Vos wins opening women's World Cup, Cooke 6th

Marianne Vos wins women's Fleche Wallonne

Dutch sensation Marianne Vos (Netherlands) won the Trofeo Alfredo Binda in Italy on Sunday, the opening round of the 2010 UCI Women's World Cup.

It's the second consecutive year that the 22-year-old has won the race. Martine Bras (Gauss RDZ Ormu) gave the Netherlands a one-two with her second place, with Sweden's Emma Johansson (Redsun) third.

Olympic and former world champion Nicole Cooke (Great Britain) was the first British rider home in sixth, at the same time as Vos.

Earlier in the race, Britain's Emma Pooley (Cervelo) had animated a move that brought together the leading pack, but later crashed and had to be content with 14th, one minute and six seconds behind Vos. Pooley won the Trofeo Alfredo Binda in 2008.

The next round of the UCI World Cup is the Women's Tour of Flanders on Sunday, April 4.

RESULTS

Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2010

1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Netherlands 129.8km in 3-27-37

2. Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu

3. Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun

4. Ruth Corset (Aus) Australia

5. Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia

6. Nicole Cooke (GB) Great Britain

7. Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi

8. Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC-Columbia

9. Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Valdarno at same time

10. Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) Russia at 5secs

British

14. Emma Pooley (GB) Cervelo at 1-06

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Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.