Schlagwort-Archive: Elisa Longo Borghini

When the „Roubaisiennes“ take the stage

Elisa Longo Borghini : “I’m not afraid of the cobblestones”

Aware of the magnitude of the occasion, the riders in the women’s peloton are gearing up for the first edition of Paris–Roubaix Femmes, scheduled for Saturday 2 October, after their debut on the cobblestones of northern France was frustrated in October 2020 and again last spring. The world of cycling is awash with questions about the favourites to win the inaugural edition, wondering what it takes to shine in this race and whether the decisive attributes are exactly the same as in the men’s competition. Five of these favourites, particularly excited about this momentous event, tell us more about their relationship with the Queen of Classics as the countdown to their initiation on the cobblestones ticks away. Even though Elisa Longo Borghini is adamant that she’ll ride for her team-mate Ellen van Dijk, she’ll be one of the champions to follow because of her pedigree and her knowledge of the cobblestones.

Elisa Longho Borghini (Trek-Segafredo)
Ornavasso (Piemonte, Italy), 10 December 1989
Teams : Top Girls Fassa Bortolo (2011), Hitec Products (2012-2014), Wiggle Honda (2015), Wiggle High5 (2016-2018), Trek-Segafredo (2019-2021)
Major results :
2012 : 3rd of the World Championships, 3rd du GP de Plouay-Bretagne
2013 : winner of Trofeo Alfredo Binda, 2nd of the Flèche Wallonne Femmes
2014 : winner of the Tour de Bretagne, 2nd of the Grand Prix de Plumelec, 3rd of the Flèche Wallonne Femmes
2015 : winner of the Tour des Flandres, winner of the Route de France
2016 : winner of the Giro d’Emilia, 3rd of the Olympic Games in Rio
2017 : winner of the Strade Bianche, 2nd of the Giro Rosa, 3rd of La Course by le Tour de France, Italian champion
2019 : 5th of the World Championships
2020 : 3rd of the World Championships, 3rd of the Giro Rosa, 2nd of the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta, Italian champion (road race + TT)
2021 : winner of the GP de Plouay, winner of the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, 2nd of the Strade Bianche, 3rd of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, 3rd of Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes, Italian champion (road race + TT)
An anecdote: An eight-time Italian champion (three for road racing and five for individual time trial), Elisa is the daughter Guidina Dal Sasso who claimed six national titles as an individual and five in the relay as a cross-country skier in the 80s.

A DREAM IS BORN
It’s not the first time for the name Longo Borghini to appear on a start list of Paris-Roubaix. Thanks to the inception of Paris-Roubaix Femmes, Elisa keeps following the path of Paolo who was a dedicated domestique in teams like Barloworld and Liquigas. “I got the passion for cycling because of my brother who is eleven years older than me”, she explained. “He took up cycling way before me and I’ve wanted to emulate him. Therefore, taking part in Paris-Roubaix after him is great! Since I have a strong passion for this sport, I’ve always followed this race – but all the other races as well, actually. My first big recollection of Paris-Roubaix is the entrance of Franco Ballerini on the velodrome for its last race ever (on 15 April 2001). When he unzipped his jersey to show his t-shirt “Merci Roubaix”, I was only 11 years old but I was particularly emotional about it.”
“2012 is the edition that stuck with me”, she continued. “Tom Boonen won an absolutely fascinating race that day. My brother rode Paris-Roubaix twice, in 2008 (80th) and 2014 (72nd) and I particularly remember the latter because I saw it on several cobbled sectors. I was watching everything attentively. So it wasn’t a new terrain for me when we went to recce the course of “our” Roubaix earlier this year. We also did two laps of the velodrome and it was moving.”

CUT OUT FOR THE COBBLESTONES?
The reigning Italian champion for road racing and individual time trial, Longo Borghini is currently third in the UCI world ranking behind the untouchable Dutch women Annemiek van Vleuten and Anna van der Breggen. She’s fourth of the 2021 UCI Women’s WorldTour of which she has won two legs: the Alfredo Binda Trophy in March and the GP Plouay in August. Third in the Olympic road race, she’s also a specialist of Strade Bianche as she came second this year of the race she once won in 2017 when she underlined the architectural and cultural environment of the event also held on gravel roads. However, that doesn’t necessarily make her one of the top favourites for Paris-Roubaix Femmes. “I don’t think the race suits me very well”, she said. “But I’m convinced that I can be a great help for my team Trek-Segafredo.”

