The finale! Videos and media from Stage 9 of the 2016 Giro Rosa

Stage 9 of the Giro Rosa was always going to be beautiful, running around the shores of Lago Maggiore in northern Italy (check out the video recon on the race facebook), but we also knew it was going to be a tough way to finish the race.  Hardened Giro Rosa-watchers know that even though the profile looks like this…

Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 11.41.46The actual roads will be anything but benign!  An early breakaway group of 9: Charlotte Bravard (Poitou Charentes Futuroscope.86), Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Lensworld-Zannata), Ingrid Drexel (Astana), Sheyla Guitierrez Ruíz (Cylance), Mayuko Hagiwara (Wiggle-High5), Thalita de Jong (Rabo-liv), Lauren Kitchen (Hitec Products), Riejanne Markus (Liv-Plantur) and Ane Santeseteban Gonzalez (Alé Cipollini)

The break were allowed to spend 2 laps out together, as they had no GC threats – but with the GPM approaching, the bunch behind started to speed up, and their lead of around 5 minutes began dropping fast – so break riders started to attack.  Would the break survive?  And would any GC contenders try to attack?

Videos, photos and race reports from the stage below – as always, I’ll be editing more things in as I see them, so do leave me a comment, or tweet me, if there’s anything I’ve missed.

More Italian video – 15 mins on the race facebook.



Stage 9 results

1.   Thalita de Jong (Ned) Rabo-liv, 2:44:24
2.   Riejanne Markus (Ned) Liv-Plantur, + 01:05
3.   Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld Zannata, s.t.
4.   Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Astana, s.t.
5.   Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Esp) Alé Cipollini, s.t.
6.   Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle High5, s.t.
7.   Sheyla Gutierrez Ruíz (Esp) Cylance, + 01:54
8.   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo-Liv, + 01:57
9.   Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans, s.t.
10. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo-Liv, s.t.

I’m really interested in that group 1:57 back – I’m imagining tons of attacks, wish we saw this stage (and all of them!) live.



Final General Classification

1.   Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans, 22:42:40
2.   Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels-Dolmans, + 00:34
3.   Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo-Liv, + 01:53
4.   Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto-Soudal, + 02:33
5.   Mara Abbott (USA) Wiggle High5, + 02:38
6.   Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products, + 03:05
7.   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo-Liv, + 06:48
8.   Leah Kirchmann (Can) Liv-Plantur, + 15:17
9.   Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM, + 16:18
10. Kseniya Tuhai (Blr) BePink, + 16:20

No real changes to the GC – although Mara Abbott lost 33″ today and was overtaken by Claudia Lichtenberg, and the last 3 all lost more time again.



Megan Guarnier also won the Points jersey; Elisa Longo Borghini was Queen of the Mountains; Kasia Niewiadoma the Best Young Rider;


Race reports from the race website – from Ella Cycling Tips – and from CyclingNews, with great Vélofocus gallery.

Team reports from Boels-Dolmans, Rabo-liv, Liv-Plantur, Lotto-Soudal, Wiggle High5,

Photo galleries from Boels-Domans, Rabo-liv,

Videos of Argentinian team Xirayas de San Luís on the Tour Femenino de San Luís Youtube, the first South American team ever to be invited to the Giro!


Shorter RAI highlights:













I will never get bored of the photos of riders throwing themselves into lakes, sea and ocean after hot stages…



…or of the traditional post-Giro gelato photos!


The win here extends Guarnier’s lead in the Women’s WorldTour:




Here are the daily TV stats for who watched the Stage 8 highlights on RAI yesterday

and for the final Stage 9 show:


Huge, massive thanks to all my wonderful Patreon supporters, who funded me to cover the race – I can’t thank you enough!


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