Elisa's strong performance sees her move into 6th place in the general classification.
When Elisa Longo Borghini crossed the line in stage 6 at the Giro d’Italia Femminile, a 12-kilometer mostly uphill time trial, she had just set the fastest time. It was a great ride. But with the top six of the general classification still to arrive, including the current world champion and silver medalist in the discipline, it was no surprise it was short-lived.
In the end, Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) and Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans), the top two in last year’s TT World Championships, claimed the top two spots, but Longo Borghini held onto third – a solid result behind two of the best time trialists in the world.
I was feeling good uphill today - I could really do my pace. I did some training with the Speed Concept uphill because I knew there was this kind of TT at the Giro and this paid off.
I am happy with the result! I really need to thank my coach, Trek-Segafredo, and the sport department of the police in Italy, and all my teammates because of all the support they have given me until now.
For the moment, it is nice to enjoy the podium, but the Giro is still long and it's not over. Tomorrow is another day. Today is today, tomorrow is tomorrow.