Elisa Longo Borghini retains Italian women's road championship with solo victory

LIEGE BELGIUM APRIL 24 Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Lidl Trek celebrates at podium as second place winner during the 8th Liege Bastogne Liege Femmes 2024 a 1529km one day race from Bastogne to Liege UCIWWT on April 24 2024 in Liege Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Elisa Longo Borghini in the tri-coloured national jersey as Italian road race champion (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Elisa Longo Borghini (Lidl-Trek) soloed to victory to retain the elite women’s title at the Italian road race national championships on Saturday. It was her fifth career victory on the road to capture the tri-coloured jersey.

The UAE Team ADQ duo of Chiara Consonni and Eleonora Gasparrini were the best from the chase group and finished second and third, respectively. With her podium, the 22-year-old Gasparrini took U23 honours.

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Jackie Tyson
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Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).

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