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Trofeo Binda


Third chapter of the Women’s WorldTour, third race with a completely different character compared to the others. Gone are the sterrato and the sharp, short hills of the Strade Bianche, as well as the flat cobbles and nervous, Dutch-style racing of the Ronde van Drenthe. It’s time for the relatively long but not too steep …

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It might be a growing trend. As the level and depth of the peloton increases, races get a wider variety of winners and classic courses become less selective, even though some other such as the recent Ronde van Drenthe proved otherwise. Coryn Rivera’s victory at Trofeo Binda is a good example of this. Team Sunweb’s …

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Or maybe not? Looking at the race’s recent winners it’s Lizzie Armitstead (Deignan) twice and then Emma Johansson in 2014. Great riders for sure, but not exactly what one would call pure climbers. All right, Trofeo Binda might not be a true climbers’ race after all, but it’s not one for the sprinters for sure, …

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Adoquines, sterrato, y ahora puertos: todo parece ceder ante el dominio de Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans), a quien solo una efímera enfermedad pudo doblegar la pasada semana en Drenthe, obligándola a bajarse de la bicicleta a los pocos kilómetros de la salida. Su última conquista es el Trofeo Binda, que ya ganó también en 2015. Una …

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Generalmente, cuando uno escucha hablar de clásicas de primavera, especialmente en estos compases más iniciales de la temporada, vienen a la mente carreteras estrechas y nerviosas, adoquines, muros cortos y explosivos, Bélgica… y no precisamente las zonas escarpadas del norte de Italia, carentes de pavés y sonrientes a las opciones de ciclistas más adaptadas a …

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