Strade Bianche - Chantal van den Broek-Blaak: Wins like this one are the best ones in cycling
Mar 07 2021 05:28 am CET

Strade Bianche - Chantal van den Broek-Blaak: Wins like this one are the best ones in cycling
Strade Bianche - Chantal van den Broek-Blaak: Wins like this one are the best ones in cycling
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Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx) has taken the win at the seventh edition of Strade Bianche after a late attack.

The former World Champion was part of a strong group that took that front in the last part of the race and after attacking along the Italian Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) in the very last part of the competition, she accelerated and managed to cross the finish line on her own.

"The finale went very quick," said Van den Broek-Blaak. "I was in the front in a small group with some other teammates. It was my job to attack. When I saw Elisa Longo Borghini following me I was confident. Of course, I knew she is super strong but I also knew there were other teammates in the group behind us.

"My team told me to sit back in Elisa’s wheel. I knew she would have continued pushing because she had less chance than me, and of my teammates, to win in case of a small group sprint. I was feeling good, while Elisa was spending a lot of energy. I managed to stay with her and eventually drop her on the last climb. I am very happy. This is unexpected. Wins like this one are the best ones in cycling."


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