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138 athletes at the start line of the Alfredo Binda Trophy

138 athletes at the start line of the Alfredo Binda Trophy

Start List Alfredo Binda Trophy – World Cup

Start List Da Moreno Trophy – JUNIOR

Tomorrow, Sunday 29 March, 138 athletes will take part in the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy – second trial in the Women’s Cycling World Cup. They represent 24 teams, including national teams from France, Poland, Russia, Switzerland and USA. Number one will be worn by French rider Pauline Ferrand Prevot, World Road and Cyclo-cross champion. At the 3rd Da Moreno Trophy, ‘mini-World Cup’, an international junior race, 112 athletes from 19 teams will participate, including national teams from France, Lithuania and Switzerland. Both races will start from Laveno Mombello (Varese) and finish in Cittiglio (Varese). Elite cyclists will pedal for 55 km, followed by four circuits of 17 km, for a total of 123 km, while the junior race will cover almost 70 km.

All of the best teams in the world will be present at the race which promises to be an extraordinary international sporting challenge: “We are delighted with the setting that we have prepared – explained Mario Minervino, president of Cycling Sport Promotion – I would like to thank everybody who has helped in organising this amazing event. Tomorrow, about 500 people, between volunteers and police, will ensure that the race runs smoothly and safely. And I’m grateful to everyone who has supported CSP’s work over the last 17 years, starting from the Mayor of Cittiglio, Fabrizio Anzani and the traffic police. Through them, I would like to thank all the Institutions and the fans and enthusiasts who will celebrate the 250 athletes, both elite and junior, participating tomorrow”. There is a festival feeling in Cittiglio, according to the Mayor, Fabrizio Anzani: “I join Mario Minervino in complimenting the whole territory – said Anzani – Cycling Sport Promotion has done fantastic work and today we are very happy to see the town hall full of team representatives who have come to Cittiglio from the four corners of the world”.

PROGRAMME OF THE TROFEO ALFREDO BINDA 2015

SUNDAY 29 MARCH
Cittiglio
12:00 Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota
Laveno Mombello
08:00 – 09:00 Presentation of the teams
09:15 Start of the 3rd Trofeo Da Moreno-mini Trofeo Binda (international junior women’s race).
Cittiglio
11:15 Finish of junior race
Laveno Mombello
10:00 Laveno Mombello Philharmonic Band. Folk group “Sem Chi In scì” from Laveno Mombello.
Music and flag-throwers from the City of Legnano. Fanfare with “Garibaldina di Treviolo”
ore 11,30 flag display. Italian Army – Salute to the Authorities.
12:00 Presentation of World Cup teams
13:30 Start of the 17th Trofeo Alfredo Binda, 2nd trial of the Road UCI Women’s World Cup
Cittiglio
ore 14,00 “Amici della Musica” band from Cittiglio. “Garibaldina di Treviolo” fanfare. Exibition by folkloristic group “i Tencit di Cunardo”. Music and flag-throwers from the City of Legnano
16:30 (approx) Race finish – Protocol Ceremony
17:00 Press Conference with winner / prize for journalist competition

The Festival of the “Binda Trophy” begins today. Welcome to Cittiglio!

The Festival of the “Binda Trophy” begins today. Welcome to Cittiglio!

This is the message that the children of Cittiglio send to the cyclists arriving from all over the world. The rainbow jersey of French rider, Pauline Ferrand Prevot awakens the enthusiasm of the Valcuvia region. Over 250 cyclists will take part in the race

