Vos wins Trofeo Alfredo Binda

Spratt and Uttrup Ludwig complete podium

Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) won the Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio for the fourth time and now holds the joint record together with Maria Canins - who raced in the 1980s and early 1990s. The wily Dutchwoman held onto a group of favourites that had formed on the final climb and was fastest in the sprint, beating Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott) and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Bigla).

“My last victory here was long ago, so I am very happy with this one,” said Vos after the finish. “On the last two laps, Ashleigh went on the attack to make it a hard race, then got me into position for the sprint. That was perfect teamwork.”

The race covered 131.1 km, starting with a 22km stretch from Taino to the finishing town of Cittiglio and one long loop of 38km, which included a climb to Cunardo. Finally, there were four laps of a 17.8km circuit with a short ascent to Casalzuigno, the decisive four-kilometre climb to Orino and a fast, technical descent to the finish.

The first serious breakaway only formed after the Cunardo climb. Tayler Wiles (Trek-Segafredo) held an advantage of up to 45 seconds but was caught again on the first time up the Casalzuigno climb that split the peloton into several groups. On the Orino ascent, Grace Brown (Mitchelton-Scott) went solo and increased her gap in the descent. With three laps to go, Brown was 25 seconds ahead of lone chaser Leah Thomas (Bigla) and 45 seconds ahead of the peloton.

Mitchelton-Scott and Canyon-SRAM drove the peloton, and Brown was caught just after the Orino climb. Swiss champion Jolanda Neff (Trek-Segafredo) used her mountain bike skills to attack in the descent but did not get away for long, and a peloton of about 50 riders went out on the penultimate lap together.

Several attacks kept the pace high into the Orino climb where an attack by Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv) finally split the peloton with 26km to go, forming a front group of 12 riders.

The next group was able to come back on the downhill, and Thomas made another move. When she had been brought back at the start of the final lap, largely due to the work of Alena Amialiusik (Canyon-SRAM) and Malgorzata Jasinska (Movistar Team), Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg) countered and was let go.

In her first UCI Women’s WorldTour race, the young Dutch climber built a lead of more than 40 seconds. She was eventually caught on the lower slopes of the Orino climb when Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) attacked, followed by Moolman-Pasio, Vos, Spratt, and Uttrup Ludwig. A group of eight riders formed, also including Erica Magnaldi (WNT-Rotor), Soraya Paladin (Alé Cipollini), and Anastasia Chursina (née Iakovenko, BTC City Ljubljana).

Uttrup Ludwig launched three attacks on the final kilometre of the climb and on the descent in order to whittle down the group more. Spratt tried the same in the descent, but neither was successful as Vos closed them down immediately.

Following the descent, Chursina attacked with 2.5km to go and briefly got a gap before Moolman-Pasio took up the chase, catching the Russian 1.4km from the line. Meanwhile, the peloton with several strong sprinters was only eight seconds behind the front group and coming up quickly.

Moolman-Pasio led the group onto the finishing straight where her teammate Vos launched her trademark sprint and easily held off the rest while the best sprinters passed the last of the favourites’ group shortly before the line.

