Saturday 2nd July, h 10:45 am
After the “Villasimius – Tortolì” challenge with Elisa Balsamo(TREK SEGAFREDO) winning the first place, new Pink Jersey, Giro Donne carries on with the last Sardinian stage before a one-day break allowing the caravan to transfer to the mainland. Today, Saturday 2nd July, the cyclists will brace for the “Cala Gonone (Dorgali) – Olbia” stage. The 113.4-km long trial, after 7 hairpin turns from Cala Gonone to the kilometre 0 in Dorgali, kicks-off at full-speed at h 10:45 am with a 21.3 km downward slope beginning at 449 m altitude and ending in Orosei at 36 m above sea level. From here on, the race continues with over 90 km of continuous ups and downs along the territories of the Siniscola, Tanaunella and Budoni municipalities (where a “flying finishing line” is set at km 72.5), as well as of San Teodoro, Monte Petrosu and Loiri Porto San Paolo between the Noro and Sassari provinces. The route thus flanks the Tyrrhenian Sea and crosses the Posada and Cedrino rivers, before arriving in Olbia and passing right over the international airport, finally entering the heart of the city to cut through the finish line placed nearby to the urban park Fausto Noce. The arrival time is scheduled for around h 2:15 pm.
137 contestants at the start, Lonneke Uneken (SD WORX) will not participate.
GIRO DONNE – JERSEY CLASSIFICATION:
PINK JERSEY / UNHCR: Elisa Balsamo – TREK-SEGAFREDO
CYCLAMEN JERSEY / FASTWEB: Elisa Balsamo – TREK-SEGAFREDO
GREEN JERSEY / DISCOVERY+: Franziska Brauße – CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM
WHITE JERSEY / EUROSPORT: Marta Jaskulska – LIV RACING XSTRA
BLUE JERSEY / IL MESSAGGERO: Elisa Balsamo – TREK-SEGAFREDO
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DORGALI (CALA GONONE) (NU), 8,401 inhabitants
Dorgali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Nuoro area and throughout Sardinia. Its naturalistic patrimony encompasses about 225 square kilometres of wild mountains, enchanting shorelines and legendary archaeological areas. A fascinating and sinuous slope leads to the village of Cala Gonone, especially appreciated by thousands of visitors who are passionate about hiking, cycling, free climbing, diving, kayaking and other adventures into the wild. Cala Gonone’s seashore is a great starting point to discover the splendour of the Gulf of Orosei, famous for its rocky walls overlooking crystal-clear waters hiding inlets and coves of rare beauty.
OLBIA (SS), 62,276 inhabitants
Olbia overlooks its spectacular gulf dominated by the Tavolara island and it is the main tourist point of arrival in northern Sardinia. With its port and international airport, its landscape and naturalistic beauties of the territory, its history and traditions, its offer of active tourism, Olbia is a modern and ancient city at the same time, a great setting for unforgettable experiences. Tourism is in fact growing thanks to many interventions: the restyling of the seashore promenade, new green areas and the promotion of active mobility. All these initiatives turned Olbia into a destination revolving around the individual, in a context where the quality of life improves constantly.