Elisa Longo Borghini writes yet another chapter in the great history of cycling by conquering the Hell of the North. He does it with the tricolor shirt on, winning the second edition of the Paris-Roubaix women by posting, on the 124 km course, with an attack just over 30 km from the finish. A capital test, that of the reigning Italian champion: she decided to escape, with which she crumbled the leading group, reaching a pace that no opponent was able to maintain. The last kilometers are a solo from the past, with Elisa Longo Borghini entering the Roubaix Velodrome for the 400 meters of applause, tears and glory, taking all the time to slow down, scream and raise her arms to the sky for her ( beautiful) success number 30 in his career.
Second step of the podium for the Belgian champion Lotte Kopeckythird for Lucinda Brand. Excellent fifth place for Marta Cavalli, who confirms her excellent condition after the victory in the Amstel Gold Race. To report the disqualification of the world champion Elisa Balsamo, sanctioned for having been pulled by the flagship as she returned to the group after a puncture on the cobblestones.
“And to think that I didn’t want to run …”
At the end of the race all the joy of Elisa Longo Borghini explodes, explaining the difficult approach to today’s race: «All this is fantastic. It was not an easy period that brought me closer to this race. I took antibiotics and on the eve I told the team that I didn’t feel like coming to Roubaix, I didn’t want to make an appearance. The team, on the other hand, insisted that I be present. ‘You come because you can win’ they told me. And so it was. Is fantastic. An extraordinary result that I want to share with my family, with my boyfriend Jacopo Mosca. A special thanks to my team, Trek Segafredo ».
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