Monday, March 1, 2010

2010 Giro d’Italia Femminile (Giro Donne)

The presentation of the 2010 Giro d’Italia Femminile, better known as the Giro Donne, took place on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at the MUSEO DELLO SPORT DIADORA in Caerano San Marco (TV). The Giro Donne will attract the best women's teams in the world as it is the most important women's stage race of the year.

The 10 stage race will begin on July 2nd in Muggia (TS) and after 921.90 km will finish in front of the Villa Reale in Monza (MB) on July 11th. The race will begin in the Fruili region and will pass the Veneto and Piemonte before reaching Lombardia.

Stage 7 will feature the Ghisallo climb and Stage 9 will be a decisive stage with a finish atop the Stelvio, the stage will be the Cima Coppi of the Giro Donne.

Stage overview:
02 July 2010 1°tappa Muggia (TS) – Trieste 13:00 59.00 km
03 July 2010 2°tappa Sacile (PN) – Riese Pio X (TV) 11:45 130.00 km
04 July 2010 3°tappa Caerano S. Marco (TV) – Biadene (TV) 11:45 16.90 km
(Cronometro individuale; individual time trial)
05 July 2010 4°tappa Ficarolo (RO) – Lendinara (RO) 11:45 90.00 km
06 July 2010 5°tappa Orta S. Giulio (NO) – Pettenasco (NO) 11:45 122.00 km
07 July 2010 6°tappa Gallarate (VA) – Arcisate (VA) 12:00 116.70 km
08 July 2010 7°tappa Como – Albese con Cassano (CO) 11:45 110.80 km
09 July 2010 8°tappa Chiavenna (SO) – Livigno (SO) 11:45 93.00 km
10 July 2010 9°tappa Livigno (SO) – Stelvio (SO) 11:45 68.50 km
11 July2010 10°tappa Autodromo di Monza – Monza (MB) 12:45 115.00 km
Total: 921.90 km

During the evening Diana Ziliute, who has decided to retire, was recognized for her achievements in her racing career. Ziliute also presented her new autobiographical book.

Photo: 2010 Giro Donne presentation

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