Giro Rosa 2020: Lotte Koppecky takes sprint win after crash marred final in Maddaloni

Overall leader Annemiek van Vleuten taken to hospital after late crash

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After finishing second then third, Lotte Koppecky finally made it to the top step of the Giro Rosa podium on Wednesday. The Belgian rider launched a long-range sprint to take her first WorldTour victory in Maddaloni, finishing ahead of Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) and Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-Sram) in third place.

The final was marred by a late crash which took out a number of riders, including race leader Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) and three-time stage winner Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv), and while Vos was able to attend the podium ceremony to collect the points jersey, Van Vleuten has been taken to hospital for a check-up.

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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.