Thursday, June 10, 2010

2010 Giro D’Italia Internazionale Femminile (Giro Donne)

The official presentation for the 21st edition of Giro D’Italia Internazionale Femminile (Giro Donne) was held in Milano on June 9th. The most important stage race on the women's international calender it will be held from 2 to 11 July. The 10 stage race will begin on July 2nd in Muggia (TS) and after 921.90 km will finish in front of the Villa Reale in Monza (MB) on July 11th. The race will begin in the Fruili region and will pass the Veneto, and Piemonte before reaching Lombardia.

Stage 7 will feature the Ghisallo climb and Stage 9 will be a decisive stage with a finish atop the Stelvio, the stage that will be the Cima Coppi of the Giro Donne.

The four jerseys to be awarded are the Maglia Rosa (sponsored by Diadora) for the winner, Maglia Verde (sponsored Poliedra) for Gran Premio della Montagna; Maglia Ciclamino (sponsored by Pasta Zara) for Classifica Punti; and the Maglia Bianca (sposnored by the Regione Lombardia) for Miglior Giovane.

The race has also associated itself this year with the Susan G. Komen Italia foundation. Maria Grazia Cucinotta (top photo) and Rosanna Banfi, patrons of the foundation, have autographed the saddle of a special art frame based upon a KUOTA, created by BikeART and painted by Roberto Spadea, that will be auctioned.

Stages (with start times):
02 July 2010 1°tappa Muggia (TS) – Trieste 13:00 59.00 km
03 July 2010 2°tappa Sacile (PN) – Riese Pio X (TV) 11:45 130.00 km
04 July 2010 3°tappa Caerano S. Marco (TV) – Biadene (TV) 11:45 16.90 km
(Cronometro individuale; individual time trial)
05 July 2010 4°tappa Ficarolo (RO) – Lendinara (RO) 11:45 90.00 km
06 July 2010 5°tappa Orta S. Giulio (NO) – Pettenasco (NO) 11:45 122.00 km
07 July 2010 6°tappa Gallarate (VA) – Arcisate (VA) 12:00 116.70 km
08 July 2010 7°tappa Como – Albese con Cassano (CO) 11:45 110.80 km
09 July 2010 8°tappa Chiavenna (SO) – Livigno (SO) 11:45 93.00 km
10 July 2010 9°tappa Livigno (SO) – Stelvio (SO) 11:45 68.50 km
11 July2010 10°tappa Autodromo di Monza – Monza (MB) 12:45 115.00 km
Total: 921.90 km

For stage maps see this previous blog entry.

Past winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd):
2009 Hausler Claudi GER Abbott Mara USA Brandli Nicole SWE
2008 Luperini Fabiana ITA Neben Amber USA Hausler Claudia GER
2007 Pucinskaite E. LIT Brandli Nicole SWE Moreno Allue Maribel ESP
2006 Pucinskaite E. LIT Brandli Nicole SWE Ljungsko S. SVI
2005 Brandli Nicole SVI Somarriba J. ESP Pucinskaite E. LIT
2004 Cooke Nicole GBR Luperini F. ITA Doppmann P. SVI
2003 Brandli Nicole SVI Pucinskaite E. LIT Somarriba J. ESP
2002 Boubnenkova S. RUS Stahurskaia Z. BLR Ziliute D. LIT
2001 Brandli Nicole SVI Ziliute D. LIT Pucinskaite E. LIT
2000 Somarriba Joane ESP Cappellotto A. ITA Polkhanova V. RUS
1999 Somarriba Joane ESP Boubnenkova S. RUS Veronesi D. RSM
1998 Luperini Fabiana ITA Jackson L. CAN Heeb B. CH
1997 Luperini Fabiana ITA Jackson L. CAN Pucinskaite E. LIT
1996 Luperini Fabiana ITA Cappellotto A. ITA Chiappa I. ITA
1995 Luperini Fabiana ITA Zberg L. CH Bonanomi R. ITA
1994 Fanini Michela ITA Watt K. AUS Zberg L. CH
1993 Lenka Llavaska SVK Zberg L. CH Chiappa I. ITA
1992 NON DISPUTATO --- --- --- --- ---
1991 NON DISPUTATO --- --- --- --- ---
1990 Marsal Catherine FRA Canins M. ITA Watt K. AUS
1989 Bonanomi Roberta ITA Koliaseva A. URSS Tea Vyksted N. FIN
1988 Canins Maria ITA Hepple E. AUS Rossne P. DDR

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