Giro d'Italia Femminile

The Giro d'Italia Femminile is an annual elite women's road bicycle racing stage race. It was rebranded from 2013-2020 as the Giro Rosa, having been branded the Giro Donne until 2012 and again in 2021. It is considered the most prestigious stage race in women's road cycling.[1]

Giro d'Italia Femminile
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Race details
DateLate June / Early July
RegionItaly
Nickname(s)Giro D'Italia Donne (Giro Rosa 2013-2020)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Women's World Tour
TypeStage race
OrganiserEpinike Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica
Race directorGiuseppe Rivolta
Web sitewww.giroditaliadonne.it
History
First edition1988 (1988)
Editions32 (as of 2021)
First winner Maria Canins (ITA)
Most wins Fabiana Luperini (ITA) (5 wins)
Most recent Anna van der Breggen (NED)

HistoryEdit

Previously known as the Giro Donne, the race historically was a nine- or ten-day event taking place in Italy in early July each year, generally competing for attention with the more famous men's Tour de France. While the rebranded Giro Rosa has kept its position in the racing calendar, it was shortened in 2013 to eight days, before returning to its traditional ten-day length the next year.

With the cancellation of the Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin after 2010, the Giro Donne was the only Grand Tour left in women's cycling, and in December 2012 Wieler Review reported that the company Epinike had withdrawn as Giro Donne organiser, making the 2013 edition uncertain. In April 2013, however, organisers announced a shortened and rebranded Giro, so that the Giro Rosa would go ahead in 2013. In 2016, the race became part of the new UCI Women's WorldTour, organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale.[2]

It lost the WorldTour status for the 2021 edition and it has been downgraded to a 2.Pro-level stage race. The decision has been met with criticism.[3]

WinnersEdit

Year[4] Distance
[km]
NoS First Second Third
1988   Maria Canins (ITA)   Elizabeth Hepple (AUS)   Petra Rossner (GDR)
1989   Roberta Bonanomi (ITA)   Aleksandra Koliaseva (URS)   Tea Vikstedt-Nyman (FIN)
1990   Catherine Marsal (FRA)   Maria Canins (ITA)   Kathy Watt (AUS)
1991
Race not held
1992
1993   Lenka Ilavská (SVK)   Luzia Zberg (SUI)   Imelda Chiappa (ITA)
1994   Michela Fanini (ITA)   Kathy Watt (AUS)   Luzia Zberg (SUI)
1995   Fabiana Luperini (ITA)   Luzia Zberg (SUI)   Roberta Bonanomi (ITA)
1996   Fabiana Luperini (ITA)   Alessandra Cappellotto (ITA)   Imelda Chiappa (ITA)
1997   Fabiana Luperini (ITA)   Linda Jackson (CAN)   Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)
1998   Fabiana Luperini (ITA)   Linda Jackson (CAN)   Barbara Heeb (SUI)
1999   Joane Somarriba (ESP)   Svetlana Bubnenkova (RUS)   Daniela Veronesi [it; fr] (SMR)
2000   Joane Somarriba (ESP)   Alessandra Cappellotto (ITA)   Valentina Polkhanova (RUS)
2001[a]   Nicole Brändli (SUI)   Diana Žiliūtė (LTU)   Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)
2002   Svetlana Bubnenkova (RUS)   Zinaida Stahurskaya (BLR)   Diana Žiliūtė (LTU)
2003   Nicole Brändli (SUI)   Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)   Joane Somarriba (ESP)
2004   Nicole Cooke (GBR)   Fabiana Luperini (ITA)   Priska Doppmann (SUI)
2005   Nicole Brändli (SUI)   Joane Somarriba (ESP)   Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)
2006   Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)   Nicole Brändli (SUI)   Susanne Ljungskog (SWE)
2007   Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)   Nicole Brändli (SUI)   Maribel Moreno (ESP)
2008 808 km (502.1 mi) 8   Fabiana Luperini (ITA)   Amber Neben (USA)   Claudia Häusler (GER)
2009 918 km (570.4 mi) 9   Claudia Häusler (GER)   Mara Abbott (USA)   Nicole Brändli (SUI)
2010 921.9 km (572.8 mi) 10   Mara Abbott (USA)   Judith Arndt (GER)   Tatiana Guderzo (ITA)
2011 962.1 km (597.8 mi) 10   Marianne Vos (NED)   Emma Pooley (GBR)   Judith Arndt (GER)
2012 961 km (597.1 mi) 9   Marianne Vos (NED)   Emma Pooley (GBR)   Evelyn Stevens (USA)
2013 803 km (499.0 mi) 8   Mara Abbott (USA)   Tatiana Guderzo (ITA)   Claudia Häusler (GER)
2014 953 km (592.2 mi) 10   Marianne Vos (NED)   Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (FRA)   Anna van der Breggen (NED)
2015 890 km (553.0 mi) 10   Anna van der Breggen (NED)   Mara Abbott (USA)   Megan Guarnier (USA)
2016 857.7 km (533.0 mi) 10   Megan Guarnier (USA)   Evelyn Stevens (USA)   Anna van der Breggen (NED)
2017 1,008.6 km (626.7 mi) 10   Anna van der Breggen (NED)   Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA)   Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
2018 975.2 km (606.0 mi) 10   Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)   Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)   Amanda Spratt (AUS)
2019 905.8 km (562.8 mi)[b] 10   Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)   Anna van der Breggen (NED)   Amanda Spratt (AUS)
2020 975.8 km (606.3 mi) 9[c]   Anna van der Breggen (NED)   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)   Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA)
2021 1,022.74 km (635.50 mi) 10   Anna van der Breggen (NED)   Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)   Demi Vollering (NED)

