Giro Donne pledges to increase prize money five-fold as 2022 course unveiled

A new three-day women's race through the Pyrenees has also been announced

Giro Donne
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The organisers of the Giro Donne have pledged a five-fold increase in prize money as well as a promise of two hours of live television broadcast for every stage.

The prize pool will increase from €50,000 to €250,000, announced alongside the 2022 route, the race set to take place from June 30 to July 9 across nine stages.

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