Our team Cogeas Mettler Look made up of the Russian cyclists Iuliia Galimullina, Marina Uvarova, Gulnaz Badikova, Diana Klimova and Tamara Dronova will participate during the 45th edition of the Alfredo Binda Trophy, which will be run on Sunday, March 21 in Cittiglio, Italy.
The great event, which was canceled in 2020, has been won by the Dutch Marianne Vos on four occasions, she was the last winner of the 2019 edition.
Considered the oldest of the classic female competition, this edition will have a total route of 141 kilometers between the Lombard cities of Cocquio and Cittiglio.
Her name is Petra Stiasny, she was born in the city of Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland. At 19 years old, her main objective is to become a professional cyclist. The year 2020 despite the pandemic Petra Stiasny always remained active in the sports part. One year after starting in this difficult sport of cycling, the Swiss Petra Stiasny is already attracting attention in the multicolored women’s peloton.
Petra Stiasny tells in her resume the following: “Since I was a child I was quite active, I swam and did athletics”, where she regularly participated in races. “I started in the discipline of Triathlon and since the spring of 2020 I am focusing completely on the bicycle”.
Then Petra Stiasny continues “After the qurantine, when there were races again in summer, I was able to collect my first experiences in cycling competitions. In addition to some smaller local races, I also had the opportunity to compete in some more important races such as the high mountain events: Martigny-Mauvoisin, Giubiasco-Carena or Chur-Arosa ”.
She also adds “I competed mainly in mountain races, in all those that I could win”, relates with pride Petra Stiasny. Then she continues “My strength is clearly climbing. I finished my season (2020), participating in the Elite category of the Swiss Road Championship ”, Petra Stiasny adds,“ In the Swiss Championship I was able to race against a very strong peloton, where I could finish in the position eleven of the prestigious test “.
The next weeks of March and first of April will be very busy for Petra Stiasny, her participation begins on March 21 at the Alfredo Binda Trophy in Italy, and then she will move to Belgium to compete in the great Belgian classics, on March 25 she will run the test “AG Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne”, then on March 31 she will participate in the classic “A travers la Flandre”, then on April 7 she will run another of the great cycling tests known as “Scheldeprijs vrouwen”, Petra Stiasny will compete all the those tests in the Elite category.
Among her main objectives Petra Stiasny tells us: “My objective is to develop myself in cycling and to do it professionally”. The young Swiss Petra Stiasny ends. Since this year, Petra Stiasny has become part of the Cogeas Mettler Look team, where we give her the warmest welcome.
The Russian runner of our team Cogeas Mettler Look, Tamara Dronova, was placed in the third position of the GRAND PRIX MEDITERRANEAN, held this Saturday in Turkey, and which had a distance of 88.8 kilometers. The winner of the test was Belarusian Hanna Tserakh from MINSK CYCLING CLUB with a time of 02:07:56.
The Cogeas Mettler look team was composed by runners Diana Klimova, Iuliia Galimullina, Gulnaz Khatuntseva, Aigul Gareeva and Marina Uvarova. The race ended with a very tight final sprint. Congratulations Tamara for your effort!
The Russian cyclists from Cogeas Mettler Look, Diana Klimova and María Novolodskaya, won the silver medal, accumulating 51 points in the Madison event of the XI European Track Championships, held from November 11 to 15 in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. The test was a true sprinter battle for points between the gold medal-winning pair, the duo made up of Italians Elisa Bálsamo and Vittoria Guazzini achieved 52 points, beating the Russians from Cogeas Mettler Look by just one point difference. Laura Ken and Elinor Barl were third with 38 points.
Likewise, the Russian rider María Novolodskaya, from our team Cogeas Mettler Look, won the bronze medal, totaling 114 points in the Omnium test of the XI European Track Championship. The winner of the event was the Italian Elisa Bálsamo with 135 points, and in second place the British Laura Kenny who achieved 126 points.
The tests of the Track modality of the European championship were held at the Kolodrum velodrome, in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Congratulations to our riders Diana Klimova and María Novolodskaya for their triumphs!
The Russian cyclist María Novolodskaya from our team Cogeas Mettler Look won the omnium test yesterday Tuesday, October 13, at the Attilio Pavesi velodrome in Fiorenzuola d’Arda, on the last day of the European Junior and U23 Track Championships. The surprise of the day was the loss of all the Italians who were going to compete due to a case of Covid in their delegation, deciding not to compete in any race.
After defeating the Ukrainian Yulia Biriukova with a distant attack, the Russian Maria Novolodoskaya clearly prevailed – winning a lap – in the tempo race and in the elimination, presenting herself as the most outstanding of the final score. Behind Novolodoskaya, they were located with 167, Wiktoria Pikulik (Poland) with 128, and Olivija Baleisyte (Lithuania) with 109. By the way, Novolodoskaya not only controlled, but also attacked to gain a lap and confirm her dominance in this omnium.
Congratulations to Maria Novolodskaya for her new victory that fills our team with pride !