After two stages of tough climbing in the Italian heat, it was another day to shake up the Giro Rosa General Classification. 21km, with some technical details – here’s a little video preview on the race facebook, and some details:
And it didn’t disappoint! It was a thrilling ITT, nail-biting right up to the wire. Everything to race for, and some amazing results. Check out the videos, photos and other media – and I’ll be editing in more media as I see it – tweet me, or leave a comment if you find things I’ve missed. You can find my previous collections of videos from the race under my Giro Rosa 2016 tag.
Short highlights video on the race facebook – and here’s the RAI coverage:
1. Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels-Dolmans, 36:21.64
2. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo-Liv, + 00:03.42
3. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5, + 00:04.14
4. Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans, + 00:29.13
5. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo-Liv, + 00:37.29
6. Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans, + 01:03.44
7. Doris Schweizer (Sui) Cylance, + 01:31.62
8. Leah Kirchmann (Can) Liv-Plantur, + 01:33.46
9. Thalita de Jong (Ned) Rabo-liv, + 01:38.74
10. Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products, + 01:44.52
So no change in the maglia rosa, but a shake-up in the GC, with only two stages to go
1. Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans, 17:27:31
2. Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels-Dolmans, + 00:34
3. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo-Liv, + 01:53
4. Mara Abbott (USA) Wiggle High5, + 02:07
5. Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto-Soudal, + 02:33
6. Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products, + 03:05
7. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo-Liv, + 06:48
8. Leah Kirchmann (Can) Liv-Plantur, + 13:42
9. Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM, + 13:53
10. Kseniya Tuhai (Blr) BePink, + 14:45
Team reports from Boels-Dolmans, Rabo-liv, Wiggle High5, Cylance (and their photo gallery), Liv-Plantur, HB-Supermint and Canyon-SRAM, with photo gallery and Alexis Ryan’s diary. Videos of Argentinian team Xirayas de San Luís on the Tour Femenino de San Luís Youtube.
Photos from Vélofocus, and in the Boels-Dolmans gallery.
I’ve been loving seeing the TV viewing figures for RAI – here’s the stats from the live broadcast of Stage 6
Now, those are live only, so doesn’t include anyone who recorded it etc – and of course, these were the highlights shown during the men’s Tour de France
Tomorrow’s Stage 8 looks like it’s one for the sprinters – but this is the Giro, anything can happen… and there are only two stages to go. Boels-Dolmans may have the 1-2 in the GC, but they’re down to only 4 riders in the race, with Christine Majerus injured and Lizzie Armitstead pulled out sick – will the other teams take advantage?