From today until Sunday, the whole Varese province will experience the excitement of the Women’s World Cup. The Alfredo Binda Trophy, which recalls one of the most extraordinary protagonists of heroic cycling, never fails to enthuse children, men and women of all ages who are happy to celebrate the cyclists who come from all over the world. Everyone in their own way expresses their joy and pride in their territory which hosts one of the most important events in the world cycling calendar. This event reaches beyond the world of sport and touches the hearts of thousands of people who collaborate, help and assist in the success of an event which lasts the whole year, thanks to the dedication of Mario Minervino and his co-workers in Cycling Sport Promotion. Local administrations, associations, groups, volunteers, athletes, police; everybody here chips in to make the Binda Trophy unforgettable. They work without a break, night and day, to make sure everything is working perfectly; constructing the stage, the flagpole and the podium. Barriers are put in place, the amplification is fine-tuned and pylons are built for the RAI cameras. In Laveno Mombello they even tried to cover Lake Maggiore, building a platform for the procession of the athletes on their way to sign the starting sheet. Strange the cycling world; you have to sign regardless of what will happen. In everyday life, the opposite happens but cycling, as we know, is fascinating because it goes against the flow.

Some of the foreign teams have been testing these roads for days now. The latecomers will arrive today; 250 girls, both junior and elite, from all the continents. A great festival of colour and languages, dialects and ambitions, sounds and emotions. Some of the cyclists are worried about staying with the group. Some study tactics, testing themselves on the Orino climb and marking the exact point at which to break away from the group. Some ask their team members to work at staying together so that, this time, the race will be decided in the final sprint. Dreams, plans and thoughts, mixed with the sounds of the global village which is growing between Laveno and Cittiglio. Along the route, banners and flags appear, hedges are trimmed and the roads are scrubbed. In just a few hours the protagonists of the Binda and Da Moreno Trophies will pass by here and everything must be ready. Everything will be perfect, as always.

Local children made a sign which has been set up at the roundabout in Cittiglio. Their message is simple but effective: Welcome to Cittiglio. Fifty of them will parade and present a series of slogans which they coined for the occasion. The World Cup is a big party and the kids get involved with the kind of enthusiasm which makes them stand out, both on their bikes and at their school desks. A big party, this year in the sunshine! Don’t miss it!

PROGRAMME OF THE TROFEO ALFREDO BINDA 2015

FRIDAY 27 MARCH
Cittiglio – Parco della Stazione
Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota

SATURDAY 28 MARCH
Cittiglio – Parco della Stazione
Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota
Cittiglio – Parco della Stazione
14:30 Race for primary school pupils, in collaboration with the local police, Civil Protetion and LibEreria

SUNDAY 29 MARCH
Cittiglio
12:00 Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota
Laveno Mombello
08:00 – 09:00 Presentation of the teams
09:15 Start of the 3rd Trofeo Da Moreno-mini Trofeo Binda (international junior women’s race).
Cittiglio
11:15 Finish of junior race
Laveno Mombello
10:00 Laveno Mombello Philharmonic Band. Folk group “Sem Chi In scì” from Laveno Mombello.
Music and flag-throwers from the City of Legnano. Fanfare with “Garibaldina di Treviolo”
ore 11:30 flag display. Italian Army – Salute to the Authorities.
12:00 Presentation of World Cup teams
13:30 Start of the 17th Trofeo Alfredo Binda, 2nd trial of the Road UCI Women’s World Cup
Cittiglio
ore 14:00 “Amici della Musica” band from Cittiglio. “Garibaldina di Treviolo” fanfare. Exibition by folkloristic group “i Tencit di Cunardo”.
Music and flag-throwers from the City of Legnano
16:30 (approx) Race finish – Protocol Ceremony
17:00 Press Conference with winner / prize for journalist competition

ReCycling project 2015

ReCycling project 2015

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 Foto (548)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.

