Albenga, 6th july 2023
Liguria: last stage on the mainland before moving to Sardinia
After yet another stage won by Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar Team), Giro Donne continues in Liguria with the Dutch athlete firmly in the lead of the overall ranking. The world champion made the difference and arrived solo at the finish line of Canelli ahead of Lorena Wiebes (Team Sd Worx) and Liane Lippert (Team Movistar).
The seventh stage of the tour starts in Albenga and it will lead the athletes for 110.4 km to Alassio. This is not an easy segment, perhaps the last one where it is possible to really make a difference. After the first kilometres on the shoreline, the race goes towards the Ligurian inland to face the four Mountain Grand Prix of the day. The first one is the third-tier Passo del Ginestro, followed by the second-tier Vigneto and then the last two climbs will appear in the last 15 km: the athletes will first face a second-tier climb and finally a last ramp leading them straight to the finish line.
The pink jersey is firmly on the shoulders of Annemiek Van Vleuten who can boast over 3 minutes of advantage above Veronica Ewers (Ef Education Tibco).
Stage starts at: 11.40 AM Arrival time: approx. 2.30 PM
Pink Jersey (Italian Cycling Foundation): Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar Team)
Cyclamen Jersey (Ferrovie dello Stato): Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar Team)- worn by Veronica Ewers (Ef Education Tibco)
Green Jersey (Scaligera arredamenti): Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar Team)- worn by Niamh Fisher-Black (Tea, Sd Worx)
White Jersey (Wurth): Gaia Realini (Canyon Sram)
Blue Jersey (Il Messaggero): Gaia Realini (Lidl Trek)
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Albenga is one of the major tourist destinations of the Western Liguria, right in the middle of an area of signifcant historical and panoramic value; overlooking the blue sea with its beautiful Gallinara Island. The city hosts one of the most evocative and well preserved historical centres in the Ligurian Riviera, still surrounded for the most part by ancient walls with numerous towers, palaces and other valuable mediaeval architectures. In ancient times, Albenga was very important for the conquest and expansion of Rome in Western Liguria and beyond. Albenga is dubbed “City of Wine” thanks to its DOC wines: an agricultural and foricultural capital exporting aromatic and fowering plants throughout Europe while producing unique gastronomic excellence.
Alassio is a seaside resort overlooking the Ligurian Sea, known for its port, its naturalistic beauties and its bathing establishments. One of the most famous and popular maritime locations in the region, it is rich in palm trees and lush vegetation. The mild climate, the vast beaches of fne quartz sand and the beautiful surrounding hilly landscape have contributed to its great touristic development. The city of Alassio is part of the club of the Italian “chocolate cities”, thanks to the “baci di Alassio”, a typical dessert boasting the D.O.P. label. The fragrant pesto is the king of its regional cuisine, but the city also produces excellent Ligurian focaccia, offered in various versions stuffed with different Mediterranean ingredients