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Clara Copponi wins the “Da Moreno Trophy – Nations’ Cup Junior”

Clara Copponi wins the “Da Moreno Trophy – Nations’ Cup Junior”

French cyclist, Clara Copponi has won the “Da Moreno – mini-Alfredo Binda Trophy”, first date in the newborn junior women’s Nations’ Cup, today in Cittiglio. In the final sprint, Copponi beat a gang of riders who broke away from the group on the Orino climb, 10 km from the finish line. The first attempt to break away was in the run up to the finish line on the third lap, about 35 km from the start; Francesca Recchia (MX Dorica Amazzoni Cycling) gained a 5-second advantage on the group. At 50 km Lisa Morzenti (Eurotarget Still Bike) tried to break: her attack lasted a few kilometres, with a maximum advantage of 20 seconds. On the GPM at Casale, 14 km from the end, nine riders took the lead: Juliette Labous (France), Pauline Clouard (France), Maelle Grossetete (France), Evita Muzic (France), Susanne Andersen (Vaiano), Nicole D’Agostin (Wileer Breganze), Lisa Morzenti (Eurotarget), Elisa Balsamo (Valcar), Alessia Fruner (Vecchia Fontana). At the push of the French National team riders, the race heated up and the break became more concrete. The best riders left the group behind at 10 km from the finish line. In the last kilometre Lisa Morzenti (Eurotarget) broke again but she failed to hold her advantage at about 30 m from the finish line. In the sprint, French rider Clara Copponi (France) finished ahead of Susanne Anderse (Vaiano Fondriest) and Letizia Paternoster (Vecchia Fontana). The race that started at 9:15 covered a 66 km route from Gavirate (Varese) to Cittiglio. After the race reached Cittiglio, the athletes did five laps from Brenta to Casalzuigno and Cittiglio, followed by a final 17 km through Brenta, Casalzuigno, Cuveglio, Cuvio, Orino, Azzio, Gemonio and Cittiglio. (Photo Flaviano Ossola)

- Sprint intermedio km 21: Goossenaerts Chloe (MX Forza Fortuna Cycling Team)
– Sprint intermedio km 28: Marien Lynn (MX Forza Fortuna Cycling Team)
– Sprint intermedio km 35: Francesca Recchia (MX Dorica Amazzoni Cycling)
– Sprint intermedio km 42: Lena Mettraux (Switzerland)
– Sprint intermedio km 48: Gruber Stadler Ham Lena (Austria)

Final results:
1) Clara Copponi (France) km 66 in 1h47’42”
2) Susanne Andersen (Vaiano Fondriest)
3) Letizia Partenoster (Vecchia Fontana)
4) Elena Pirrone (Mendel Speck)
5) Laura Tomasi (Wieler Breganze)
6) Elisa Balsamo (Valcar)
7) Lisa Morzenti (Eurotarget)
8) Anastasia Cabonari (Vaiano Fondriest)
9) Justina Jovaisyte (Lithuania)
10) Kristina Stolbova (Zhiraf)

Start list “Trofeo Alfredo Binda” and “Trofeo Da Moreno”

Start list “Trofeo Alfredo Binda” and “Trofeo Da Moreno”

Tomorrow, Sunday 20 March, is the eve of Spring and female cycling will celebrate the arrival of the season favoured by cyclists with a double event; the eighteenth edition of the Alfredo Binda Trophy, the race which has been included in the calendar of the newborn Women’s World Tour, and the fourth edition of the Da Moreno – mini-Alfredo Binda Trophy, which will inaugurate the UCI junior women’s Nations’ Cup. The Da Moreno Trophy will start from Gavirate (Varese) at 9.15 and finish in Cittiglio after 66 km. Once the athletes reach Cittiglio, they will repeat the circuit from Brenta to Casalzuigno and Cittiglio five times, followed by the final 17 km through Brenta, Casalzuigno, Cuveglio, Cuvio, Orino, Azzio, Gemonio and Cittiglio.

