Third top 10 in a row for Silvia Persico who, escorted by Eleonora Gasparrini, closes with the best of the standings confirming herself in second place in the general
After the second place of Provins and the fourth of Epernay, another place among the ten for Silvia Persico, who in the stage characterized by white roads closes in seventh place, passing under the finish line in the company of all the other women in the classification. A placement that allows her to remain in second place in the general classification, 16 ”from the yellow jersey Marianne Vos.
In what was the stage characterized by four stretches of dirt road (about 9 km in total), the athletes also faced six cotes, some of which were very demanding. An up and down among the fiery and dusty vineyards in the Great East region that blew up the group 48 km from the finish. Headguard reduced to about twenty units, with the ranking athletes who preferred not to set fire to the powders but to continue compact, trying to keep a teammate by their side to prevent problems in case of punctures.
And, for Silvia Persico, the presence of a great Eleonora Gasparrini was fundamental. The young Piedmontese, despite the problems with her right wrist injured during the second stage, gritted her teeth while remaining next to her partner and finishing in 22nd place with the same time as Silvia.