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by Mark Zalewski
July 20, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vos doubles wins at Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen; Gidich wins third stage of Tour of Qinghai Lake; Four talking points from the 2016 Giro Rosa; Anatomy of a bike throw: Sagan’s stage-winning lunge for the line; Battle with the broom wagon: Suffering to stay in the Tour; How the Week Was Won: 2016 Tour de France, Stages 10-16; Rohan Dennis leaving Tour de France; A mid-season chat: Joe Dombrowski talks beer, cars, and renewed contract with Cannondale-Drapac; Cummings replaces Kennaugh for Olympic road race; AG2R LA MONDIALE extends sponsorship through 2020; Turkish Olympian motivated to perform at Qinghai Lake following failed coup attempt in Ankara; Team Sky on Pinarello through 2020; List of Tour de France team budgets; Sagan at the Tour de France, by the numbers; Tour de France, stage 16 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 16; Tour of Qinghai Lake, stage 2 highlights
The pink confetti has been swept off the streets of Italy, locals are returning to their day-to-day, and the riders have moved onto the next race or training block. The 2016 Giro Rosa is in books but we’re not done talking about it yet.
The feeling around women’s cycling’s only remaining grand tour, the Giro Rosa, this year was mostly frustration. The best female riders in the world were putting on a show that no one could see.
Sure, the timing is unfortunate as all the attention is focused on the Tour de France but the information and coverage provided by the organisers and TV media was scarce at best. Luckily, the women’s cycling community took to Twitter, as it always does, and with the help of several teams live-tweeting the stages, it was possible for us to follow and report on the event.
You can relive the 2016 edition through our coverage, the Giro Rosa Round-ups here, or simply scroll down to the bottom of this article for the UCI highlights videos of all the stages.
As with any race, there were obviously some things that stood out during the ten days of racing. Here are five talking points of the 2016 Giro Rosa.
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