Yesterday's Prologue started after the sun went down. Each girl lined up, one-by-one, to hammer out a 2km time trial over large basalt cobbles in the streets of Casterta, just north of Naples. Rabo-Liv dominated, taking 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6th. Dutch National TT Champion, Annemiek van Vleuten, showed serious power averaging 50km/h (that's 31mph!) and taking first place. Marianne Vos came in second place, only 1 second behind.
Riders race in dark conditions. [VeloFocus.com]
Prologue winner, Annemiek van Vleuten, flying over cobbles [VeloFocus.com]
Marianne Vos, right out of the gate. [Instagram: MarianneVosOfficial]
Prologue podium with Annemiek van Vleuten (Rabo Liv/1st), Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv/2nd) and Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo Liv/3rd) [Instagram:BicycleMag]
For a complete list of results, visit CyclingNews.com