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Longo Borghini takes solo win at Trofeo Alfredo Binda

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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Arrival Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo Celebration during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Elisa Longo Borghini takes the solo win at Trofeo Alfredo Binda, the second win at the Italian race in her career (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Arrival Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

From chasing group of five riders, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) takes second place (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Arrival Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and Team FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Poland and Team Canyon SRAM Racing during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope rolls across line for third (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Arrival Margarita Victoria Garcia Caellas of Spain and Team Ale Btc Ljubljana during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Spanish champion Margarita Victoria Garcia Caellas of Ale Btc Ljubljana Cipollini finished sixth (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Soraya Paladin of Italy and Team Liv Racing during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Soraya Paladin of Liv Racing was in chase group and finished fifth (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) was part of chasing group of five riders (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Margarita Victoria Garcia Caellas of Spain and Team Ale Btc Ljubljana Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Poland and Team Canyon SRAM Racing Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and Team FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope Soraya Paladin of Italy and Team Liv Racing during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Breakaway TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Leading chase group is Margarita Victoria Garcia Caellas of Ale Btc Ljubljana Cipollini and Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Canyon-SRAM (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and Team FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Breakaway TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and Team FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Poland and Team Canyon SRAM Racing Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and Team FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope Soraya Paladin of Italy and Team Liv Racing Margarita Victoria Garcia Caellas of Spain and Team Ale Btc Ljubljana during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Breakaway TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Five riders try to chase down Elisa Longo Borghini on descent of Orino (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Poland and Team Canyon SRAM Racing Soraya Paladin of Italy and Team Liv Racing during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Breakaway TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Chase group of five riders led by Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Canyon-SRAM (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Snow Attack Breakaway TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Italian champion Elisa Longo Borghini of Trek-Segafredo attacked with under 26km to go (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Attack Breakaway TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Elisa Longo Borghini of Trek Segafredo attacks during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo Binda (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Georgia Williams of New Zealand and Team BikeExchange Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Georgia Williams of Team BikeExchange and Marianne Vos of Jumbo-Visma during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo Binda (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Pauliena Rooijakkers of Netherlands and Team Liv Racing during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Dutch rider Pauliena Rooijakkers of Liv Racing (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Chantal Van Den Broek Blaak of Netherlands and Team SD Worx Pink UCI Womens WorldTour Leader Jersey Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Elisa Longo Borghini of Trek-Segafredo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Ruth Winder of The United States and Team Trek Segafredo Anna Shackley of The United Kingdom and Team SD Worx during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

