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Elisa Longo Borghini: The rouleur of the World Championships

Elisa Longo Borghini: The rouleur of the World Championships

Elisa Longo Borghini has become known for her all-in racing style that has brought nail-biting performances to the Women’s WorldTour all season. The Italian Champion…

Tuesday, Sep 14

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Elisa Longo Borghini has become known for her all-in racing style that has brought nail-biting performances to the Women’s WorldTour all season. The Italian Champion has stated that she will be in a rouleur role during the elite women’s road race on September 25 the UCI Road World Championships , and she warned not to underestimate the route in Flanders.

"I really like being a rouleur in the races, and also to help my teammates whenever possible. I like to be aggressive and I don’t like boring races," Longo Borghini told Cyclingnews .

The Italian National Team has yet to announce the seven-rider team for the elite women’s road race but Longo Borghini said she will be working for compatriots Elisa Balsamo and former world champion Marta Bastianelli on the punchy circuit.

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"Worlds is not my big focus because we have Elisa Balsamo and Marta Bastianelli, who are very strong riders on the circuit like Flanders. I’m going to be there with more of a rouleur role, which is good," Longo Borghini said.

"I’m happy about my season and I’m not really looking, extremely, for a result, but if it comes then I would be very happy, but I will be there mainly to help the team."

The elite women will race 157 kilometres between Antwerp and […]

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