Photo Credit: Cor Vos
The Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile got underway this afternoon with a tricky 26.7 kilometre team time trial, from Fossano to Cuneo. It was an interesting parcours, with a short and shallow descent for the opening four kilometres before the road kicked up and slowly inclined for the remainder of the route, before a few technical turns in the finale.
The team started well, setting a consistent and steady tempo throughout the course, riding well as a cohesive unit. With the kilometres ticking by, the team eventually stopped the clock in a time of 35 minutes and four seconds, enough for a provisional third place at the line. With other teams still to complete their effort, the team ultimately ended the day in a solid ninth place. Tomorrow’s stage already sees the peloton head into the mountains and a summit finish at Prato Nevoso.