The openingsstage of the 2019 Giro Rosa was a 18 km long TTT. The team finished 5th trailing 1 minute behind the winners Canyon-SRAM. The route was super technical and heavy according to Chantal Blaak. The temperatures played also a role today. "We hoped to make podium and gave it all till the finishline. The time differences with the numbers two, three and four aren't that big, however we have to chase now and that will be enough of a challenge. We remain focussed and are looking forward to the coming days."