Elisa Longo Borghini: I will always choose to attack

CITTIGLIO ITALY MARCH 21 Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo during the 45th Trofeo Alfredo BindaComune di Cittiglio 2021 Womens Elite a 1418km stage from Cocquio Trevisago to Cittiglio 257m Snow Attack Breakaway TrBinda UCIWWT on March 21 2021 in Cittiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Elisa Longo Borghini used a solo attack to win 2021 Trofeo Alfredo Binda (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Eight years ago at Trofeo Alfredo Binda, Elisa Longo Borghini rode solo across the finish with a 1:44 advantage on a select group of chasers, and the peloton more than two minutes back. Fast forward to 2021 and the Italian road race champion dominated in the final circuit around Cittiglio with a winning margin of 1:42 on a handful of chasers and close to three minutes on the peloton.

Trek-Segafredo's Longo Borghini wasn’t really looking back at 2013 when she took to the front on Sunday, but drew inspiration from just one day earlier, when Jasper Stuyven of the men’s Trek-Segafredo team scored a dramatic victory at Milan-San Remo.

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