Giro Rosa 2019 preview: Go big or go home

Just when you thought it wasn't possible for the Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile (Giro Rosa) to get any harder, organisers went ahead an upped the ante of the 10-day Women's WorldTour race held from July 5-14. Mountains, mountains, and more mountains will be the name of the game this year and, with the inclusion of a summit finish on Passo Gavia, it will be the most challenging edition in the event's 30-year history.

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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.