A 10 points Guide to the Giro Rosa Iccrea 2019

Time passes by so fast and there is only a month to the Giro Rosa Iccrea 2019! For the occasion we put together everything you need to know, useful information and some curiosity about the race.

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What is the Giro Rosa Iccrea and and when does it take place?

The Giro Rosa Iccrea 2019 will take place from Friday 5 to Sunday 14 July. It is a ten-stage road race without stops. The presentation of the teams registered for the race will take place the day before the starting of the competition: Thursday 4 July at 5.30 pm in Piazza XXVI Aprile in Cassano Spinola, the starting point of the first stage (the team time trial).

Why is the Giro so important?

The Giro Rosa Iccrea is important because it is the longest and most prestigious race on the UCI World Women Tour calendar, the stage competition that replaced the World Cup. The race is reserved to the Women Elite category (and Under 23 athletes) and is registered in the UCI World Tour Calendar class 2WWT assigning points for the general classification of the WWT.

What is the race route?

The route of the 2019 edition will cross four regions of Italy: Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia for a total of 920,400 km in length. The start of the first stage is in Cassano Spinola, in the province of Alessandria, while the arrival of the last stage is in Udine. In some strategic points along the route will be placed large “inflatable marbles” offered by the main sponsor Iccrea Cooperative Banking Group.

How do the time trial stages work?

There are two time trial stages: the first one and number six. The first stage, from Cassano Spinola to Castellania Coppi is a 18 Km team time trial. The athletes will start at 3 minute intervals and the time is taken on the fourth athlete of the team.

The first stage is valid for the individual general classification that will assign the Jerseys in this mode:

• Pink: to the first athlete of the first classified team

• White: to the best ranked Under 23 competitor

• Cyclamen: to the second of the first team (if not wearing the white jersey)

• Green: to the third of the first team

• Blue: to the first Italian competitor in the best-ranked team.

The individual time trial is the sixth stage from Chiuro to Teglio (10th July) for a total of 12.1 km. The starting order will be inverse to the general classification at the end of stage 5.

Who participates? When do you know the names of the athletes?

There are 24 teams registered. Each team will be composed by a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 6 riders. The names of the raiders are known only a few days before the start of the competition because the teams take their time to decide the final line-up.

How can I prepare to the Giro?

On this website you will find the description of all stages, with the indication of the technical difficulty, the planimetry and the altimetry. For each stage you will also find the Pdf file with all the related information and the GPX files which you can upload to your navigation device and use to test your skills on the route.

Can I whatch it on television?

Unfortunately, Giro Rosa Iccrea does not yet have the space and media coverage of its male equivalent (so far). The Giro Rosa Iccrea will be broadcast by RaiSport and will have live windows during the live broadcast of the Tour de France (6-28 July) on RaiSport and Rai2. You can also follow the updates that will be published during the race on the Giro's social networks: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

How can I participate? Is there a refreshment area?

You don’t need a ticket. You can go to the start or along the route, just remember not to hinder the work of the stage committees or the action of the riders. No refreshment areas are provided for the public. Any waste must be stored and thrown in the appropriate containers. The Giro Rosa Iccrea is also an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the cities and landscapes crossed. 

What meaning do the Jerseys have?

Each jersey refers to a different ranking:

  • Pink Jersey Iccrea – Individual General Classification by time
  • Cyclamen Jersey SMP – Classification by points.
  • Green Jersey Effebiquattro – Best climber classification
  • White Jersey Kru – Best Young Classification
  • Blue Jersey G.S.G. - Best Italian Classification

What can I do while I wait for the Giro?

You can explore the surroundings of the stages with the help of our website. Stage by stage, in addition to the technical information, you can find a wide selection of events and some interesting places to visit all year round located near the places of the Giro.

If you are interested in a particular stage, just click on "Stages", choose one and look at the sections "Tourist info" and "The events around the stage". The website is constantly updated. You can recommend further initiatives and places to explore by tagging us on social networks (@girorosaiccrea) or using the hashtag #girovagando, already active on Instagram.

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