The 10-stage Giro Rosa Women’s WorldTour stage race kicked off on Friday. The annual Italian race is the longest stage race on the WWT calendar, and for better or worse, organizers tend to schedule it opposite the other Grand Tour that takes place every July in France.
Although the Giro Rosa is through just four stages as of publication, stop us if you have heard this before, but Marianne Vos (CCC – Liv) is already making her mark on the event.
The 2019 Giro Rosa started with a Team Time Trial on Friday, with Canyon // SRAM taking the win. Vos’ CCC – Liv team took third.
In Saturday’s Stage 2, Vos exploded away from the final selection on a small rise and then weaved her way through a series of tight turns while putting down the hammer to take the win.
Sunday’s finish was a bit reminiscent of Adam Toupalik and the 2016 U23 Cyclocross World Championships.
In the waning kilometers, Australia’s Lucy Kennedy (Mitchelton – Scott) broke away from the selection and appeared headed to a late solo win.
However, behind her, Vos made her move out of the chase to at least secure second. She not only dropped the chase, but she also caught a prematurely celebrating Kennedy at the line to take the stage win.
Monday’s Stage 4 just wrapped up, with Italian Letizia Borghesi taking the win.
Giro Rosa Stage Recaps
Each day of the 2019 Giro Rosa, Voxwomen and Trek are providing one-hour online recaps of the day’s racing.
You can watch the Stage 3 recap embedded below. Recaps will be available each day via racing.trekbikes.com.
Featured image: Bart Hazen