PREPARING FOR THE BIG SHAKE
About the specificity of the Hell of the North, she’s categorical: “I’m obviously not afraid of the cobblestones”, she stated. “I’m a professional cyclist and I have to adjust myself to the races that are given to me. I know my job and I have to do it, end of the story. Our trainings on the cobbled sectors were also organised in order to test the equipment. We’ll use the bike Trek always provides for Paris-Roubaix: the Domane. I already have all the cobbled sectors in mind but we’ll recce them again in the lead up to the race. At the last minute, we’ll evaluate the situation to decide which wheels to use, which tyres, what to put on our hands and if we’re going to race with or without gloves. We’ll look into the last details.”

THE IDEAL SCENARIO
Talking about her role in the team Trek-Segafredo, she clarified: “I’ll race for what is our aim: to win the race with Ellen van Dijk.” The 34 year old Dutch rider has the experience required for this kind of event. Moreover, she’s the on-form champion of the moment as she recently took two major titles for herself: the European championship for road racing in Trento, Italy, on September 11, and the world championship for individual time trial in Brugge, Belgium, on September 20, getting her second rainbow jersey against the clock after the one of 2013. In both cases, she won alone as she crossed the line in Trentino 1’18’’ before Germany’s Liane Lippert. The ideal scenario for Trek-Segafredo would be a solo victory in Roubaix. Longo Borghini knows what it takes to make it happen. In 2014, she saw her brother escorting his leader Peter Sagan whereas in 2008 he was sharing this task at the service of Australia’s Baden Cooke with a debutant who didn’t manage to reach the velodrome: Chris Froome.

UEC Road European Championships

Italy flies to home glory in European Champs team relay

Led by Olympic Champion Filippo Ganna, the Azzurri won gold in the mixed relay ahead of Germany and the Netherlands. Belgium and Russia celebrated in Junior time trials: Alex Segaert saw off compatriot Cian Uijtdebroeks, Alina Ivanchenko won the women’s race. Tomorrow the U23 and Elite time trials: Ganna faces Evenepoel and Pogacar

1 ITALY 0:51:59 51,36
SOBRERO Matteo
DE MARCHI Alessandro
CAVALLI Marta
GANNA Filippo
CECCHINI Elena
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa

2 GERMANY 00:21 51,28
HEIDEMANN Miguel
WALSCHEID Max
KRÖGER Mieke
WOLF Justin
LECHNER Corinna
ERATH Tanja

3 NETHERLANDS 00:26 50,29
BOUWMAN Koen
MOLLEMA Bauke
PIETERS Amy
VAN EMDEN Jos
MACKAIJ Floortje
VOLLERING Demi

Trento could hardly have asked for a better opening of the UEC Road European Championships – Trentino 2021. On Wednesday, September 8th, the home Italy team offered to the fans a joy to behold, as Filippo Ganna and his teammate finalized a superb performance with the gold medal in the European Team Relay, securing the first medal for Italy in the event, much to the delight of many fans in the Le Albere district in Trento, just a few steps from the famous MUSE – Museum of Sciences.

In the 44.8 km test – two laps of the 22.4 km course on which all the time trials are contested at Trentino 2021 are held – the team made by Filippo Ganna, Alessandro De Marchi, Matteo Sobrero, Elisa Longo Borghini, Marta Cavalli and Elena Cecchini managed to leave behind Germany and the Netherlands, unsurprisingly the last two winners of the European team event. In two weeks in Leuven (Belgium), the format will also make its debut at the World Championships.

Italy made the most of the contribution by Filippo Ganna, who was generous in this first effort of his very intense European Championships’ schedule: the menu of the Tokyo Olympic Champion also includes the individual time trial on Thursday September 9th and the road race Sunday 12th.
After the men’s trio had passed the baton in first position, Longo Borghini, Cavalli and Cecchini delivered a strong effort on their own, finalizing in 51:59:01. In the background, the orchards and vineyards of Romagnano, Aldeno and Mattarello made an amazing show of themselves in a sunny afternoon, offering a first memorable postcard of Trentino to the many Countries connected with the European Championships on TV, either live or delayed.
The Germany team of Miguel Heidemann, Justin Wolf, Richard Maximilian Walscheid, Corinna Lechner, Mieke Kroger and Tanja Erath had to settle for second place with a gap of 21 seconds from the winners. The Netherlands (Koen Bouwman, Jos Van Emden, Bauke Mollema, Floortjie Mackaij, Amy Pieters and Demi Vollering) took the third step of the podium, stopping the time at 27 seconds from the Italian national team.

