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Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile 2020 [Spoilers]

davidofdavidof Posts: 2,232
edited 11 September in Pro race
or the Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile 2020 to give it its official title. It is the biggest race in the women's calendar and starts this Friday over nine days from September 11-19.


Prosecco anyone?

The race has moved south for its 31st outing with the opening stage a team time trial in Grossetto and stage 2 a Strade Bianche-style race that will include two gravel road sectors along the 124.8km route between Paganico and Arcidosso.



Stage 4 is a monster 170km affair from Assisi - Tivoli, 10km longer than is recommended by the UCI. FDJ rider Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig says "women's racing is finally being taken seriously with this stage, it is not like our uterus's are going to drop out".


Cecile "Put the hammer down" Uttrup Ludwig

The final stage is a circuit race with a sharp climb that could upset the GC.

https://girorosaiccrea.it/page/default.asp?i_menuID=58014
https://facebook.com/GiroRosa/

Stages

11/09 Stage 1 Grosseto › Grosseto (16.8km)
12/09 Stage 2 Paganico › Arcidosso (124km)
13/09 Stage 3 Santa Fiora › Assisi (142km)
14/09 Stage 4 Assisi › Tivoli
15/09 Stage 5 Terracina › Terracina (110km)
16/09 Stage 6 Torre del Greco › Nola (97km)
17/09 Stage 7 Nola › Maddaloni (112km)
18/09 Stage 8 Castelnuovo della Daunia › San Marco la Catola (91km)
19/09 Stage 9 Motta Montecorvino › Motta Montecorvino (109km)




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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,612
    Any info on coverage? Strade Bianche-style racing is always worth a watch.

    Is it uteruss or uteri? :smile:
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,204
    edited 7 September
    Coverage for this is usually bad given the race it overlaps with. Often a pretty shonky post tour show in Italian.

    HOWEVER! I will hold off on my exasperation with Mr. Kirby and the organisation that forces him on us because it is on the GCN App this year! Which is fantastic.

    (She's lovely that girl...)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 15,262
    edited 7 September
    Rai Sport have a one hour highlights package each evening, starting Friday.

    https://www.raiplay.it/guidatv/?channel=rai-sport-piu-hd&date=12-09-2020

    Which probably means that Tiz cycling will have it soon after.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • The world needs more Cecile
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 6,513
    Like a supercharged and wordier Cav. Lovely.
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,232
    We'll have to see if the RAI coverage is accessible outside IT.

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  • fliteflite Posts: 88
    Thanks for the preview. Please keep reports coming, as I don't expect to be able to watch in UK.
  • flite said:

    Thanks for the preview. Please keep reports coming, as I don't expect to be able to watch in UK.

    Well, would you believe it?
    Eurosport have scheduled 1 hours highlights of each stage at 9-30pm each evening.
    So, should also be available on the player GCN race pass etc.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,490

    flite said:

    Thanks for the preview. Please keep reports coming, as I don't expect to be able to watch in UK.

    Well, would you believe it?
    Eurosport have scheduled 1 hours highlights of each stage at 9-30pm each evening.
    So, should also be available on the player GCN race pass etc.
    No details but GCN has coverage advertised.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,204
    Ahem!

    ;)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver said:

    Ahem!

    ;)

    I call foul. Edited post, so not allowed.

    At least I read all posts once, which is more than can be said of quite a few around here.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,604
    edited 9 September
    The first stage is advertised as live on the Eurosport player schedule. However on a closer look it looks like they are showing the last 50 minutes of each stage live and highlights later.
  • webboo said:

    The first stage is advertised as live on the Eurosport player schedule. However on a closer look it looks like they are showing the last 50 minutes of each stage live and highlights later.

    I wouldn't hold my breath on Rai delivering live coverage.
    They have a bit of a history as far as that goes and that time seems wrong.
    Plus it's not on their schedules, just the hour highlights.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,817
    I thought I heard GCN saying there was literally no option for live coverage, only thing available for them to buy was the highlights package.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,604
    It a showing on the player schedule at 1600 to 1650 as uninterrupted viewing, which is how the no adverts live TDF and TA are showing on the schedule. Also at 2130 to 2230. The highlights at midnight the again next morning.
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,232
    edited 10 September
    Stage 1 - 11/09: TTT Grosseto – Grosseto

    The start is in the historic Piazza Dante featuring the outstanding white and pink marble facade of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo.



