Giro Rosa – Stage 6

Giro Rosa – Stage 6


The riders would probably agree with me, that this was the queen stage of this years Giro Rosa. Three big climbs, that looked bad on the map and even worse in reality. Incredibly hard work to get to the top and then a terrifying rush down to the bottom. And then repeat twice.

All this hardship was compensated by the stunning views. There sections of the race, where I almost forgot that we were in a race as I was looking up and down the surrounding, gorgeous mountains. How lucky I am, I thought, that I could be here and I could be part of this great race. Then the descent started and I was close to shit my pants a few times, but thats a different story.

As I write this, we are slowly making our way to Genova for the 7th stage. The transfer will take over three hours, this stage kind puzzled everybody – why travel 600 kilometres for one stage? On the plus side, we might get a chance to swim in the sea tonight. I wont bore you, dear reader, with photos of that.

Jessie Walker at 6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

Lizzie Armitstead at the 6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

Lizzie Armitstead descends during the 6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

Roxanne Knetemann climbs during the 6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

Lizzie Armitstead climbs during the 6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

Lizzie Armitstead climbs during the 6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

Megan Guarnier fights hard to stay in pink during the 6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

Megan Garner ascends during the 6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

Mayuko Hagiwara in the lonely breakaway during the 6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio leads the chasing group during the 6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

6th stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa

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