"On Sunday, the biggest women’s stage race of the year starts - the Giro Rosa! It runs 30th June to 7th July, 8 stages, 1 in every region of Italy. It’s the only women’s race that the UCI allows to run for over a week, and it’s a very big deal, with 50 minutes of coverage on RAI tv every night. We’ll be telling you a lot more about the race over the course of the week, and having daily updates on the Café, but I’ve been wondering…. what do the riders think about the race? So I’ve been asking some of them! Here’s Part 1 of the answers - check back later in the week for more, and don’t forget, if YOU have any questions, the ORICA-AIS riders will answer them, just for the Café!"

What do riders think about the Giro Rosa? Part 1 - Podium Cafe

Annemiek van Vleuten, Marijn de Vries, Ashleigh Moolman, Carmen Small and Lauren Kitchen answer questions about the Giro