Elisa Longo Borghini, the powerhouse from Team Lidl-Trek, showcased her formidable form once all over again pursuing her victory at the Tour of Flanders, by clinching the win at De Brabantse Pijl. Starting off from Lennik and tackling a demanding 134.9 km route peppered with 20 climbs, the race tested the riders by means of the picturesque nevertheless tough terrain all over Overijse. The Italian winner designed her decisive go on the past lap, leaving her key rival, Demi Vollering of Group SD Worx-Protime, in her wake on the Holstheide, a strategic climb that proved pivotal in the race&#8217s outcome.

Vollering, the past year&#8217s sensation all through the Ardennes classics, could not replicate her dominant form and experienced to settle for a distant second, even with showing aggressive racing techniques in the course of the working day. Meanwhile, Alexandra Manly sprinted to 3rd spot from the chasing group, marking a competitive finish to the race.

Longo Borghini focused her acquire humorously to her husband, Jacopo Mosca, linking her results to the Moskesstraat climb, playfully named following him for the day. She credited her victory to her workforce&#8217s power and method, especially highlighting the teamwork on the Moskesstraat, which set her up for the get. Wanting forward, Longo Borghini has established her sights on the impending Liège-Bastogne-Liège, her principal spring purpose, despite the fact that she ideas to aid her teammates Shirin van Anrooij and Gaia Realini in the Amstel Gold Race and Flèche Wallonne, respectively.

Elisa Longo Borghini prospects Demi Vollering
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Demi Vollering expressed contentment with her preparing for the Ardennes but acknowledged that the race outcomes have not nonetheless reflected her form. Emphasising calmness in not her end result, Vollering looks ahead to her most important targets in the coming months, hinting at significant anticipations for the Ardennes classics.

De Brabantse Pijl served as a important changeover from the Flemish to the Ardennes classics, with riders modifying to the shift from cobblestones to climbs. The race, celebrated for blending aspects of both of those traditional styles, stays a cherished fixture on the cycling calendar, giving a unique problem to the peloton and a preview of the intense battles to unfold in the Ardennes.

2024 Females&#8217s Brabantse Pijl end result

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