Giro d'Italia Women 2024: Everything you need to know

Giro d'Italia Women 2024, formerly known as the Giro d'Italia Donne, will take place in Italy from 7 to 14 July

Who will take the top step of the podium at the Giro d'Italia Women 2024. Chiara Consonni of Italy and UAE Team ADQ celebrates stage win during the 34th Giro d'Italia Donne 2023, Stage 9
Chiara Consonni of Italy and UAE Team ADQ celebrates stage win during the 34th Giro d'Italia Donne 2023, Stage 9
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The Giro d'Italia Women 2024, the 35th edition of the race, has been through a re-branding, changing its name from Giro Donne in 2023. This is not the only renaming. The race started in 1988 as Giro d'Italia Femminile before changing to Giro Rosa in 2013, and then taking the name Giro Rosa until 2020. 

It has dropped up and down the ranks, having and losing UCI women's WorldTour status, before regaining this accolade in 2022, alongside increases in prize money and promises of improved television coverage.

Men's Giro d'Italia organiser RCS Sport is the organiser of the 2024 race. 

Annemiek van Vleuten won both the 2022 and 2023 editions of the race, taking her total wins up to four. It's been eight years since a rider other than Annemiek van Vleuten or Anna van der Breggen has won the race, and this dominating streak will be over in 2024 with their retirement. 

The race has been reduced to eight stages for 2024, from last year's nine (although the stage one ITT was cancelled mid-way through due to torrential rain and dangerous conditions).

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Giro d'Italia Women 2024: Key details

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DatesSunday 7 - Sunday 14 July
StagesEight
Start locationBrescia, Lombardia
Finish locationL'Aquila, Abruzzo
UCI rankingWomen's WorldTour
Edition35th
Total distance856.6km (532 miles)
Total climbing / elevation gain11,950 metres
2023 winnerAnnemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar)
Leader's jersey colourPink
TV coverage (UK)Eurosport

Giro d'Italia Women 2024: The route

Giro d'Italia Women route map 2024

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Taking place from 7 to 14 July 2024, the Giro d'Italia Women is the longest women's WorldTour race on this year's calendar. The route opens with a technical individual time trial in Brescia. Stage two will be favoured by the sprinters, and is followed by four hilly and flat stages heading south through the country. 

Things get more serious from day six onwards, with stage six being the longest stage with three classified climbs including an uphill finish. Stage seven takes in the challenging Blockhaus – the lower slopes of Passo Lanciano twice, followed by Blockhaus as a summit finish. Multiple climbs of the Apennines feature on the eighth and final day.

Giro d'Italia Women 2024: Stage-by-stage

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Giro d'Italia Women 2024 stages
StageDayStart locationFinish locationDistanceTerrain
One7 July 2024BresciaBrescia14.6kmITT
Two8 July 2024SirmioneVolta Mantovana102kmFlat
Three9 July 2024SabbionetaToano111kmHilly
Four8 July 2024ImolaUrbino131kmHilly
Five8 July 2024FrontoneFoligno111kmFlat
Six8 July 2024San Benedetto del TrontoChieti155kmHilly
Seven8 July 2024LancianoBlockhaus123kmMountains
Eight8 July 2024PescaraL'Aquila109kmMountains

Giro d'Italia Women 2024: The jerseys

The rider wearing the pink jersey (maglia rosa) at the Giro d'Italia Women 2024 will be the one leading the general classification. This is the rider who has accumulated the fastest time around the route so far, inclusive of time bonuses collected. The rider wearing the jersey at the end of the final day is awarded the jersey as the overall general classification winner, along with the Trofeo Senza Fine.

The purple (ciclamino) jersey is awarded to the rider who has accumulated the most points. Flatter, punchier stages award the most point, so this is a jersey for the sprinters. The blue (azzura) jersey goes to the rider who accumulates the most points on classified climbs, and the white (bianca) jersey is like the pink jersey but given to the best young rider under 26.

Read about the Giro d'Italia jerseys here.

Giro d'Italia Women: Past winners

  • 2023: Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned)
  • 2022: Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned)
  • 2021: Anna van der Breggen (Ned)
  • 2020: Anna van der Breggen (Ned)
  • 2019: Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned)
  • 2018: Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned)
  • 2017: Anna van der Breggen (Ned)
  • 2016: Megan Guarnier (USA)
  • 2015: Anna van der Breggen (Ned)
  • 2014: Marianne Vos (Ned)
  • 2013: Mara Abbott (USA)
  • 2012: Marianne Vos (Ned)
  • 2011: Marianne Vos (Ned)
  • 2010: Mara Abbott (USA)
  • 2009: Claudia Häusler (Ger)
  • 2008: Fabiana Luperini (Ita)
  • 2007: Edita Pučinskaitė (Ltu)
  • 2006: Edita Pučinskaitė (Ltu)
  • 2005: Nicole Brändli (Sui)
  • 2004: Nicole Cooke (Gbr)
  • 2003: Nicole Brändli (Sui)
  • 2002: Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus)
  • 2001: Nicole Brändli (Sui)
  • 2000: Joane Somarriba (Esp)

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