Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile - Race Overview

Although their stated stage win objected eluded them, ORICA-AIS closed out the eight day Italian Grand Tour with a strong showing on the general classification. Shara Gillow rounded out the podium on the stage eight time trial to jump up to fourth place overall. 

“I’m really happy with our race in the end. Like I said from the start, we didn’t come here for GC. We came here for stages. We didn’t win any stages, but we come away with fourth overall. Sometimes that’s the way it happens. You can go in fighting for the GC and walk away with stage wins and 15th overall or you can come in for stage wins but get an overall result. The Giro is funny like that.

"I’m not surprised that Shara did so well. She actually could have probably finished higher up if we had done a few things differently.

"We gave it every effort to be on the front foot. The second half of the race was probably a bit more restrictive than I had imagined. There weren’t many stages that finished in breakaways. Once the Americans got the jersey, they seemed to want to keep the race together. They sort of panicked anytime anything went up the road – even if the move wasn’t a threat to Abbott’s lead. We had a crack every day. I can’t ask for much more from them than that.” - Sport Director Dave McPartland


General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Mara Abbott (USA) - USA National Team 20:30:15
2 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) - MCipollini Giordana 0:01:33
3 Claudia Häusler (Ger) - Team Tibco To The Top 0:02:18
4 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:03:29
5 Evelyn Stevens (USA) - Specialized-Lululemon 0:03:39
6 Marianne Vos (Ned) - Rabo Woman Cycling Team 0:04:08
7 Francesca Cauz (Ita) - Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:04:25
8 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) - Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:05:23
9 Yevgenia Vysotska (Ukr) - S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:06:48
10 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) - Bepink 0:07:25
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:03:29
11 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:07:58
23 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:18:31
57 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 0:50:44
60 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:51:59
64 Jessie Maclean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:55:23
84 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 1:04:35