Nicole Cooke takes Giro stage win

Nicole Cooke, British road race national championships 2011

Nicole Cooke (MCipollini-Giambenini) won the fifth stage of the Giro Donne this afternoon, finishing alone after a late attack.

The victory in the 129km stage from Altedo to Verona is the reigning Olympic champion's first since a Emakumeen Bira stage last June.

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