Longo Borghini

Elisa made her professional debut in 2011 at the age of 18, and somehow only seems to be getting better with each passing year. And that's saying a lot. In 2015, she was the first Italian to win the Tour of Flanders, and she followed that with a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She's won prestigious one-day races such as Trofeo Alfredo Binda (2013 and 2021), Strade Bianche (2017) and GP de Plouay (2021), and the general classification at The Women's Tour (2022) and UAE Tour (2023), with a second bronze medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics for good measure. But the crown jewel of her career thus far was arguably a spectacular win at the second edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes in 2022, when she went solo with 33 km to the finish. Elisa is a stone cold winner and selfless leader whose attacking spirit sets an example for the whole squad.  

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Lidl-Trek / Women
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Questions /

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who gave it?

"Remember who you are and where you come from." - My parents

Who inspires you? Why?

My brother. He has been an inspiration as a rider and as a human being. His spirit of sacrifice in sport and his capability to take things always with a smile makes me admire him so much. He had four children and I can tell you, it can be crazy and tough sometimes, but he's always there for everyone. I love the way he loves his family and the dedication he gives them.

If you could borrow one cycling aptitude from any of your Lidl-Trek teammates what would it be and from whom?

The explosive jump or attack of Lizzie Deignan.