Trofeo Binda

Cycling Sport Promotion calendar 2016

Cycling Sport Promotion calendar 2016

Cycling Sport Promotion will organise three international events again in 2016, as established by the International Cycling Union (UCI) with the publication of their calendar of athletic events for the upcoming season.

“The UCI has acknowledged the value of the events organised by Cycling Sport Promotion – commented president, Mario Minervino – in 2016 we will once again regale the province of Varese with three top level races: the Trofeo Binda for women, the Trofeo Da Moreno for junior women and the Trofeo Almar – Nation’s Cup for riders under 23. However, there are some changes regarding the dates for next year. The two women’s races will be held a week earlier, on Sunday 20 March, the day after the Milano-San Remo. We believe in women’s cycling and we agreed to bring our traditional date forward to allow the Gent Wevelgem women’s race to enjoy maximum media coverage as it will take place on the same day as the men’s race. We were also able to move the U23 Nation’s Cup forward so as to avoid a clash with the Tour de France”.

From tomorrow, with the new calendar on hand, Cycling Sport Promotion, Mario Minervino and his outstanding team will start working to set up this new bouquet of events on two wheels. (Photo F. Ossola)

Cycling Sport Promotion: Calendar 2016:
– 20 MARCH: TROFEO BINDA – UCI Women’s World Tour
– 20 MARCH: Trofeo Da Moreno – Mini-Trofeo Alfredo Binda–Women – 1.1 WJ
– 31 JULY: Coppa dei Laghi – Trofeo Almar – U23 Nations’s Cup

http://www.uci.ch/pressreleases/women-cycling-takes-major-step-forward-with-the-launch-the-uci-women-worldtour

Mario Minervino traccia un bilancio della stagione organizzativa e pensa gia’ al 2016

Mario Minervino traccia un bilancio della stagione organizzativa e pensa gia’ al 2016

Con la splendida immagine di Gianni Moscon, vincitore ad Angera del trofeo Almar – Coppa dei Laghi, si è conclusa l’attività organizzativa 2015 della Cycling Sport Promotion di Mario Minervino: “In effetti la vittoria del campione italiano sulla riva lombarda del Lago Maggiore è stata per noi un grosso regalo – ha sottolineato Minervino – Domenica 26 luglio ha vinto Moscon ma è stata tutta la nazionale azzurra a correre una gara sensazionale. Ecco, a noi piace quello spirito di squadra che è lo stesso spirito che anima la Cycling Sport Promotion. Io sono orgoglioso della mia squadra di volontari e collaboratori. Se ho un merito è proprio quello di aver selezionato una squadra infallibile che ha il merito di avere lo stesso slancio, la stessa passione e competenza sia quando si tratta di organizzare una gara per i bambini oppure per le donne o per i ragazzi under 23. In effetti quando mi accingo a fare una proposta alla Federazione Ciclistica Italiana, all’Unione Ciclistica Internazionale, alle Istituzioni, ai sindaci e agli sponsor io penso sempre alla mia squadra e nella loro forza trovo la forza per raggiungere il prossimo traguardo”.

Quest’anno la Cycling Sport Promotion ha organizzato il trofeo Da Moreno e il trofeo Binda per donne junior ed elite l’ultima domenica di marzo. Ad aprile il trofeo Speziani e Fratini e il trofeo Da Moreno per esordienti e allievi l’ultima domenica di aprile e la Coppa delle Nazioni l’ultima domenica di luglio: “Tutto è andato per il meglio e quest’anno siamo stati fortunati con il meteo. Ma oltre alle gare su strada andiamo fieri ed orgogliosi dell’entusiasmo che registra il progetto “Pedala, Pedala in Sicurezza” che vede protagonisti i bambini ed i ragazzi delle scuole del territorio. Il ciclismo in provincia di Varese è sempre molto popolare e la bicicletta è sempre il regalo più bello per ogni bambino. Il progetto di promozione dell’uso della bicicletta sarà sempre al primo posto nel nostro calendario”.

A proposito di calendario; che succederà l’anno prossimo? “In questi giorni l’Unione Ciclistica Internazionale sta raccogliendo le richieste da tutto il mondo e sta preparando i calendari delle diverse categorie. Poi tra poco più di un mese a Richmond negli USA, durante i prossimi campionati del mondo, saranno resi noti gli appuntamenti della prossima stagione. Vedremo e decideremo di conseguenza. Intanto voglio ringraziare tutti della loro straordinaria disponibilità, iniziando dalle Istituzioni sportive e amministrative, gli sponsor, le forze dell’Ordine ed i volontari senza i quali le idee non potrebbero trasformarsi in eventi indimenticabili come quelli organizzati quest’anno. Appuntamento, dunque, al 2016 con tante novità.” (Foto di Flaviano Ossola)

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

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

On Sunday: the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy, Women’s World Cup

On Sunday: the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy, Women’s World Cup

All the athletes will be pitting themselves against World Champion Pauline Ferrand Prevot who has chosen Cittiglio for her seasonal debut. The event which is much anticipated by enthusiasts and fans has finally arrived: on Sunday 29 March the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy – Women’s World Cup will take place. The event is organised by Cycling Sport Promotion and its president, Mario Minervino: “Yes, here we are again – said Minervino – everything is ready both in Cittiglio and Laveno Mombello and the whole Valcuvia area is looking forward to the race which, as always, brings the best teams in the world to the Varese province”. Indeed, 144 athletes are registered to participate, representing 24 teams, including five national teams: France, Poland, Russia, Switzerland and USA. Among them all, perhaps the athlete who stands out most is French rider and World road and cyclo-cross champion, Pauline Ferrand Prevot, who has chosen the Alfredo Binda Trophy as her seasonal debut. So everybody is curious to see the young French woman at work. She came fifth in Cittiglio in 2014, before going on to become the best athlete of the season.

The race begins at 13.30 in Laveno Mombello (Varese) and finishes after 16.00 in Cittiglio (Varese). From Laveno Mombello the group will pass through Reno and Arolo di Leggiuno, then on to Monvalle, Leggiuno, Sangiano, Caravate, Gemonio and Cittiglio where a 38 km circuit will begin, taking in Brenta Casalzuigno, Cuveglio, Rancio Valcuvia, Cassano Valcuvia, Mesenzana, Grantola, Cunardo, Bedero Valcuvia, Brinzio, Castello Cabaglio, Orino, Azzio, Gemonio and Cittiglio. The final 68 km of the race will circle four times around Brenta, Casalzuigno, Cuveglio, Cuvio, Comacchio, Orino, the race peak, at 450 m above sea level, Azzio and Gemonio with the finish in Cittiglio after 123 km: “Both the athletes and fans like the route – commented the president, Minervino – at the Binda Trophy, the best athletes always come to the fore. This year the athlete to beat is the World Champion and favourite to win, Ferrand Prevot. It will not be an easy victory, there are lots of fierce adversaries, not least some of the Italian athletes. It will be very interesting to see how it ends and especially to see whether the Orino climb will decide the outcome or if the winner will only be selected in the final sprint. In any case, it promises to be a great show.” A show which thousands of spectators will watch, along the route, and at the start and finish lines. Those who cannot follow the race live will be able to watch it on RaiSport 2 on Sunday evening from 21.00 to 22.30, with commentary by Piergiorgio Severini and Gigi Sgarbozza.

SUNDAY 29 MARCH
Laveno Mombello
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
16:30 (approx) Race finish – Protocol Ceremony