Giro d'Italia Femminile

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Giro d'Italia Femminile
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Race details
Date Late June / Early July
Region Italy
Nickname(s) Giro Donne
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Women's Tour
Type Stage race
Organiser Epinike Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica
History
First edition 1988 (1988)
Editions 25 (as of 2014)
First winner  Maria Canins (ITA)
Most wins  Fabiana Luperini (ITA) (5 wins)
Most recent  Marianne Vos (NED)

The Giro d'Italia Femminile (also: Giro Donne) is an annual elite women's road bicycle racing stage race. One of the main races in women's road cycling, it was rebranded in 2013 as the Giro Rosa.

History[edit]

Previously known as the Giro Donne, the race historically was a nine or ten day event taking place in Italy in early July each year, generally competing for attention with the more famous men's Tour de France. While the rebranded Giro Rosa has kept its position in the racing calendar, it has been shortened as of 2013 to eight days.

With the cancellation of the Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin after 2010, the Giro Donne was the only Grand Tour left in women's cycling, and in December 2012 Wieler Review  reported that the company Epinike had withdrawn as Giro Donne organiser, making the 2013 edition uncertain. In April 2013, however, organisers announced a shortened and rebranded Giro, the Giro Rosa would go ahead in 2013.

Past winners[edit]

Year First Second Third
1988  Maria Canins (ITA)  Elizabeth Hepple (AUS)  Petra Rossner (GER)
1989  Roberta Bonanomi (ITA)  Aleksandra Koliaseva (URS)  Tea Vikstedt-Nyman (FIN)
1990  Catherine Marsal (FRA)  Maria Canins (ITA)  Kathy Watt (AUS)
1991
Race not held
1992
1993  Lenka Ilavská (SVK)  Luzia Zberg (SUI)  Imelda Chiappa (ITA)
1994  Michela Fanini (ITA)  Kathy Watt (AUS)  Luzia Zberg (SUI)
1995  Fabiana Luperini (ITA)  Luzia Zberg (SUI)  Roberta Bonanomi (ITA)
1996  Fabiana Luperini (ITA)  Alessandra Cappellotto (ITA)  Imelda Chiappa (ITA)
1997  Fabiana Luperini (ITA)  Linda Jackson (CAN)  Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)
1998  Fabiana Luperini (ITA)  Linda Jackson (CAN)  Barbara Heeb (SUI)
1999  Joane Somarriba (ESP)  Svetlana Bubnenkova (RUS)  Daniela Veronesi (SMR)
2000  Joane Somarriba (ESP)  Alessandra Cappellotto (ITA)  Valentina Polkhanova (RUS)
2001[a]  Nicole Brändli (SUI)  Diana Žiliūtė (LTU)  Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)
2002  Svetlana Bubnenkova (RUS)  Zinaida Stahurskaya (BLR)  Diana Žiliūtė (LTU)
2003  Nicole Brändli (SUI)  Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)  Joane Somarriba (ESP)
2004  Nicole Cooke (GBR)  Fabiana Luperini (ITA)  Priska Doppmann (SUI)
2005  Nicole Brändli (SUI)  Joane Somarriba (ESP)  Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)
2006  Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)  Nicole Brändli (SUI)  Susanne Ljungskog (SWE)
2007  Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)  Nicole Brändli (SUI)  Maribel Moreno (ESP)
2008  Fabiana Luperini (ITA)  Amber Neben (USA)  Claudia Häusler (GER)
2009  Claudia Häusler (GER)  Mara Abbott (USA)  Nicole Brändli (SUI)
2010  Mara Abbott (USA)  Judith Arndt (GER)  Tatiana Guderzo (ITA)
2011  Marianne Vos (NED)  Emma Pooley (GBR)  Judith Arndt (GER)
2012  Marianne Vos (NED)  Emma Pooley (GBR)  Evelyn Stevens (USA)
2013  Mara Abbott (USA)  Tatiana Guderzo (ITA)  Claudia Häusler (GER)
2014  Marianne Vos (NED)  Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (FRA)  Anna van der Breggen (NED)
  1. ^ The 2001 race win was originally awarded to Belarusian Zinaida Stahurskaya, but she failed a doping control during the race and was stripped of the title nearly a year later[1]

Victories per country[edit]

# Country Victories
1  Italy 8
2   Switzerland 3
2  Netherlands 3
3  Lithuania 2
3  Spain 2
3  United States 2
7  France 1
7  Germany 1
7  Russia 1
7  Slovakia 1
7  United Kingdom 1
Total 24

Jerseys[edit]

As of 2013:

Pink jersey denotes the leader of the General classification, the rider with the overall lowest cumulative time
Green jersey denotes the leader of the Mountains classification
Mauve jersey (Mauve jersey in 2012) denotes the leader of the Points classification
White jersey denotes the leader of the Young rider classification, the rider with the lowest cumulative time who is also under a specified age.
Jersey blue.svg denotes the leader of the Italian rider classification, which is the Italian rider with the lowest cumulative time

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