The Alfredo Binda Trophy will cover a 123 km route, starting from Gavirate at 13.30. After a 5 km ride towards Bardello, the route returns to Gavirate, then continues on to Cocquio Trevisago, Gemonio and Cittiglio where a long 38 km lap will begin, passing through Brenta Casalzuigno, Cuveglio, Rancio Valcuvia, Cassano Valcuvia, Mesenzana, Grantola, Cunardo, Bedero Valcuvia, Brinzio, Castello Cabaglio, Orino, Azzio, Gemonio, Cittiglio. This will be followed by four laps of Brenta, Casalzuigno, Cuveglio, Cuvio, Orino, Gemonio, with the race finishing in Cittiglio. Tough points will include the Grantola climb in the first 30 km, the climb to Casale di Casalzuigno, which returns as a feature of the Alfredo Binda Trophy route, then the Orino ascent, 10 km from the finish line, which is included in the final four laps. (Photo F.Ossola)

START LIST “TROFEO ALFREDO BINDA WOMEN’S WORLD TOUR”: http://cyclingsportpromotion.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/START-LIST-ELITE.pdf

START LIST “TROFEO DA MORENO”: http://cyclingsportpromotion.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/START-LIST-JUNIOR.pdf

SUNDAY 20 MARCH 2016
7:00-18:00 Permanence – Race Segretariat opens
9:00-19:00 Press Office opens for accredited journalists
12:15-13:15 Presentation of teams and start signature
13:30 Race starts
16:45 (approx) Race finish, awards ceremony
17:30 Press Conference with the winner and leaders of the Women’s World Tour classification in the Press Office

live streaming http://cyclingsportpromotion.com/live/
The Binda Trophy will also be live on the web on the website www.tuttobiciweb,
TWITTER – Hashtag #TRBINDA #UCIWWT
YOUTUBE – Channel: Cycling Sport Promotion – https://www.youtube.com/user/trofeobinda
INSTAGRAM – Account: Cycling Sport Promotion – https://www.instagram.com/cyclingsportpromotion/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/Cycling-Sport-Promotion-168522953165323/
The highlights of the Binda Trophy will be transmitted by RAISPORT 1, on Sunday 20 March at 17.00, with commentary by Piergiorgio Severini and Monia Baccaille.

The “Alfredo Binda Trophy” in live streaming and on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, live web

The “Alfredo Binda Trophy” in live streaming and on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, live web

On Sunday, two races will take place in Cittiglio (Varese): the eighteenth edition of the Alfredo Binda Trophy, part of the new-born Women’s World Tour and the fourth edition of the Da Moreno – mini-Alfredo Binda Trophy, the race which will inaugurate the UCI junior women’s Nation’s Cup. This year, more than ever before, images and news from both races will be available in real time. It will be possible to follow the race in live streaming (http://cyclingsportpromotion.com/live/) from 13:30. Angelo Gaudenzi will provide technical support, while news will be brought to us by Lorenzo Franzetti who will interview lots of guests at the finish line in Cittiglio between laps: “the Binda Trophy will share images from the race on the web – announced Mario Minervino, president of Cycling Sport Promotion – and we will be able to update everyone who is interested in receiving news as it happens. We believe that this is the future of communication in cycling and it will be our first experience with this fantastic opportunity”. The Binda Trophy will also be live on the web on the website www.tuttobiciweb, thanks to Paolo Broggi and on the most popular social networks, thanks to Fabrizio Sansottera:

- TWITTER – Hashtag #TRBINDA #UCIWWT

- YOUTUBE – Channel: Cycling Sport Promotion – https://www.youtube.com/user/trofeobinda

- INSTAGRAM – Account: Cycling Sport Promotion – https://www.instagram.com/cyclingsportpromotion/

- FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/Cycling-Sport-Promotion-168522953165323/

The highlights of the Binda Trophy will be transmitted by RAISPORT 1, on Sunday 20 March at 17.00, with commentary by Piergiorgio Severini and Monia Baccaille. (Photo F. Ossola)

VIDEO

- Storia “Trofeo Binda – Coppa del Mondo” di Angelo Gaudenzi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S8vuBoHTs4

- Video Promo Gavirate (sede di partenza gare) di Flaviano Ossola: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3jp4qcrd_Q

With the “Trofeo Da Moreno” the “UCI Nation’s Cup for Junior Women” is born

With the “Trofeo Da Moreno” the “UCI Nation’s Cup for Junior Women” is born

Starting in Cittiglio, junior women will also have their own Nation’s Cup; “we are delighted with this news from the International Cycling Union (UCI) – declared Mario Minervino, president of Cycling Sport Promotion which organises the double event taking place next Sunday; the Alfredo Binda Trophy for elite women and the Da Moreno Trophy for junior women –. The “Da Moreno – mini-Binda Trophy” will be the first junior women’s Nation’s Cup, and with that the world cycling panorama will be complete, with no differences between the male and female cycling calendars. We will have the satisfaction of being the first organisers to prepare the stage for President Brian Cookson to award the caps to the leaders of the “Junior Women’s Nation’s Cup”.

