The 12th edition of the Giro del Trentino Alto Adige-Sud Tirol Femminile starts today (Wednesday) with a 121 km stage between Trento and Monzambano. The 2.1 classed women's race will feature five stages in total, finishing on Sunday, June 19 in Innsbruck (Austria).
The organisers have confirmed that 19 teams and 125 riders representing 27 countries will be on the start line. The favourites include German World Champion Judith Arndt (Nürnberger), her teammate Trixi Worrack, Russian Svetlana Boubnenkova, recent winner of the Emakumeen Bira), British Nicole Cooke, Swiss Nicole Brändli, Lithuanian Edita Pucinskaite, Italian Fabiana Luperini, who has won this race five times, Tatiana Guderzo, Luisa Tamanini, and Paola Pezzo.
Stage 1 - June 15: Trento-Monzambano (Mantova), 121.3 km
Stage 2 - June 16: Roverè della Luna - Cembra (Trento), 84 km
Stage 3 - June 17: Condino (Trento) - Bedizzole (Brescia), 88 km
Stage 4 - June 18: Lavis - Ruffrè Mendola (Trento) 86,5 km
Stage 5 - June 19: Vipiteno (Bolzano) - Innsbruck (Austria), 95 km