The third stop of the UCI Women’s WorldTour sees the peloton’s fastest women touch down in Italy this Sunday for Trofeo Alfredo Binda. The race take’s place over 131 km on the roads surrounding Comune di Cittiglio in the northern part of Italy.
Last year’s edition was won by Team Sunweb’s Coryn Rivera, her first Women’s WorldTour win. The victory launched a successful year for the American sprinter. This year she’ll be challenged to defend her victory by a strong peloton of the worlds best, including the powerhouse Boels Dolmans team that has gone undefeated at the WWT’s first two rounds. Anna van der Breggen started the year off winning Strade Bianchi, with Canyon-SRAM’s Kasia Niewiadoma following behind in second. Boels followed up van der Breggen’s win at the second round, with a victory from Amy Pieters at Ronde van Drenthe.
With Boels Dolmans heading to the start without van der Breggn or Pieters, the team will likely look to its world champion Chantal Blaak as the team’s best chance at a third straight victory. Niewiadoma returns for Canyon-SRAM, backed by teammate Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, who missed out on the last round to race the mountain bike World Cup in Stellenbosh, South Africa where she placed second. Wiggle Hi-5’s Elisa Longo Borghini will also be looking to spoil Boels Dolmans party, as the race takes place on some of her local training routes.
Live streaming of Trofeo Alfredo Binda should be available at the event organizers Website here, or on its YouTube channel.
The full start list for the third Women’s WorldTour race of 2018 is included below.
🚴🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️… 136 elite women will line up for @TrofeoBinda🇮🇹 tomorrow at noon. Here‘s the complete and official startlist for the 3rd race of the UCI Women‘s WorldTour! 🌍 #UCIWWT #TrBinda pic.twitter.com/hHh0YJHgJJ
— UCI_WWT (@UCI_WWT) March 17, 2018
The course will follow and opening section from Taino to Cittiglio, where the women will complete one lap of long circuit heading out from town before four laps of a smaller finishing circuit.
More information on the course profile and route can be found at the event page, here.