Giro d'Italia Femminile 2019 - Overview
Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) has successfully defended last year's victory at the Giro Rosa. Winning two consecutive stages along the way, the 36-year-old's 3:50 lead over Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) was never in danger on the final stage.
"It is so cool to win again, especially as I felt even better than last year," said Van Vleuten after the podium ceremony.
"It is a dream come true again. Last year was the first time, and now we did it again. It was a big goal of mine this year, to finish it off for the second time in a row is really special. The whole team was prepared, we reconn'ed stages, and we all worked so hard for this. You feel some pressure but then it’s even more special to finish it off. In a stage race you really need the team every day, and that makes the win so beautiful. We really nailed it, and tonight we will celebrate well."
Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) won stage 10 on a cobbled, uphill finish at the Udine Castle, her fourth Giro Rosa stage win of 2019 and her 25th in all.
Read the full stage 10 race report, results and gallery here.
2019 GIro Rosa - top 10
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC-Liv||2:51:45|
|2||Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women||0:00:01|
|3||Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies|
|4||Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini||0:00:04|
|5||Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM|
|6||Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv||0:00:06|
|7||Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo Women||0:00:07|
|8||Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg||0:00:09|
|9||Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia-Basso Bikes-Vaiano|
|10||Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Eurotarget-Bianchi-Vittoria||0:00:10|
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton-Scott Women||25:01:41|
|2||Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||0:03:45|
|3||Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women||0:06:55|
|4||Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv||0:07:54|
|5||Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM||0:07:57|
|6||Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women||0:08:01|
|7||Katharine Hall (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||0:08:16|
|8||Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo Women||0:08:19|
|9||Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini||0:09:13|
|10||Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling||0:09:31|
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2019 Giro Rosa - Overview
The 2019 Giro d'Italia Femminile (also known as the Giro Rosa) takes place from July 5-14 in northern Italy.
It will be one of the toughest editions. This year's race was meant to feature a summit finish on the Passo Gavia (stage 5). However, organisers were forced to cancel the climb to Passo Gavia due to landslides and bad weather. Stage 5 has been re-routed to finish at the summit of Passo Fraele near Lago di Cancano.
There is also a second summit finish at Malga Montasio (stage 9), while there will also be an uphill time trial (stage 6) and a tough hilltop finale to the concluding stage 10 in Udine.
The race will also include an opening team time trial in Cassano Spinola, which will kick off the overall classification.
The race for the overall title will surely begin as the peloton heads into the mountains on stage 5 for the summit of the Fraele.
The race will once again include an uphill time trial on stage 6 Chiuro to Teglio.
The women will face another uphill finish on stage 9 from Gemona to the summit finish at Malga Montasio. The finishing climb has an average gradient of 8.1 per cent and pitches of 20 per cent.
The Giro Rosa will conclude with a climb to the finish on stage 10 in Udine.
Cyclingnews has assembled a five-day countdown of features ahead of the Giro Rosa that began with the event preview. We will also provide full race reports, results and galleries, along with daily news after each stage.
2019 Giro Rosa features and news:
- Giro Rosa 2019 preview: Go big or go home
- Tatiana Guderzo: A quiet contender for the Giro Rosa
- Giro Rosa: Niewiadoma's 10 riders to watch
- Giro Rosa: Anna van der Breggen is back to win the maglia rosa
- Longo Borghini: a stage win would be nice at the Giro Rosa
- Annemiek van Vleuten blog: Passo Gavia
- Passo Gavia summit cancelled from 2019 Giro Rosa
- Heartbreak loss for Lucy Kennedy at Giro Rosa
- Calm before the storm for GC riders at Giro Rosa
- Longo Borghini calls Van Vleuten's Passo Fraele attack 'alien'
- Can anyone challenge Van Vleuten at the Giro Rosa?
- Vos a contender for rainbow jersey at Yorkshire Worlds after dominant Giro Rosa
- Van Vleuten attacks to avoid danger at the Giro Rosa
- Van Vleuten helps Spratt onto Giro Rosa podium on final mountain stage
- Annemiek van Vleuten's Giro Rosa-winning Scott Foil RC - Gallery
- 6 conclusions from the 2019 Giro Rosa
2019 Giro Rosa, July 5-14:
Stage 1: Cassano Spinola-Castellania, 18km (TTT) - Report: Canyon-SRAM win TTT
Stage 2: Viù-Viù, 78km - Report: Vos wins in Viù
Stage 3: Sagliano Micca-Piedicavallo, 104km - Report: Vos takes second victory
Stage 4: Lissone-Carate Brianza, 100km - Report: Borghesi wins from the breakaway
Stage 5: Ponte in Valtellina-Valdidentro (Passo Fraele), 100km - Report: Van Vleuten wins queen stage
Stage 6: Chiuro-Teglio, 12km (ITT) - Report: Van Vleuten wins time trial
Stage 7: Cornedo Vicentino-Fara Vicentina/San Giorgio di Perlena, 128km - Report: Vos takes third victory
Stage 8: Vittorio Veneto-Maniago, 133.3km - Report: Banks wins in Maniago
Stage 9: Gemona-Chiusaforte/Malga Montasio, 125km - Report: Van der Breggen wins atop Montasio
Stage 10: San Vito al Tagliamento-Udine, 120km - Report: Vos wins final stage, Van Vleuten secures overall title