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Women's Giro del Trentino shortened

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2008 Olympic and World Champion Nicole Cooke on the podium in Monzambano after winning the Giro del Trentino in 2009.

2008 Olympic and World Champion Nicole Cooke on the podium in Monzambano after winning the Giro del Trentino in 2009.
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Stage three podium (l-r): Judith Arndt, 2nd; Emma Johansson, 1st; Malgorzta Jasinska, 3rd.

Stage three podium (l-r): Judith Arndt, 2nd; Emma Johansson, 1st; Malgorzta Jasinska, 3rd.
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Stage 2 podium (l-r): Tatiana Guderzo, Judith Arndt and Emma Pooley

Stage 2 podium (l-r): Tatiana Guderzo, Judith Arndt and Emma Pooley
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The 19th edition of the women's Giro del Trentino, a UCI 2.1-ranked stage race, has been trimmed to two days, race organisers announced this weekend.

Originally scheduled for three days, from June 15-17, the first stage was cut out "because of logistical and economic problems", according to a letter from the organising committee.

Each year, the race attracts a quality field of contenders, and was last year won by Judith Arndt. Past winners include Emma Pooley, Nicole Cooke and six-time winner Fabiana Luperini.

The two-day event this year will consist of three stages: the first on June 16 from Trento to Mezzolombardo will be 98km in length, and will be followed on June 17 by two half stages: a 63km circuit in Sarnonico and an afternoon 5-kilometer time trial from Romeno to Sarnonico.