Reusser : "It went perfect but it was not the plan"
Marlen Reusser (SD Worx): "I think it went perfect but it was not the plan. We followed our guts in the finale and it ended up like this. My plan was not to be in the breakaway. I wanted to save my legs. But I was at the front and attacks were going and with such a strong breakaway, I had to follow. Then I tried to have the most energy saving I could but I took my turns...
Vollering: "It's super special to win all three"
Demi Vollering (SD Worx): "It’s super special to win all three [Amstel, Flèche and Liège]. You can see with Tadej Pogacar [who had to abandon the men’s race] it’s a very thin line. I’m super grateful for the whole team, for how we raced and that I was able to finish it off. We’ve had a good flow since Lotte Kopecky won the Het Nieuwsblad...
Longo Borghini: "Today I felt great"
Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo): "I’m a bit emotional to be on the podium after the job the team did. There was always blue around me. Amanda Spratt was in the breakaway, Lucinda Brand and Lizzie Deignan were always positioning us, Gaia [Realini] was up there and the lead-out to La Roche-aux-Faucons, with Amanda and Shirin [van Anrooij], was crazy. I managed to take...
Vollering makes history all the way to Liège
The 135-woman peloton set off from Bastogne at 8:35. The first rolling part sees Séverine Eraud (Cofidis) lead the first breakaway of the day. The French woman opens a gap of 2’25’’ after 30k of battle but the peloton react early and the solo attacker is caught at the bottom of the first listed ascent of the day, Côte de Mont-le-Soie (summit at...
1. Demi Vollering (SD Worx)
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo)
3. Marlen Reusser (SD Worx), +22''
4. Riejanne Markus (Jumbo-Visma)
5. Elise Chabbey (Canyon//Sram)
Vollering wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes 2023
She completes an extraordinary treble after her victories in Amstel Gold Race and La Flèche Wallonne Femmes, following the tracks of Anna van der Breggen in 2017.
Vollering follows Longo Borghini. The pace drops.
Last gap: 25 seconds.
The last 3km!
Will Vollering complete the treble after Amstel and Flèche? Can Longo Borghini add Liège to her stellar record?
20 seconds with 5km to go
Vollering and Longo Borghini look set to battle for victory in the streets of Liège.
VOllering and Longo Borghini are working well together to distance their rivals.
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