Trofeo da Moreno

On Sunday 19 March, “Trofeo Alfredo Binda”: third date of the season in the U.C.I. WWT

On Sunday 19 March, “Trofeo Alfredo Binda”: third date of the season in the U.C.I. WWT

A big date in spring cycling in the province of Varese is drawing near. On Sunday 19 March, the 19th Trofeo Alfredo Binda, the true “springtime world championships” of female cycling, will take place between Taino and Cittiglio, together with the 5th Trofeo Da Moreno, opening race of the Junior Women’s Nations’ Cup, which was won last year by Holland, followed by Italy, France, Germany and Norway. So the enthusiasm of the female cycling world and of Cycling Sport Promotion, organisers of the two events, is more than justified. President of CSP, Mario Minervino shares his thoughts: “Ten years have passed since the Trofeo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio became part of the great world of female cycling, thanks to the Municipality of Cittiglio and its Mayor, Fabrizio Anzani. Following the global reforms and the cancellation of the World Cup, the race became part of the Women’s World Tour and is on a par with the men’s professional calendar. There will be lots of noteworthy details in 2017, starting from the 5th “Trofeo Da Moreno” – Mini-Trofeo Binda for junior women. This event was born in Cittiglio and was then launched in other countries that watch our competition with curiosity. Indeed the Unione Ciclistica Internazionale (UCI) used it to create the new Nations’ Cup circuit. The race will begin in Taino and finish in Cittiglio, it is technically challenging and will have an extraordinary impact. The route, through scenic landscapes, will be an advertisement for the territory. We will showcase our countryside, environment, beautiful mountains, lakes, historical towns and villages to a vast audience, promoting our area as the fantastic tourist destination that it is.

Many side events will also be organised and I would like to mention one in particular that is linked to our schools and first and second grade children: the “CYCLE, CYCLE… IN SAFETY” project, aimed at teaching road safety and promoting cycling among kids. I would like to thank the Administration of the Municipality of Taino and especially the Mayor Stefano Ghiringhelli. We have worked together for two years now and our collaboration will be intensified in 2017. I am grateful to all the Municipalities involved in the race, to the numerous Local Clubs, to the sponsors who support the event, and to the police, who guarantee the safety of athletes and public alike. A special thanks goes to the civil, military, sporting, political, social and cultural Institutions that flank us and give us moral and real support. Greetings also the media, especially RAI that will broadcast the race already on Sunday evening”. (Photo Flaviano Ossola)

SUNDAY 19 MARCH 2017
19th Trofeo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio, UCI Elite Women, Women’s World Tour for the Elite Women’s category
5th Trofeo Da Moreno – Mini-Trofeo Binda, UCI Junior Women, Nations’ Cup for the Junior Women’s category
Taino Programme:
07.00 – 18.00: Race secretariat open
09.00 – 19.00: Press Office open to accredited journalists
08.00 – 08.50: Team presentation and signature of starting sheet for Trofeo Da Moreno – Mini-Trofeo Binda
09.00: Start Trofeo Da Moreno – Mini-Trofeo Binda
10.00: Angel’s Gospel Choir
Fanfare Bersaglieri A. Vidoletti di Vergiate
10.30: Legnano flag-flyers folk group
11.30: Raising of the flag official salute
12.30 – 13.20: Team presentation and signature of starting sheet for the Trofeo Binda
13.30: Start Trofeo Binda
Cittiglio Programme:
11.00 (approx): Finish Trofeo Da Moreno – Mini-Trofeo Binda
14.00: Music by Cittiglio “Amici della Musica”
Fanfare Bersaglieri A. Vidoletti di Vergiate
I Tencit di Cunardo Folk Group
Legnano flag-flyers folk group
16.45 (approx): Finish, prize-giving ceremony for the Trofeo Binda
17.30: Press Conference with the winner and leaders of the Women’s World Tour classification in the Press Room

On Sunday 19 March, the “Trofeo Alfredo Binda” from Taino to Cittiglio

On Sunday 19 March, the “Trofeo Alfredo Binda” from Taino to Cittiglio

There is a race within the race at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda this year and it is almost as gripping as the race itself, which is considered ever more the “spring world championships”, thanks to the participation of some of the world’s best riders. The region becomes more involved every year, showing its enthusiasm and passion for the queens of the road during the world tour, one of the most important races in the world. The Trofeo Alfredo Binda, which will take place on Sunday 19 March, organised by Mario Minervino’s Cycling Sport Promotion, will match the athletes’ efforts with prizes to compete for right from the starting line in Taino. This is thanks to the local municipalities involved in the first part of the race route: Osmate, Besozzo, Brebbia, Cuveglio and Grantola, which have set aside prizes for the winners of various intermediate sprints. From Grantola on, the strongest riders will begin their race in earnest on the climbs; in fact prizes will be given to the first cyclist to climb the Cunardo, after 39 km, then at Orino during each of the four laps of Cittiglio, Brenta, Casalzuigno, Casale, Casalzuigno, Cuveglio, Cuvio, Comacchio, Orino, Azzio, Gemonio and back to Cittiglio.

