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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) Team||Result|
|1||Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||22:42:40|
|2||Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||0:00:34|
|3||Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team||0:01:53|
|4||Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies||0:02:33|
|5||Mara Abbott (USA) Wiggle High5||0:02:38|
|6||Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products||0:03:05|
|7||Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team||0:06:48|
|8||Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur||0:15:17|
|9||Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon SRAM Racing||0:16:18|
|10||Kseniya Tuhai (Blr) Bepink||0:16:20|
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.
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
Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile 20161 July 2016 - 10 July 2016 | Italy | Women's WorldTour
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