The women’s racing calendar marches on to the warmer climes of Padova for the 5<sup>th</sup> edition of Classica Città di Padova on 16th March.
Those who’ve been racing in the Netherlands and Belgium recently are in for a welcome treat with relatively wide roads and not a cobble in sight! If a race was ever designed for sprinters then this is it. Having said that Carmen Small won last year’s race from an 11 rider breakaway which formed with a few laps to go and made the jump from the break on the final lap to finish ahead of Simona Frapporti and Monia Baccaille.
|Finishing Position||UCI Points||Prize [€]|
Points awarded at designated sprint points for the first 5 riders across the line from 5 points for 1st down to 1 point for 5th place rider. Athletes with the highest cumulative points totals are declared the winner and awarded the below prizes.
|Sprint Comp.||Prize [€]|
The parcours consists of a 26.4km anti-clockwise lap which viewed from the air resembles a badly knotted bow-tie, or a wonky farfalle pasta shape as we’re in Italy. Followed by 8 laps of a 12.8km circuit of the “west side of the bow”. Starting in the eastern outskirts of Padua the race takes place on wide, very flat roads: Even bridges which cross the waterways that intersect the route are level.
Sprint competition is decided by on the even laps of the 12.8km finishing circuit. Sprint points are awarded at the crossing of the finish line and at the opposite end of the circuit in Tombele.
|2008||Annalisa Cucinotta||Rasa Leleivyte||Vania Rossi|
|2009||Monia Baccallie||Kirsty Broun||Alessandra D’Ettorre|
|2010||Noemi Cantele||Valentina Scandolara||Alison Testroete|
|2012||Carmen Small||Simona Frapporti||Monia Baccallie|