Giro Rosa 2016 Route stage 1: Gaiarine – San Fior

Giro Rosa 2016 stage 1Saturday, July 2, 2016 – At 104 kilometres, stage 1 in the Giro Rosa brings one round at 20 kilometres, two at 13.65 kilometres, and then the race is set to conclude with a 56.9 kilometres round. With 23 kilometres remaining the riders face the short and steep climb up to Montamer. She who is first to crest takes the KOM lead as it is the only climb today.

The climb is 1.9 kilometres at 9.6%, which comes with a 2nd category label.

In recent years, the Gaiarine-San Fior stage is becoming somewhat of a certainty in the Giro Rosa, as the race was played out in last two editions also. In 2014, Emma Pooley took the win while Megan Guarnier was the victor in 2015. On both occasions it was stage 5 – Barbara Guarischi took stage 1 in last year’s Giro Rosa.

On the line in San Fior time bonuses at 10, 6 and 4 seconds lay waiting, while two intermediate sprints come with 3, 2 and 1 second each. The last intermediate sprint is with 7 kilometres to go.

Stage 1 in the 2016 Giro Rosa leaves at 12:30 and the finish is to be expected at around 15:05 – both are local times.

Giro Rosa 2016 Stage 1: Route maps, height profiles, etc.

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