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After last year great success, the Cycling Sport Promotion, the organiser of the “Alfredo Binda Trophy”, has renewed its commitment to the eco-friendly cause of the UCI Recycling program for the fourth consecutive year. The following institutions Commissione Europea, Provincia di Varese, Comune di Cittiglio, Comunità Montata Valli del Verbano, GAL dei Laghi e della Montagna, GAL delle Valli del Luinese, Comune di Camerota e Parco Nazionale del Cilento will play an active role within the “Recycling” project, together with EXPO 2015, the Milan world exhibition that will focus on nutrition and promotion of local products. In order to enhance our commitment to the environmental cause, this year we will support the proposals of Comune di Cittiglio for the preservation and protection of nature. Alongside the Cycling Sport Promotion initiatives of the last three years, the arrival area of the World Cup will be equipped with ecological ashtrays to encourage smokers not to throw cigarette butts on the ground. Great work has also been done promoting the new bike path, a new children’s playground and new tourist maps. To raise awareness about the cycle tracks around our territory, we have set up informative boards about the races at the start of the Laveno Mombello-Cittiglio cycle track which joins the two main towns of the Binda Trophy. As far as the environmental protection is concerned, during the race days, waste collection points will be set up in areas of greater public flow (start in Laveno Mombello arrival in Cittiglio, shopping village, team parking areas, secretary and press room) and inside the feeding area (Green Zone) for the athletes. This year the area will be looked after by AVIS volunteers (Italian Association of Blood Donors). Proper information on the use of the Green Zone will be passed on to the athletes through a specific flyer included in the race paper work and will be also available to the team managers during the technical meeting on Saturday afternoon in Cittiglio. As a proof of the total commitment of the organisers of the Italian women World Cup race, all technical guidelines are printed on special bleached without chlorine (FSA) paper with vegetable-based inks. Furthermore ENEL (national electricity supplier) was asked to provide “clean” energy at low environmental impact. To help the rural economy of our province this year two teams taking part in the Binda Trophy will be staying at the farm “”La Betulla” Brezzo di Bedero, where they will be able to enjoy fantastic views of Lake Maggiore. New this year, the Cycling Sport Promotion will use more than 500 meters of ecological TNT banners , made from recycled PET plastic bottles. Also, all the volunteers for the set up of panels and banners will be equipped with a bag labeled “recycling” to collect plastic cable ties used to fix the structures. The UCI Recycling Program has been widely addressed across the schools in the area, with the distribution of a specific leaflet and a special videoclip, featuring our mascot “Giambattista Eco-friendly Cyclist ” which was a great success with the children. The video is on our YouTube page. Some very interesting gadgets including promotional water bottles made of biodegradable material will be available to the children taking part in the “school project”, the inevitable pen holders “UCI ReCycling” bins and the new “UCI Recycling” Notepads made of recycled paper and cardboard, which will be given to the athletes, the VIPs and the authorities. During the competition days, the press room will be equipped with pens made of solid recycled cardboard and vegetable ink and recycled paper, the same paper as these documents are printed on. The logo “Think before you print” stands out on all our press releases, so the reader will only print documents if needed. Our safety plan has been endorsed once again by the Police of Varese, the Prefecture has ordered the closure of roads for the day of the race. The race route will be sign posted a week before the event to facilitate the athletes’ training. Alternative routes will also be prepared for regular traffic and two PPO will be set up to regulate incoming traffic in Laveno Mombello and Cittiglio.

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