Photo credit (c) Flaviano Ossola
The first Pink Jersey of the Giro Rosa 2016 comes from Canada: Lea Kirchmann(Liv-Plantur) wins the prologue in Gaiarine which has inaugurated the 27th edition, with the time of 2’23”28. Lea (who had her 26th birthday yesterday and today it’s the National Canadian Day) has distanced the two dutch riders of Rabo-Liv Team Thalita De Jong and Anna Van der Breggen respectively with 0’80” and 1’51” delay and she has been awarded by the President of Regione Veneto Luca Zaia. De Jong,Cyclocross World Champion 2016, has been the provisional leader for two-third of the race. The best italian has been Barbara Guarischi (Canyon-SRAM).
The Prologue has been raced with a good weather and high temperatures.
Top 3 Prologue Giro Rosa 2016:
1. Lea Kirchmann (Liv-Plantur) 2’23”28
2. Thalita De Jong (Rabo-Liv) 0”80
3. Anna Van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) 1”51
The jerseys of the 27° Giro Rosa 2016:
Pink Jersey COLNAGO – General Classification: Lea Kirchmann (Liv-Plantur)
Ciclamino Jersey SELLE SMP – Points Classification: Thalita De Jong (Rabo-Liv)
Green Jersey MORTIROLO – Mountain Classification: Anna Van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv)
White Jersey COLNAGO – Young Classification: Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo-Liv)
Blue Jersey GIESSEGI – Italians Classification: Barbara Guarischi (Canyon-SRAM)