US road champion Ruth Winder of Trek-Segafredo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Ashleigh Moolman Pasio of South Africa and Team SD Worx during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio of Team SD Worx (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Audrey CordonRagot of France and Team Trek Segafredo during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Snow Breakaway TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Audrey Cordon-Ragot of Trek-Segafredo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Marta Bastianelli of Italy and Team Ale Btc Ljubljana during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Marta Bastianelli of Ale Btc Ljubljana Cipollini (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 The peloton crosses Cittiglio village during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Arrival Village Mountains Snow Landscape Public Fans TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Peloton will make four final circuits of 17km each around Cittiglio (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 The peloton during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Landscape TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Peloton on the 141.8km route for Trofeo Alfredo Binda (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Start Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Defending champion from 2019 Marianne Vos of Team Jumbo-Visma (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Start Urska Zigart of Slovenia and Team BikeExchange Amanda Spratt of Australia and Team BikeExchange during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Start for Team BikeExchange - Urska Zigart of Slovenia and Amanda Spratt of Australia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Start Podium Margarita Victoria Garcia Caellas of Spain Marlen Reusser of Switzerland Eugenia Bujak of Slovenia Marta Bastianelli of Italy Tatiana Guderzo of Italy Ursa Pintar of Slovenia and Team Ale Btc Ljubljana during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Start ceremonies for Team Ale Btc Ljubljana Cipollini (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Start Podium Marianne Vos of Netherlands Teuntje Beekhuis of Netherlands Riejanne Markus of Netherlands Anouska Helena Koster of Netherlands Nancy Van Der Burg of Netherlands Julie Van De Velde of Belgium and Team Jumbo Visma during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Riders at start for Team Jumbo-Visma (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Start Podium Amanda Spratt of Australia Lucy Kennedy of Australia Georgia Williams of New Zealand Ane Santesteban Gonzalez of Spain Janneke Ensing of Netherlands Urska Zigart of Slovenia and Team BikeExchange during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Rider welcome for Team BikeExchange (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Pauliena Rooijakkers of Netherlands and Team Liv Racing Tatiana Guderzo of Italy and Team Ale Btc Ljubljana during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Breakaway TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Pauliena Rooijakkers of Team Liv Racing and Tatiana Guderzo of Team Ale Btc Ljubljana Cipollini (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo Amanda Spratt of Australia and Team BikeExchange during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Feeding Feed Zone TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo and Amanda Spratt of Australia and Team BikeExchange (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Soraya Paladin of Italy and Team Liv Racing Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Poland and Team Canyon SRAM Racing Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and Team FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope Margarita Victoria Garcia Caellas of Spain and Team Ale Btc Ljubljana Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Breakaway TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Chasing group of five on descent of Orino in final kilometres (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO, ITALY - MARCH 21: Podium / Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma, Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek - Segafredo & Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and Team FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope Celebration, during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio 2021, Women's Elite a 141,8km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m / Mask / Covid safety measures / Medals / Flowers / #TrBinda / #UCIWWT / on March 21, 2021 in Cittiglio, Italy. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Podium for Trofeo Alfredo Binda (L to R): second place Marianne Vos of Team Jumbo-Visma, winner Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek-Segafredo and third place Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Podium Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo Celebration during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Mask Covid safety measures Gold medal TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Elisa Longo Borghini of Team Trek-Segafredo celebrates win in her Italian colours (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO, ITALY - MARCH 21: Podium / Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma Celebration, during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio 2021, Women's Elite a 141,8km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m / Silver medal / Champagne / Mask / Covid safety measures / #TrBinda / #UCIWWT / on March 21, 2021 in Cittiglio, Italy. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Celebration for second win at Trofeo Alfredo Binda for Elisa Longo Borghini of Trek-Segafredo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Podium Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo Pink UCI Womens WorldTour Leader Jersey Celebration during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Mask Covid safety measures TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Elisa Longo Borghini of Team Trek-Segafredo receives Pink UCI Womens WorldTour Leader Jersey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Podium Sarah Gigante of Australia and Team TIBCO Silicon Valley Bank Blue UCI Womens WorldTour young jersey Celebration during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Mask Covid safety measures Mascot Flowers TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Celebration of Sarah Gigante of Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank with Blue UCI Womens WorldTour young jersey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Podium Pauliena Rooijakkers of Netherlands and Team Liv Racing Most Combative Rider Celebration during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Mask Covid safety measures Trophy TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Pauliena Rooijakkers of Liv Racing recognized as the Most Combative Rider (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Arrival Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo Tayler Wiles of The United States and Team Trek Segafredo Celebration during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Winner Elisa Longo Borghini congratulated by Trek-Segafredo teammate Tayler Wiles (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) has won the Trofeo Alfredo Binda. The Italian champion attacked during the Orino climb on the penultimate lap, leaving the rest of the race behind and embarking on a 25-kilometre solo move that none of her rivals could follow.

Starting with a gap of only a few seconds, Longo Borghini gradually extended her lead over a chase group of five riders to more than a minute at the top of the Orino climb with 7.5km to go, and could celebrate her victory on the finish line.

Marianne Vos (Team Jumbo-Visma) won the group sprint for second place, beating Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) into third.

“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”, explained Longo Borghini 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.”

How it unfolded

The peloton embarked on the 141.8-kilometre course just after noon. After a 27km stretch from the start in Cocquio Trevisago to the finish line in Cittiglio, the race consisted of one 44.4km loop including the climb to Cunardo, followed by four laps à 17.5 km with a 700-metre, 7.2 per cent climb to Casalzuigno and the longer, more gradual climb to Orino, almost four kilometres at 3.9 per cent.

There were several attacks in the first half of the race, but neither Marta Bastianelli (Alé BTC Ljubljana Cipollini), Pauliena Rooijakkers (Liv Racing), or Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo) nor Marlen Reusser (Ale BTC Ljubljana Cipollini) and Marta Jaskulska (Liv Racing) could stay off the front for more than a few kilometres.

Rooijakkers attacked again with Tatiana Guderzo (Alé BTC Ljubljana Cipollini), and the two riders held a 26-second gap with three laps to go. On the Orino climb, this shrank to only five seconds, and Marta Cavalli (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) as well as Cordon-Ragot made the jump to the front, but the four riders were never more than a few seconds ahead and were caught at the start of the penultimate lap.

