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Longo Borghini wins Trofeo Alfredo Binda World Cup

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First World Cup for Hitec Products

Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products) endured frigid temperatures and rain to win the World Cup in Italy

Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products) endured frigid temperatures and rain to win the World Cup in Italy

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Elisa Longo Borghini overcame cold and wet conditions to become the first Italian winner of the Trofeo Alfredo Binda UCI Women World Cup. The young Hitec Products UCK rider finished solo 1:44 ahead of podium finishers Emma Johansson (Orica AIS) and Ellen van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon).

Cittiglio hosted its sixth Trofeo Binda as a World Cup in typical conditions. The rain fell all day and the temperature did not rise to double figures. After a six kilometre neutralised zone from Laveno Mombello to Cittiglio - which served as a ceremonial opening of a new cycle path - the race began. After only ten kilometres, the pace was enough to stretch the 160 rider peloton into a long line.

It was not until the first climb that a serious break was established. That break contained Ashleigh Moolman (Lotto), Jessie Daams (Boels Dolmans), Karol-Ann Canuel (Vienne Futuroscope) and Shara Gillow (Orica-AIS). The quartet gained a maximum of 50 seconds and led through the highest point of the small lap, the Orino, for the first time.

After some spirited chasing, the bunch was back together again for the next climb, with the pace slowing slightly while riders with ambitions to win bided their time in the main group. A few kilometres further on however, three riders broke away, observed by eventual winner, Longo Borghini. She recognised their threat and chased them, caught them and broke away from them alone.

Longo Borghini was chased by Amanda Spratt (Orica-AIS), but the Italian was too strong for the former Australian champion. Longo Borghini slowly extended her lead at the front and had a comfortable gap as she returned to the sizable crowd waiting for the finish in Cittiglio.

“I am not the best in the sprint, I am not the best in the mountains, but I was strong today and this is how I won,” Longo Borghini said after the race. “This is a big step for my career and shows the big improvement in Italian women’s cycling”, she concluded.

