The T-Mobile and FRW - Gauss - RDZ women will line up in Treviso the afternoon of July 6 for the start of the 18th edition of the Giro Donne, this year know as Giro Ciclisto Femminile International, the women's edition of the Giro d'Italia.. The race will consist of a 3km prologue followed by eight stages and will travel from the Veneto region through Regio Emilia and briefly into Tuscany before heading back up to Lombardia to finish in Milan. For the next nine days the T-Mobile Team website will have up to date coverage of the event.
Judith Arndt, who has won two stage races so far this year, will lead the T-Mobile team.
"We want to race for the overall victory and I expect Judith will be our overall rider but Linda Villumsen has also shown herself to be a GC contender with very strong performances in Bira and l'Aude," said Director Anna Wilson on the team's website, www.t-mobile-team.com.
The T-Mobile roster: Kim Anderson, Judith Arndt, Kate Bates, Chantal Beltman , Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, Linda Villumsen, Oenone Wood.
Meanwhile FRW - Gauss - RDZ also announced their squad: Tania Belvederesi, Martina Corazza, Elena Kuchinskaya, Veronica Leas Balderas, Kettj Manfrin, Yulia Martissova, Silvia Parietti and Belorussian national road and time trial champion Tatsiana Sharakova. The team will be directed by Luisiana Pegoraro.