Vos wins Trofeo Alfredo Binda

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

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC - Liv3:27:07
2Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton ScottRow 1 - Cell 2
3Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) BiglaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Anastasiia Chursina (Rus) BTC City LjubljanaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:00:01
6Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM RacingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Emilia Fahlin (Swe) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 6 - Cell 2
8Coryn Rivera (USA) Team SunwebRow 7 - Cell 2
9Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale CipolliniRow 8 - Cell 2
10Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC - Liv0:00:02
13Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar Cylance CyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:00:03
15Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team WomenRow 14 - Cell 2
16Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - VaianoRow 15 - Cell 2
17Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:00:05
18Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Hanna Nilsson (Swe) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:06
20Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) BePinkRow 19 - Cell 2
21Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team SunwebRow 20 - Cell 2
22Leah Thomas (USA) BiglaRow 21 - Cell 2
23Katrine Aalerud (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling0:00:07
24Margarita Victo Garcia Cañellas (Spa) Movistar Team WomenRow 23 - Cell 2
25Rachel Neylan (Aus) Team Virtu CyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Anouska Koster (Ned) Team Virtu CyclingRow 25 - Cell 2
27Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Ale Cipollini0:00:08
28Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley BankRow 27 - Cell 2
29Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 28 - Cell 2
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 - SegafredoRow 32 - Cell 2
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 CipolliniRow 36 - Cell 2
38Victorie Guilman (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Sophie Wright (GBr) BiglaRow 38 - Cell 2
40Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM RacingRow 39 - Cell 2
41Greta Marturano (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 40 - Cell 2
42Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar Cylance CyclingRow 41 - Cell 2
43Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Elise Chabbey (Swi) BiglaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Katharine Hall (USA) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Omer Shapira (Isr) Canyon-SRAM RacingRow 45 - Cell 2
47Olga Shekel (Ukr) Astana Women's Team0:02:00
48Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) CCC - Liv0:02:07
49Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar Cylance CyclingRow 48 - Cell 2
50Vania Canvelli (Ita) BepinkRow 49 - Cell 2
51Michela Balducci (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - VaianoRow 50 - Cell 2
52Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon-SRAM RacingRow 51 - Cell 2
53Riejanne Markus (Ned) CCC - LivRow 52 - Cell 2
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 CyclingteamRow 58 - Cell 2
DNFEva Buurman (Ned) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 59 - Cell 2
DNFSkylar Schneider (USA) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 60 - Cell 2
DNFJip Van Den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 61 - Cell 2
DNFGrace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton ScottRow 62 - Cell 2
DNFGracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton ScottRow 63 - Cell 2
DNFSarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton ScottRow 64 - Cell 2
DNFJessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton ScottRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFPaulien Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC - LivRow 66 - Cell 2
DNFAudrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Trek - SegafredoRow 67 - Cell 2
DNFJolanda Neff (Swi) Trek - SegafredoRow 68 - Cell 2
DNFAnna Plichta (Pol) Trek - SegafredoRow 69 - Cell 2
DNFRuth Winder (USA) Trek - SegafredoRow 70 - Cell 2
DNFPfeiffer Georgi (GBr) Team SunwebRow 71 - Cell 2
DNFJuliette Labous (Fra) Team SunwebRow 72 - Cell 2
DNFKathrin Hammes (Ger) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
DNFLaura Asencio (Fra) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
DNFAafke Soet (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
DNFLara Vieceli (Ita) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
DNFLouise Hansen (Den) Team Virtu CyclingRow 77 - Cell 2
DNFSara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu CyclingRow 78 - Cell 2
DNFDalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar Cylance CyclingRow 79 - Cell 2
DNFSilvia Persico (Ita) Valcar Cylance CyclingRow 80 - Cell 2
DNFSilvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar Cylance CyclingRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFAlicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team WomenRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFAude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team WomenRow 83 - Cell 2
DNFSheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team WomenRow 84 - Cell 2
DNFKendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley BankRow 85 - Cell 2
DNFRozanne Slik (Ned) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley BankRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFLauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley BankRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFNina Buijsman (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 88 - Cell 2
DNFBelle De Gast (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 89 - Cell 2
DNFLoes Adegeest (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 90 - Cell 2
DNFEsther Van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFGiorgia Bariani (Ita) Ale CipolliniRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFAnna Trevisi (Ita) Ale CipolliniRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFJessica Raimondi (Ita) Ale CipolliniRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFCharlotte Bravard (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFEugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFEvita Muzic (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFMikayla Harvey (NZl) BiglaRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFElizabeth Banks (GBr) BiglaRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFAnja Longyka (Slo) BTC City LjubljanaRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFMia Radotić (Cro) BTC City LjubljanaRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFUrška Žigart (Slo) BTC City LjubljanaRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFAmiliya Iskakova (Kaz) Astana Women's TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
DNFElena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women's TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
DNFNatalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana Women's TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFLizbeth Yareli Salazar Vazquez (Mex) Astana Women's TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFSofia Beggin (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - VaianoRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFLetizia Borghesi (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - VaianoRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFAngelica Brogi (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - VaianoRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFNicole Nesti (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - VaianoRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFSara Casasola (Ita) Servetto - Piumate - Beltrami TSARow 111 - Cell 2
DNFAlexandra Goncharova (Rus) Servetto - Piumate - Beltrami TSARow 112 - Cell 2
DNFKseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Servetto - Piumate - Beltrami TSARow 113 - Cell 2
DNFMónika Király (Hun) Servetto - Piumate - Beltrami TSARow 114 - Cell 2
DNFYevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Servetto - Piumate - Beltrami TSARow 115 - Cell 2
DNFRachele Barbieri (Ita) BePinkRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFSilvia Magri (Ita) BePinkRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFChiara Perini (Ita) BePinkRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFArianna Fidanza (Ita) Eurotarget - Bianchi - VittoriaRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFDebora Silvestri (Ita) Eurotarget - Bianchi - VittoriaRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFClemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) Eurotarget - Bianchi - VittoriaRow 121 - Cell 2
DNFAlice Gasparini (Ita) Eurotarget - Bianchi - VittoriaRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFLisa Morzenti (Ita) Eurotarget - Bianchi - VittoriaRow 123 - Cell 2
DNFIris Monticolo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 124 - Cell 2
DNFElena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 125 - Cell 2
DNFMaja Perinović (Cro) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 126 - Cell 2
DNFMartina Stefani (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 127 - Cell 2
DNFLaura Tomasi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 128 - Cell 2

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