Saturday, July 6, 2013
Fabiana Luperini Disqualified in Stage 6 of Giro Rosa
Thirty-nine year old Italian cycling legend Fabiana Luperini, winner of five of the various versions of the Giro Rosa/ Donne/Italia d'femminile and currently riding for the Faren-Kuota team, was disqualified from this year's edition of the race following her arrival at San Domenico ski resort in the Lepontine Alps fourth in the stage. Luperini's bike was weighed, along with all of the top five finishers, and found to be 200 grams under the 6.8 kg. minimum required by UCI rules. She had finished third in the previous stage and was also third in the general classification standings at the beginning of stage 6. The stage was won by 2010 winner American Mara Abbott, who leads the general classification by 2 minutes and 40 seconds with one stage and a time trial to go.