Marianne Vos retained the World Cup lead by finishing sixth, at the front of the bunch. The Olympic and World Champion will wear the leader’s jersey in the third round of the World Cup. The third race of the series takes place in Belgium next Sunday in the Ronde van Vlaanderen.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK 3:12:16  
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 0:01:44  
3 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon    
4 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:01:51  
5 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO-To The Top 0:02:21  
6 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
7 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
8 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Hitec Products UCK    
9 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
10 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
11 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS    
12 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon    
13 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda    
14 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
15 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
16 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS    
17 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink    
18 Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
19 Lucie Pader (Fra) France    
20 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas    
21 Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle Honda    
22 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
23 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
24 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) MCipollini Giordana    
25 Megan Guarnier (USA) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
26 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo    
27 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
28 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon    
29 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope    
30 Tetyana Ryabchenko (Ukr) Chirio Forno d'Asolo 0:02:28  
31 Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink    
32 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Team TIBCO-To The Top    
33 Alizee Brien (Can) GSD Gestion-Kallisto    
34 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 0:02:32  
35 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 0:03:08  
36 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Poland    
37 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant 0:03:12  
38 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:03:38  
39 Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) Poland 0:04:07  
40 Monika Brzezna (Pol) Poland    
41 Paulina Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) Poland    
42 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:04:18  
43 Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda 0:05:07  
44 Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda    
45 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest 0:05:17  
46 Agne Silinyte (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas    
47 Rozanne Slik (Ned) Netherlands    
48 Liisi Rist (Est) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
49 Ursa Pintar (Slo) Slovenia    
50 Katazina Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Fondriest    
51 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Bizkaia-Durango 0:05:22  
52 Alexia Muffat (Fra) France 0:05:23  
53 Rossella Callovi (Ita) Pasta Zara-Cogeas 0:05:29  
54 Martina Ruzickova (Cze) Pasta Zara-Cogeas    
55 Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
56 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
57 Elodie Hegoburu (Fra) France 0:05:37  
58 Amelie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
59 Sophie De Baer (Ned) Netherlands    
60 Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giordana 0:05:40  
61 Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
62 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink    
63 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS    
64 Julia Soek (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 0:05:59  
65 Noemi Cantele (Ita) BePink 0:06:08  
66 Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo 0:06:20  
DNF Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
DNF Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
DNF Katie Colclough (GBr) Specialized-lululemon    
DNF Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
DNF Rachel Neylan (Aus) Hitec Products UCK    
DNF Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products UCK    
DNF Giada Borgato (Ita) Pasta Zara-Cogeas    
DNF Silvija Latozaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas    
DNF Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
DNF Martine Bras (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
DNF Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
DNF Emma Trott (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
DNF Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo    
DNF Maria Mishina (Rus) RusVelo    
DNF Elena Bocharnikova (Rus) RusVelo    
DNF Kozonchuk Oxana (Rus) RusVelo    
DNF Sara Grifi (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
DNF Valentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
DNF Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
DNF Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink    
DNF Dalia Muccioli (Ita) BePink    
DNF Ella Michal (Isr) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
DNF Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
DNF Celine Van Severen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
DNF Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
DNF Lucy Gerner (GBr) Team Argos-Shimano    
DNF Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
DNF Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda    
DNF Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Wiggle Honda    
DNF Evelyn Arys (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
DNF Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
DNF Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO-To The Top    
DNF Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Team TIBCO-To The Top    
DNF Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO-To The Top    
DNF Samantha Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO-To The Top    
DNF Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
DNF Elena Cecchini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
DNF Sara Mustonen (Swe) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
DNF Patricia Schwager (Swi) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
DNF Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
DNF Katsiaryna Barazna (Blr) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
DNF Mireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
DNF Gloria Boldrini (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
DNF Azzurra D'Intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
DNF Anna Trevisi (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest    
DNF Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest    
DNF Alessandra D'Ettore (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest    
DNF Aleksandra Sosenko (Ltu) Vaiano Fondriest    
DNF Sarah Lena Hofmann (Ger) Team Polaris    
DNF Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Team Polaris    
DNF Janine Van Der Meer (Ned) Team Polaris    
DNF Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Team Polaris    
DNF Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) GSD Gestion-Kallisto    
DNF Mayra Del Rocio Rocha (Mex) GSD Gestion-Kallisto    
DNF Lina Kristin Schink (Ger) GSD Gestion-Kallisto    
DNF Charlene Delev (Ger) GSD Gestion-Kallisto    
DNF Jessica Allen (Aus) Vienne Futuroscope    
DNF Oriane Chaumet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
DNF Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
DNF Manon Souyris (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
DNF Lilibeth Chacon Garcia (Ven) Bizkaia-Durango    
DNF Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
DNF Mayalen Noriega (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
DNF Ane Santesteban Gozales (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
DNF Daniela Gass (Ger) Squadra Scappatella    
DNF Larissa Ratkic (Aut) Squadra Scappatella    
DNF Christina Perchtold (Aut) Squadra Scappatella    
DNF Julia Hilber (Aut) Squadra Scappatella    
DNF Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
DNF Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
DNF Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
DNF Francesca Stefani (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
DNF Elena Valentini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
DNF Marina Lari (Ita) Servetto Footon    
DNF Maria Cristina Nisi (Ita) Servetto Footon    
DNF Corinna Defile' (Ita) Servetto Footon    
DNF Veronica Cornolti (Ita) Servetto Footon    
DNF Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Servetto Footon    
DNF Roberta Tasca (Ita) Servetto Footon    
DNF Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Chirio Forno d'Asolo    
DNF Egle Zablockyte (Ltu) Chirio Forno d'Asolo    
DNF Elena Sitsko (Blr) Chirio Forno d'Asolo    
DNF Julia Martisova (Rus) Chirio Forno d'Asolo    
DNF Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Chirio Forno d'Asolo    
DNF Charlotte Lenting (Ned) Netherlands    
DNF Winanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands    
DNF Melanie Bravard (Fra) France    
DNF Eva Mottet (Fra) France    
DNF Ludivine Loze (Fra) France    
DNF Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia    
DNF Alenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia    
DNF Ajda Opeka (Slo) Slovenia    
DNF Spela Kern (Slo) Slovenia    
DNF Urska Kalan (Slo) Slovenia    
World Cup standings after 2 rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 99  pts
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 85  
3 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon 85  
4 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK 75  
5 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS 30  
6 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK 30  
7 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 29  
8 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO-To The Top 27  
9 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Argos-Shimano 27  
10 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Lotto Belisol Ladies 25  
11 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 25  
12 Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO-To The Top 24  
13 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon 22  
14 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 21  
15 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS 20  
16 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Hitec Products UCK 18  
17 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS 10  
18 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon 9  
19 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France 9  
20 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda 8  
21 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink 7  
22 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 6  
23 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 6  
24 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Rabobank Liv/Giant 5  
25 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 4  
26 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 4  
27 Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 3  
28 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 3  
29 Lucie Pader (Fra) France 2  
30 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Argos-Shimano 2  
31 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas 1  
32 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Team Polaris 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Orica - AIS 145  pts
2 Rabo Women Cycling Team 139  
3 Hitec Products UCK 123  
4 Specialized - Lululemon 116  
5 Team Tibco - To The Top 51  
6 Team Argos - Shimano 29  
6 Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 29  
8 Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 27  
9 Lotto Belisol Ladies 25  
10 France 11  
10 Bepink 11  
12 Wiggle Honda 8  
13 Faren - Let's Go Finland Team 6  
14 Team Futurumshop.nl 1  
14 Pasta Zara - Cogeas 1