Outside the Tape with Team Sunweb at Giro Rosa, 2017
The Giro d’Italia Femminile, otherwise known as Giro Rosa, is one of the biggest races on the Women’s WorldTour Calendar. With ten stages through the Italian hills and heat, the riders are put to the test physically and mentally. With a strong representation, the women of Team Sunweb set out for stage victories.
On July 7th, during the Queen Stage, Team Sunweb’s persistence that had already put them on the podium three times finally paid off with a stage win. But wins aren’t the result of one heroic effort. This win was a culmination of lessons learned, dialed routine and unwavering support from mechanics, coaches and each other. Through it all, Team Sunweb can be proud of their work between the tape – but the memories they will look back on are these: training together, laughing together and sharing hugs after a job well done. This is how we Liv.
All photos by Jeff Clark Photography.
The team gears up for Stage 1, the Team Time Trial Event in front of the Team Sunweb bus.
Lucinda puts in work on the trainer.
Sabrina chooses to warm up on her time trial bike, in aero position.
Molly suits up with a training vest.
Step inside the team bus, an oasis in the middle of crazy races where the ladies can chill, get ready and share time together.
Getting ready for the race means developing a system.
In the Team Time Trial, aero is all-important. The women of Team Sunweb wear their skin suits and Liv Attacca TT helmet for ultimate aero advantage.
The women of Team Sunweb pose for a photo after a stellar performance during the TTT, securing second place.
Julia and Floortje have been teammates for a long time and rely on one another to get out of skin suits, and for a good laugh.
A winning team is about all the elements coming together and being prepared. Team Sunweb's mechanic gets the team's new Langma Advanced SL bikes race-ready.
Team Sunweb Giro Rosa Roster:
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