Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio climbs to victory on Giro Donne stage nine summit finish

Race leader Anna van der Breggen retained her spot in the general classification after finishing third

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio on stage nine of the 2021 Giro Donne
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Former South African champion Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio took the biggest win of her career on Saturday, winning the mountain top finish at the ninth stage of the Giro Donne.

The SD Worx rider attacked with Trek-Segafredo’s Elisa Longo Borghini on the second of three categorised climbs during the 122km stage which began in Feletto Umberto, near the eastern city of Udine.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.