The race begins with a short and rolling downhill before an uphill kicker takes the team onto an extended false flat. The gradient is extremely shallow, approximately 1%, for some 20 kilometres before the finale in Cuneo is slightly steeper.
The 2020 Giro Rosa started with a flat team time trial of 16.8 kilometres. Trek-Segafredo took the spoils ahead of Boels Dolmans (now SD Worx) and Mitchelton-Scott (now Team BikeExchange).
Another interesting read: results 1st stage 2021 Giro d’italia Donne
Giro Rosa 2021 stage 1: route & profile
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