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Shirin van Anrooij (Trek-Segafredo) has taken her first particular person Ladies’s WorldTour victory on the Trofeo Alfredo Binda. The 21-year-old attacked into the descent from Orino with 25 km to go and held off the peloton on the ultimate lap, growing her benefit on the ultimate ascent of the Orino climb earlier than descending to the end.
Ending 23 seconds later, her teammate Elisa Balsamo beat Vittoria Guazzini (FDJ-SUEZ) within the dash of the chasing peloton for a Trek-Segafredo 1-2.
“I can’t consider it. It’s my first-ever victory for the crew, and this has at all times been one in every of my favorite races. I by no means anticipated to remain away. I simply anticipated them to return again and Balsi [Elisa Balsamo] to win the dash. And someway, I managed to win this race,” Van Anrooij stated after the end.
Her efficiency gave Trek-Segafredo a 3rd win in consecutive years, with Elisa Longo Borghini having gained in 2021 adopted by Balsamo final 12 months.
“I knew I used to be in actually fine condition however I solely began my street season on Wednesday after a break post-CX season. I got here right here extra with the expectation of serving to Elisa [Balsamo] once more to attempt to win the dash however I felt tremendous sturdy and I simply tried to assault. One way or the other I may preserve a spot till the end line and win this race.
“I felt actually sturdy the entire race and I used to be in each single breakaway. When Niewiadoma attacked on the climb, I may comply with her actually strongly: from there I knew I simply wanted to attempt to consider in myself. I had a variety of assist from the Workforce in my ear so it was tremendous good.”
The way it unfolded
From the beginning within the small city of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, the race went alongside the shores of the Lago Maggiore for the primary 10 kilometres earlier than turning inland. Having crossed the end line in Cittiglio – birthplace of Alfredo Binda in 1902 – after 68.2 km, the riders then confronted 4 laps of a 17.7-kilometre circuit with the brief, however steep Casalzuigno climb (0.84 km at 7 %) and the longer Orino climb (3.9 km at 3.9 %) that topped 7.6 km from the end.
Regardless of a flurry of assaults, no breakaway lasted longer than a couple of kilometres, and it was nonetheless ‘gruppo compatto’ because the peloton entered the second lap of the ending circuit.
A bunch of 9 briefly bought away on the Casalzuigno climb, then a bunch of seven together with four-time winner Marianne Vos (Workforce Jumbo-Visma) and 2018 winner Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) broke free on the descent. Grace Brown (FDJ-SUEZ) was instrumental in closing down this harmful group.
On the Orino climb, 19-year-old Eleonora Ciabocco (Workforce DSM) attacked and eventually bought a spot. Karlijn Swinkels (Workforce Jumbo-Visma) bridged to her on the descent, and Loes Adegeest (FDJ-SUEZ) additionally went on a solo chase, making it to the entrance simply earlier than the Casalzuigno climb on the penultimate lap.
They have been 50 seconds forward at this level, however an enormous flip by Trek-Segafredo’s Gaia Realini closed this hole on the Orino climb, launching Van Anrooij’s assault excessive. Going into the ultimate lap, the 21-year-old was 11 seconds forward of a peloton of about 30 riders the place Workforce SD Worx’ Niamh Fisher-Black and Sina Frei have been chasing in assist of Ladies’s WorldTour chief Lorena Wiebes.
Brown went on a short solo chase however was caught on the Casalzuigno climb the place Niewiadoma and Mavi García (Liv Racing TeqFind) set the tempo within the peloton, dropping Wiebes however getting no nearer to Van Anrooij.
Élise Chabbey (Canyon-SRAM) attacked with 11 km to go, however Marta Cavalli (FDJ-SUEZ) reeled her in on the decrease slopes of the Orino climb. Accelerations by García, Cavalli, and Ricarda Bauernfeind (Canyon-SRAM) couldn’t pressure a break up within the peloton, and Van Anrooij steadily elevated her benefit to crest the climb 25 seconds forward.
On the ultimate kilometres, Amanda Spratt (Trek-Segafredo) coated assaults by Juliette Labous, Elise Uijen (each Workforce DSM), and Bauernfeind, and Van Anrooij had loads of time to have a good time her victory in Cittiglio.
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