Longo Borghini Shifts Focus to Ardennes Classics After Deciding to Skip Roubaix

Elisa Longo Borghini, the 32-12 months-outdated Italian winner bike owner from Lidl-Trek, has opted out of competing in Paris-Roubaix, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 7th 2024. Pursuing her ride in this 12 months&#8217s Tour of Flanders in a pair of months, Longo Borghini will then be concentrating on the Ardennes Classics. This strategic decision displays the more and more competitive mother nature of ladies&#8217s cycling, where by it&#8217s very important to prioritise targets.

Less than the assistance of her coach, Paolo Slongo, Longo Borghini just lately accomplished a teaching stint at Teide, Tenerife, soon after an remarkable begin to the 2024 time. She secured third place in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, next in Strade Bianche, and claimed victory in the Trofeo Oro. Now, her focus shifts to approaching races, which includes Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday and the Tour of Flanders on March 31st.

Subsequent these functions, Longo Borghini will set her sights on the Ardennes Classics, with the Liege Bastogne Liege race on April 21st as the essential spotlight. She&#8217s been on the podium there twice in the final 3 seasons. Her campaign in the Ardennes will kick off with the Brabantse Pijl on April 10th.