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The men’s Paris-Roubaix is next up on Sunday evening, with the livestream on SBS On Demand starting from 1855 AEST, and the SBS TV broadcast starting from 2130 AEST.
Longo Borghini counterattacked just as teammate Lucinda Brand and fellow attackers Lotte Kopecky (SD-Worx) and Marta Bastianelli (UAE Team ADQ) were brought back into the fold, getting the jump on her rivals through the Templevue pave sector.
She looked near being caught at times, with her advantage dipping below 10 seconds on the Bourghelles a Wainnehain sector, but she was able to resist the chasers, and as the main group splintered behind, Trek-Segafredo maintained good numbers in the next group on road, hampering the pursuit.Longo Borghini was able to extend her lead to a comfortable 35 seconds on entry to the famous Roubaix velodrome, securing the win in style with a yell of delight.Kopecky secured second with a strong sprint, with Brand capping Trek-Segafredo’s triumph by sprinting to third and joining her teammate on the podium.“It is just an unbelievable feeling,” said Longo Borghini. “It has been a very tough spring for me, I had sinusitis for a month and could not perform the way I wanted. I knew I was worth more than what I was performing, and it was also a little bit frustrating.” Longo Borghini, had suffered from illness during the European spring, taking races off to return to full health for one of her major targets […]