Videos and media from the 2017 Trofeo Alfredo Binda and Trofeo da Moreno

The Trofeo Alfredo Binda, the longest-running race in the UCI Women’s World Tour, is always a fan favourite, but this year even better than usual, because we could watch it all live – and there are also highlights of the Trofeo da Moreno, the junior Nations Cup race that runs on the same roads before the elite women.

Binda lived up to expectations – and with a surprise winner!  The 2017 Classics season have been amazing so far, and if you’re worried that it couldn’t live up to the Strade Bianche and the Ronde van Drenthe, don’t – it was another unpredictable race, despite the unseasonable sunshine!

There will be a lot more highlights to come, but as we have some good things to watch already, I’ll put this up now, and then edit more in as I see it.  I’ll start with the 9 min highlights from the UCI and 45min highlights from RAI, then some explanation about the livestream, as it was definitely idiosyncratic!

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Watch and follow the 2017 Trofeo Alfredo Binda – & follow the Junior Trofeo da Moreno

Sunday 19th March 2017

Round 3 of the 2017 Women’s WorldTour, and we’re back in Italy, in one of the cycling heartlands – the Varese Province in Lombardy.  After the gravel roads of Strade Bianche, and the Dutch cobbles and man-made hill of Ronde van Drenthe, it’s a race for Classics riders with climbing skills – and even more importantly, descending abilities.  And one of the special things about this race is that the junior stars of the future also get to ride on some of the same roads as their elite heroines, before the WorldTour race.

UPDATE!  And the last 4 laps – 68km – will be LIVE, with the stream showing part of the race as well as  highlights of the Junior race before the elites go fully live.

I’ll tell you how to watch the WWT Trofeo Binda, and follow the Junior Nations Cup Trofeo da Moreno below, but first a bit more about the race…

Trofeo Alfredo Binda

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Podcast 2016 Episode 9 – Dan Remembers His Name

Podcast logoThis week we catch up on all the action from Trofeo Binda, including the Trofeo da Moreno which is part of the new Junior Nations Cup. There’s heaps of action from the para-cycling world championships and some big announcements about upcoming races. We’ve inverted the usual time of day and Dan’s struggling to cope with being awake in the morning. He does remember his name though. (1:09:50 MIN / 63.9 MB)

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Things we talked about this week

This week’s racing

Trofeo Alfredo Binda (World Tour #3) & Trofeo da Moreno (Junior Nations Cup #1)


And over in the Dutch Crits – the Ronde van Oud-Vossemeer

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2016 Trofeo Alfredo Binda and Trofeo da Moreno – videos, media and more

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!

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How to follow the 2016 Trofeo Alfredo Binda and Trofeo da Moreno LIVE

Sunday 20th March 2016

From the cobbles of the Netherlands, the Women’s World Tour takes us back to the hills of Varese, in Northern Italy, for Round 3, the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, and the UCI-ranked Junior women’s race taking place on the same roads, the Trofeo da Moreno.

UPDATE!  The race media are saying the Trofeo Binda is LIVE too!

UPDATE AGAIN!  It’s not actually a full-livestream.

So that’s still pretty good – the race passes through the finish-line about 4 times during the race, and they’ll have a live-ticker and more information throughout the race, their ticker is always excellent.  This worked really well for the Vårgårda World Cup, so it is still an exciting step up.

Tune into the race live page from 13:15 Euro CET (12:15pm UK GMT; 8:15am EDT; 11:15pm Aussie AEDT) – the races starts at 13:30. And here’s the Youtube link to watch what they’re doing:

I’ll be doing home-made English-language commentary on my Mixlr too, for the last hour and a half, starting at 15:00 CET/2pm GMT/10am EST/1am AEDT.

There will also be highlights etc from the Junior Trofeo da Moreno too, so watch that page then too – it’ll also have ticker information too

These races aren’t livestreamed, but they have fantastic social media, they usually have a brilliant liveticker, and traditionally excellent highlights later on the day.  And I’m going to continue with my experimental race commentary, this time giving live commentary based on twitter updates – kind of like internet radio coverage.  Let’s see if it works!

Before I start with all that, check out the race’s preview video about Gavirate, where they’re starting this year

Beautiful!  Now, here’s how the follow them

Women’s World Cup #2, Trofeo Binda

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Videos from the 2015 Trofeo Binda, Trofeo da Moreno and Gent-Wevelgem

So much racing this weekend!  I’m putting this up now, but I’ll update it with lots more videos and photo-essays over the week, because there will be so much more.

Trofeo da Moreno

First, the only UCI-ranked junior women’s race apart from Continental and World Championships, the Trofeo da Moreno, which is this fantastic race, on the same roads as the Trofeo Binda.  It’s super-tough, and last year was won by Amelie Dideriksen, who went on the become Junior Road World Champion.  Here’s just the finish-line video, and a clip from this year’s race:

UPDATE!  And a full half hour of Italian tv coverage

Here are the results…  and after that, the second round of the 2015 Road World Cup

Trofeo Alfredo Binda

There’s actually highlights on RAI Sport 2 right now (21:00 CEST/8pm BST) for about an hour and a half (missed it?  see below). There’ll be all kinds of clips this week, but here’s the finish-line only, Wiggle Honda’s pre-race video,  the first highlights and the UCI’s mini-highlights (thanks Dave Bartel for that one!)

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Podcast 2014 Episode 36 – The Swedish Gods Unleashed Hell

Podcast logoIt’s been a couple of weeks since we last recorded (sorry, but sometimes we need to take a week off, catch our breath and regroup to get through to the end of the season – think of it like us having a rest day in the middle of the grand tour that is the season). Anyway, we catch up on ALL the racing since last time we spoke which includes the Ladies Tour of Norway, Vårgårda World Cups – Team Time Trial and Road Race, the last of this year’s MTB World Cups in Méribel, and even the Tour of the King Valley in the Australian National Road Series. We also discuss how far we’ve come in the last couple of years with improved video coverage and how that results in shifting our expectations from races (in a good way), and so much other stuff. It’s an amazing episode and it’s here for you to enjoy right now! (1:32:42 MIN / 89.00 MB)


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Links to things we saw around the web this week


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