Marianne Vos sapped by leg cramps in Trofeo Binda racing return

Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) in 2022 at the Giro d'Italia Donne
Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) in 2022 at the Giro d'Italia Donne (Image credit: Getty Images)

Trofeo Alfredo Binda may have been Marianne Vos' first road race since September of last year, but the Jumbo-Visma rider was still holding firm in the chasing group of around 20 right through to the final nine kilometres, until cramps brought her almost to a standstill as she dropped away on the final passage of the Orino climb.

The 35-year-old finished her cyclocross season early and skipped her world title defence before mid-February surgery for pelvic artery constriction, which kept her off the bike for 10 days.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.