Giro d'Italia Femminile
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (April 2013)|
|Date||Late June / Early July|
|Nickname(s)||Giro Rosa (Giro Donne before 2013)|
|Competition||UCI Women's Tour|
|Organiser||Epinike Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica|
|Race director||Giuseppe Rivolta|
|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 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, having previously been branded the Giro Donne.
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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the only Grand Tour left in women's cycling, and in December 2012 Wieler Review reported that the company Epinike had withdrawn as Giro Donne organiser, making the 2013 edition uncertain.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.
Victories per country
As of 2013:
- denotes the leader of the General classification, the rider with the overall lowest cumulative time
- denotes the leader of the Mountains classification
- ( in 2012) denotes the leader of the Points classification
- denotes the leader of the Young rider classification, the rider with the lowest cumulative time who is also under a specified age.
- denotes the leader of the Italian rider classification, which is the Italian rider with the lowest cumulative time
- "News for June 30, 2002: Brändli awarded 2001 Giro d'Italia femminile". Cycling News. 30 June 2002.