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08/03/2019
This is the 30th Giro Rosa Iccrea
Immagine english news 2The new edition of the Giro Rosa Iccrea, the longest and most prestigious stage race of the Women's World Tour, has been officially presented in the morning of today, 8th March, Women's Day, in the theater of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo in Carate Brianza (Monza - Brianza). Directed by Giuseppe Rivolta, the race will take place from Friday, 5th July to Sunday, 14th July 2019.

Ten stages for 920.4 overall on the roads of the Regions Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto and Friuli - Venezia Giulia. The participating athletes will be 144 for 24 teams around the world which will fight for the five prestigious, special jerseys: Pink (ICCREA - General Classification), Green (Effebiquattro - Climbs Classification), Cyclamine (Selle SMP - Points Classification), White (KRU - Best Young rider) and Blue (Best Italian).

Quotes by The Italian Cycling Federal President Renato Di Rocco: "Women's Cycling is becoming more and more important. The Giro Rosa reaches this year the 30th edition and it is the one and only stage race of the international calendar that launches the Italian Teams and riders at a higher level. Giuseppe Rivolta and his direction have reached important results this year again. The Giro Rosa has reached also a main sponsor which will not represent only the Pink Jersey, a symbol of a Giro that will excite the fans, but the entire international race. This is the presentation of a race where the strongest riders in the world will give the prestige that it deserves: the new Giro Rosa Iccrea. The edition is born with the presentation of the Maglia Rosa, I am sure that the Italian riders will be protagonists and will make this race spectacular and unique".

The Giro Rosa Iccrea (Cooperative Bank Group, the new main sponsor of the race), wil start in the afternoon of Friday, 5th July with a Team Time Trial between Cassano Spinola and Castellania for 18 kms overall and a uphill finish in the front of the Mausoleum of Fausto and Serse Coppi. The stage 2 will start and finish in Viù, near Turin. 78.3 kms and the initial climb of the Colle del Lis before the uphill finish. Sunday 7th July for another stage in Piedmont from Sagliano Micca to Piedicavallo (Biella) with a very tough mountain finish at 1049 m. The stage 4 seems to be the easier of the race, from Lissone to Carate Brianza (Monza & Brianza) for 100.1 kms and hilly roads. The queen stage will be on Tueday, 9th July, from Ponte in Valtellina to the legendary Passo Gavia (2652 m) after 100.7 kms and the climb of Carona after the start (1063 m).

Wednesday, 10th July is the day of the Individual Uphill Time Trial from Chiuro to Teglio (Sondrio) of 12.1 kms. The Stage 7 is near Vicenza, from Cornedo to San Giorgio di Perlena/Fara Vicentino), which includes the climbs of Monte di Malo, Fara Vicentino (twice) and the Rosina two times, already in the route of last year stage won my the former European Champion Marianne Vos. Friday 12th the riders will race from Vittorio Veneto (Treviso) to Maniago (Pordenone) for 133.3 kms with the climbs of Forcella di Pala Barzana (863 m) and Clauzetto (600 m). The penultimate stage goes from Gemona del Friuli to Chiusaforte/Malga Montasio after 125.5 insidious km and the uphill finish at 1546 m (average 8%, maximal slope 20%). The final stage is the San Vito al Tagliamento - Udine for 120 kms. The finish at the top of the Castle climb will crown the final winner.

Quotes by Giuseppe Rivolta: "With big excitement, emotion and pride that we present the new Giro Rosa Iccrea, a competition that in 2019 has its 30th edition. We are ready to create again a spectacular race, supported by important sponsors that I what to thanks very much. In the next July the strongest cyclists in the world and the strongest team of the UCI Women's World Tour will fight for the Pink Jersy in ten days and stages, challenging on climbs, descends, time trials and many more tricks, supported by thousands of fans. Win the best and hurrah for the Giro Rosa Iccrea."

THE “GIRO ROSA ICCREA 2019”:

  • Stage 1 - Friday 5th July 2019 - Cassano Spinola-Castellania (18 Km - Team Time Trial)
  • Stage 2 - Saturday 6th July 2019 - Viù-Viù (78,3 Km)
  • Stage 3 - Sunday 7th July 2019 - Sagliano Micca-Piedicavallo (104,1 Km)
  • Stage 4 - Monday 8th July 2019 - Lissone-Carate Brianza (100,1 Km)
  • Stage 5 - Tuesday 9th July 2019 - Ponte in Valtellina-Passo Gavia (100,7 Km)
  • Stage 6 - Mercoledì 10 Luglio 2019 - Chiuro-Teglio (12,1 Km - Individual Time Trial)
  • Stage 7 - Thursday 11th July 2019 - Cornedo Vicentino-San Giorgio di Perlena/Fara Vicentino (128,3 Km)
  • Stage 8 - Friday 12th July 2019 - Vittorio Veneto-Maniago (133,3 Km)
  • Stage 9 - Saturday 13th July 2019 - Gemona-Chiusaforte/Malga Montasio (125,5 Km)
  • Stage 10 - Sunday 14th July 2019 - San Vito al Tagliamento-Udine (120 Km)

THE JERSEYS OF THE “GIRO ROSA ICCREA 2019”:

  • PINK JERSEY (ICCREA): General Classification
  • CYCLAMINE JERSEY (Selle SMP): Points Classification
  • GREEN JERSEY (Effebiquattro): Best Climber
  • WHITE JERSEY (KRU): Best Young Rider
  • BLUE JERSEY (GSG): Best Italian

Photo (c) Flaviano Ossola

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