Longo Borghini: "Today I felt great"
April 23 rd 2023 - 13:57
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 a small gap and then I could pace myself pretty good and keep up with Demi [Vollering]. She’s outstanding at the moment, SD Worx are very strong, but I’m sure we’ll be able to face them once our team is fully healthy. We had a good Ardennes campaign with two third place with Shirin van Anrooij in Amstel and Gaia Realini in Flèche, and me second in Liège. We have such a strong team with many cards to play and this is our strength. I’m still recovering from Covid. There are days that I feel better than others, and today I felt great. Maybe I misplayed the finale a bit but I also didn’t want the others to come back. You see your teammates, struggling, giving their heart out for you and you want to give them a good result."