Giro d'Italia Donne 2021 – Preview

Anna van der Breggen wins 2020 Giro d'Italia Donne
Anna van der Breggen wins 2020 Giro d'Italia Donne (Image credit: Getty Images)

The cycling community - teams, riders, fans and media - might not recognise the revamped Giro d'Italia Donne held from July 2-11 across northern Italy after new organiser PMG Sport stepped in to give the race a complete makeover with fresh branding and marketing initiatives, and promises of better security and live broadcasting, all in an effort to win back its status on the Women's WorldTour.

The event is known for its more than 30-year history as the toughest race on  the women's calendar and it has been a part of the Women's WorldTour since the top-tier calendar's inception in 2016. However, the race was downgraded to the 2.Pro Series for not providing required live television and other organisational concerns last year.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.