Ring up the curtain! Today, in Pontecagnano Faiano (SA), the President of the Organization Giuseppe Rivolta has revealed all the details related to the 24th edition of Women International Giro d’Italia in the presence of the Italian Women National Team Coach Edoardo Salvoldi and the young Italian talents Rossella Callovi (Pasta Zara – Cogeas), Francesca Cauz (Top Girls – Fassa Bortolo) and Dalia Muccioli (BePink).
After the local authorities’ speech, the race director showed the 8 stages of the “pink race”, which will unfold from 30th June to 7th July.
1st Stage, 30/06/2013
Giovinazzo (BA) – Margherita di Savoia (BAT) Km 123,800
2nd Stage, 1/07/2013
Pontecagnano Faiano (SA) – Pontecagnano Faiano (SA) Km 99,600
3rd Stage, 2/07/2013
Cerro al Volturno (IS) – Cerro al Volturno (IS) Km 111,000
4 th Stage, 3/07/2013
Monte San Vito (AN) – Castelfidardo (AN) Km 137,200
5 th Stage, 4/07/2013
Varazze (SV) – Monte Beigua (SV) Km 73,300
6 th Stage, 5/07/2013
Terme Di Premia (VCO) – San Domenico (VCO) Km 121,00
7 th Stage, 6/07/2013
Corbetta (MI) – Corbetta (MI) Km 120,00
8th Stage, 7/07/2013
Cremona (CR) individual time trial Km 16,000
“As we have already announced we will cross seven regions in eight days, in the following order: Puglia, Campania, Molise, Marche, Liguria, Piedmont and Lombardy. I would like to thank the Italian Cycling Federation and all the local authorities, who have given us their trust and support. We are working hard to organize a great race” Rivolta explained.
During the presentation, the 19 teams which will take part into the race have been finalised. Each one of them will be composed of 8 athletes:
THE NETHERLANDS NATIONAL TEAM
THE USA NATIONAL TEAM
At the starting line in Giovinazzo will be 2012 pink jersey, world and Olympic champion VOS Marianne together with all the best riders from all over the world, ready to fight for the 5 jerseys realized by Dama, Giro Rosa technical partner:
Pink jersey DERMA FRESH (general classification)
White jersey ALGIDA (young classification)
Blue jersey DAMA (Italian classification)
Green jersey SAUGELLA (KOM classification)
Cyclamen jersey SELLE ITALIA (points classification)
There are all the ingredients for an amazing race. Other interesting news about this unique event will be revealed soon.