This year the Trofeo Binda moved, to the day after Milano-San Remo, and I love this, having the first monument and the 3rd round of the 2016 Women’s World Tour back-to-back. And while there’s still less media from the UCI than when it was a Road World Cup, the race organisers are always amazing, and this year gave us a stream that was a mix of studio talking heads, live streaming from the finish-line cameras at the end of each lap, and highlights from the junior Trofeo da Moreno.
And we have race highlights too – and for anyone who doesn’t understand Italian, I’ve made home-made English commentary to go with them. Here’s my collection of things I’ve found – and there’ll be more to come, too. As always, if you anything else, please do share them with me, here or on twitter, and I’ll edit them in. I’m going to start with this, because it’s fantastic – Wiggle High5 collaborate with Cylance rider Valentina Scandolara, to make a mash-up video – how cool is this?
Here’s the Italian highlights – and if you want it, my English commentary. If you start that first, I’ll tell you when to press play on the video. (It’s a one-take, minimal edited commentary, just to see if it’s possible, NOT presented as ‘pro’!)
And there’s more!
1. Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels-Dolmans, 3:11:10
2. Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels-Dolmans, + 00:04
3. Jolanda Neff (Swi) Servetto-Footon, s.t.
4. Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5, s.t.
5. Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM, s.t.
6. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo-Liv, s.t.
7. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo-Liv, + 00:11
8. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) ORICA-AIS, + 00:39
9. Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products, + 00:39
10. Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5, s.t.
Mini interview with Armitstead:
Lots of mini-video clips from different points in the race on Alberto Celani’s YouTube:
More Italian highlights
If you want the full race stream, including the Trofeo da Moreno highlights, then it’s here:
1. Clara Copponi (Fra) France, 1:47:42
2. Susanne Andersen (Nor) Vaiano Fondriest, s.t.
3. Letizia Partenoster (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest, s.t.
4. Elena Pirrone (Ita) Mendel Speck, s.t.
5. Laura Tomasi (Ita) Wieler Breganze, s.t.
6. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar, s.t.
7. Lisa Morzenti (Ita) Eurotarget, s.t.
8. Anastasia Cabonari (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest, s.t.
9. Justina Jovaisyte (Ltu) Lithuania, s.t.
10. Kristina Stolbova (Rus) Zhiraf, s.t.
I’ll add more into this collection as I see it – and as always, big thanks to my Patreon supporters, who fund me to do this kind of women’s cycling work.