So that’s the Giro Rosa wrapped for another year. The Naples region has a bit of a reputation for crime so we were a little wary of walking around with expensive camera equipment hanging from our bodies before the stage. But there was nothing to fear. A local even brought me into a church to refill my water bottle! I don’t think it was holy water but I certainly felt blessed having more to drink in the hot conditions!

Thinking back over the last ten days the team time trial on stage one feels like a lifetime ago, yet the race passes by in a blur at the same time. Trying to recall what happened each day and in what order can be a real struggle! But Anna definitely won and Cille earned the white jersey! Congratulations to them and all the other winners over the last ten days.

The racing doesn’t stop here though! Balint is off to Germany in the morning for Thüringen Rundfahrt and we’ll meet up again in France in 10 days for La Course.

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Barbara Guarischi as she warms up for Stage 10.

Emilie Moberg stretches before the final stage of the Giro Rosa.

An old man waits for the race to arrive in Torre Del Greco.

Alison Jackson leads the peloton on lap one.

Coryn Rivera navigates a hairpin.

Nikki Brammeier puts her ‘cross skills to work over the rough terrain.

Floortje Mackaij speeds through Torre Del Greco.

Diving into the corner.

Julie Leth speeds around Torre del Greco.

Marta Bastianelli got stranded between the break and the peloton.

Lars hands out some much needed refreshment on a hot day in Torre del Greco.

Dani King leads the chase as the laps count down.

Anna Plichta in the break of the day.

Orica Scott lead the charge on the penultimate lap before the climb.

Planes fly overhead laden with water to put out forest fires.

The leaders on the Vesuvio climb.

Megan Guarnier climbs Vesuvio on her way to the stage win.

After a long day in the break Lotta Lepistö takes the climb in her stride.

Battling up the Vesuvio climb.

Megan Guarnier celebrates the stage win.

Anna van der Breggen celebrates winning the Giro Rosa pink jersey.

“I’m done… I need a year to recover” – Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig after securing the best young rider jersey.

Rasa Leleivyte cools off after the final stage.

Rossella Ratto recovers in the shade.

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig celebrates a hard earned white jersey.

The final top three in the general classification: Anna van der Breggen, Elisa Longo Borghini and Annemiek van Vleuten.

Kids cool off in a shower of prosecco at the podium.

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