Team SD Worx-Protime goes to Trofeo Alfredo Binda with multiple options

Team SD Worx-Protime goes to Trofeo Alfredo Binda with multiple options

"This race has an unpredictable scenario"


Team SD Worx-Protime has once again started the season strongly and now counts eleven victories. In Trofeo Alfredo Binda, the Dutch WorldTeam will start with an undeclared team. Elena Cecchini, Barbara Guarischi, Femke Gerritse, Niamh Fisher-Black, Marlen Reusser and world champion Lotte Kopecky. "It's hard to set expectations for this competition. It's a super nice course, but the course is unpredictable. Any scenario is possible," said sport director Anna van der Breggen.

Linked race Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2024 - Linked cyclists Lotte Kopecky Elena Cecchini Niamh Fisher-Black Marlen Reusser Femke Gerritse Barbara Guarischi - Gekoppelde ploegleiders: Anna van der Breggen

"Trofeo Alfredo Binda is always a great race to watch. Precisely because of the unpredictability. Here a breakaway can carry to the end. Sometimes that results in there being too many attack attempts, so nobody gets away and it ends up being a bunch sprint after all. A sprint with an elite group is also possible. And in the past we have seen long solos here. In short: fascinating," sport director manager Anna van der Breggen.

"We had to make a change in the selection. Normally Chantal van den Broek-Blaak would ride here, but she still has too much pain from her crash in Nokere-Koerse. So now we have the world champion at the start. Lotte can ride here without pressure. We have absolutely no expectations of her, because the change is last-minute. She is always an added value to have on the team. This is a tough race in terms of altimeters. Lotte is a big help anyway. This race could suit Marlen Reusser perfectly, but it remains to be seen how she will be after her illness. We are heading to Italy with an open mind. We have several options. Barbara Guarischi is from the region. Elena Cecchini always does well here, Femke Gerritse is in good form and Niamh Fisher-Black started the year strongly. It will be important to have someone in the good breakaway," Van der Breggen concluded.

Marlen Reusser returns to competition in Trofeo Alfredo Binda: "I really like this race. At first I had really high expectations, but I did suffer from that Covid infection. I couldn't train and lost time because of it. Consequently, my form is not super, but I feel pretty good again. I started the season well in Valencia. That form can come back quickly, but after my illness I don't dare make any expectations for the first classics coming up for now. Trofeo Alfredo Binda has a nice course that lends itself to making the race hard. Then the sprinters are thrown overboard. It's not the most well-known race, so the atmosphere is different from, say, the Tour de France or the Tour of Flanders, it's smaller-scale and familiar. But that is precisely why Trofeo Alfredo Binda has a lot of charm. The race will make me wiser where I stand now."

Read also

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now