Longo Borghini flies the flag for Italy at Imola World Championships

Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy)
Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Elisa Longo Borghini proudly flew the flag for Italy at the Imola World Championships, describing her bronze medal as a symbol of her country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Italy’s ability to organise a World Championships in just 20 days. 

Longo Borghini does not have a fast sprint finish but she is a fighter. She tried to pursue winner Anna van der Breggen after her solo attack and then fought all the way to the line against Annemiek van Vleuten to try to win the silver medal. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.