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  The Giro del Trentino continues on the calendar but again only as a one day race. Formerly a stage race the race was reduced to a single day last year and despite efforts to return to a multi day event it is again just at one day in 2015.

Making matters worse is the schedule clash with the popular Women's Tour in Great Britain as well as the European Games road race. The result is a much reduced field. The Orica-AIS team of defending champion Valentina Scandolara is back but without Scandolara who is racing the European Games. The only other big UCI team here is Bigla.

2014 Results

1 SCANDOLARA Valentina
2 BRONZINI Giorgia +5
3 RATTO Rossella +5
4 BUJAK Eugenia +5
5 ZORZI Susanna +5
6 ANTOSHINA Tatiana +5
7 STULTIENS Sabrina +28
8 GARFOOT Katrin +32
9 LUPERINI Fabiana +32
10 TAYLOR Carlee +32

Past Winners

2014 - Valentina Scandolara

The Route

The opening 60 kilometres are mostly flat and ever so slightly downhill. The final 40 kilometres are where the action will take place with two climbs. The 5.3km climb of Zuane comes 66.3km in to the race and with the easy opening 60 kilometres expect to see plenty of attacking.

Over the top of the climb riders face around 15 kilometre of undulating roads before a quick descent. The road levels off heading towards the second and final climb. The Albisano climb tops out with 10.9 kilometres to go. Over the top there is a quick descent and run in to the finish. With the lack of big teams here if a rider or small group has a gap over the top they will be hard to bring back.

The Contenders

Start list available here

Katrin Garfoot

Garfoot's Orica-AIS team has won the race in two of their three appearances and Garfoot will be looking to take another win for the team after a successful few weeks. Garfoot's full potential is still unknown but she is best on a hard course and the two climbs in the final 30 kilometres are perfect for her. From a select group is dangerous in a sprint.

Garfoot's form has been building steadily over the past few weeks finishing 7th at the Boels Rental Hills Classics, before taking fifth at Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria and three podiums and fifth overall at Euskal Emakumeen Bira.


While Garfoot is the stand out for the team they do have other options. Amanda Spratt or Spratty as she is known is also returning to form after a quieter couple of years. The former Australian Champion is very good rolling roads and packs a quick finish. Triple Junior World Champion Macey Stewart returns from injury and this could be a good race for her to have a little go. Climbs reasonably well and with the field here it gives her and opportunity to test herself ahead of future goals. Lizzie Williams is probably the quickest finisher in the race but the big question mark is can she get over the climbs with the best.

Ashleigh Moolman

The South African and African Champion scored the teams first win for the year earlier this month taking a solo win and the overall at the Auensteiner- Radsporttage in Germany. Finished in the top 10 in every stage at the Euskal Emakumeen Bira and second overall, missing out on the overall by just one second. When the road starts climbing Moolman is at her best and without a quick finish expect to see her attack on the final climb and try and solo away.

Georgia Williams

The 21 year old from New Zealand finished fifth in 2013 back when it was a stage race but that result was off the back of BePink's win in the uphill time trial. A strong rider who has finished top 20 at the Giro Rosa before. Winning will be difficult but don't be surprised to see her put in a strong ride.

Other names to watch: Jessie Walker, Chiara Pierobon, Asja Paladin, Rasa Leleivyte, Lara Vieceli and Laura Camila Lozano.
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