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The Giro Rosa, or Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile, is currently taking place in Italy. Stage 5 was an incredible day for American, Mara Abbott @cosunshinemka of @WiggleHigh5, who rode away with the Pink Jersey. She certainly had the best legs for climbing the storied Mortirolo, mid-way through the mountain stage and held an advantage over the chasers to cross the finish line in Tirano first.
It was incredible watching Mara hold a break from the peloton in Philadelphia back in June.
The 2015 edition of the Giro figures prominently in Wheeler. We see Loren Mackenzie overcome serious injury after crashing in the prologue. She doesn’t win – that just wouldn’t be realistic! – but she is awarded the “Suffer Prize”, presented by @TheSufferfest to the rider who ‘suffered’ the most during the race or tour. (thanks guys!)
In honor of Mara and the other amazing athletes riding in the Giro, my new novel, Wheeler, will be free for Kindle download through July 10th, the final day of the Giro Rosa. Wheeler on Kindle
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