Elisa
Longo Borghini

Elisa Longo Borghini boasts an extensive palmarès of podiums over her career.  She made her professional debut in 2011 at the age of 18 and like a good wine has been getting better and better ever since. Some of her most significant accolades include being the first Italian to win the Tour of Flanders (2015), a bronze medal in her first Olympics (2016), and winning Strade Bianche (2017). In 2020, Elisa admittingly had her best year, but undoubtedly topped that one year later. She defended her National road and time trial titles, won WorldTour races Trofeo Alfredo Binda and GP Plouay, and finished on the podium in three others: Strade Bianche, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and La Flèche Wallonne.  Not quite done, she went on to claim the bronze medal in the road race at the Tokyo Olympics and shared a historic podium - finishing third -  with winner and teammate Lizzie Deignan in the first edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes.  

Date of birth

10/12/1991

From
Italy
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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 Trek-Segafredo teammates what would it be and from whom?

The explosive jump or attack of Lizzie Deignan.