Giro d'Italia Feminin


This year’s Giro d'Italia Feminin (aka Giro Donne) started on Friday the 2nd of July 2010 in the city of Muggia.  The route took the riders around the north-eastern part of Italy to the city of Trieste.  Despite this being the 21st edition of the Women’s Giro d'Italia, this is the first time the Giro Donne has come to Trieste. 


Giro Donne 2010

Photograph courtesy of Cervelo


As for the stage itself, a relatively flat coastal route, coupled only being 58km, it was inevitable that it would end in a sprint finish.


Germany's Ina Yoko Teutenberg (HTC Columbia) came out on top after 1h 19m 14s.  Italian Giorgia Bronzini (Gauss RDZ Ormu) came second and Dutch rider Kirsten Wild (Cervelo) came third.


Defending champion, German Claudia Hausler (Cervelo) finished in 37th position.


Britain only has two riders in this year’s Giro;  Emma Pooley (Ceverlo) rolled in in 39th position wearing the British National Champions jersey, whilst Sharon Laws (Cervelo) finished 70th. 


The second stage is 130 km and will go from Sacile to Riese Pio X.


Results, 1st stage:

1 Ina Yoko Teutenberg - GER - Team HTC-Columbia

2 Giorgia Bronzini - ITA - Team Gauss

3 Kirsten Wild -NED - Cervélo TestTeam


Race report thanks to VeggieVelo



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