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Yesterday evening, Saturday 21 February, the 17th Trofeo Alfredo Binda – the second trial in the Women’s World Cup -– and the 3rd Trofeo Da Moreno, “mini-World Cup”, were presented in the elegant Villa Frua in Laveno Mombello (Varese). Both races will take place on Sunday, 29 March, starting from Laveno Mombello and finishing in Cittiglio. The Trofeo Alfredo Binda remembers one of the best loved champions in Italy and in the world. Binda won five Giri d’Italia, three World Championships and was the Italian team coach from 1948 to 1962. The race dedicated to him and organised by Cycling Sport Promotion will host the world’s best athletes this year, starting from Pauline Ferrand Prevot, road and cyclocross champion, who will start her season right here in Cittiglio. Other participants at the Trofeo Binda include; Marianne Vos, three times winner in Cittiglio, Emma Johansson, last year’s winner, and all the strongest Italian cyclists, from Elisa Longo Borghini, winner in 2013 to Rossella Ratto, Elena Cecchini and Giorgia Bronzini. A total of twenty-five teams will participate.