Friday, June 19, 2009

Emma Mackie Races in the Women's Giro d'Italia, Part I

Big news! Australian professional cyclist Emma Mackie of team LOTTO-BELISOL LADIES TEAM has been very gracious in accepting an invitation to write here about her experiences during the women's Giro d'Italia (also known as the GiroDonne). The prologue + nine 9 stage race will begin on July 3rd.

Emma will be writing about her daily experiences in the most important women's stage race in Italy which is being contested by 17 other international squads. Her series will begin with an introduction prior to the race.

This is going to be incredibly interesting! Stay tuned.

The prologue and stages details:
3 July, Scarperia (evening Individual time trial) 2.5 Km

4 July, Stage 1, San Piero a Sieve - Pratolini di Vaglia (FI) 99.9 Km

5 July, Stage 2, Pontedera - S.Maria a Monte (PI) (Individual time trial) 13.5 Km

6 July, Stage 3, Calcinaia (Pi) - Prato A Calci/Monte Serra (Pi) 106.4 Km

7 July, Stage 4, Porto S. Elpidio (AP) - Porto S. Elpidio (AP) 109.2 Km

8 July, Stage 5, Fossacesia (CH) - Cerro al Volturno (IS) 109.2 Km

9 July, Stage 6, Cerro al Volturno (IS) - S. Elena Sannita (IS) 119.3 Km

10 July, Stage 7, Andria - Castel del Monte (BA) 131.2 Km

11 July, Stage 8, S.Marco dei Cavoti (BN) - Pesco Sannita (BN) 115.6 Km

12 July, Stage 9, Grumo Nevano - Grumo Nevano 113.2 Km

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Photos: GiroDonne event logo, Emma training in Livigno, Italy

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