Multiple winnersEdit

Wins Rider Editions
5   Fabiana Luperini (ITA) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008
4   Anna van der Breggen (NED) 2015, 2017, 2020, 2021
3   Nicole Brändli (SUI) 2001, 2003, 2005
  Marianne Vos (NED) 2011, 2012, 2014
2   Joane Somarriba (ESP) 1999, 2000
  Edita Pučinskaitė (LIT) 2006, 2007
  Mara Abbott (USA) 2010, 2013
  Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) 2018, 2019

Wins per countryEdit

Wins Country
9   Netherlands
8   Italy
3    Switzerland,   United States
2   Lithuania,   Spain
1   Germany,   France,   Russia,   Slovakia,   United Kingdom

Secondary ClassificationsEdit

The Giro d'Italia Femminile awards a number of jerseys for winners of certain classifications – the current competitions that award a jersey are:

  •   (  in 2012) Points classification, for the rider with the most points as awarded by finishing positions on stages and the first riders to go through intermediate sprints. Recently, the winner wears the maglia ciclamino (purple jersey).
  •   Mountains classification, for the rider awarded the most points for crossing designated climbs, generally at the peaks of hills and mountains. The winner wears the maglia verde (green jersey).
  •   Young rider classification, for the fastest rider under the age of 25 to complete the race. The winner wears the maglia bianca (white jersey).
  •   Best Italian rider classification, for the fastest Italian rider to complete the race. The winner wears the maglia azzurra (blue jersey).

In 2006, the young riders classifaction was not run, instead a sprints competition was won by Olga Slyusareva (RUS) and awarded the blue jersey.

