Kirsten Wild (Dutch National Team) triumphed in an opening sprint to take stage 1 of the 2013 Giro Rosa. Although Wild took victory from Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv/giant) after a photo finish – it was Vos left donning the maglia rosa.
Will Marianne Vos be able to hold on to the maglia rosa after stage 2? We preview the course the peloton will be tackling on day 2.
Stage 2: Monday, July 1 2013
Pontecagnano Faiano – Pontecagnano Faiano, 99.6km
For stage 2 of the 2013 Giro Rosa, the peloton move west to the Campania region of Italy, on the Mediterranean coast.
On day two, the riders will tackle four 24.9km laps of a circuit in Pontecagnano Faiano, the town where this year’s Giro Rosa route was announced.
Each lap will see the riders face two small climbs. The first, a short, sharp incline with sections including gradients of 15%. The second, a much easier climb with a shallower gradient.
Although stage 2 is not completely flat, there are no notable mountains, so it will be a chance for the sprinters to stretch their legs. Similar to stage 1, expect a bunch sprint finish.