Giro Rosa 2017 Stage 1

The wheels of the Giro Rosa juggernaut finally started rolling this afternoon with a short team time trial. There’s no stopping it now all the way to south of Naples over the next nine days. A late start should have meant a fairly relaxed day but lots of little things suddenly eat up your day and before you know it, the race is on!

Over the Spring we’ve experimented on and off with adding a drone to our arsenal of cameras, to get a different viewpoint. Today seemed like the perfect chance to use it in earnest so we’ve added a few shots in the selection from the race below. It’s not something we’ll use every day, but it’s nice to have the option and have the option of an alternative perspective from the ones you can reach on your feet.

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Ale-Cipollini Cycling Team helmets are lined up before the start of Stage 1 of the Giro Rosa.

Wiggle High5 have a pre-race sing-along.

Chloe Hosking needs a drink before Stage 1.

Anna van der Breggen looks for her helmet.

Fun and games in the Boels Dolmans camp.

Lotta Lepisto looks out on the riders getting ready for Stage 1.

Leah Thorvilson warms up for her first TTT with CANYON//SRAM Racing.

Christina Siggaard waits for her team to be called to the start ramp.

BePink across the green sea on the approach to Grado.

CANYON//SRAM Racing take to the start ramp.

BTC City Ljubljana Cycling Team approach the only technical section of the course on Grado.

Riejanne Markus waits nervously for the WM3 start time.

Thea Thorsen leans into a corner.

Deep breaths for Floortje Mackaij.

Chantal Blaak relaxed before the Boels Dolmans start time.

CANYON//SRAM Racing ride past the Grado marina.

Final checks before tearing up the Stage 1 course.

Orica Scott enter Grado marina.

Boels Dolmans begin their quest to maintain their dominance in the TTT discipline.

Elisa Longo-Borghini accelerates out of a corner.

Lucinda Brand on the way to a podium spot with the Team Sunweb teammates.

Anna van der Breggen leans into the final section of corners before the finish on Grado.

Karol-Ann Canuel celebrates leading the overall standings after Stage 1.

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