Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio 2021

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Longo Borghini takes solo win at Trofeo Alfredo Binda

Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) claimed her second victory in the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, attacking on the Orino climb on the penultimate lap and leaving the rest of the race behind. The Italian champion's 25-kilometre solo move cracked her rivals who came home 1:42 in arrears.

Marianne Vos (Team Jumbo-Visma) won the bunch sprint for second ahead of Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope).

“I know the course well, and the team tactic was to send me on the attack because we also have Lizzie Deignan who is a good sprinter”, Longo Borghini said after the race.

“When I found myself in front, I thought back to Milano-San Remo yesterday. Jasper Stuyven said ‘all or nothing’. That inspired me, and I thought that sometimes you have to poker. If there is an option to attack, I will always choose to attack.”

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Brief Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 3:43:29
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:01:42
3Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing
5Soraya Paladin (Ita) Liv Racing
6Mavi Garcia (Spa) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
7Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service 0:02:46
8Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Liv Racing
9Emilia Fahlin (Swe) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
10Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team DSM

The Women's WorldTour continued in Italy for the Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio on March 21. 

Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx) started the race as the series leader after winning the opening round at Strade Bianche, but it was Italian Champion Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) who stole the show with a powerful solo victory on home soil in Cittiglio, to take the series lead.

It was one of the first races forced to cancel last year as COVID-19 swept around the world last spring, and it was not added to the revised calendar last fall. 

The 141.8-kilometre race began at Cocquio Trevisago for the start of a hilly route that twisted its way through and around the finish town of Cittiglio, before heading into an 18km finishing loop that was ridden four times and included the climb to Orino and the short but steep Casalzuigno. There was a sharp right-hander at about 300 metres to go and then the riders took on that last uphill drag to the finish line in Cittiglio.

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