Things we’ve learned at Giro Donne 🇮🇹

Lessons from the first week of Donne

3 weeks ago by Sam Wiebe
GIRO D'ITALIA DONNE
The road so far – Stages 1-6
Things we've learned from Donne
ROSTER
BY THE NUMBERS
STAGES COMPLETE
6
FANS EARNED
1MIL
KILOMETERS RACED
594
FLAT TIRES
0
THINGS CARRIED
682
CRASHES
3
DAYS LEFT
4
  DIRECTORS' THOUGHTS
Be fluid and adaptable with your plans, there are always solutions. There are so many moving parts with six riders, eight staff, and five vehicles – plus 21 bikes transferring hotels and towns every day. – DS JOANNE
We have the legs to compete so we just need to keep fighting at the front. – DS ANDREW
TOP LESSONS
1 I've learned a lot about myself and how capable my body is to suffer. The most important thing I’ve learned is how important it is for recovery immediately. Shower, food, water, massage. – KATIE
2 Italian wine, cheese, and baked goods are delizio but the WiFi, not so bené. – HOLLY.
3 I’ve learned that a good international SIM card is essential. – KRISTA
4 It’s important to go day by day and not be too upset if you had a bad day. You shouldn't ignore the causes, but you should look ahead for the next days and opportunities, and stay positive and motivated! – CLARA
A PICTURE'S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
STAGES 1-6
LAY OF THE LAND
It's a circuit race tomorrow, with a third category GPM on the lap. The peloton will race it five times, and the stage might just produce a successful breakaway. For complete stage details including how to follow the race and where to watch, visit our preview.