Sunday Mirror

Faulkner turns on the pedal power


KRISTEN FAULKNER won the final mountain stage of the Giro d’Italia Donne.

The American went on the attack with Italy’s Gaia Realini on the Fai della Paganella and did not look back.

Over three hard climbs on the ninth stage, the Team BikeExchan­geJayco rider (above) picked up mountain points throughout the day to lead the mountain classifica­tion.

She said: “I wanted to put it all out for the team.”

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