Anouska Koster (Team Jumbo-Visma) counter attacked right away, taking Alena Amialiusik (Canyon-SRAM), Reusser, Alison Jackson (Liv Racing), and Katia Ragusa (A.R. Monex) with her. Koster dropped the other four on the Casalzuigno climb, but being only eight seconds ahead after the descent, she was caught with 29km to go.

After a move by Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon-SRAM) had been reeled in on the lower slopes of the Orino climb, Tayler Wiles (Trek-Segafredo) accelerated to string out the peloton. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) attacked with Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Team SD Worx), Longo Borghini, and Uttrup Ludwig on her wheel, and Longo Borghini countered with another attack that split the group.

Uttrup Ludwig and Vos tried to close the gap but eventually had to let the Italian champion go, and Longo Borghini had a five-second advantage over Uttrup Ludwig, Vos, Soraya Paladin (Liv Racing), and Margarita Victoria García (Alé BTC Ljubljana Cipollini) at the top of the climb.

Niewiadoma bridged to the chase group on the descent, but with one lap to go, Longo Borghini had established a 16-second gap on the five-woman chase group and almost a minute on the peloton. Over the Casalzuigno climb, the Italian champion extended her lead to 29 seconds and 1:30 minutes, respectively, as there was no real cooperation in the chase.

When Longo Borghini crested the Orino 1:07 minutes ahead of the chase, her victory was assured, and she finished the race solo. 1:42 minutes later, Vos won the group sprint for second place, with Uttrup Ludwig in third. Elisa Balsamo sprinted to seventh place from the peloton, 2:46 minutes back.

After her second place in Strade Bianche two weeks earlier, Longo Borghini’s victory also puts her into the purple UCI Women’s WorldTour leader’s jersey. Sarah Gigante, 23rd in the race, leads the Women’s WorldTour youth ranking.

Full 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
11Jelena Eric (Srb) Movistar Team Women
12Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo
13Katia Ragusa (Ita) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
14Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Team SD Worx
15Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing
16Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
17Debora Silvestri (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
18Leah Thomas (USA) Movistar Team Women
19Erica Magnaldi (Ita) Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team
20Elena Cecchini (Ita) Team SD Worx
21Riejanne Markus (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team
22Amanda Spratt (Aus) Team BikeExchange
23Sarah Gigante (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
24Mariia Novolodskaia (Rus) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
25Anouska Koster (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team
26Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Liv Racing
27Marlen Reusser (Swi) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
28Julia Van Bokoven (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
29Urska Pintar (Slo) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
30Niamh Fisher-Black (NZl) Team SD Worx
31Chantal Vana Den Broek-Blaak (Ned) Team SD Worx
32Eider Merino Cortazar (Spa) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
33Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Liv Racing
34Greta Marturano (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
35Marta Cavalli (Ita) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:02:55
36Katrine Aalerud (Nor) Movistar Team Women
37Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:05:09
38Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing 0:05:17
39Pfeiffer Georgi (GBr) Team DSM
40Letizia Borghesi (Ita) Aromitalia Basso Bikes Vaiano
41Francesca Baroni (Ita) Isolmant-Premac-Vittoria
42Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAM Racing
43Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
44Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
45Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Team BikeExchange 0:05:22
46Anna Shackle (GBr) Team SD Worx
47Giorgia Bariani (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
48Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing
49Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek-Segafredo
50Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia Basso Bikes Vaiano 0:05:24
51Ruth Winder (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:05:26
52Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Team SD Worx
53Julie Van De Velde (Bel) Jumbo-Visma Women Team
54Marta Jaskulska (Pol) Liv Racing 0:05:30
DNFTeuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team
DNFNancy van der Berg (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team
DNFEugenia Bujak (Slo) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
DNFTatiana Guderzo (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
DNFMikayla Harvey (NZl) Canyon-SRAM Racing
DNFOmer Shapira (Isr) Canyon-SRAM Racing
DNFBrodie Chapman (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
DNFEvita Muzic (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
DNFJade Wiel (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
DNFAlicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women
DNFPaula Patiño Bedoya (Col) Movistar Team Women
DNFGloria Rodriguez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team Women
DNFGeorgia Williams (NZl) Team BikeExchange
DNFJanneke Ensing (Ned) Team BikeExchange
DNFUrska Zigart (Slo) Team BikeExchange
DNFJuliette Labous (Fra) Team DSM
DNFWilma Olausson (Swe) Team DSM
DNFEsmée Peperkamp (Ned) Team DSM
DNFJulia Soek (Ned) Team DSM
DNFAudrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
DNFLara Vieceli (Ita) Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team
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