Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

March 24, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Dan Martin takes Volta a Catalunya lead with stage 3 win; Jens Debusschere sprints to Dwars door Vlaanderen victory; Amy Pieters claims third-straight Dwars door Vlaanderen win; Tour de Yorkshire becomes the world’s most lucrative women’s cycling race?; Does Milan-San Remo need an extra climb?; Porte flying under the radar in Catalunya; Giro Rosa course revealed for 2016; Trixi Worrack undergoes emergency surgery following Trofeo Binda crash; Robbie McEwen on the Belgian terror attacks; Vos back on the winners’ list.

Giro Rosa course revealed for 2016

by Matt de Neef

Organisers of the Giro Rosa — the women’s Giro d’Italia — have revealed the course for this year’s edition of the race. Most notably, the 10-stage event will tackle the feared climb of the Mortirolo.

“This is the perfect and [most] complete route for the preparation to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” said Edoardo Salvoldi, Italian national cycling coach.

The race begins in Gaiarine on July 1 with a prologue before a couple of undulating days. Stage 3 will be for the sprinters before a series of tough, mountainous days in the middle of the race. Stage 5 will feature the Mortirolo, one of Italy’s toughest climbs, before a mountaintop finish to stage 6.

Stage 7 will be an individual time trial, stage 8 is another chance for the sprinters and the final stage is a circuit race around Vebiania Pallanza.

Stages of the 2016 Giro Rosa:

Prologue: Gaiarine 2km
Stage 1: Gaiarine – San Fior 104km
Stage 2: Tarcento – Montenars 111.1km
Stage 3: Montagnana – Lendinara 120km
Stage 4: Costa Volpino – Lovere 98.6km
Stage 5: Grosio – Tirano 77.5km
Stage 6: Andora – Madonna della Guardia 118.6km
Stage 7: Albisola Superiore – Varazze (Individual Time Trial) 21.9km
Stage 8: Rescaldina – Legnano 99.4km
Stage 9: Verbania – Verbania 104.8km

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