The Italian National anthem concluded the racing part of the first of five days of competition between Trento, Monte Bondone and the Valle dei Laghi, which awarded the first three of the thirteen titles of the most impressive European Road Championships’ edition to date. However, the special atmosphere at MUSE has continued, as on Wednesday the Science Museum of Trento celebrates the European Championships with an extended opening until 11 pm.

For Ganna and the whole Italian team, today’s victory represents an excellent start in view of the next races, which could already add to the home team’s tally. “Tomorrow it’s already ITT time, but I really wanted to take in this test, which was also useful for taking stock of the course. Tomorrow there will be plenty of strong rivals to face, as Küng wants to defend the jersey, Evenepoel has shown that he is back to his best after the crash at Lombardia, and Tadej Pogacar needs no introduction too: it will be full gas down to the final meter,“ stated the Time Trial World Champion.

Elisa Longo Borghini could also celebrated a long-pursued European Champions’ jersey. “I am excited for this result, and even more for having obtained it in a team race: I believe these races give a measure to the value of a team, and of a whole movement in this case. I hope that more and more youngsters will be inspired to get into cycling, also thanks to days like this.”

BELGIAN DOMINATION IN JUNIOR MEN’S TIME TRIAL

1 SEGAERT Alec BEL BELGIUM 00:26:27
2 UIJTDEBROEKS Cian BEL BELGIUM 00:05
3 LE HUITOUZE Eddy FRA FRANCE 00:40

8 HERZOG Emil GER GERMANY 00:55
10 KÄRSTEN Moritz GER GERMANY 01:08

In the morning, the Belgian National team scored a beautiful double in the Junior Men’s Individual Time Trial, on the 22.4 km course from the MUSE – Museum of Sciences to Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici. Alec Segaert defeated the competition and earned the European Champion’s jersey by clocking a 26:26:61 time. Second came fellow Belgian sensation Cian Uijtderbroeks, who had beaten Segaert in the Junior Time Trial at the Belgian National Championships: this time, he finished just 5 seconds shy of the compatriot. The third step of the podium was conquered by French Eddy Le Huitouze, at 40 seconds.

„It is incredible to be able to win here, – commented Alec Segaert after the finish line. „In the first part I went very fast, maybe even too fast, but from the team car they kept telling me I was flying, and this motivated me even more. I was completely done at the finish, but the victory pays off for anything. At the Belgian Championships I had finished second behind Cian, today it was finally my turn.“

ALENA IVANCHENKO EXTENDS TRACK SUCCESS TO THE ROAD

Netherlands’ Elise Uijen could not retain the Junior Women’s Individual Time Trial title in Trento, as it was Alena Ivanchenko to take over the jersey. The Russian made a powerful showing of the skills already displayed on the track on the pan-flat 22.4 km effort. Ivanchenko stopped the clock on 29:11:82, beating German Antonia Niedermaier by 31 seconds, and Elise Uijen by 53 seconds.

For Ivanchenko this was the third prestigious success in just over three weeks, after having graduated World Champion in the Points Race at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Cairo (Egypt) and having won the European Champion jersey in the same specialty at the European Youth Track Cycling Championships in Apeldoorn (Netherlands).

GP de Plouay Women 150km

1 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa ITA TREK – SEGAFREDO 04:06:02
2 VERHULST Gladys FRA ARKEA PRO CYCLING TEAM 00:12
3 FAULKNER Kristen USA TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK 00:12
4 BERTIZZOLO Sofia ITA LIV RACING 00:12
5 MUZIC Evita FRA FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 00:12
6 BUJAK Eugenia SLO ALE‘ BTC LJUBLJANA 00:12
7 DEIGNAN Elizabeth GBR TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:12
8 RIVERA Coryn USA TEAM DSM 00:12
9 MOOLMAN-PASIO Ashleigh RSA TEAM SD WORX 00:12
10 HENDERSON Anna GBR JUMBO-VISMA WOMEN TEAM 00:12

ELISA LONGO BORGHINI
« I RETURN WITH AMBITION »

Elisa Longo Borghini, third of the UCI world ranking, third in the road race of the Tokyo Olympic Games, will be one of the big favourites of the 7th edition of the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta (September 2-5). She expressed her enthusiasm ahead of her trip to Galicia.

