UCI Trofeo Binda highlights
24.03.2013 Official Site
Italy, One-day World Cup Road Race, 120.5km
|Binda wins Stage 1, Giro d'Italia 1927|
The Trofeo Binda is one of the oldest women's races on the calendar, having first been held in 1974 when the Italian Giuseppina Micheloni was victorious; Belgian Nicole van den Broek won the following year, then Italians won every year through until 1996 after which the race was not held for two years. Frenchwoman Fany Lecourtois won in 1999, then Fabiania Luperini (who had also won in 1994) became the last Italian to win with her victory in 2000. Since then, it's been won by riders from a wide range of nations with the British doing especially well - Nicole Cooke won in 2005 and 2007, Emma Pooley in 2008 and 2011. However, as is the case in so many races, the Dutch superstar Marianne Vos has been enormously successful in recent years, dominating in much the same way that Binda dominated the Giro - she won in 2009, 2010 and 2012, now sharing the record for most wins with Maria Canins (1984, 1990, 1992). Canins, who enjoyed an extraordinarily long career (and not only in cycling; she was also National Cross Country Skiing Champion fifteen times), was 42 when she won for the final time; Vos will be near her 26th birthday when the race was run this year and there is every reason to expect her to break the record sooner or later - but it wasn't to be in 2013.
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As the race set out from the Piazzale Alfredo Binda, nothing was certain except one thing - the cold, windy, wet and slippery conditions were likely to ensure a large number of riders abandoned or failed to finish in the permitted time. The riders first took in a neutralised 6km stretch to Laveno-Mombello on the banks of Lago Maggiore where the racing got underway on the Via XXV Aprile. Much of this section was downhill, causing speeds sufficiently high to spread the peloton along the road in a long, thin ribbon and prevent early breaks as the race headed for the small climbs in the first 13.8km to Cuveglio.
After Cuveglio, the parcours headed mostly downhill for 14.6km and onto the first intermediate sprint at Luino, 28.4km into the race. The following 8.1km to Grantola is mostly flat, not really favouring any one type of rider and ending at the second intermediate sprint - thus far, the terrain had been an evenly-balanced mixture, meaning that neither climbers, sprinters nor all-rounders had yet had opportunity to gain an upper hand, with the pack still sailing along at a rate too high for breaks. It wasn't until the beginning of the first climb, 37km from the start, that a group got away - Shara Gillow (Orica-AIS), Ashleigh Moolman (Lotto-Belisol), Karol-Ann Canuel (Vienne Futuroscope) and Jessie Daams (Boels-Dolmans) put 50" between themselves and the peloton before rival teams decided they were too strong to be allowed to control the race and sent out chasers.
The road continued to climb for 9.6km after Cunardo, taking in a narrow cobbled road at Bedero Valcuvia after 43.9km, then reached the highest point of the race at Castello Cabiaglio 50.8km from the start and 507m above sea level; it's downhill for the next 11.2km to Cittiglio and the end of the main section. Now the riders headed east from Cittiglio, instead of west as they did earlier on the main section, and immediately began climbing the 0.6km to Brenta and on for the next 1.6km to Casalzuigno. The chasers had worked hard and successfully brought back the break by the time the the race turned right for the SP45 to Cuvio, begiining the climbs of 64m in 0.8km to Commachio (average gradient 8%) and then 106m in 2.2km to Orino (average gradient 4.8%) where the first riders to arrive collected GPM points. It had been expected that the climbers would attempt to take control here, but instead they stayed with the group and preserved energy for the last section of the race; then another group escaped. Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec-UCK) went off after them, caught them and then rode straight past on her own, making a solo break. Amanda Spratt (Orica-AIS) gave chase, but the Italian had found a reserve of strength the other riders lacked and extended her lead as the finish line approached, even proving too fast for Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) and Ellen van Dijk (Specialized-Lululemon). The 21-year-old, winner of the Youth category at the Giro Donne in 2012, was alone with a comfortable advantage of 1'44" as she crossed the line to become the first Italian since 2000 to win this race, much to the delight of local fans - a splendid victory in what promises to become a glittering career.
|A superb win for Elisa Longo Borghini|
Out of 160 starters, 94 did not finish.
