(Italiano) In provincia di Varese si lavora all’organizzazione del “Trofeo Almar – Coppa delle Nazioni”
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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
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
Sofia Bertizzolo (Team Wilier Breganze) won the 3rd Da Moreno Trophy today in Cittiglio (Varese). This was the first International edition of the race which all its fans know as the Mini-World Cup. Bertizzolo beat French rider, Juliette Labous in the final sprint. In third place, just 3 seconds behind was Sofia Beggin (Team Wieler Breganze), who came in just before another French cyclist, Maelle Grossetete. The biggest group crossed the finish line 14 seconds later: “I’m delighted – said Bertizzolo after crossing the line – my team and I worked on the climb and then I tried to break away towards the end. They caught up with me though, so I tried again in the final sprint and it worked”. Sofia Bertizzolo will turn 18 on 21 August next. She is reigning European and Italian champion, Italian track champion, second in the world road championships and second in the Italian time trials.
3° Da Moreno Trophy – Mini-World Cup
Final result: 1. Sofia Bertizzolo (Team Wieler Breganze) km 69.200 in1h50’08” media km/h 37,700; 2. Juliette Labous (Francia); 3. Sofia Beggin (Team Wieler Breganze) a 3”; 4. Maelle Grossetete (Francia); 5. Simone Eg (MX1 Team Rygter); 6. Pauline Clouard (Francia) a 14”; 7. Giulia Nanni (Eurotarget Still Bile); 8. Nadia Quaglitto (Fenice Ladies Team); 9. Martina Alzini (Gruppo Sportivo Gauss); 10. Aglieszka Skalniak (MX1 Team Rygter)
Participants: 112, finished: 76
The Da Moreno Trophy, Mini-World Cup will be televised this evening at 21.00h on RAISPORT 1
Sofia Bertizzolo, final sprint : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL4pUZK5kEk&feature=youtu.be
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
12:00 Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota
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).
11:15 Finish of junior race
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
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