On Sunday, March 29, the women's World Cup will open with the Trofeo Alfredo Binda. 24 teams line up to battle for the win and the first lead in the 10-event series.
Defending champion is Emma Pooley, who rides for the Cervélo TestTeam this year. The 120km race features five KOM points.
The teams are Columbia-Highroad, Equipe Nürnberger, Selle Italia Ghezzi, Team Flexpoint, Safi Pasta Zara Titanedi, Cervélo TestTeam, Bigla Cycling Team, Gauss Rdz Ormu-Colnago, Red Sun Cycling Team, Vision 1 Racing, Lotto Belisol Ladiesteam, USC Chirio Forno D'Asolo, Team Uniqa Elk, Team Cmax Dilà, Fenixs, SC Michela Fanini Record Rox and Top Girl Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line. The field is completed by National teams from Belgium, France, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Slovenia and the USA.