Longo Borghini shifts to Tour de France Femmes preparation at Giro Donne

Elisa Longo Borghini on stage 7 at the Giro Donne
Elisa Longo Borghini on stage 7 at the Giro Donne (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) is unlikely to overhaul the 5:19 gap to maglia rosa Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) in the close stages of the Giro Donne, but isn't concerned about it. 

The Italian is pleased with her performance thus far, particularly after the queen stage 7 summit of Passo del Maniva, because she said it indicates a promising increase in form ahead of the Tour de France Femmes that kicks off on July 24 in Paris.

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