There might be some men’s race about to start in Italy, but the big news tonight is the announced of the Giro Rosa route!

This is the women’s equivalent of a Grand Tour, re re-named Giro Donne - the only race allowed by the UCI to run for more than a week - and I’m really happy it’s definitely running this year. Have a look at the stage profiles. (Note, for anyone easily confused, like me, the profiles run right-to-left, so it’s not stages starting with huge descents… Thanks to everyone who pointed that out to me!)

Make sure you’re following the race website, twitter and facebook too, for all the updates.