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Alfredo Binda Trophy World Cup: what numbers…!

Alfredo Binda Trophy World Cup: what numbers…!

The banners, posters, stage and blow-up arches of the Alfredo Binda Trophy – Women’s World Cup have all been put back into storage, while, in Cittiglio, Cycling Sport Promotion is starting to work on its next top class sporting event: the Nations Cup U23 – Almar Trophy – Lakes Cup, planned for Sunday 26 July. Already tomorrow, Sunday 12 April, local organisers, Mario Minervino and CSP managers, will visit Taino and Angera to check on details such as the positioning of the stage, meeting and administrative rooms, press office, positioning of the arch indicating the Gran Prix of the Mountain, RAI stations and so on. An inspection will also take place in Ranco, which will host the official presentation on the Saturday evening. National representatives from 25 countries will take part in the race. The Nations Cup is the most important event in the world in its category because it is considered obligatory for riders who want to participate in the World Championships. It consists of six races, the first of which is being held today in Belgium. While waiting for Cycling Sport Promotion’s exciting events this summer, let’s consider just some of the reasons why the Binda

Trophy 2015 will be remembered as one of the best editions yet. Here is an event which distinguishes itself in the world calendar, as testified by these numbers
– Athletes: 23 women’s elite teams and 21 junior women’s teams,
– 138 elite cyclists, from 28 countries on each continent, at the start line
– 112 junior atletes from 12 countries at the start line
– 15 continental and national reigning champions
– 90 minutes of TV coverage on RAI Sport2 (+ three repetitions).
– TV coverage on Viasat 16hd (Sweden), BBC Red Button, Sky Sport 22, Sky Sport 3 (Great Britain) and Universal Sport (USA),
– Images transmitted on 7 digital TV stations (Photospeed Video Service),
– two radio stations Radio Due Laghi and Radio Number One (official race radio),
– 80 race organisers
– 60 accredited journalists (print, photo, web etc.)
– 1000 badges distribuited
– 200 VIP race guests
– 60 vehicles including race cars and motorbikes
– 500 souvenirs for atlete and guests
– 350 volunteers and 150 members of the police force along the race route
– 2500 children involved in promotional activities
– 21 Municipalities involved in the route
– 1300 hotel nights in 14 hotels, hosting teams, organisers and guests, journalists, photographers and TV operators
– 10,000 spectators along the final 600 m of the race
– Six folk groups who entertained the public in Cittiglio between race laps
– Live web coverage was ensured by www.tuttobiciweb.it

Alfredo Binda Trophy: English cyclist Elizabeth Armitstead triumphs in Cittiglio

Alfredo Binda Trophy: English cyclist Elizabeth Armitstead triumphs in Cittiglio

Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) won the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy, the second trial of the Women’s World Cup in Cittiglio (Varese) today. The race started in Laveno Mombello and finished in Cittiglio after 123 fast kilometres. The winner of the World Cup 2014 who came second in the Olympics bet World Champion, Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo Liv) at her season debut. Third place on the podium was filled by Anna Van der Breggen (Rabo Liv). The race was a tough one, as always here in Cittiglio. After an initial break by Katrin Garfoot (Orica), the race really got going 90 km from the start, with an attack by: Joelle Numainville (Bigla Cycling Team), Elisabeth Williams (Orica) and Linda Indergand (Switzerland). The group caught up with them again and then Lucina Brand (Rabo Liv) attempted to break away. On the second last circuit heading for Orino, six riders broke away: Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo Liv), Anna Van Der Breggen (Rabo Liv), Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans), Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle Honda), Alena Amialiusik (Velocio Sram) and Jolanda Neff (Switzerland), opening up a gap of 35” on the main group. It turned out to be the move of the day; in fact the six were not caught again. The final sprint decided the race with the victory of Elizabeth Armitstead who, thanks to the win in Cittiglio, is now leader of the World Cup 2015: “We are very tired but very happy with how the day went – commented Mario Minervino, president of Cycling Sport Promotion, this was an important day for female cycling in Italy, with two top level races. I would like to thank all of my many collaborators, who worked so hard to ensure the success of the event”. Obviously Elizabeth Armitstead was very happy: “I am very happy with the result. Today I was in good form. The last lap was very tough though.” World champion, Pauline Ferrand Prevot, who was beaten in the final sprint, was not too disappointed: “I’m in good shape already at this first race of the season and I’m happy with second place. To get back into top form, I have to race a lot more. My goal for the season is to keep my World Championship title”. (Photo Flaviano Ossola)

17th Alfredo Binda Trophy – Women’s World Cup
Final classification: 1. Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) km 123,70 in 3h8’13” avg km/h 39,433; 2. Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo Liv); 3. Anna Van Der Breggen (Rabo Liv); 4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle Honda); 5. Alena Amaliusik (Velocio Sram); 6. Jolanda Neff (Switzerland) after 3”; 7. Annemiek Van Vleuten (Bigla Pro Cycling) after 1’31”; 8. Eleonora Van Dijk (Boels Dolmans); 9. Elena Cecchini (Lotto); 10. Ashleigh Moolmam Pasio (Bigla Pro Cycling)
Participants: 138, finished: 83

Highlights of the Alfredo Binda Trophy – Women’s World Cup will be televised at 21.00h on RAISPORT 1

The final sprint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQlSF6h04sQ&feature=youtu.be