5 conclusions from Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2022

CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 20 LR Sofia Bertizzolo of Italy and UAE Team ADQ on second place race winner Elisa Balsamo of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo and Soraya Paladin of Italy and Team Canyon SRAM Racing on third place pose on the podium during the podium ceremony after the 46th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km one day race from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio TrBinda UCIWWT on March 20 2022 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
The Trofeo Binda podium, from left to right: Sofia Bertizzolo, Elisa Balsamo, Soraya Paladin (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

It was back to Italy for the third round of the Women’s WorldTour, with the Trofeo Alfredo Binda in the north of the country delivering an action-packed race that gave home nation fans plenty to cheer.

Trek-Segafredo’s plan B, Elisa Balsamo, led an Italian clean sweep of the podium in a select bunch sprint that was anything but a certainty as the strong moves that looked set to last through to the end kept being dragged back in along the 120km course. 

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Lukas Knöfler started working in cycling communications in 2013 and has seen the inside of the scene from many angles. Having worked as press officer for teams and races and written for several online and print publications, he has been Cyclingnews’ Women’s WorldTour correspondent since 2018.