as a professional cyclist. The Dutch rider won three stages and was close to untouchable throughout the race; second-place finisher Juliette Labous was nearly four minutes behind.

How it happened

Brief stage results

  1. Chiara Consonni (UAE Team ADQ) 3:19:33
  2. Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma)
  3. Ally Wollaston (AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step)
  4. Chloe Dygert (Canyon-SRAM)
  5. Megan Jastrab (DSM-Firmenich) all same time

GC results

  1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) 24:26:25
  2. Juliette Labous (DSM-Firmenich) @ 3:56
  3. Gaia Realini (Lidl-Trek) @ 4:23
  4. Veronica Ewers (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB) @ 5:34
  5. Erica Magnaldi (UAE Team ADQ) @ same time

Notes and analysis

Our favorite moments

Marta Bastianelli with her daughter at the start of the final stage of the 34th Giro d’Italia Donne, the final race of her 18-year-long career. (Cor Vos © 2023)
Marianne Vos congratulates Giro Donne stage 9 winner Chiara Consonni (Cor Vos © 2023)

Quote(s) of the day

It may be Consonni’s first year on UAE Team ADQ but the Italian national team is quite close, often rocking up to the World Championships with the second strongest team in the race behind the Dutch, and definitely better at organizing their talent. For Consonni, being a teammate with a legend like Bastianelli is a career highlight, and to be teammates with her is something really special.

“This is for Marta, because today is her last stage and I am really happy to share with her and all the girls of the team this feeling and this emotion.”

Consonni after the stage

Bastianelli wasn’t the only rider with a career milestone at the Giro. The 2023 edition was Van Vleuten’s last Giro Donne. When asked what her favourite memory of the race was, the Dutchwoman had everyone in tears.

“All the years. I think it was my first year [2010] when I was riding with Marianne Vos for the Dutch national selection we had to finish on the Stelvio and that was the moment I fell in love with the Giro and with Italy.”

Annemiek van Vleuten on her best memories from the Giro Donne

Can someone please pass the tissues? Sheesh.

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