Coronavirus puts Women's WorldTour Trofeo Alfredo Binda and Strade Bianche at risk of cancellation

Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Cittiglio 2019
Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Cittiglio 2019 (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio and Strade Bianche are at risk of cancellation due to an outbreak of the coronavirus in the Lombardy and Tuscany regions of Italy. The Women's WorldTour races are currently still scheduled to take place in March. But the situation is being monitored by race public-health officials, event organisers and the UCI, before any further decisions are confirmed.

The Trofeo Alfredo Binda is held in Cittiglio, located 70km north-west of Milan, on the day after Milan-San Remo. A representative from Cycling Sport Promotion, the company that organises the event, told Cyclingnews that all sporting events are currently suspended in the area until March 1, and that they're awaiting more information from regional public-health authorities before they can determine whether the one-day women's race is clear to go ahead.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.