The Giro Rosa is the longest stage race in the pro women’s calendar and it’s taking place in Italy right now.
Having kicked off on Friday, and holding its first full length stage on the same day as the Tour de France began, we can’t help but feel the spectacle of women’s cycling is being slightly overshadowed by the French favourite.
Regardless of the mainstream media’s coverage, the Giro Rosa is a stunning annual celebration of what the women’s peloton is capable of. Though we’re having to sift through the #TdF updates to find information, the Italian epic with its loveable character has certainly been shining.
Here are some of our favourite mentions documenting the race so far…
Prologue winner, Leah Kirchmann celebrated her birthday just before her win
— Leah Kirchmann (@L_Kirch) June 30, 2016
Kirchmann was super excited to enjoy a day in Pink during Stage One, at her first Giro…
— Leah Kirchmann (@L_Kirch) July 1, 2016
After the first stage – Canyon//SRAM’s Tiffany Crowell wasn’t too impressed with the accuracy of the race guide (a well documented trait of this event!)
— Tiffany Jane (@tiffanycromwell) July 2, 2016
And also isn’t a huge fan of the food…
Is it a bad thing it I’m already over pasta and it’s only day 1? …. Just 9 more days of pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner. #girorosa
— Tiffany Jane (@tiffanycromwell) July 1, 2016
Returning to that profile convo – Cromwell wasn’t the only one who was surprised…
— Amalie Dideriksen (@AmalieDiderikse) July 2, 2016
And there’s plenty more lumpy terrain to come –
— Vélofocus (@velofocus) June 30, 2016
Currently Boels-Dolmans have Evelyn Stevens in the lead. They’re all about the Team – as long as one of them is in pink, they’re happy..
— Boels-Dolmans (@boelsdolmansct) July 3, 2016
And current race leader, Evelyn Stevens doesn’t seem to have changed much since last year…
— Chad Briggs (@CenturyChad) July 3, 2016
Stage three winner, Chloe Hosking was thrilled with her result…
— Wiggle High5 (@WiggleHigh5) July 4, 2016
It’s even better when you see a team working together to get the best result possible, too.
Wow, @WiggleHigh5 completely in control! I asked La Bronzini this morning what the day’s plan was & she responded ‘We win with Chloe today!’
— Rochelle Gilmore (@RochelleGilmore) July 4, 2016
We’re following the race here – keep checking back for daily updates.