She can climb, she can time trial, has a knack for getting in the right breakaway, and has an extensive palmarès of podiums over her eight-year career to prove it.  Elisa Longo Borghini 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 the iconic Strade Bianche (2017). She is a multi-National Champion in the time trial and won the road title in 2017.  Elisa has also won the overall classification in the Route de France and finished second in the Giro Rosa (Giro d'Italia). 

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Name something special you take with you when you go to a race.

Wolfie!! It's a peluche (a stuffed toy wolf) that my boyfriend Ciro gave me before flying to Rio for the Olympics. Since then, it's always with me!

What’s the longest distance or time you’ve ever ridden on a bike?

258 kms and 4500m elevation gain when I was 19 years old.

Which skill or talent do you have that people don’t know about?

I don't know if it's a talent, but my teammates used to say I have a good memory, therefore, they called me "Wiki" as in "Wikipedia". But I would say a skill I have is that I am able to milk a cow!