Longo Borghini first Italian in 12 years to lead Giro Rosa

After team time trial Elisa Longo Borghini of Trek - Segafredo is in the Pink Leader Jersey
After team time trial Elisa Longo Borghini of Trek - Segafredo is in the Pink Leader Jersey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

In 2008 overall Giro Rosa winner Fabiana Luperini was the last Italian to wear the Giro Rosa leader's jersey. Twelve years later, Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) could throw her hands up in victory when she and her team won the opening team time trial, putting the 28-year-old all-rounder in the pink jersey.

Longo Borghini is Trek-Segafredo's leader for the nine-day Italian stage race, but the team did not explicitly plan for her to cross the line first in the TTT and become the race leader.

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