Emma Pooley Giro Donne 2009

The women's Giro d'Italia - the Giro Donne - appears to be saved. The Italian Federation is working with a new organiser so the stage race can continue as programmed, from June 28 to July 7.

After his re-election, Federation President Renato Di Rocco asked Giuseppe Rivolta to organise the race. He already stepped in twice, running it from 2002 to 2005 and from 2007 to 2009. He also directed the race under Sara Brambilla for the last three years.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.