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Peloton Cafe - 2013 Giro Rosa presentation

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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: Rabobank Women’s Cycling Team Specialized – Lululemon Orica – AIS Team HITEC Products Pasta Zara – Cogeas Dolmans – Boels Cycling Team RusVelo BePink MCipollini – Giordana Lotto Belisol Ladies Wiggle – Honda Faren – Let’s Go Finland Team S.C. Michela Fanini – Rox Vaiano – Fondriest Bizkaia – Durango Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Chirio Forno d’Asolo 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.

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