Trek-Segafredo and Voxwomen are partnering to present broadcasts of all ten stages of the Giro Rosa, July 5-14, Trek and Voxwoman announced on Monday. An hour’s worth of highlights with English commentary will be shown on Trek’s racing page and Voxwomen’s website. Last winter Trek broadcast the DVV Trofee cyclocross series.
The news was celebrated on Twitter.
— Alison Jackson (@aliACTIONjackso) June 17, 2019
Really pleased to have been able to announce this today. Thank you to @TrekBikes for listening, being receptive and for joining us on this next step. This sport deserves people to see it. And the @Voxwomen team are going to ensure they do. https://t.co/8aEftWzPNu
— Anthony McCrossan (@antmccrossan) June 17, 2019
— Tim Vanderjeugd (@vanderjeugd) June 17, 2019
It will be the 30th running of the race, rebranded from the name Giro Donne in 2013. The title currently belongs to Annemiek van Vleuten. Canadian Leah Kirchmann wore the pink leader’s jersey for one stage in both last year’s edition and 2016’s race. In 2017 Karol-Ann Canuel led for a day and finished 8th on GC. Another Canadian great, Linda Jackson, was runner-up in 1997 and 1998.
The race opens with a team time trial on July 5 and an individual chrono on Stage 6. On July 9 the first of two mountain stages climbs the Gavia–presumably open by then. The race ends in Udine, Friuli.
The Trek-Segafredo women’s team has had great success in its debut season. Elisa Longo-Borghini and Lizzie Deignan have won the last two WorldTour races and the squad sits third in the team standings behind Boels-Dolmans and Mitchelton-Scott.
Right now it’s unclear whether Kirchmann, Canuel, van Vleuten, Longo-Borghini, Deignan, Anna van der Breggen or Katarzyna Niewiadoma will be starting in Cassano Spinola on July 5.