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Longo Borghini wins third Italian women's road title

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

Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) retained her Italian Road Race title with a late solo attack in Castellana Grotte. 

Tatiana Guderzo (Ale BTC Ljubljana) won the sprint for second, from a small group that finished around ten seconds behind Borghini, while Ilaria Sanguineti (Valcar-Travel & Service) was third.

Borghini launched her move on the final climb of the day, and went clear from a small group to take victory.

The attack was the last of multiple attempts to go clear from the peloton. She made a move with Soraya Paladin (Liv Racing) on a climb around 25km from the finish, only to be caught a few kilometres later, and that same pair were again unsuccessful with another try closer to the finish.

Borghini’s final attempt did succeed, however, meaning she will once again wear the tricolore jersey for another twelve months.

This is the third time the 29-year-old has been crowned road race champion, meaning she’s now just one title away from matching Fabiana Luperini’s Italian record.

Having enjoyed such a successful season, during which time her jersey has become synonymous with bold, devastating attacks, Borghini was the favourite for victory today, but she had to shed a handful of other threatening riders who were still with her as the finale approached.

Following her victory in the time trial on Friday, Borghini also doubles up as road and time trial champion for the third time in her career.

She’ll showcase the tricolore jersey at the Giro Rosa next month, where she’ll be hoping to swap the jersey for pink.

Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 3:56:00
2Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:00:11
3Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
4Marta Cavalli (Ita) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
5Camilla Alessio (Ita) BePink 0:00:14
6Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Liv Racing 0:00:16
7Debora Silvestri (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:00:20
8Erica Magnaldi (Ita) Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team
9Gaia Realini (Ita) Isolmant-Premac-Vittoria
10Soraya Paladin (Ita) Liv Racing 0:00:22
11Barbara Malcotti (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service 0:00:55
12Federica Piergiovanni (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
13Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
14Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
15Katia Ragusa (Ita) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
16Greta Marturano (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
17Laura Tomasi (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
18Gemma Sernissi (Ita) Aromitalia Basso Bikes Vaiano
19Noemi Lucrezia Eremita (Ita) Isolmant-Premac-Vittoria
20Letizia Borghesi (Ita) Aromitalia Basso Bikes Vaiano 0:04:00
21Beatrice Rossato (Ita) Isolmant-Premac-Vittoria
22Elena Cecchini (Ita) Team SD Worx
23Francesca Baroni (Ita) Isolmant-Premac-Vittoria
24Giulia Giuliani (Ita)
25Anastasia Carbonari (Ita) Born to Win G20 Ambedo
26Michela Balducci (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
27Rossella Ratto (Ita) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire
28Alessia Vigilia (Ita) Women Cycling Sport
29Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
30Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
31Matilde Vitillo (Ita) BePink
32Giorgia Vettorello (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
33Letizia Paternoster (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
34Silvia Zanardi (Ita) BePink
35Silvia Magri (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
36Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
37Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
38Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Team BikeExchange
39Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team
40Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink 0:05:20
41Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Aromitalia Basso Bikes Vaiano
42Giorgia Bariani (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
43Gaia Masetti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
44Aurora Mantovani (Ita) 0:07:25
45Francesca Pisciali (Ita) Isolmant-Premac-Vittoria 0:07:42
46Alice Palazzi (Ita) Born to Win G20 Ambedo 0:07:52
47Alice Gasparini (Ita) Isolmant-Premac-Vittoria
48Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:10:17
49Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
50Rachele Barbieri (Ita)
51Eva Maria Gatscher (Ita) 0:13:42
52Elisa Dalla Valle (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
53Sylvie Truc (Ita) 0:16:02
54Caris Cosentino (Ita) Born to Win G20 Ambedo
55Letizia Brufani (Ita)
56Alessia Patuelli (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
57Giulia Luciani (Ita)
58Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
59Giulia Marchesini (Ita) Aromitalia Basso Bikes Vaiano
60Alice Capasso (Ita)
61Beatrice Pozzobon (Ita)
62Iris Monticolo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
63Sara Casasola (Ita) Servetto-Makhymo-Beltrami TSA
64Vania Canvelli (Ita) BePink
65Martina Fidanza (Ita) Isolmant-Premac-Vittoria
66Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) BePink
67Cristina Tonetti (Ita)
68Elena Pirrone (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
69Emanuela Zanetti (Ita) Isolmant-Premac-Vittoria
70Matilde Bertolini (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
71Martina Alzini (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
72Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
73Giorgia Cisamolo (Ita)
74Nicole Fede (Ita)
75Lara Scarselli (Ita)
76Sonia Rossetti (Ita)
77Vittoria Ruffilli (Ita)
78Francesca Balducci (Ita) Born to Win G20 Ambedo
79Leonora Geppi (Ita) Born to Win G20 Ambedo
80Martina Sgrisleri (Ita) Born to Win G20 Ambedo
81Giorgia Simoni (Ita) Born to Win G20 Ambedo
82Gaia Benzi (Ita) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
83Ylenia Fiscarelli (Ita)
84Stefania Belloni (Ita)
85Martina Bassi (Ita)
86Lara Crestanello (Ita) BePink
87Elisa Tonelli (Ita)
88Isotta Barbieri (Ita)
89Asia Zontone (Ita) Servetto-Makhymo-Beltrami TSA
90Sofia Barbieri (Ita)
91Carlotta Fondriest (Ita)
92Vittoria Bussi (Ita)
93Simona Bortolotti (Ita)
94Alessia Missiaggia (Ita)
95Chiara Cavallini (Ita)
96Anna Chili (Ita)
97Tatiana Chili (Ita)
98Irene Affolati (Ita)
99Claudia Ridolfi (Ita)
100Lara Vieceli (Ita) Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team

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