Winners By YearEdit

Year Giro   Points   Mountains   Young   Italian   Team Notes
1988 1   Petra Rossner   Maria Canins not awarded [7]
1989 2   Petra Rossner (2)   Roberta Bonanomi not awarded [7]
1990 3   Catherine Marsal   Catherine Marsal not awarded [7]
1991
Race not held
1992
1993 4   Luzia Zberg   Lenka Ilavská not awarded [7]
1994 5   Imelda Chiappa   Sigrid Corneo not awarded [7]
1995 6   Petra Rossner (3)   Fabiana Luperini not awarded [7]
1996 7   Fabiana Luperini   Fabiana Luperini (2) not awarded [7][8]
1997 8   Diana Žiliūtė   Fabiana Luperini (3)   Edita Pučinskaitė not awarded   Sanson Mimosa [7][9]
1998 9   Anna Wilson   Fabiana Luperini (4)   Cindy Pieters not awarded [7][10]
1999 10   Svetlana Bubnenkova   Daniela Veronesi [it; fr]   Tatiana Stiajkina not awarded [7][11]
2000 11   Svetlana Bubnenkova (2)   Edita Pučinskaitė   Nicole Brandli not awarded [7][12]
2001 12   Nicole Brandli   Mari Holden not awarded [7][13]
2002 13   Zinaida Stahurskaya   Jolanta Polikevičiūtė not awarded [7]
2003 14   Regina Schleicher   Jolanta Polikevičiūtė (2)   Modesta Vžesniauskaitė not awarded not awarded [7][14]
2004 15   Oenone Wood   Svetlana Bubnenkova   Nicole Cooke not awarded   Safi - Pasta Zara Manhattan [15]
2005 16   Giorgia Bronzini   Svetlana Bubnenkova (2)   Volha Hayeva not awarded not awarded [16]
2006 17   Susanne Ljungskog   Edita Pučinskaitė (2) not awarded not awarded   Top Girls Fassa Bortolo [17]
2007 18   Marianne Vos   Svetlana Bubnenkova (3)   Tatiana Guderzo not awarded [18]
2008 19   Ina Yoko Teutenberg   Fabiana Luperini (5)   Claudia Häusler not awarded [19]
2009 20   Claudia Häusler   Mara Abbott   Lizzie Armitstead not awarded [20]
2010 21   Marianne Vos (2)   Emma Pooley   Marianne Vos   Tatiana Guderzo [21]
2011 22   Marianne Vos (3)   Marianne Vos   Elena Berlato   Tatiana Guderzo (2) [22]
2012 23   Marianne Vos (4)   Emma Pooley (2)   Elisa Longo Borghini   Fabiana Luperini [23]
2013 24   Marianne Vos (5)   Mara Abbott (2)   Francesca Cauz   Tatiana Guderzo (3) [24]
2014 25   Marianne Vos (6)   Emma Pooley (3)   Pauline Ferrand-Prévot   Elisa Longo Borghini [25]
2015 26   Megan Guarnier   Flávia Oliveira   Katarzyna Niewiadoma   Elisa Longo Borghini (2) [26]
2016 27   Megan Guarnier (2)   Elisa Longo Borghini   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (2)   Tatiana Guderzo (4) [27]
2017 28   Annemiek van Vleuten   Annemiek van Vleuten   Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig   Elisa Longo Borghini (3)   Boels-Dolmans [28][29]
2018 29   Annemiek van Vleuten (2)   Amanda Spratt   Sofia Bertizzolo   Elisa Longo Borghini (4)   Team Sunweb [30]
2019 30   Annemiek van Vleuten (3)   Annemiek van Vleuten (2)   Juliette Labous   Elisa Longo Borghini (5)   WNT–Rotor Pro Cycling
2020 31   Marianne Vos (7)   Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig   Mikayla Harvey   Elisa Longo Borghini (6)   CCC Liv
2021 32   Anna van der Breggen   Lucinda Brand   Niamh Fisher-Black   Marta Cavalli   SD Worx [31]
Year Giro   Points   Mountains   Young   Italian   Team Notes

Winners by CountryEdit

Rank Country   Points   Mountains   Youth Total
1   Italy 3 9 4 16
  Netherlands 11 4 1 16
3   Germany 6 0 1 7
  Lithuania 1 4 2 7
5   France 1 1 3 5
  Russia 2 3 1 6
  United Kingdom 0 3 2 5
  United States 2 3 0 5
9    Switzerland 2 1 1 4
10   Australia 2 1 0 3
11   Belarus 1 0 1 2
  Denmark 0 1 1 2
  New Zealand 0 0 2 2
  Poland 0 0 2 2
15   Belgium 0 0 1 1
  Brazil 0 1 0 1
  San Marino 0 1 0 1
  Slovakia 0 1 0 1
  Sweden 1 0 0 1

Stage winsEdit

Rank Rider Stage wins
1   Marianne Vos (NED) 30
2   Petra Rossner (GER) 18
3   Fabiana Luperini (ITA) 15

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The 2001 race win was originally awarded to Belarusian Zinaida Stahurskaya, but she failed a doping control during the race and was stripped of the title nearly a year later[5]
  2. ^ The race was originally planned to be 918.3 km (570.6 mi) in length, but due to landslides stage 5 had to be shortened and rerouted.[6]
  3. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 edition was rescheduled to September and shortened from 10 to 9 stages.

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