Last year’s winner and current Women’s Road World Champion, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) will be looking to once again step up onto the top spot of the podium at the 18th edition of the Trofeo Alfredo Binda this Sunday.
As one of the most challenging courses on the UCI Women’s Road World Tour calendar, it’s sure to be an exciting and attacking race.
The riders will race through the Valcuvia region before ending with four laps around a tough finishing circuit where the chequered flag will be raised to the worthy winner in Cittiglio.
Decisive points throughout the 123km race will be on the Cunardo and Orino climbs – the latter of which will be tackled four times and comes just 10km from the finish.
Along with Amitstead who recently won Strade Bianche, there are other key contenders who will be looking to take their first WorldTour victory of the season including runner up at Strade Bianche, Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo-Liv), 2015 Trofeo Binda runner up, Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo-Liv), Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5) and Alena Amialiusik (Canyon/SRAM) to name but a few.
Swedish National Champion, Johansson, said: “Binda is always a nice race because it has a bit of everything. The long climb followed by a fast lap with the shorter one is something that suits us well. That the finish is slightly uphill is also a good thing.”
“Plus coming back to Italy with great coffee and pasta is always nice and by the look on weather forecast summer is on its way there too,”
Remember to check out Voxwomen’s Twitter (www.twitter.com/voxwomen) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/voxwomencycling) as Rabo Liv rider, Roxane Knetemann will be taking over our accounts for the event!
You can follow the race on Twitter via the hashtag #TRBINDA
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