    The Giro Rosa 2020 kicks off with a flat team time trial of just over 16 kilometers through the heart of Grosseto. Time gaps may already put some water between the GC hopefuls.



    Start List:
    https://procyclingstats.com/race/giro-d-italia-femminile/2020/startlist/roster


    Riders and Teams


    The field looks very strong for this, the 30th edition of the Giro Rosa

    It is hard to rule out on form Mitchelton-Scott rider Annemiek Van Vleuten who is seconded by Amanda Spratt. Annemiek rode part of the way to Grosetto as training. Boels have a former winner in Anna Van de Breggan and a strong overall team. CCC Liv have on form former winner Marianne Vos and Ashleigh Moolman. Trek is bringing a power team with French champion Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Lizzie Deignan, who has performed well in the opening one day events and Eliza Longo Borghini who hopes to pick up her first stage win. Audrey has just completed the 5 day Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche where she won the Avignon stage. Team Sunweb is led by Leak Kirchmann supported by Coryn Rivera who has been a bit quiet lately.


    British Riders


    Elizabeth Holden - Bizkaia Durango
    Hannah Barns - Canyon Sram
    Elizabeth Banks - Équipe Paule Ka (ex Bigla-Katusha)
    Abby-Mae Parkinson - Lotto Soudal
    Elizabeth Deignan - Trek

    Grosetto

    Grosseto is located in the central Italian region of Tuscany and lies 14 kilometres (9 miles) from the Tyrrhenian Sea.

    The main sites are the walls were commissioned by Cosimo I de Medici in 1564 as well as numerous medieval palaces and churches. The Palazzo Aldobrandeschi was almost entirely rebuilt in the early 19th century. The Romanesque San Lorenzo cathedral, the main monument of the city was begun at the end of the 13th century, by architect Sozzo Rustichini of Siena. The façade of alternate layers of white and black marble is Romanesque in style, but is almost entirely the result of 16th century and 1816–1855 restorations.

    The city featured in the Italian classic film la Dolce Vita as well as The Talented Mr Ripley.

    Cuisine
    Schiaccia alla pala (oven-baked bread with oil) and Schiaccia con cipolle e acciughe (oven-baked bread with onions and European anchovy) are typical breads of the city of Grosseto.



    Acquacotta is typical of Mount Amiata: it is a poor soup, and the main ingredients are artichokes, broccoli, cabbage, beans, borage, pisciacane (dandelion) and similar vegetables.



    The Maremmana cattle is one of the two breeds used in the preparation of the florentine steak.


  • No image of the steak?
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,232

    No image of the steak?

    with legs, yes
  • Excellent post!
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,204
    davidof said:

    No image of the steak?

    with legs, yes
    Hmmm, can i put this in the POtT thread...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • " Eliza Longo Borghini who hopes to pick up her first stage win"

    That seems nuts for a rider who is generally there or thereabouts.
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,232

    " Eliza Longo Borghini who hopes to pick up her first stage win"

    That seems nuts for a rider who is generally there or thereabouts.

    Stage win in the Giro Rosa. I'll have to double check that.
  • ProssPross Posts: 23,331
    davidof said:

    " Eliza Longo Borghini who hopes to pick up her first stage win"

    That seems nuts for a rider who is generally there or thereabouts.

    Stage win in the Giro Rosa. I'll have to double check that.
    Seems to be the case. She's won the young rider, QoM and Italian Rider (4 times) competitions but no stages by the look of it.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,230
    That really surprises me too, always assumed she'd won stages in this.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,204
    Wanting to watch to support this is really conflicting with my policy of never watching TTs cos it's pointless...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,232
    edited 11 September
    Secret lady pro warming up in Grosseto


  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 2,391
    edited 11 September
    Best put a spoiler warning in the thread title, btw.

    In the TTT Longo Borghini crosses the line first for the winning Trek-Segafredo and puts on the pink jersey. Guess that counts as a maiden stage win, even if it's a shared one?
  • Won't worry about the spoiler format now people are warned...

    Turned on the TV to see Van Vleuten apparently riding her whole team off her wheel, so I guess she's going okay...
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