CYCLING: Final sprint brings a fourth win for Dutch star Vos in Trofeo Alfredo Binda

Dutch star Marianne Vos claims her fourth Trofeo Alfredo Binda in Cittiglio!

Dutch star Marianne Vos won her fourth Trofeo Alfredo Binda, outlasting her challengers on the final sprint into Cittiglio.

The 131.1 km race was decided in the final 10 km, as eight riders broke away and those were the contenders for the final sprint to the tape. Vos let loose with 200 m to go and no one could stay with her; Amanda Spratt (AUS) and Cecile Uttrup Ludwig (DEN) took places 2-3.

Vos had taken this race previously in 2009-10-12 and was the first Dutch riders to win since then. “The last time was long ago. I’m very happy with this win,” she said. “There were a lot of attacks in the last two laps, my team did a very good job.”

It was Vos’s 29th win on the Women’s World Tour or the old World Cup series. She led the Women’s World Tour late last season, only to be passed over the last three races by countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten. Perhaps a different outcome in 2019? Summaries:

UCI Women’s World Tour/Trofeo Alfredo Binda
Taino to Cittiglio (ITA) ~ 24 March 2019
(Full results here)

Final Standings (131.1 km): 1. Marianne Vos (NED), 3:27:07; 2. Amanda Spratt (AUS), 3:27:07; 3. Cecile Uttrup Ludwig (DEN), 3:27:07; 4. Anastasiia Chursina (RUS), 3:27:07; 5. Elena Cecchini (ITA), 3:27:08. Also in the top 25: 8. Coryn Rivera (USA), 3:27:08; … 22. Leah Thomas (USA), 3:27:13.