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Nicole Cooke (Raleigh-Lifeforce) continued to dominate women?s racing just a week before the Tour of Flanders World cup race, this time taking the prestigious Trofeo Alfredo Binda in Italy on Sunday with a powerful late attack.

Cooke?s Raleigh-Lifeforce-Creation team mates were in every break and controlled the peloton during the race, forcing the other teams to chase every move. Cooke waited for a late attack by Italy?s Fabiana Luperini and then counter attacked before time trialing to the finish. Italy?s Georgia Bronzini (Safi) won the bunch sprint behind Cooke and Martina Corazza (Team FRW Gauss) was third butt both admitted there was nothing they could do against Cooke and her team.

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