Giorgia Bronzini wins North Cape Coastal Drive stage



    Diana Ziliute holds on to yellow jersey

    CAVENDISH, PEI, June 12 /CNW/ - Italy's Giorgia Bronzini (Safi Pasta Zara
Manhattan) has won Stage 3 of the Tour de PEI, a circuit that started and
ended in Cavendish. Swiss racer Annette Beutler (Menikini - Selle Italia -
Gysko) came in second, followed by Russia's Alexandra Burchenkova.
    A string of failed attempts by the Russian national team was finally
interrupted by Alexandra Burchenkova, who broke away from the pack at the
74th kilometer of the race. Burchenkova was immediately followed by Giorgia
Bronzini, who stuck close to the Russian cyclist until the final sprint of the
race. Among all the teams, Menikini - Selle Italia - Gysko moved very quickly,
especially in the Sprint and Grand prix mountain zones. This team also came
away with the sprinter and mountain jerseys, won by Rochelle Gilmore and
Annette Beutler respectively.
    In the general rankings, the yellow jersey remains with Diana Ziliute
(Safi Pasta Zara Manhattan). The Lithuanian held a comfortable 53-second lead
over Russia's Alexandra Burchenkova. Finishing in third place was Olivia
Gollan (Menikini - Selle Italia - Gysko) of Australia, who was 56 seconds from
the pole position.

    A five-stage race presented by Scotiabank, the Tour de PEI runs from
June 10 to 14. Tomorrow's event - a 100-km in-line race - will start in Dalvay
at 10:00 a.m. and finish in Stratford at around 12:45 p.m. Results will be
posted at www.tourdepei.com.





For further information:

For further information: Jacinthe Lemire, Project Director, Tour de PEI,
(450) 471-8214, jlemire@cycling-events.com


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