July 1-10, 2016, Gaiarine, Italy, Road - Women's WorldTour

2016 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile - Race Overview

 

 

Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) wrapped up the 2016 edition of the Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile with the overall victory, the second American to win the Giro Rosa after Mara Abbott’s two wins.

 

After the finale stage 9, she finished ahead of her teammate Evelyn Stevens, while last year’s overall winner Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv) finished third.

 

Overall, it was a successful race for Boels-Dolmans. The team took three stage wins, spent seven days in the maglia rosa before sealing the overall title.

 

2016 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile - Overall results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam22:42:40 
2Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:34 
3Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:01:53 
4Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:02:33 
5Mara Abbott (USA) Wiggle High50:02:38 
6Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products0:03:05 
7Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:06:48 
8Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur0:15:17 
9Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon SRAM Racing0:16:18 
10Kseniya Tuhai (Blr) Bepink0:16:20 

 

Race overview

 

The 2016 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile was part of the new Women's WorldTour. The 10-day stage will be held from July 1-10 in the northern provinces of Italy.

 

The 11th round of the series will see a long list of heavy-hitters with defending champion Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv), world champion Lizzie Armitstead and WorldTour leader Megan Guarnier, both from Boels-Dolmans.

 

This year's race will including a tough mountain finish to Tirano, passing over the challenging Mortirolo during stage 5. The women's peloton will also contest an opening 2km prologue in Gaiarine and a 21km individual time trial to Varazze during stage 7. They will take on one final mountain stage to the Sanctuary of Madonna della Guardia in Alassio on the Ligurian coast on stage 8. The race ends with stage 9 in Verbania, on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore, north of Milan.

 

Race organizers announced that Colnago would sponsor the pink leader's jersey in February and announced the route in March.

 

2016 Giro d’Italia Femminile route:

 

Friday, July 1: Prologue: Gaiarine 2km

Saturday, July 2: Stage 1: Gaiarine – San Fior, 104km

Sunday, July 3: Stage 2: Tarcento – Montenars, 111.1km

Monday, July 4: Stage 3: Montagnana – Lendinara, 120km

Tuesday, July 5: Stage 4: Costa Volpino – Lovere, 98.5km

Wednesday, July 6: Stage 5: Grosio – Tirano, 77.5 km

Thursday, July 7: Stage 6: Andora – Alassio/Madonna della Guardia, 118.6km

Friday, July 8: Stage 7: Albisola Superiore – Varazze (individual TT), 21.9km

Saturday, July 9: Stage 8: Rescaldina – Legnano, 99.3km

Sunday, July 10: Stage 9: Verbania – Verbania, 104.8km

 

2016 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile start list 

 

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