Sunday marks the third Women's World Tour event of 2016; the Trofeo Alfredo Binda in Cittiglio, Italy. Taking to the start line for Cylance Pro Cycling will be Shelley Olds (USA), Rossella Ratto (ITA), Alison Tetrick (USA), Sheyla Gutierrez (ESP), Doris Schweizer (SUI) and Rachele Barbieri (ITA).
"Trofeo Binda is always a hard race with all the climbs," says Cylance director, Manel Lacambra, adding that this year the race has added one more climb in the final circuit that will make the day even harder. "The race is suited more for climbers and we will have Rossella in good shape. Perhaps Shelley is not 100% back to normal from her Le Samyn crash, and we lost Krista Doebel-Hickok with a broken collarbone in Strade Bianche. But like always, we will do our best in the race."
The 2016 Trofeo Alfredo Binda - Comune di Cittiglio will offer the women's peloton one of the hilliest one-day races on the inaugural Women's WorldTour. The 123.3km race will begin and end in the small Italian town of Cittiglio. The women will take on steep climbs over Cunardo and Orino before finishing back in Cittiglio.
The 2016 Trofeo Alfredo Binda - Comune di Cittiglio has been a part of the former Women's World Cup, a ten event series that has been replaced by the new Women's WorldTour. The Italian event is the third race of the new series after Strade Bianche held in Italy on March 5 and Ronde van Drenthe held in the Netherlands on March 12.