Monday, March 26, 2012
2012 Trofeo Alfredo Binda
Marianne Vos (Stichting Rabo Women) won the Trofeo Alfredo Binda for third time yesterday by putting on a show of strength in the last few kilometers of the 131.2 km race. Vos left her opponents behind and arrived alone at the finish line with a 34-second advantage on a group of eight led by Tatiana Guderzo (MCipollini), while third place went to German rider Trixi Worrack (Team Specialized). Vos has strengthened her leadership in the World Cup, having now won the first two races (Ronde van Drenthe and Trofeo Alfredo Binda).
"I am delighted with this win," said Voss. "I really couldn’t say which of my three victories in Cittiglio was the best. Today the group reformed following Loes Gunnewijk’s (Greenedge) break and then I took advantage of a moment of indecision to break away from them".
Tatiana Guderzo, who has been recovering from stomach problems, was happy with second place, "I didn’t really feel good, then kilometer after kilometer I found the strength to keep going and end up being a protagonist at the finish line".
This was the only women's World Cup race scheduled in Italy this year. Their next World Cup race is April 1st, Tour of Flanders.
At the starting line, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of Michele Silvestri, an Italian soldier who was killed Saturday in Afghanistan.
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