One hundred and thirty-one, representing 21 teams, are registered to participate in the Da Moreno – mini-Binda Trophy. The race will take place on Sunday 20 March, starting from Gavirate at 9.15am and finishing at around 11.00am in Cittiglio, after 66 km on the road. Then the prize-giving for the winners and the ceremony for the leaders of the junior women’s Nation’s Cup: “it is a reward for our work to have the first junior women’s Nation’s Cup for young cyclists here in Cittiglio. Best of luck to everybody”. (Photo F.Ossola)

ENTRY LIST (PROVISIONAL): http://cyclingsportpromotion.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ELENCO-ISCRITTE-PROVVISORIO-JUNIOR.pdf

More than 140 athletes, representing 21 teams, are registered to participate in the fourth edition of the “Da Moreno Trophy”

More than 140 athletes, representing 21 teams, are registered to participate in the fourth edition of the “Da Moreno Trophy”

More than 140 athletes, representing 21 teams, are registered to participate in the fourth edition of the “Da Moreno – mini-Alfredo Binda Trophy”, including five foreign national teams (France, Switzerland, Lithuania, Austria and Slovenia), one mixed foreign team and 15 Italian teams. Teams come from the following countries: Italy, France, Switzerland, Lithuania, Austria, Slovenia, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Great Britain and Russia.

Among the favourites: from beyond the Alps, Juliette Labous, second place in the 2015 edition of the “Da Moreno-mini Binda Trophy”, national time trial champion, fifth place in the World and European Championship time trials and fourth in the European Road Championships in Tartu; Maelle Grossetete, fourth place in the “Da Moreno Trophy 2015”, vice-champion in the time trials and protagonist at the World and European Championships; Pauline Clouard, sixth place last year in Cittiglio and seventh at the “Chrono des Nations” and Lucie Jounier, at the foot of the podium at the “Chrono des Nations“, Swiss rider, Lena Mettraux, who defended her national flag at the World Championships in Richmond, Belgian Nathalie Bex, fifteenth in the time trials at the European Championships and protagonist in Richmond, Dutch athlete Kylie Waterreus, twentieth in the continental trial in Tartu, Lithuanian Erika Kuodyte, third in the 2015 national championships, the mighty Dane Susanne Andersen, fifth in the Richmond World Championships and sixth in the individual time trials at the European Championships in Tartu, British rider Henrietta Colborne, second in the “Chrono des Nations 2015”, Slovenian Hajdi Zajc, current national vice-champion and Russian Kristina Stolbova (Team Zhiraf ASD), daughter of ex-professional cyclist Svetlana Bubnenkova, winner of the “Alfredo Binda Trophy – Cittiglio” in 2002 who dominated the “Giro d’Italia 2002”, twice winning the rainbow jersey.

Among the best Italian athletes, we find: Lisa Morzenti (Team Eurotarget – Still Bike), current Italian time trial champion, fifth in the “Chrono des Nations 2015“, seventh in the European Championships time trials in Tartu, with five wins during the past season; Martina Fidanza (Team Eurotarget – Still Bike), daughter of ex-professional rider Giovanni and younger sister of Arianna, professional rider with Astana Women’s Team, winner of two road races in 2015 and of the tricolour on the track; Elisa Balsamo (Team Valcar – PBM), current Scratch World Champion, European champion in the Team Pursuit, third at the Italian Championships 2015 in Superga and sixth at the World Championships in Richmond; Chiara Consonni (Team Valcar – PBM), who won 8 road races and reached the podium 14 times in her last U17 year; Marta Cavalli (Team Valcar – PBM), European Team Pursuit Champion and third in the Italian time trial Championships; Allegra Maria Arzuffi (Team Valcar – PBM), many-time Italian Cyclocross Champion, Letizia Paternoster (S.C. Vecchia Fontana), dominant in the European Youth Olympic Festival 2015 in Tbilisi, many-time Italian Track Champion and winner of 12 road competitions, with 20 podiums in the last season; Laura Tomasi (Team Wilier – Breganze), one-time Italian Road Champion; Elena Pirrone (G.S. Mendelspeck), gold medal in the individual time trials at the European Youth Olympic Festival 2015, Italian time trial and track champion and winner of 8 races in 2015, with 5 second places and 3 thirds, Alessia Vigilia (G.S. Mendelspeck), track tricolour, 14 times on the podium in 2015 with 7 victories, including Italian U17 Championships in Darfo Boario Terme and Sofia Nilda Frometa Leonard (G.S. Mendelspeck), 12 times on the podium in 2015, with two victories and a track tricolour. One final curiosity: Sara Margheritis (Team Valcar – PBM) from Cittiglio will also be at the start line. She lives right at the finish line of the competition organised by Cycling Sport Promotion and its leader Mario Minervino. In 2015 she achieved one victory, 2 seconds, a fourth and 2 fifth places.

