VERBANIA CELEBRATES THE 29TH GIRO ROSA

Podio Generale - Foto F.OSSOLA (2)

There is a huge wait in the Piedmontese town along the Lake Maggiore for the Big Start of the Giro d’Italia Internazionale Women Elite: while waiting the official begin with the Team Time Trial of Friday afternoon, there are the preliminary stages from 1 PM with the Directors of the 24 teams with the license verifications, accreditations and the meeting with the jury and the race direction. The journalists and the photographers can take their accreditation since 1 PM at the Teatro Il Maggiore – Centro Eventi Multifunzionale, via Al Torrente San Bernardino, 49. The main event of tomorrow will take place in Piazza Garibaldi from 6 PM with the official Team Presentation. The athletes of the 24 teams will be presented on stage to the crowd of Verbania and to the press, who is announced “sold out”. Federal authorities, local and stage committies, with the Majors are waited for tomorrow evening.

“There is a lot of excitement, and we know that since the Race Presentation Day” – says Giuseppe Rivolta, the “Patron” – “We are all very happy for that, the Giro Rosa 2018 will have many innovations, especially with the media. There is the top level of women cycling, this means that the Giro Rosa is really the best, most ambited, prestigious and exciting race in the world. But this means that we must always improve the quality and innovate each edition, which will be more beautiful and important every year.”

The Team Time Trial will begin on Friday at 4:15 PM with the start of the first Team. The official Start List and the first stage order will be available for the press in the following 24 hours.

THE TEAMS OF THE 29° GIRO ROSA:

BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM (NED)
MITCHELTON – SCOTT (AUS)
TEAM SUNWEB (NED)
CERVELO BIGLA PRO CYCLING TEAM (DEN)
CANYON // SRAM RACING (GER)
WIGGLE HIGH5 (GBR)
WAOWDEALS PRO CYCLING TEAM (NED)
ALE’ – CIPOLLINI (ITA)
CYLANCE PRO CYCLING (USA)
FDJ NOUVELLE – AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE (FRA)
BTC CITY LJUBLJANA (SLO)
MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN (ESP)
ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM (ITA)
TEAM VIRTU CYCLING (DEN)
VALCAR PBM (ITA)
BEPINK (ITA)
TREK – DROPS (GBR)
AROMITALIA – VAIANO (ITA)
SERVETTO – STRADALLI – ALURECYCLING (ITA)
S.C. MICHELA FANINI (ITA)
BIZKAIA DURANGO – EUSKADI MURIAS (ESP)
EUROTARGET – BIANCHI – VITASANA (ITA)
TOP GIRLS – FASSA BORTOLO (ITA)
CONCERIA ZABRI – FANINI – GUERCIOTTI (ALB)

In the photo, the podium of the Giro Rosa 2017 (credit (c) Flaviano Ossola)

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