Elisa, what are your memories from your participation in the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta last year ?
I loved it! It was a really beautiful experience. It was the last race of the season and it truly went well. The last stage was proper fun because Giorgia (Bronzini), our DS, basically told us we had to ride it as if it were a points race on the track, but a bit longer. And when I asked her: „Excuse-me, but I’m not fast in the sprint, what should I do?“, she said: „Just like a point race, you lap them!“ So I spent three quarters of the race in the breakaway. It was an interesting experience from a technical point, and mostly, it was a very beautiful week-end because it was my first race with the tricolore jersey [as the Italian national champion]. It was very emotional.

When you won Strade Bianche Donne in 2017, you spoke about the historical and cultural background of a race set in the city of Sienna. Did you feel something similar in Madrid?
Yes, absolutely. We were in the centre of Madrid, with a great historical and cultural setting, you can feel it in the air. Actually, I enjoyed this trip to visit some museums and palaces. It was extraordinary because we usually don’t have time for this kind of things. But since it was the end of the season…

How did you perceive the exposition offered by this event?
I believe it’s really important to have an event like the CERATIZIT Challenge at the same time as La Vuelta. This year, there’s a step forward as the race expands over four days, with as many stages, offering a varied course. It’s even more valuable. The new format has a good distribution with mountain stages, on the flat, and the ‚cronoscalata‘ [uphill time-trial]. It’s exciting. I would like to have even more stages in the coming years to make it an even bigger event that will attract even more contenders. But it’s already a success.
What do you want to do with the end of the season after your bronze medal in Tokyo?

I prepared well for the end of the season. I’m ambitious, and it begins with the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta where I hope to do well again. After the Olympic Games, it was an easier month in August, but I trained very well, especially with an altitude camp. I feel ready for the European and World championships that will come right after the Challenge.

Anna van der Breggen wins Strade Bianche Women Elite

The Dutch cyclist wins first UCI Women’s WorldTour race of the season

Siena, 3 March 2018 – The Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) has taken a solo victory in the fourth edition of Strade Bianche Women Elite NamedSport; the race, the first in this year’s UCI Women’s WorldTour, covered 136km from Siena (Fortezza Medicea) to Siena (Piazza del Campo). Van der Breggen crossed the finish line of the historic square alone, 49” ahead of Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon // SRAM Cycling) and 59” ahead of Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5).

FINAL RESULT
1 – Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) 136km in 4h10’48”, average speed 32.536km/h
2 – Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon // SRAM Cycling) at 49”
3 – Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) at 59”

QUOTES
Speaking seconds after the finish, a victorious Anna van der Breggen said: “I have no idea why I decided to attack from so far out but I just felt good at that moment – the steep sections were perfect for making a difference. To win the race today comes from circumstances: it was a quite epic race, maybe the hardest race I’ve ever done. At the finish I was feeling strange and empty; it means a lot to me to win the Strade Bianche.”

Press conference interviews and further details to follow. Tomorrow, on the same course, the sportive riders will challenge themselves in the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche by Trek.

#StradeBianche

PHOTO CREDIT: LaPresse – Ferrari / Paolone

ANNA VAN DER BREGGEN VINCE IL 28° GIRO ROSA

THE GIRO ROSA GOES TO ANNA VAN DER BREGGEN

The Olympic and European Champion 2016 from Holland, is the overall winner of the 2017 edition. making the „double“ since her 2015 triumph in San Domenico di Varzo (Verbania).

Elisa Longo Borghini and Annemiek Van Vleuten (winner of the Green and Cyclamine Jersey), tried an attack on the climb of Vesuvio but it has been useless. The three athletes have been reached by the chasing group on the following descend to Torre del Greco, and Megan Guarnier (1st), Amanda Spratt (2nd) and Katarzyna Niewiadoma (3rd) took the final stage podium.

Born in Zwolle in 1990, Anna Van der Breggen is one of the biggest protagonists of the 2017 season. With the Olympic and European title 2016, she could take an historical triumph in Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallonne and Liege – Bastogne – Liege in April. With the Giro Rosa win, she is the new leader of the Women’s World Tour.

Elisa Longo Borghini won the Blue Jersey as best Italian (2nd overall), the Danish Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig is the best young (White Jersey) and Annemiek Van Vleuten (3rd place in the GC and stage winner in Montereale Valcellina and Sant’Elpidio a Mare) won the Green and Cyclamine Jersey.