1 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products-UCK 3h12'16"
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS +01'44"
3 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-Lululemon
4 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS +01'51"
5 Chantal Blaak (Ned) TIBCO-To The Top +02'21"
6 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant
7 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant
8 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Hitec Products-UCK
9 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers
10 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-Lululemon
11 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS
12 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-Lululemon
13 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle-Honda
14 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Lotto-Belisol
15 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team
16 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS
17 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink
18 Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels-Dolmans
19 Lucie Pader (Fra) France
20 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas
21 Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle-Honda
22 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels-Dolmans
23 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol
24 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) MCipollini-Giordana
25 Megan Guarnier (USA) Rabobank Liv/Giant
26 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo
27 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giordana
28 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-Lululemon
29 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope
30 Tetyana Ryabchenko (Ukr) Chirio Forno d'Asolo +02'28"
31 Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink
32 Claudia Hausler (Ger) TIBCO-To The Top
33 Alizee Brien (Can) GSD Gestion-Kallisto
34 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland +02'32"
35 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers +03'08"
36 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Poland
37 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant +03'12"
38 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS +03'38"
39 Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) Poland +04'07"
40 Monika Brzezna (Pol) Poland
41 Paulina Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) Poland
42 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo +04'18"
43 Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle-Honda +05'07"
44 Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle-Honda
45 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest +05'17"
46 Agne Silinyte (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas
47 Rozanne Slik (Ned) Netherlands
48 Liisi Rist (Est) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
49 Ursa Pintar (Slo) Slovenia
50 Katazina Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Fondriest
51 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Bizkaia-Durango +05'22"
52 Alexia Muffat (Fra) France +05'23"
53 Rossella Callovi (Ita) Pasta Zara-Cogeas +05'29"
54 Martina Ruzickova (Cze) Pasta Zara-Cogeas
55 Willeke Knol (Ned) Argos-Shimano
56 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers
57 Elodie Hegoburu (Fra) France +05'37"
58 Amelie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope
59 Sophie De Baer (Ned) Netherlands
60 Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini-Giordana +05'40"
61 Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
62 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink
63 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS
64 Julia Soek (Ned) Sengers +05'59"
65 Noemi Cantele (Ita) BePink +06'08"
66 Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo +06'20"
DNF Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant
DNF Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant
DNF Katie Colclough (GBr) Specialized-Lululemon
DNF Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products-UCK
DNF Rachel Neylan (Aus) Hitec Products-UCK
DNF Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products-UCK
DNF Giada Borgato (Ita) Pasta Zara-Cogeas
DNF Silvija Latozaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas
DNF Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels-Dolmans
DNF Martine Bras (Ned) Boels-Dolmans
DNF Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) Boels-Dolmans
DNF Emma Trott (GBr) Boels-Dolmans
DNF Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo
DNF Maria Mishina (Rus) RusVelo
DNF Elena Bocharnikova (Rus) RusVelo
DNF Kozonchuk Oxana (Rus) RusVelo
DNF Sara Grifi (Ita) MCipollini-Giordana
DNF Valentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini-Giordana
DNF Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini-Giordana
DNF Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink
DNF Dalia Muccioli (Ita) BePink
DNF Ella Michal (Isr) Lotto-Belisol
DNF Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto-Belisol
DNF Celine Van Severen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
DNF Charlotte Becker (Ger) Argos-Shimano
DNF Lucy Gerner (GBr) Argos-Shimano
DNF Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Argos-Shimano
DNF Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle-Honda
DNF Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Wiggle-Honda
DNF Evelyn Arys (Bel) Sengers
DNF Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Sengers
DNF Jasmin Glaesser (Can) TIBCO-To The Top
DNF Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) TIBCO-To The Top
DNF Shelley Olds (USA) TIBCO-To The Top
DNF Samantha Schneider (USA) TIBCO-To The Top
DNF Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland
DNF Elena Cecchini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland
DNF Sara Mustonen (Swe) Faren-Let's Go Finland
DNF Patricia Schwager (Swi) Faren-Let's Go Finland
DNF Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
DNF Katsiaryna Barazna (Blr) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
DNF Mireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
DNF Gloria Boldrini (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
DNF Azzurra D'Intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
DNF Anna Trevisi (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest
DNF Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest
DNF Alessandra D'Ettore (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest
DNF Aleksandra Sosenko (Ltu) Vaiano Fondriest
DNF Sarah Lena Hofmann (Ger) Team Polaris
DNF Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Team Polaris
DNF Janine Van Der Meer (Ned) Team Polaris
DNF Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Team Polaris
DNF Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) GSD Gestion-Kallisto
DNF Mayra Del Rocio Rocha (Mex) GSD Gestion-Kallisto
DNF Lina Kristin Schink (Ger) GSD Gestion-Kallisto
DNF Charlene Delev (Ger) GSD Gestion-Kallisto
DNF Jessica Allen (Aus) Vienne Futuroscope
DNF Oriane Chaumet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope
DNF Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope
DNF Manon Souyris (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope
DNF Lilibeth Chacon Garcia (Ven) Bizkaia-Durango
DNF Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
DNF Mayalen Noriega (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
DNF Ane Santesteban Gozales (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
DNF Daniela Gass (Ger) Squadra Scappatella
DNF Larissa Ratkic (Aut) Squadra Scappatella
DNF Christina Perchtold (Aut) Squadra Scappatella
DNF Julia Hilber (Aut) Squadra Scappatella
DNF Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNF Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNF Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNF Francesca Stefani (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNF Elena Valentini - Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNF Marina Lari (Ita) Servetto Footon
DNF Maria Cristina Nisi (Ita) Servetto Footon
DNF Corinna Defile' (Ita) Servetto Footon
DNF Veronica Cornolti (Ita) Servetto Footon
DNF Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Servetto Footon
DNF Roberta Tasca (Ita) Servetto Footon
DNF Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Chirio Forno d'Asolo
DNF Egle Zablockyte (Ltu) Chirio Forno d'Asolo
DNF Elena Sitsko (Blr) Chirio Forno d'Asolo
DNF Julia Martisova (Rus) Chirio Forno d'Asolo
DNF Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Chirio Forno d'Asolo
DNF Charlotte Lenting (Ned) Netherlands
DNF Winanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands
DNF Melanie Bravard (Fra) France
DNF Eva Mottet (Fra) France
DNF Ludivine Loze (Fra) France
DNF Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia
DNF Alenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia
DNF Ajda Opeka (Slo) Slovenia
DNF Spela Kern (Slo) Slovenia
DNF Urska Kalan (Slo) Slovenia