On Sunday, 29 March next the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy – second trial of the Women’s Cycling World Cup and the 3rd Da Moreno Trophy, mini-World Cup will take place. Both races will start from Laveno Mombello (Varese) and finish in Cittiglio (Varese). The elite athletes will cycle along a 55 km route and will then do the final circuit of 17 km four times for a total of 123 km, while the junior race will follow a route of almost 70 km. The best teams in the world will be present in this pre-Olympic year for an extraordinary international challenge which will involve not only elite but also junior athletes in a competition which has no equal apart from the Olympics, World and Continental Championships. The long weekend in Laveno Mombello and Cittiglio will begin on Friday with the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota. The festival will continue on Saturday and Sunday in the Park beside the train station. On Saturday there is a race for primary school students in Cittiglio. Sunday the third international Da Moreno Trophy for juniors will start at 9.15, while the Alfredo Binda Trophy will begin at 13.30. Meantime, while waiting for the outcome of the two much anticipated races, there will be lots of entertainment with music, folk groups, flag-throwers, colours and enthusiasm.

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