The 25th edition of the 2014 Giro de Rosa starts tomorrow.
Press Release 7.2.14
2014 Giro de Rosa Unveiled
The 25th edition of the Giro Rosa has been presented yesterday in Milan, where the Government of Regione Lombardia has its seat.
The most important international women’s stage race is ready to start on July 4th, with many news and surprises. Among them the Giro Rosa Trophy, which will be won by the best rider of the tour on July 13th, as well as the official Giro Rosa song “Aspettando il Giro Rosa” (Waiting the Giro Rosa) by Jimmy Mazzola.
The conference was opened by the Giro’s Director Giuseppe Rivolta, who thanked and welcomed all the guests: among them, the Italian rider Elisa Longo Borghini and the Dutch champion Marianne Vos.
“I’m very happy to be here today. For me, the Giro is a very important race. This year’s stages are difficult, still fascinating, especially as far as the mountain stages are concerned, as they are the ones I prefer. But every stage is important if you want to take the win! I won the Giro in 2011 and 2012, so once again this year I’ll try to give my best!” stated Marianne Vos.
“I really hope I’ll take part in the Giro this year. All the best riders will be there, so the Giro will be even more important for me! I’m in a good shape and I’ll just give my best” echoed Elisa Longo Borgini, White Jersey in 2012
At the conference there were also Antonio Rossi, Councillor for Sport of Regione Lombardia, the CONI President of Regione Lombardia Committee Pierluigi Marzorati, the FCI President Renato Di Rocco and the Italian National Women’s Team Edoardi Salvoldi.
The five Giro jerseys, made by DAMA – technical partner of the 2014 Giro Rosa – were also presented:
Maglia Rosa (Pink Jersey) DERMAFERSH – General Classification –
Maglia Ciclamino (Cyclamen Jersey) SELLE SMP – Points Classification –
Maglia Verde (Green Jersey) BIM – Best Climber Classification –
Maglia Bianca (White Jersey) SAUGELLA – Best Young Classification –
Maglia Blu (Blue Jersey) DAMA – Best Italian Classification –
The 2014 Giro Rosa stages:
Prologue: Caserta – Caserta, km 2,050
Stage 1: Santa Maria a Vico (CE) – Santa Maria a Vico (CE), km 95,200
Stage 2: Frattamaggiore (NA) – Frattamaggiore (NA), km 120,000
Stage 3: Caserta (CE) – San Donato Val di Comino (FR), km 125,300
Stage 4: Alba Adriatica (TE) – Jesi (AN), km 118,000
Stage 5: Jesi (AN) – Cesenatico (FC), km 118,300
Stage 6: Gaiarine (TV) – San Fior (TV), km 112,00
Stage 7: Aprica (SO) – Chiavenna (SO), km 91,800
Stage 8: Verbania (VCO) – San Domenico di Varzo (VCO), km 90,300
Stage 9: Trezzo sull’Adda (Mi) – Santuario Madonna del Ghisallo (CO), km 80,100
Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
Mara Abbott (USA) Sharon Laws (GBr) Hannah Barnes (GBr) Katie Hall (USA) Alison Powers (USA) Coryn Rivera (USA) Scotti Wilborne (USA) Ruth Winder (USA)
Valentina Carretta (Ita) Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Ane Sanesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Shelley Olds (USA) Elena Berlato (Ita) Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Marta Tagliaferro (Ita)
Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
Irene Bitto (Ita) Francesca Cauz (Ita) Silvia Cecchini (Ita) Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Sara Grifi (Ita) Asja Paladin (Ita) Soraya Paladin (Ita) Chiara Pierobon (Ita)
Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Anastasiya Chulkova (Rus)
Lotto Belisol Ladies
Emma Pooley (GBr) Jolien D’horre (Bel) Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Isabelle Soderberg (Swe) Heidi Dalton (RSA)
Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Alessia Martini (Ita) Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Ewelina Szybiak (Pol) Serika Guluma (Col) Lija Laizane (Ltu) Chiara Vannucci (Ita) Miriam Romei (Ita)
Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
Marianne Vos (Ned) Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Iris Slappendel (Ned) Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Katarzyna Niewadoma (Pol) Lucinda Brand (Ned)
Estado de Mexico Faren
Giada Borgato (Ita) Elena Cecchini (Ita) Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Lucy Martin (GBr) Rossella Ratto (Ita) Anna Trevisi (Ita)
Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Jessie Daams (Bel) Romy Kasper (Ger) Janneke Ensing (Ned) Christine Majerus (Lux) Megan Guarnier (USA) Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol)
