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Team Faren Honda on track as Tour heads to the Mountains

In the scorching temperatures of 38-40 degrees, Team Faren Honda agreed that it was crucial to conserve energy in Rome during the 7.2km Individual Time Trial today, which passed right by the Coliseum. Whilst the team does not boast any specific time-trial specialist, the fact that the Giro d’Italia Femminile greets its first mountain stage tomorrow in Montecatini was weighing heavily in their minds.
Kicking off at 10am, the ITT saw the riders racing against the clock through Rome’s town centre. An undulating and technical course took them on a scenic tour of the Coliseum however there was no time to enjoy the view as the pressure for performances in the coming stages deterred any distractions or a lapses of concentration.

As the roads turn skywards, the team will look to support specialist climber Fabiana Luperini as her recentperformances have indicated that she will be a serious threat to the overall general classification. Fabiana won a mountain stage in Trentino solo, just two weeks ago!

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Gilmore claims 6th place in hectic bunch finish.

Rochelle Gilmore claimed 6th in stage one of the Giro d’Italia feminine after battling against many fresh legs and the sprinter’s strong lead-out trains during a chaotic final ten kilometers.

A largely uneventful day on the road was animated by an extremely fast paced neutral section through the cobbled streets of Napoli. The nervous peloton soon settled into a calm comfortable pace for the majority of the race before charging into a furiously fast and chaotic sprint to the line in Terracina.

An untimely shoe mechanical in the neutral section of the race saw Australian rider Myfanwy Galloway pulling her foot from her shoe as she tried to stay with the bunch. Thankfully, the bunch eased as a few riders were let move off the front and she was able to head back to the team car where the mechanic strapped her foot into her shoe with electrical tape.

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Giro D’italia Starts Today!

On Friday the 29th of June, team Faren Honda will take to the line at the 2012edition of the Giro d’Italia Donne.

As one of the most prestigious races on the Women’s UCI calendar, all the top teams will have targeted this week’s Giro d’Italia Feminine including Italy’s successful UCI team, Faren Honda.

At the beginning of the season, the Giro Donne was identified as one of Team Faren Honda’s targeted races and a specific team was hand selected by management in order to achieve their goals in this year’s event.

Lining up in Napoli for Team Faren Honda will be 5 times Giro d’Italia winner and local hero Fabiana Luperini. Her past experience and impressive track record at the event will prove an invaluable tool for the team as Luperini will be looking to make a major impact on the race as it moves into the mountain stages.

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An Olympic Sized Tragedy

An Olympic Sized Tragedy – Rochelle Gilmore (Women’s Weekly Health Issue)

Gilmore back to challenging the World’s best!

Gatineau Classic, Canada.


Faren Honda’s Rochelle Gilmore is showing she is one of the World’s best sprinters by claiming her fourth UCI podium result during the past month.

With Olympic selection playing heavily in the back of their minds, many of the World’s top sprinters took to the line in the 28th edition of the Liberty Classic held in Philadelphia.

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