Giro d’Italia Women 2024 stage 7 preview – ‘A day of war and attrition’ on Blockhaus

CHIETI ITALY JULY 12 Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Lidl Trek Pink Leader Jersey sprints at finish line during the 35th Giro dItalia Women 2024 Stage 6 a 159km stage from San Benedetto del Tronto to Chieti 330m UCIWWT on July 12 2024 in San Benedetto del Chieti Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Elisa Longo Borghini (Lidl-Trek) at the head of the overall contenders on stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia Women 2024 (Image credit: Getty Images)

The gaps on the overall standings may be tight heading into stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia Women but the climb to Blockhaus, along with the tough route preceding it, is set to blow open the battle for the maglia rosa on Saturday.

Resilient climbers that find themselves on a good day could charge up the standings, given there is 3,600m of elevation gain across the 120km stage, while a bad day could quickly decimate even the best-positioned rider’s GC chances. 

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Simone Giuliani
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