Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio 2023

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CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 20 Elisa Balsamo of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo celduring the 46th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km one day race from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio TrBinda UCIWWT on March 20 2022 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

World Champion Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) won the 2022 Trofeo Alfredo Binda (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Trofeo Alfredo Binda - Comune di Cittiglio Overview

When is Trofeo Alfredo Binda - Comune di Cittiglio? One-day race on March 19, 2023

How long is Trofeo Alfredo Binda - Comune di Cittiglio? TBA

Where does the race start? Maccagno, Italy

Where does it finish? Cittiglio, Italy

Trofeo Alfredo Binda - Comune di Cittiglio 2023 Information

The Trofeo Alfredo Binda - Comune di Cittiglio marks the seventh stop of the Women’s WorldTour season in 2023. It is one of the oldest women's races on the calendar, and celebrates its 47th edition this spring. 

Named after Italian cycling legend Alfredo Binda, who was born in Cittiglio, the race has become a staple of the women’s calendar and one of the most prestigious spring classics. Trofeo Alfredo Binda is set on the tough terrain of Lombardy with a hilly route, but not mountainous, and incorporates laps of a challenging circuit before a flat run into the finish in Cittiglio.

Last year Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) carried the rainbow stripes as World Champion across the line for victory, winning a reduced bunch sprint. Joining her as recent winners are Coryn Labecki, Kasia Niewiadoma and teammate Elisa Longo Borghini, who had two victories spread across eight years (2013 and 2021).

There have been other multiple winners of Trofeo Alfredo Binda, but only two riders have four titles - Dutch rider Marianne Vos (2009, 2010, 2012 and 2019) and Italian Maria Canins (1984, 1985, 1990 and 1992).

Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio facts

Date: March 19, 2023 

Location: Italy 

Category: Women’s WorldTour

2022 race

While the race has a traditional finish in Cittiglio, organisers try to freshen the course by changing the start every two years, so in 2023 the start will be in Maccagno. This city offers a picturesque setting on the east side of Maggiore Lake. From Maccagno, the race will pass through Pino and Veddasca before arriving in Cittiglio.

The last two years the route took in 143km across the Lombardian hillsides. The first section of the route featured a twice-repeated 7km loop through Olginasio and Besozzo. Then, the peloton rode over climbs at Grantola and Brinzio before entering the final four-lap circuit in Cittiglio. 

Alongside its elite counterpart, a junior race has been held for the last nine years, proving to be a reliable indicator of future stars of the sport as it counts Marta Bastianelli (UAE Team ADQ) and Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) among its former winners. The juniors will cover a similar route, with fewer laps, and also start in Maccagno and finish in Cittiglio. 

Stages

  • Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio 2023
    19 March 2023 | Cittiglio | Women's WorldTour
    • Elite Women
      2023-03-19

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