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How Plan B becomes the winning move

How Plan B becomes the winning move

If there was any question of the Trek-Segafredo team plan coming into Trofeo Alfredo Binda, by the final kilometers, the strategy was clear. The entire…

Monday, Mar 21

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If there was any question of the Trek-Segafredo team plan coming into Trofeo Alfredo Binda, by the final kilometers, the strategy was clear.

The entire Team, including last year’s champion Elisa Longo Borghini, committed to bringing Elisa Balsamo to the finish to launch her world champion sprint.

However, coming into the final meters, Balsamo appeared too far behind. And still, when the sprint had started, she waited. Right until it seemed impossible. Would all that teamwork be for naught?

After an aggressive and hilly race and a committed Trek-Segafredo team working for a sprint ending, the World Champion only had to deliver the final punch. 100m dash to victory

“I was a bit far back in the final turn, but it was a decision to start so far back,” Balsamo explained. “I think I did a great sprint tactically. The finish was fast, but the road rises at the end, so as much as you can wait to start the sprint the more power you can put to the road. I think it was the right choice.”

She had us sweating in our armchairs, but Balsamo pulled off the perfect sprint.

“I am feeling good, and my morale is high. I knew that if I could pass the last climb that I had a good chance in the sprint. This race is one of the most important races of our calendar, and it is like a home race, so I am very happy.” Elisa sacrificed a late breakaway.Trek-Segafredo came into the WorldTour race with two […]

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