Flooding leads to cancellation of Giro Donne stage one

Italian race will now effectively start with stage two featuring a mountainous finish

SD Worx rider negotiates wet roads at Giro Donne
(Image credit: Dario Belingheri / Getty)

Flooding has led to the cancellation of the first stage of the Giro Donne.

The marquee Italian race had been set to get underway with a prologue time trial around the roads of Chianciano in Siena, in the middle of Italy.

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