Claudia H€Usler (Ger) Kirsten Wild (Ned) Amy Pieters (Ned) Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sara Mustonen (Swe) Marijn De Vries (Ned) Julia Soek (Ned) Willeke Knol (Ned)
Specialized – Lululemon
Evelyn Stevens (USA) Chantal Blaak (Ned) Karol Ann Canuel (Can) Carmen Small (USA) Ally Stacher (USA) Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Loren Rowney (Aus) Tayler Wiles (USA)
S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
Edwige Pitel (Fra) Barbara Heeb (Swi) Yevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Vittoria Bussi (Ita) Lara Vieceli (Ita) Azzurra D’intino (Ita) Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Liisi Rist (Est)
Astana Bepink Womens Team
Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Simona Frapporti (Ita) Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Alice Algisi (Ita) Doris Schweizer (Swi) Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita)
Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Maria Adele Tuia (Ita) Emma Marcelli (Ita) Anna Potokina (Rus) Ielizaveta Oshurkova (Ukr) Simona Bortolotti (Ita)
Orica – AIS
Emma Johansson (Swe) Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Shara Gillow (Aus) Amanda Spratt (Aus) Carlee Taylor (Aus) Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Jessie Maclean (Aus) Valentina Scandolara (Ita)
BTC City Ljubljana
Eugenia Bujak (Pol) Martina Ritter (Aut) Polona Batagelj (Slo) Ursa Pintar (Slo) Spela Kern (Slo) Mia Radotic (Cro) Alenka Novak (Slo) Elena Valentini (Ita)
Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Linda Villumsen (NZl) Charlotte Becker (Ger) Peta Mullens (Aus) Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Emily Collins (NZl) Rochelle Gilmore (Aus)
Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Ashlee Moolman Pasio (RSA) Audrey Cordon (Fra) Julie Leth (Den) Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Chloe Hosking (Aus) Sara Olsson (Swe)
Rossella Callovi (Ita) Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Jessenia Meneses Gonzales (Col) Olena Novikova (Ukr) Olena Oljink (Ukr) Alena Sitsko (Ukr) Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu)
Bizkaia – Durango
Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Clemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) Marcia Fernandes Silva (Bra) Yulia Ilinykh (Rus) Veronika Kormos (Hun) Mayalen Noriega (Spa) Anna Ramirez (Spa) Irene San Sebastian Lasa (Spa)
Coveted and beautiful. The best riders in the world are already longing for the five 2014 Giro Rosa jerseys made by Dama knitwear factory.
From 4th to 13th July the 2014 Giro Rosa queen, Mara Abbott, and all the riders who will be aiming to the General Classification will try to get the Pink Jersey, which is sponsored by Derma Fresh. The many young riders, among those Francesca Cauz, Dalia Muccioli and Pauline Ferrand Prevot, will compete for the White Jersey featuring the Saugella brand. The Italians are already dreaming of crossing the line wearing the Blue Jersey Dama, which is given to the best Italian rider. On the climbs of the Giro, the riders will give their best to try and seize the Green Jersey BIM, which will be worn by the best climber. And the best sprinter of the race will get the Cyclamen Jersey, which is sponsored by SMP.
Also, the Marina Romoli Onlus logo will be printed on every jersey of the 2014 Giro Rosa (www.marinaromolionlus.org).
From 1st June 2010, the day of the terrible accident that tragically changed Marina’s life, the most important stage race in women’s cycling has been supporting the non-profit organization named after the young Italian rider. The Marina Romoli Onlus helps all those who are under the age of 30 and have had some serious accident while practicing competitive cycling. It also supports the research to develop a cure for spinal cord injuries.
Marina’s heart will be both on the “heart” of the best riders of the race as well as on the staff jerseys. The Giro Rosa is pride to spread Marina’s message around Italy and abroad, thanks to the media covering the event.
“Special thanks go to all the prestigious companies that support the 2014 Giro Rosa. We will pay them back with our commitment and professionalism”, said Giuseppe Rivolta, the Giro’s Race Director.
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