In 2013, Lithuanian cyclist, Milda Jankauskaite, was first to cross the finish line in Cittiglio (Varese), imitated the following year by Amalie Dideriksen from Denmark, who was wearing the World Champion’s jersey, which she won again 6 months later on the roads of Ponferrada in Spain. Last season, though, there was an Italian triumph with Venetian rider Sofia Bertizzolo, European Champion and future vice-champion of the world, right behind Dideriksen. But that’s not all. There is still more good news for our many fans. Just a few more days until the announcement. (Photo Flaviano Ossola)

VIDEO

- Storia “Trofeo Binda – Coppa del Mondo” di Angelo Gaudenzi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S8vuBoHTs4

- Video Promo Gavirate (sede di partenza gare) di Flaviano Ossola: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3jp4qcrd_Q

The “Binda Trophy” week begins and the Valcuvia region is looking forward to welcoming cyclists from all over the world

The “Binda Trophy” week begins and the Valcuvia region is looking forward to welcoming cyclists from all over the world

The Binda Trophy week begins and Cittiglio, Gavirate and the whole Valcuvia region are finalising the preparations for the double event on Sunday; the Alfredo Binda Trophy for elite women and the Da Moreno Trophy for junior women; two events that can hold their own with any other race in the world: “We are putting the finishing touches on all aspects of the race – explained Mario Minervino, leader of Cycling Sport Promotion which organises the two races – we have already installed a large part of the communication that distinguishes the events: the roundabouts, the billboard at the Colacem factory, we are about to put up the flags and the posters that announce Sunday’s races all over the region. We will soon start to set up the stage and the structures for the start and finish lines. Then it will be the turn of the arches and all the rest. The weather should be good all week and this will make our work easier; after the recent snows, we can breathe a sigh of relief. Now we are just waiting for the athletes, their staff and the fans, on Sunday, for whom we have prepared a full programme of entertainment”. Those who arrive in Cittiglio on Friday will already find fun; lots of music, entertainment and good food right up until Sunday afternoon. Don’t miss out! (Photo F.Ossola)

“Alfredo Binda Trophy” radio advertisements

“Alfredo Binda Trophy” radio advertisements

Today, Thursday 10 March, the advertising campaign to promote the Alfredo Binda Trophy (female World Tour event) and the Da Moreno Trophy – mini-Alfredo Binda (international event for junior women) will begin on Radio Number One. Both races will take place on Sunday 20 March, starting from Gavirate and finishing in Cittiglio after 123 km. “Huge enthusiasm for a special day dedicated to elite female cycling. Come and see cycling at its best on the roads of Lombardy!” goes the ad which will be aired seven times a day between 7.00 am and 8.00 pm. Radio Number One, official radio of the Alfredo Binda Trophy for years, is the ideal partner for an event that attracts tens of thousands of people both at the start line and along the race circuit. Various radio presenters alternate in entertaining the public at the finish line while waiting for the outcome of the race, which is The female cycling event of the first part of the season in Italy. (Photo F.Ossola)

The “Alfredo Binda Trophy” lengthens the tourist season, ‘sold out’ in the whole southern Varese region

The “Alfredo Binda Trophy” lengthens the tourist season, ‘sold out’ in the whole southern Varese region

The numbers are astounding: all of the hospitality structures in the Varese area are booked out on the third weekend of March during the 18th Alfredo Binda Trophy – Cittiglio, one of the races of the elite female world tour and the 4th edition of the Da Moreno/mini-Binda Trophy, an international event for junior women, both of which will be held on Sunday 20 March, starting from Gavirate and finishing in Cittiglio (both in the province of Varese). “This year 140 athletes have registered for the junior race while 170 will participate in the elite event. They are from thirty different countries. – explained Mario Minervino, president of Cycling Sport Promotion, which organises the event – Add to that the various technicians, managers and masseurs of the teams, coming, as usual, from all over the world. Then, the journalists, photographers and all the operators involved in the race. We have an estimated 1,200 people staying in the area. Hotels and farm accommodation in the southern Varese region are all full: it is great news to be “sold out” and not just because of the passion and interest that the event brings out in cycling lovers. To have such an important influx at this time of year is positive for the economy of the whole area. In fact, the Binda Trophy has lengthened the season for all those working in the tourism sector and we are very proud of this. We’ll see the first team cars arriving already on Thursday 17 March”. (Photo F.Ossola)