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Trofeo Alfredo Binda OPEN THREAD (with a little GW)

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Big racing day for the women as well with the World Cup in Cittiglio and the smaller Gent-Wevelgem. Fair warning: the World Cup will be shown on RAI tonight at 18:05 so if you want to take a chance on being able to see that this thread will contain spoilers.

For how to follow the race, I'm just going to copy Sarah from her interview with local favorite for today's race Elisa Longo Borghini :

Highlights of the Trofeo Binda will be shown on RAI Sport 2, 18:05-19:15 CET, Saturday 24th March 2013. To follow the race live on twitter, try @TrofeoBinda, and my list of people who tweet updates in races.

For more information on the race, see the race website and Monty's excellent preview of the race - and both Velofocus and Les Déesses de la Route have great previews too. ORICA-AIS' Amanda Spratt has previewed the race on their team website, and Joanne Hogan (Bizkaia-Durango) has a video preview of the climb of the small lap (part 1 and part 2)... and if that's not enough, have a look at this year's race promo video!

We'll have updates here in the comments as well of course, both on Binda and on what happens in Gent Wevelgem. It's been an eventful morning already with RaboLiv/Giant crashing on their way to the race in Wevelgem. Everyone was ok though. Weather in Cittiglio will make for a hard race with temperatures of 6 degrees Celsius and rain.

Trofeo Alfredo Binda STARTLIST

100% Certain Podium Prediction:

1. Marianne Vos 2. Elisa Longo-Borghini 3. Ashleigh Moolman