The first rider rolls of the starting ramp at 19:00 before all other contenders leave at intervals of 45 seconds.
In 2015, the Giro Rosa opened in Ljubljana with another prologue at exactly 2 kilometres. Annemiek van Vleuten took the win in 2’48”, 1 second ahead of Lucinda Brand and Roxanne Knetemann.
Is Van Vleuten up for a triple-win? Two years ago she powered to the win in the prologue also. The course was 50 metres longer – 2,05 kilometres – and her winning time was 2’26”.
In last two editions Gaiarine has been departure place for Giro Rosa-stages to San Fior. In 2014 Emma Pooley took the flowers, while last year it was Megan Guarnier who powered to the win.
Giro Rosa 2016 Prologue: Route maps, height profiles, etc.
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