Trek-Segafredo's pre-planned attack pays off in Tour de France Femmes

Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) drives the pace on stage 2 of Tour de France Femmes
Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) drives the pace on stage 2 of Tour de France Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Trek-Segafredo gained 32 seconds on GC after a pre-planned attack saw Elisa Balsamo deliver Elisa Longo Borghini into the winning move on stage 2 of the Tour de France Femmes.

Balsamo attacked just after the final intermediate with 20km which was the catalyst for the six-rider group that stayed away to the finish. Rather than an opportunistic move on what was a tough finishing circuit, this was Trek-Segafredo's plan from the start of the day.

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Matilda Price is a freelance cycling journalist and digital producer based in the UK. She is a graduate of modern languages, and recently completed an MA in sports journalism, during which she wrote her dissertation on the lives of young cyclists. Matilda began covering cycling in 2016 whilst still at university, working mainly in the British domestic scene at first. Since then, she has covered everything from the Tour Series to the Tour de France. These days, Matilda focuses most of her attention on the women’s sport, writing for Cyclingnews and working on women’s cycling show The Bunnyhop. As well as the Women’s WorldTour, Matilda loves following cyclo-cross and is a recent convert to downhill mountain biking.

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