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23rd Giro d'Italia Femminile Internazionale 2012

 

 

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23rd Giro Donne

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The 23rd Giro Donne will take place from June 29th until July 7th this year. The longest stage race on the women's calendar will be shorter than usual by one day. The maximum permitted on a UCI stage race is 10 days, but the Giro, which has suffered problems recovering payment from a 2011 jersey sponsor, will only be raced over 9 days as a result. 

The overall parcours is less mountainous than has become the norm over the past few years. However, the stages still contain enough climbing to challenge the competitors.  The route from Napoli will wind its way up and across Italy to the finish in Bergamo, near Milano. 

Notably, the route includes a city centre time trial in last year's departure city, Rome. The 7.2 kilometre test is the second stage. The race is infamous for its long transfers and 2012 will be no different. The third stage is in the Toscana region, over 300km north of the Italian capital. A couple of stages in the region will provide some climbs on stages three and four, two category 2 and a category 1; although none of the three climbs during those two stages are more than 900 metres above sea level and there are no more than 700 metres climbing on any of them. Stage 5 and stage 6 revert to a flatter parcours. Stage 7 iclimbs throughout the stage. Although only rising to 465m on a category 2 climb, 11 kilometres from the finish, the rolling day will no doubt take the sting out of the speed of those last descending kilometres, perhaps rewarding a strong rouleur or sprinter who can force their way over the final hills at the front or in a group. Stage 8 takes the race through familiar roads - close to Cittiglio (Trofeo Binda) and Varese (2008 World Chamionships) and offers a short, steep climb to be covered three times, during a circuit close to the stage start. The final stage from Sarnico to Bergamo contains a category 3 climb mid-course and then drops all the way to the finish.

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Stages

29 June, Stage 1  - Napoli - Terracina (LT) 139 km

30 June, Stage 2 - Roma - Roma 7.2 km individual time trial

1 July, Stage 3 - Vernio (PO) - Castiglione dei Pepoli (BO) 124 km

2 July, Stage 4 - Montecatini (PT) - Montecatini (PT) 98 km

3 July, Stage 5 - Polesella (RO) - Molinella (BO) 118.7 km

4 July, Stage 6 - Modena - Salsomaggiore (PR) 124 km

5 July, Stage 7- Salice Terme (PV) - Castagnole delle Lanze (AT) 120 km

6 July, Stage 8-  Crugnola di Mornago (VA) - Lonate Pozzolo (VA) 128.4 km

7 July, Stage 9- Sarnico (BG) - Bergamo 108 km

 

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Start List

Teams confirmed for the 2012 edition are: 

Rabobank Women (Netherlands)
Specialized Lululemon (Germany)
AA Drink Leontien (Netherlands)
GreenEdge AIS (Australia)
Hitec Products Mistral Home (Norway)
Diadora Pasta Zara (Italy)
Be Pink (Italy)
Faren Honda (Italy)
Rusvelo (Russia)
Lotto Belisol (Belgium)
Dutch National Team 
Giusfredi Verinlegno (Italy)
MCipollini Giambenini (Italy)
Vaiano Tepso (Italy)
Fassa Bortolo Servetto (Italy) 
Michela Fanini Rox (Italy)

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