Trofeo Binda and Mini-Trofeo Binda for women, postponed until 2021: “For us, the races are an occasion to celebrate and we are not in a position to organise that type of event here at the moment”. We will have to wait almost another year to learn the name of the athlete who will take the place of Marianne Vos on the in the rankings of the “Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio – Gran Premio Almar U.C.I. WWT”.
Cycling Sport Promotion, organiser of the event, has decided to postpone the next edition until 2021: “Yes – states President Mario Minervino – this has been a very difficult but necessary decision, especially considering the huge suffering we are experiencing on a daily basis here in Lombardy. Both the Italian Cycling Federation and the International Cycling Union offered us an indicative date during the summer but, for us, the Trofeo Binda and Mini-Trofeo Binda are a huge popular festival involving the whole community; children, the many fans, the athletes and the whole area that, in different ways, look forward to the days of the two races. This year, it just doesn’t seem right. This territory is going through a terrible period of suffering and we are not in a position to organise a cycling race. It is better to roll up the banners and wait until next year”. So, the date for the “22nd Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Cittiglio – Gran Premio Almar U.C.I. WWT” for elite women and the “8th Mini-Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Nation’s Cup” trial for junior women is now set for 21 March 2021. (Photo Flaviano Ossola)