RESULTS STAGE 10 GIRO ROSA 2017 (TOP 5):

1. Megan Guarnier 3h09’37“
2. Amanda Spratt st
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma st
4. Annemiek Van Vleuten st
5. Anna Van der Breggen st

FINAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 5):

1. Anna Van der Breggen 25h39’43“
2. Elisa Longo Borghini +1’03“
3. Annemiek Van Vleuten +1’39“
4. Megan Guarnier +2’57“
5. Amanda Spratt +3’26“

THE FINAL JERSEYS OF 28TH GIRO ROSA:

Maglia ROSA COLNAGO: Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)
Maglia CICLAMINO SELLE SMP: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia VERDE PURPLE by GLOBAL STOCK: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Maglia BIANCA COLNAGO: Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team)
Maglia BLU GSG: Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5

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MARTA BASTIANELLI TAKES THE FIRST ITALIAN WIN AT GIRO ROSA IN POLLA

The World Champion of Stuttgart 2007 is the first stage winner for Italy of the 28th Giro Rosa: The athlete of Alè Cipollini – Galassia Team has triumphed in the penultimate stage (Palinuro – Polla, 122 km) beating the Finnish Lotta Lepistö (Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team) and Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5).

A very hot and sunny weather through the roads of Cilento and Vallo di Diano was with the race, the last day in the Province of Salerno. A small group went in the front in the first part, including the three times Italian Champion Elena Cecchini, but the Pink Jersey peloton could take them before the Cathegorized climb of Sala Consilina. Three riders attack here: Malgorzata Jasinska (Cylance Pro Cycling), Lauren Kitchen (WM3) and Anna Trevisi (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia), who have more than a minute at the first passage from Polla. The peloton accelerate until catching the breakaway at the last kilometer: the Team Alè – Cipollini – Galassia does a perfect work and Marta Bastianelli took the win, with Lepistö (first place in Roseto degli Abruzzi) and Giorgia Bronzini. Marta is back on the podium of the Giro after Legnano 2016. Anna Van der Breggen, who has been reached by her family in Polla, keeps the Pink Jersey with 1’03“ from Elisa Longo Borghini and 1’39“ from Annemiek Van Vleuten: the Vesuvius will be the decisive climb tomorrow in the final stage of Torre del Greco.

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EPIC WIN FOR LUCINDA BRAND IN PALINURO

The Dutch rider of Team Sunweb, already winner in two stages in year 2015, did a tactical masterpiece today in Palinuro, chasing and overtaking the Ukrainian Tatiana Riabchenko (Lensworld – Kuota), who tried a solo breakaway until two kilometers from the finish. Brand has built her feat with a majestic attack descending from the categorized climb of Cuccaro Vetere, where the delay was of over one minute from Riabchenko, as she was with her compatriot Janneke Ensing (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia) and Anouska Koster (WM3). Brand did the show on the technical downhill and the gap decreases quickly: 30“ after Centola but she slipped on the asphalt, restarting immediately. Riabchenko has been taken at the beginning of the final climb, she tried to resist but lost meters in the final. Brand obtained her third victory in the Giro Rosa, after Mantova and Loano 2015, jumping to the Place 5 in the General Classification. The peloton arrives after 1’33“ and Megan Guarnier won the sprint for the third placement.

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GIRO ROSA, A SHEYLA GUTIERREZ RUIZ LO SPRINT DI BARONISSI

The Spanish National Champion has won the Stage 7 of the 28th Giro Rosa (Isernia – Baronissi, 145 km), beating the Italian Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia) and the Polish Eugenia Bujak (BTC City Ljubljana). Anna Van der Breggen keeps the Pink Jersey as leader of the General Classification.