MANAGEMENT OF URBAN WASTE
The problem of waste disposal is becoming more and more urgent, particularly as regards the disposal costs. Therefore the cooperation of everybody is needed to limit, if not to reduce, such costs that consequently affect the fees charged to each citizen. How and what to do? First of all, we need to cut down the production of waste, for example favoring purchases of products that minimize the use of packagings specially non-biodegradable ones and/or recyclable but this is not always easy to apply. The issue on which we all can take action immediately is the differentiation at the time of introducing the waste the into the appropriate sacs/containers: particularly plastics, glass, cans, paper, organic fractions but also drugs, dead batteries, used oils separating the cooking ones from the mineral ones, metals, garments, electronic and electrical products and bulky ones (pieces of furniture, domestic appliances, etc.), as well as green waste and toxic waste (paints, solvents, detergents, etc. ). This is why to properly differentiate waste means to allow the appropriate centers to dispose of the waste with a consequent reduction of what inserted in the “violet sac” which, as well known, ends up in a landfill or is disposed of in incinerators. Furthermore it should be considered that some types of materials, such as plastics, glass and paper, are sold being recyclable; then we will not have a cost for disposal, but a revenue, which will represent an active voice in the economic balance of waste management. The minimum target to be achieved for the recycling and recovery of waste indicated by the Regional Law and the Provincial Plan is fixed in at least 65% of differentiation with a parallel reduction of waste of 3%. The Mountain Community Institution, who has been awarded the contract of service at community level, has printed and distributed to all citizens an explanatory pamphlet with very clear exhaustive information on the subject that we recommend to be very carefully consulted by everybody. It is obvious and intelligible that to properly differentiate the waste is also a concern for all of us. In conclusion each of us must always keep in mind the “4R that are good for the environment (and for our pocket, too )”: REDUCE, REUSE, RECOVER and RECYCLE.

PLAYGROUND AT THE BIKE-PEDESTRIAN TRACK
A new playground, called “Stì Park”, consisting of a small soccer field, table tennis, a cableway and outdoor gym tools was created at the bike-pedestrian track. Next year additional tools for a life trail and a springboard are foreseen. In exchange for the private use of a piece of municipal land in Via per Mombello, Agrilaghi Company placed along the bike-pedestrian track some stone benches and some small tables in the equipped area, as replacement of the payment of the fee for the use of the above mentioned municipal area, whereas other benches were donated by Monti Arreda Company whom we wish to sincerely thank. Lastly a part of the bike-pedestrian track was finally lit by means of energy saving tiles and use of solar energy. If the budget permits, for next year we are going to complete the entire length of the track, thanks to the campaign “Adopt a tile”.

MAPS OF THE BIKE-PEDESTRIAN TRACK
4 Maps of the bike-pedestrian track were placed in some strategic points of the town (the railway station and accesses to the track) in order to identify the services related to the track itself.

ECOLOGICAL ASHTRAYS
5 Large ashtrays were placed on the ground and 5 small ashtrays on existing stakes and support devices in order to educate smokers not to throw cigarette stubs on the ground, thus respecting the environment in which we live.

LIFE TRAIL AT THE BIKE-PEDESTRIAN TRACK
We have in mind to add some new games near the new playground, such as some fitness tools for the life trail and a springboard. Should there be any possibility to rent some nearby pieces of land, we might have more space available for a kiosk with music for our young people. The night fun to be reached by walking !!!

CAMPAIGN FOR ENERGY SAVING AND SUSTAINABLE URBAN LIGHTING BY RENEWABLE SOURCES (SOLAR ENERGY)
“Give LIGHT to the Future” is the title of the project to adopt a “Geco Circle” solar tile (with a personal dedication) for the new bike-pedestrian track in collaboration with Genesis Luce Srl. The City Council and the Mayor Dr. Fabrizio Anzani have thought of involving local people and municipal schools in the project of adopting a new stretch of the bike-pedestrian track that will help to make better usable the territory by a technological innovation with a high educational content because of the message addressed to energy saving and environment protection. The project foresees the continuation of the work through the adoption by individual citizens of a Geco Circle’s module already laid in July on an experimental piece of the bike-pedestrian track. Citizens may customize the tile dedicating it to a person they love and who loves the environment. Three personalised specimen have been created:
a: dedicated to: girlfriend, boyfriend or wife, husband, friend
b: dedicated to: Mom, Dad, Grandmother, Grandfather
c: dedicated to everybody who one believes will be pleased
The cost of a single solar tile with a dedication is of 99 Euro. Concerned citizens may subscribe to the adoption of a tile by a special card that will be distributed in schools or by applying to the municipal offices. The payment can be made by postal account.

