Young Brit Jessie Walker making an impression in Italy’s Giro Rosa

New girl in the pro peloton, Britain’s Jessie Walker makes a big hit in the heat of Italy

Jessie Walker, Sheffield Grand Prix 2013
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Despite losing time and the mantle of top Brit on stage six of the Giro d’Italia Femminile, it’s been a good week for Yorkshire’s Jessie Walker. The Servetto-Footon rider began Thursday’s stage between Trevisio and Morbegno 47th on General Classification, some 20 minutes ahead of her nearest compatriot, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans).

However, yesterday’s stage north of Milan, the hardest in the nine-stage race so far, saw Walker lose 29 minutes, slipping down the standings to 58th.

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