Longo Borghini

Elisa Longo Borghini boasts an extensive palmarès of podiums over her nine-year 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 yet. She claimed her second National road title and was crowned Italian time trial champion for the fourth time, added a silver in the European Championships, and won her first-ever Giro d'Italia stage, finishing in 3rd place overall. Elisa finished the year second in the UCI Women's WorldTour individual rankings behind teammate Lizzie Deignan, a result of consistent top-10 placings. 

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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

What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?

Emakuumen Bira - that race was special for our team. We went there relaxed and happy and we came away with a GC victory, 2 stage victories, and the GPM Jersey. The team spirit was at its highest!

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

Lioness, because it's an aggressive animal but super protective and cute with its cubs.