Chiara Consonni sprints to victory on stage two of the Giro d'Italia Women

The bunch won a hard-fought chase against the breakaway in the late stages of the race

Consonni wins stage two of the 2024 Giro d'Italia Women
(Image credit: Getty Images / Luc Claessen)

Chiara Consonni pipped world champion Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime) for victory in the bunch sprint for stage two of the Giro d'Italia Women in Volta Mantovana.

It completed the hat-trick for overall stage wins in the race for the UAE Team ADQ rider, who has also won a stage in the past two editions.

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