Then it’s on to the finish line and the most important prize; the victory of the nineteenth edition of the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, a victory that can make a career: “It’s true, winning here is particularly significant – explains Mario Minervino – for example Elisa Longo Borghini’s first important victory was here in Cittiglio and that success really changed her sporting career. But the race within the race organised by the municipalities along the route is just as important. They are getting more and more involved in the race that brings an important economic return to the Province of Varese at this time of year. The Municipalities, the Chamber of Commerce, the Province of Varese, the Lombardy Region, the Verbano Valley Mountains and Valleys Community, together with the sponsors create the best conditions possible for the athletes to compete. There is one week to go to the event but already from Monday, our territory will begin to sport the colours of the jerseys of the protagonists of the Trofeo Binda and Trofeo Da Moreno“.

To add to the appeal of the Trofeo Binda, there will also be a special prize; the winner of the race will win a week long holiday at the Happy Village Marina di Camerota on the Cilento coast, which is twinned with Cittiglio and has always shown its enthusiasm for the Trofeo Binda. The stay at the Happy Village (www.happyvillage.it) will allow the fortunate cyclists to get to know one of the most beautiful seaside locations in Italy. The Happy Village Marina di Camerota offers 257 Mediterranean style mini homes located from 200 to 600 m from the sea, with direct access to the sand and pebble beaches which are reserved and serviced for guests. Cyclists from fifty teams from all over the world will take part in the two races and all of the best athletes have announced their participation. (Photo Flaviano Ossola)

SPRINTS
– Municipality of OSMATE special prize provided by the Osmate Administration
– Intermediate Sprint BESOZZO: km 14.3 (Via XXV Aprile – Besozzo) Brebbia Administration
– Intermediate Sprint BREBBIA: km 12.2 (Via Matteotti – Brebbia) Besozzo Administration
– Intermediate Sprint CUVEGLIO: km 28.0 (Via Battaglia di S. Martino – SS394) Cuveglio Administration
– Intermediate Sprint GRANTOLA: km 35.2 (Via Mignani – SP43) Grantola Administration

G.P.M.
– GPM CUNARDO amm. Comunale di Cunardo Km 39,2
– GPM ORINO Da Moreno
– 2° giro/lap – km 70,3
– 3° giro/lap – km 88,1
– 4° giro/lap – km 105,9
– 5° giro/lap – km 123,7

PROGRAMME

SATURDAY 18 MARCH 2017
14.30: Race for pupils of the Primary School in collaboration with the Varese street police, local police and Civil Protection, in the municipal park at Cittiglio station.

SUNDAY 19 MARCH 2017
– 19th Trofeo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio, UCI Elite Women, Female World Tour reserved to the Elite Women’s category
– 5th Trofeo Da Moreno – Mini-Trofeo Binda, UCI Junior Women, Nations’ Cup reserved to the Junior Women’s category

Taino Programme:
07.00 – 18.00: Race secretariat open
09.00 – 19.00: Press Office open to accredited journalists
08.00 – 08.50: Team presentation and signature of starting sheet for Trofeo Da Moreno – Mini-Trofeo Binda
09.00: Start Trofeo Da Moreno – Mini-Trofeo Binda
10.00: Angel’s Gospel Choir
Fanfare Bersaglieri A. Vidoletti di Vergiate
10.30: Legnano flag-flyers folk group
11.30: Raising of the flag official salute
12.30 – 13.20: Team presentation and signature of starting sheet for the Trofeo Binda
13.30: Start Trofeo Binda

Cittiglio Programme:
11.00 (approx): Finish Trofeo Da Moreno – Mini-Trofeo Binda
14.00: Music by Cittiglio “Amici della Musica”
Fanfare Bersaglieri A. Vidoletti di Vergiate
I Tencit di Cunardo Folk Group
Legnano flag-flyers folk group
16.45 (approx): Finish, prize-giving ceremony for the Trofeo Binda
17.30: Press Conferenza with the winner and leaders of the Women’s World Tour classification in the Press Room