Highlights and full race replay (may be geo-restricted)
This week we catch up on all of the remaining stages from the 2016 Giro Rosa including the infamous Mortirolo stage. There’s drama, there’s intrigue, there’s a few questions about what the hell actually happened. In the end though, we get a winner and a race that truly ticked all the boxes. There’s a huge amount of other things we manage to briefly mention, but as always, hit the post on our website to get all the videos and stories from the week of women’s cycling! (1:26:04 MIN / 78.81 MB)
We didn’t get around to talking about all the other news and racing we saw this week – so in the post below, we’ve got a collections of videos, articles, news and more things we saw this week.
Things we talked about
This week’s racing
Videos and other media from Stage 5; Stage 6; Stage 7; Stage 8; Stage 9 – and last week’s podcast, covering the first five stages (and that week’s women’s cycling news!) with the usual ton of links, is here.
Sarah’s collection of videos, photos and media – and we’ve just seen the helmetcam from Rachel Atherton’s winning run:
Sarah really likes these race videos:
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…
The 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.
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:
Such an exciting stage to “watch” on twitter (although super-frustrating, as a lot of the tweets seemed out-of-synch, so it was hard to work out which was the most recent updates) – and check out the profile:
No wonder it shook up the General Classification all over again! Check out the videos, photos, race reports, and tweetery. As always, I’ll be editing in more video, photos and reports as I see them – please do share anything I’ve missed in the comments, or tell me on twitter. You can find my previous collections of videos from the race under my Giro Rosa 2016 tag
Video recon on the race facebook (so pretty!) – and Claudia Lichtenberg’s thoughts before the stage. 8 mins highlights video on the race facebook – and videos of Argentinian team Xirayas de San Luís on the Tour Femenino de San Luís Youtube.
Love that RAI showed the women’s highlights during the live broadcast of the men’s Tour de France stage, as once again, not much was happening there. And it lead to this great moment:
We’re halfway through the 2016 Giro Rosa and the racing has been awesome. There’s been some really interesting results and some very interesting team tactics. We break down the prologue and the first four stages in this episode and then we take a look at the mountain bike world championships and the latest news about Olympic team selections from various countries. There’s some great team announcements and there are several challenges going on in different jurisdictions as well. Grab a drink, sit back and enjoy. (1:21:40 MIN / 74.78 MB)
Check out the links, news, and videos we saw from the last week in women’s cycling
Things we talked about this week
This week’s racing
Videos, photos and reports from….
The 2016 Cross Country MTB World Cup
More things we saw this week
Video about the 2016 Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Ostend, last month
Stage 3 of the 2016 Giro Rosa was flat, and as far as we could predict, looked like one for the bunch sprinters – but would the peloton let that happen? Here’s the media we’ve got from the race… I’ll be adding more in as I see it (please do share anything I’ve missed, in the comments, or on twitter)