Giro d'Italia Femminile

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Giro d'Italia Femminile
Race details
Date Late June / Early July
Region Italy
Nickname(s) Giro Rosa (Giro Donne before 2013)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Women's World Tour
Type Stage race
Organiser Epinike Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica
Race director Giuseppe Rivolta
First edition 1988 (1988)
Editions 28 (as of 2017)
First winner  Maria Canins (ITA)
Most wins  Fabiana Luperini (ITA) (5 wins)
Most recent  Anna van der Breggen (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.


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 was shortened in 2013 to eight days, before returning to its traditional ten-day length the next year.

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the only Grand Tour left in women's cycling, and in December 2012 Wieler Review reported that the company Epinike had withdrawn as Giro Donne organiser, making the 2013 edition uncertain.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, so that the Giro Rosa would go ahead in 2013. In 2016, the race became part of the new UCI Women's WorldTour, organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale.[1]

Past winners[edit]

Year[2] 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)
Race not held
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-Prévot (FRA)  Anna van der Breggen (NED)
2015  Anna van der Breggen (NED)  Mara Abbott (USA)  Megan Guarnier (USA)
2016  Megan Guarnier (USA)  Evelyn Stevens (USA)  Anna van der Breggen (NED)
2017  Anna van der Breggen (NED)  Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA)  Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)

Victories per country[edit]

# Country Victories
1  Italy 8
2  Netherlands 5
3   Switzerland 3
3  United States 3
5  Lithuania 2
5  Spain 2
7  France 1
7  Germany 1
7  Russia 1
7  Slovakia 1
7  United Kingdom 1
Total 28


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

See also[edit]


  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[3]


  1. ^ Weislo, Laura (September 24, 2015). "UCI announces 2016 Women's World Tour". CyclingNews. Retrieved August 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile Palmarès". 
  3. ^ "News for June 30, 2002: Brändli awarded 2001 Giro d'Italia femminile". Cycling News. 30 June 2002. 

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