WATER’s HOUSE
The so called “Water’s House”” will be installed in Piazzale De Peri, a site for the supply of drinking water, natural and sparkling, which will cost respectively € 0,05 / liter Foto casa acquaand € 0,10 / liter, while the cost of a rechargeable card will be of € 2,50. The City Council has decided to favor the consumption of public water installing the Water’s House that supplies natural or sparkling micro-filtered water. It is a public fountain that promotes the public aqueduct water exalting the features of quality and safety. The microfiltration system removes the excess of chlorine and other impurities that may be present in the water, improves the organoleptic characteristics, the smell, the natural flavor, the transparency and maintains the most balanced content of mineral salts. For safety purposes, a special ultraviolet lamp sterilizes the water before the supply. The filtered water is therefore tastier for drinking and suitable for cooking because it enhances and makes more defined the flavors of foods. Furthermore, as it was in the past, the House may become a point that favors aggregation and sociability, important values of tradition enhanced by a contemporary fountain that uses modern technologies for water. The Water’s House also takes a particular care of the environment as it uses all the available new resources to save energy and to reduce the production of plastics waste with consequent problems of disposal. The benefits of supporting a new policy of sustainable development are immediate. 65% of water is sold in plastic containers and each year approximately 320-350 thousand tons of PET containers end up in the trash. The consortium in charge of the recovery of plastics packagings recycles 124 thousand tons, representing 34%. The environmental impact of bottled water is even higher if we consider that 82% of the same moves throughout Italy along the highways.

An exceptional prize on the final podium of the “Binda Trophy”

An exceptional prize on the final podium of the “Binda Trophy”

At the Binda Trophy, second stage of the Women’s World Cup, the by now traditional town twinning festival between Camerota and Cittiglio will take place. This union was born after the war when migration north became common, thanks to the opportunities offered there by industrialisation. Cittiglio, in particular, was quite a rural area, situated next to industrial zones where plenty of employment could be found. The migrants from Camerota who came there found that it was not so different from the places they had left. The twinning between Camerota and Cittiglio has been consolidated over the last three years and the event becomes more popular every year. This year, themed evenings will be held both on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 March. But that’s not all: the athletes who reach the Binda Trophy podium will win a very special prize; a full week’s stay at the Happy Village in Marina di Camerota on the Cilento Coast (http://www.happyvillage.it). This will give the lucky cyclists the opportunity to get to know one of the most beautiful marine locations in Italy. The Happy Village in Marina di Camerota has 257 Mediterranean style mini villas which are located between 200 and 600 m from the sea, with direct access to the private and equipped sand and pebble beaches.

Trofeo Alfredo Binda Women’s World Cup: radio advertisements

Trofeo Alfredo Binda Women’s World Cup: radio advertisements

On Thursday 19 March radio advertisements will be aired on Radio Number One to promote the Alfredo Binda Trophy, Women’s World Cup, which will take place on Sunday 29 March, starting from Laveno Mombello and finishing in Cittiglio after 123 km of excitement along Lake Maggiore and in the Valcuvia region. “Come and see the greats of cycling on the roads of Lombardy, in a special day dedicated to the elite of international cycling, a unique day for those who love the world on two wheels”, recites the ad which will be aired seven times a day, from 7am to 8pm. Radio Number One, which has been the official radio of the Alfredo Binda Trophy for years, is the perfect partner for an event such as the World Cup, attracting tens of thousands of people at the race start, along the route and at the finish. Various radio personalities will entertain the public at the finish line while waiting for the arrival of the athletes, in the most important female event in Italy in the first part of the competitive season.