Despite skipping the Trofeo Binda, Marta Bastianelli (Team Virtu Cycling) defended her lead in the UCI Women’s WorldTour ranking, though Vos is now only ten points behind the Italian. Bastianelli’s teammate Bertizzolo finished 35th and defended her lead in the youth classification. The UCI Women’s WorldTour continues Thursday with the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne one-day race.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC - Liv3:27:07 
2Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
3Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Bigla  
4Anastasiia Chursina (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana  
5Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:00:01 
6Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
7Emilia Fahlin (Swe) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
8Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb  
9Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
10Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
11Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
12Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC - Liv0:00:02 
13Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling  
14Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:00:03 
15Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team Women  
16Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano  
17Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:00:05 
18Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
19Hanna Nilsson (Swe) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:06 
20Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) BePink  
21Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb  
22Leah Thomas (USA) Bigla  
23Katrine Aalerud (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling0:00:07 
24Margarita Victo Garcia Cañellas (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
25Rachel Neylan (Aus) Team Virtu Cycling  
26Anouska Koster (Ned) Team Virtu Cycling  
27Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Ale Cipollini0:00:08 
28Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
29Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
30Eider Merino Cortazar (Spa) Movistar Team Women0:00:09 
31Urska Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:10 
32Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb0:00:11 
33Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek - Segafredo  
34Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott0:00:55 
35Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling0:01:46 
36Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink0:01:47 
37Diana Carolina Peñuela Martinez (Col) Ale Cipollini  
38Victorie Guilman (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
39Sophie Wright (GBr) Bigla  
40Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
41Greta Marturano (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
42Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling  
43Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team  
44Elise Chabbey (Swi) Bigla  
45Katharine Hall (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
46Omer Shapira (Isr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
47Olga Shekel (Ukr) Astana Women's Team0:02:00 
48Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) CCC - Liv0:02:07 
49Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling  
50Vania Canvelli (Ita) Bepink  
51Michela Balducci (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano  
52Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
53Riejanne Markus (Ned) CCC - Liv  
54Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:03:01 
55Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek - Segafredo0:04:14 
56Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb0:04:16 
57Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) Eurotarget - Bianchi - Vittoria0:05:07 
58Anna Potokina (Rus) Servetto - Piumate - Beltrami TSA0:05:25 
DNFKarol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
DNFEva Buurman (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
DNFSkylar Schneider (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
DNFJip Van Den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
DNFGrace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
DNFGracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
DNFSarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
DNFJessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
DNFPaulien Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC - Liv  
DNFAudrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Trek - Segafredo  
DNFJolanda Neff (Swi) Trek - Segafredo  
DNFAnna Plichta (Pol) Trek - Segafredo  
DNFRuth Winder (USA) Trek - Segafredo  
DNFPfeiffer Georgi (GBr) Team Sunweb  
DNFJuliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb  
DNFKathrin Hammes (Ger) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
DNFLaura Asencio (Fra) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
DNFAafke Soet (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
DNFLara Vieceli (Ita) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
DNFLouise Hansen (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
DNFSara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
DNFDalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling  
DNFSilvia Persico (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling  
DNFSilvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling  
DNFAlicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
DNFAude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team Women  
DNFSheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
DNFKendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
DNFRozanne Slik (Ned) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
DNFLauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
DNFNina Buijsman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
DNFBelle De Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
DNFLoes Adegeest (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
DNFEsther Van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
DNFGiorgia Bariani (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
DNFAnna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
DNFJessica Raimondi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
DNFCharlotte Bravard (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
DNFEugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
DNFEvita Muzic (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
DNFMikayla Harvey (NZl) Bigla  
DNFElizabeth Banks (GBr) Bigla  
DNFAnja Longyka (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNFMia Radotić (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNFUrška Žigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNFAmiliya Iskakova (Kaz) Astana Women's Team  
DNFElena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
DNFNatalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana Women's Team  
DNFLizbeth Yareli Salazar Vazquez (Mex) Astana Women's Team  
DNFSofia Beggin (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano  
DNFLetizia Borghesi (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano  
DNFAngelica Brogi (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano  
DNFNicole Nesti (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano  
DNFSara Casasola (Ita) Servetto - Piumate - Beltrami TSA  
DNFAlexandra Goncharova (Rus) Servetto - Piumate - Beltrami TSA  
DNFKseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Servetto - Piumate - Beltrami TSA  
DNFMónika Király (Hun) Servetto - Piumate - Beltrami TSA  
DNFYevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Servetto - Piumate - Beltrami TSA  
DNFRachele Barbieri (Ita) BePink  
DNFSilvia Magri (Ita) BePink  
DNFChiara Perini (Ita) BePink  
DNFArianna Fidanza (Ita) Eurotarget - Bianchi - Vittoria  
DNFDebora Silvestri (Ita) Eurotarget - Bianchi - Vittoria  
DNFClemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) Eurotarget - Bianchi - Vittoria  
DNFAlice Gasparini (Ita) Eurotarget - Bianchi - Vittoria  
DNFLisa Morzenti (Ita) Eurotarget - Bianchi - Vittoria  
DNFIris Monticolo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFElena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFMaja Perinović (Cro) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFMartina Stefani (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFLaura Tomasi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  

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