Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 30, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 and 9150 – Everything to know; Your guide to the 2016 Giro Rosa, women’s cycling’s biggest tour; BikeExchange steps up as new naming sponsor for ‘Orica-BikeExchange’; Twenty and thwarted: Why a world champion left pro cycling after just one season; Varnish will not appeal non-selection for Rio; Carmen Small requesting arbitration over Rio team omission; Bouhanni out of Tour de France; Vansummeren retires due to heart problem; Contador, Sagan lead Tinkoff Tour de France team; Whitten comes back from crash to win Canadian TT title; Rise – Inside Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka #8

Your guide to the 2016 Giro Rosa, women’s cycling’s biggest tour

by Jeanine Laudy

After a very exciting showdown of the world’s best cyclists in the Aviva Women’s Tour, the women’s WorldTour continues in Italy for women’s cycling only remaining “Grand Tour,” the Giro Rosa.

While many of the stages in the Aviva Women’s Tour this year ended in bunch sprints, the racing in the Giro Rosa is very different. It’s tremendously hilly and some days are simply brutal. For many of the riders, it’s their final fitness preparation before they head to Brazil for the Olympics, where a hilly course awaits them as well.

Some notable teams and riders have chosen a different preparation for Rio 2016 however, with teams like Orica-AIS and Cervélo-Bigla, sitting out the Grand Tour altogether to line up at the upcoming Thüringen Rundfahrt in Germany instead.

While all stage wins will be hotly contested day in and day out, the overall pink jersey is what most teams will ride for, as well as the Women’s WorldTour leader’s jersey, as this race forms round eleven in the Women’s WorldTour.

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