This was a very wavy and hilly stage, with the Intermediate Sprint of San Giorgio del Sannio and the Cathegorized Climb of Passo Serra as springboard to the finish of Baronissi. Thirteen riders were the protagonists of the day, in a breakaway that reached till 3’00“ gap: Chloe Hosking and Soraya Paladin (Alè – Cipollini – Galassia), Alison Jackson (BePink – Cogeas), Eugenia Bujak (BTC City – Ljubljana), Elena Cecchini and Alexis Ryan (Canyon SRAM), Clara Koppenburg (Cervelo Bigla), Carmela Cipriani (Conceria Zabri – Fanini – Guerciotti), Rossella Ratto e Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Cylance Pro Cycling), Tatiana Guderzo (Lensworld – Kuota), Sabrina Stultiens (Team Sunweb), Lauren Kitchen (WM3 Cycling Team). The Australian champion of Alè – Cipollini Galassia Team loses meters right before the Intermediate sprint, which was won by Stultiens. The climbers in the breakaway set the pace, Guderzo is first on Passo Serra, followed by Bujak and Stultiens. The gap goes up and down, from 1’30“ to about 3’00“, then it started to decrease quickly. The twelve athletes resisted and could finalize the breakaway: the Spanish Champion Gutierrez was faster in the sprint than Paladin and Bujak, the main peloton arrives after 47“ and the Cuban Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women Team) won the sprint. Anna Van der Breggen can keep the „Maglia Rosa“ without problem and Elisa Longo Borghini completes the overall podium with Annemiek Van Vleuten and the Olympic Champion of Rio 2016.
Tomorrow there is the Stage 8 (Baronissi – Palinuro, 141 kms), with the KOM of Cuccaro Vetere not far from the famous Sea Village on the Cilento.

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ANNEMIEK VAN VLEUTEN DOMINATES THE TIME TRIAL

The 34-years-old Dutch cyclist of Orica – Scott Team did an impressive performance in the ITT of Sant’Elpidio a Mare (FM), in the Marche region. She literally smashed the concurrence on the 12.7 km of the race, including the short but hard climb of Santa Lucia and Strada Cocciari, 400 meters with peaks of slope at about 30%.

After losing about two minutes in yesterday stage due to the wind, Annemiek Van Vleuten showed her big qualities in the chrono race, as she already won the prologues in Caserta 2014 and Ljubljana 2015. The physical effort has been huge for all the athletes in this discipline, as the average speed was of about 30 km/h, and the big gap earned against her main rivals: 41“ from Anna Van der Breggen (second, but still leading the General Classification) and 1’15“ from Elisa Longo Borghini (Third).

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DOPPELTER HOLLÄNDISCHER TRIUMPH IN MONTEREALE VALCELLINA

The „Oranje“ cycling celebrates in the Province of Pordenone: Annemiek Van Vleuten is the winner of the Stage 2 (Zoppola – Montereale Valcellina, 122 km) after a breakaway in the final kilometers with her compatriot Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans, second) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5, third). The Olympic and European Champion is also the new Pink Jersey for the bonification. Anna is back to wear the Maglia Rosa since she triumphed in the final stage in year 2015 in San Domenico di Varzo.

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Fabio Aru wins the Italian National Road Championships

Longo Borghini and Paternoster win the élite and 17- to 18-year-old women’s road titles.

Ivrea, 25 June 2017 – The rider Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team) is the new Italian Road Champion, after a distance of 236km from Asti to Ivrea (Gran Piemonte). Aru soloed in the last climb and maintained the lead of the race until the finish line in Ivrea. Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) and Rinaldo Nocentini (Club-Sporting/Tavira) finished second and third.

Earlier this afternoon Elisa Longo Borghini, claimed her first national title for road racing after she soloed the final climb with 20km to go. Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5) won the sprint for second place ahead of Soraya Paladin (Alè Cipollini).

Letizia Paternoster (S.C. Vecchia Fontana) won the 69km 17- to 18-year-old women’s road race and is the new Italian champion of this category. Martina Fidanza (Eurotarget – Still Bike) and Elena Pirrone (GS Mendelspec) finished second and third. It is Paternoster’s second national title after her ITT victory on Friday.

FINAL RESULTS
Éite Men’s Road Race (Gran Piemonte)
1 – Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team) – 236km in 5h52’31”, average speed 40.168km/h
2 – Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) at 40″
3 – Rinaldo Nocentini (Club-Sporting/Tavira) s.t.

Élite Women’s Road Race
1 – Elisa Longo Borghini (G.S. Fiamme Oro) – 111km in 3h04’37”, average speed 36.074km/h
2 – Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5) at 1’51“
3 – Soraya Paladini (Alé Cipollini) s.t.

17- to 18-year-old Women’s Road Race
1 – Letizia Paternoster (S.C. Vecchia Fontana) – 69km in 1h42’37”, average speed 40.344km/h
2 – Martina Fidanza (Eurotarget – Still Bike) at 1″
3 – Elena Pirrone (GS Mendelspec) s.t.

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