The 18th edition of the Alfredo Binda Trophy will take place on Sunday in Cittiglio. The race is included in the calendar of the newborn Women’s World Tour. As of today, 168 cyclists have registered to participate, representing 28 teams, including national teams from France and Switzerland. In total, the following countries are all represented: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guam, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA. Here is a selection of the best riders: (Photo F. Ossola)

- Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team): current World Champion, winner of three trials and overall winner of the 2015 World Cup. Winner of the last edition of the “Alfredo Binda Trophy”. In 2016 she has already won the “Strade Bianche – World Tour” and the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

- Evelyn Stevens (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team): vice world champion in team time trial, winner of various stages of the Giro d’Italia. Ninth place in the last edition of the “Giro Rosa”. She recently established the new Hour Record.

- Eleonora Van Dijk (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team): World time trial Champion 2013, current European time trial champion and second in the world team time trial. Winner of the third stage and third overall in the “Tour of Qatar 2016”.

- Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team): winner of the “Strade Bianche 2015”, winner of one stage of the “Giro Rosa 2015” and third overall (6 days wearing the pink jersey). Third overall in the time trial at the World Championships 2015, current national champion and winner of the “Tour of Norway 2015”. This year she came sixth in the “Strade Bianche”.

- Mara Abbott (Wiggle – High5): twice winner of the “Giro d’Italia”. In 2015 she won the last stage of the “Giro d’Italia” and finished second overall. Overall first in the “Tour of the Gila” and “Redlands Bicycle Classic”.

- Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle – High5): two times World Road Champion and winner on the track. In 2015 she won the “Tour of Chongming Island”, part of the World Cup circuit, two stages of the “Route de France” and the “Molecaten Drentse 8 Van Westerveld”.

- Mayuko Hagiwara (Wiggle – High5): current national champion of Japan, this year, she has already won the Asian time trial championships. Last season she won the Morbegno stage at the “Giro d’Italia” and a stage of the “Tour de Bretagne”.

- Emma Johansson (Wiggle – High5): current Swedish road and time trial champion. She won the “Alfredo Binda Trophy” in 2014. Fifth in the last World Championships. So far in 2016 she made the podium at the “Strade Bianche” and at the “Le Samyn des Dames”.

- Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo – Liv Women Cycling Team): current French champion. In 2015 she won the Aprica stage of the “Giro d’Italia” and came second at the “Alfredo Binda Trophy”. She has been world road, MTB and Cyclo-cross champion (the only woman in the world to have achieved this).

- Anna Van Der Breggen (Rabo – Liv Women Cycling Team): first in the international ranking in 2015. Last season she came third in the “Alfredo Binda Trophy”, she won the “Flèche Wallonne” (CDM), the national time trial championships, a stage and the overall classification at the “Giro d’Italia” and two silver medals at the World Championships. Current leader of the “Women’s World Tour”, after coming fifth at the “Strade Bianche” and fourth at the “Ronde van Drenthe’’.

- Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo – Liv Women Cycling Team): in 2015 she won the overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira and the European Under 23 Championships. Fifth in the “Giro d’Italia” and third in the team time trials at the World Championships. In 2016 she came second at the “Strade Bianche”. Leader in the Youth World Tour.

- Lisa Brennauer (Canyon SRAM Racing): in 2015 she won the Energiewacht Tour, two stages and the overall “Boels Holland Ladies Tour, and the gold medal in the team time trial at the World Championships. At the World Championships in Richmond, she won bronze in the time trial.

- Trixi Worrack (Canyon SRAM Racing): just a few days ago she won the “Ladies Tour of Qatar 2016”, taking second place in the second stage and fourth place overall. Last Saturday she came third in the “Ronde van Drenthe”.

- Alena Amialiusik (Canyon SRAM Racing): current Belorussian road and time trial champion. In 2015 shw won at the European Games in Baku, she won the overall “Gracia-Orlova” and the team time trial at the World Championships.

- Elena Cecchini (Canyon SRAM Racing): twice Italian road champion, in 2015 she won the tricolour title at Superga and the second stage of the “Festival Luxembourgeois du Cyclisme”. This year she has already won the Italian Derny track championships.

- Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team): in 2015 she won the South African road and time trial championships and the African road and time trial championships. Fourth in the “Giro d’Italia”, with four third places in four stages, second in the Emakumeen Euskal Bira, second at the “Giro dell’Emilia”.

- Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica – AIS): in 2015 she won the opening stages of the “Giro d’Italia”, the “Giro della Toscana” and the Emakumeen Euskal Bira. Third in the time trials at the European Games in Baku, second at the “Flèche Wallonne” (CDM) and fourth at the “Tour of Flanders”. In 2016 she took sixth place at the “Omloop van het Hageland, seventh at the “Strade Bianche” and ninth at the “Ronde van Drenthe”.

- Amanda Spratt (Orica – AIS): in 2016 she has already won the Australian championships and the important 1.2 competition “Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race”.

- Katrin Garfoot (Orica – AIS): in 2016 she has won the Australian time trial championships, the first stage and overall “Santos Women’s Tour” and the second stage of the “Ladies Tour of Qatar”. Fourth in the “Tour of Qatar”.

- Tatiana Guderzo (Hitec Products): World Champion in 2009, last season she won silver at the Italian time trial Championships, she also won the first stage fo the “Tour of Chongming Island” (2.2).

- Shelley Olds (Cylance Pro Cycling): this year she has already taken a second and two fourth places at the “Santos Women’s Tour”, second place in the overall classification at the “Santos Women’s Tour” and two fifth places at the “Ladies Tour of Qatar”. Sixth at the ‘’Ronde van Drenthe 2016’’ and fifth at the “Omloop Het Niuswblad 2016’’.

- Rossella Ratto (Cylance Pro Cycling): bronze medalist at the 2013 World Championships. Last season she finished fourth at the Italian time trial Championships, third overall at the “Tour de l’Ardeche”, fifth at the European Games in Baku and fourth in the third stage of the Emakumeen Euskal Bira.

- Linda Melanie Villumsen (Unitedhealthcare): current world time trial champion

- Ilaria Sanguineti (BePink): European number 2 Under 23, in 2015 she won the first stage and overall “Tour de Bretagne”.

- Silvia Valsecchi (BePink): current Italian time trial champion. In 2015 she came second in the “Tour de Bretagne” time trial.

- Sofia Bertizzolo (Astana Women’s Team): Italian and European champion and Junior World vice-champion in 2014, in 2015 she won the “Da Moreno – mini-Alfredo Binda Trophy”.

- Arianna Fidanza (Astana Women’s Team): in the first part of 2016 she has finished in 8th and 11th place, respectively in the fourth and first stages of the “Ladies Tour of Qatar”.

- Marta Bastianelli (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia): World Champion in 2007. Last season she won the first stage of the “Giro della Toscana” and she finished second in the fourth stage of the “Giro d’Italia”. Fifth at the Italian time trial Championships and second in the third stage of the “Boels Holland Ladies Tour”. In 2016 she has already won the Omloop van het Hageland.

- Malgorzata Jasinska (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia): current Polish champion. In 2015 she won the last stage and the overall classification in the “Giro della Toscana”. In 2016 she has won the “Gran Prix San Luis Femenino”, three third places at the “Tour Femenino de San Luis” and was second in the overall classification.

- Dalia Muccioli (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia): Italian champion in 2013. In 2015 she came third in the Italian Championships at Superga.

- Claudia Lichtenberg (Lotto Soudal Ladies): winner of the “Giro d’Italia” in 2009. Eighth at the “Strade Bianche 2016”

- Jolanda Neff (Servetto – Footon): World MTB champion, current Swiss champion, in 2015 she came fourth in the “Giro dell’Emilia”, sixth at the “Alfredo Binda Trophy” and ninth at the World Championships in Richmond.

- Nicole Brandli (Servetto – Footon): winner of three editions of the “Giro d’Italia”, she reached the podium three times at the World Championships. She won the “Alfredo Binda Trophy” in 2001. She returns to the race this year after a 6 year break.

- Eva Lechner (Servetto – Footon): World and continental MTB champion on several occasions, she has already been Italian road, cyclorcross and MTB champion.

- Anna Potokina (Servetto – Footon): current Russian champion.

- Tetiana Riabchenko (Inpa – Bianchi): current Ukrainian champion.

ENTRY LIST (PROVISIONAL): http://cyclingsportpromotion.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Trofeo_Binda-2016-PROVISIONAL-ENTRY-LIST-150316.pdf