14.03.2023 World-Tour, News, Race news
READY FOR TROFEO BINDA
Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio is one of the longest-running women’s races on the calendar. Established in 1974 in the home town of Italian cyclist Alfredo Binda, the race is rich in history. The organisers also hold a women’s junior race in the morning, Piccolo Trofeo Binda, which has unearthed talents that have later become some of the top riders in the world, including several world champions.
CANYON//SRAM Racing’s roster for the Women’s World Tour race is Ricarda Bauernfeind, Elise Chabbey, Tiffany Cromwell, Kasia Niewiadoma, Soraya Paladin and Pauliena Rooijakkers.
The 2023 parcours changes from previous editions for the first half of the 139km race. The second half remains identical to 2022, with four local laps around Cittiglio, including the 2.7km long Orino climb.
Historically, Trofeo Binda is a race that can be won by many. Early solo attacks, such as Emma Pooley in 2011, late solo attacks included Kasia Niewiadoma in 2018, and several editions where various sized groups are sprinting for victory.
Paladin finished third last year in a sprint of 23 riders. “I have always liked the course. It’s unpredictable, exciting to watch and should suit our team on Sunday.”
HOW TO WATCH
Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio starts at 12:10CET on Sunday, 19 March and can be followed on Twitter with #TrBinda. The race is broadcast from 14:30CET on GCN and Eurosport.