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Elisa Longo Borghini Triumphs in Stage Four of 2023 Giro d’Italia Donne at Home

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Elisa Longo Borghini

Last year, Elisa Longo Borghini managed to secure fourth place in the Giro d’Italia Donne, and her highest ranking was second place back in 2016. This year, she emerged victorious in the competition’s fourth stage, outpacing her rivals in a thrilling three-way dash to the finish line.

31-year-old Italian cyclist Longo Borghini savored an emotional victory on her native soil, outperforming Veronica Ewers and leaving behind the race’s reigning champion and overall leader, Annemiek van Vleuten, who placed third.

Donning the tricolore jersey as Italy’s road race and time-trial champion, an achievement she secured last month, Longo Borghini expressed her joy. “Sporting the tricolore is always a matter of pride, and winning here makes it all the more unique and special,” she said.

This victory marks her first since her team underwent rebranding to become Lidl-Trek and catapulted her to the second position in the overall race standings.

The Italian is currently 49 seconds behind the four-time champion Van Vleuten from the Netherlands, with the American Ewers trailing four seconds later.

“We began the stage planning to conserve energy considering the rigors of tomorrow’s stage. However, when I saw Annemiek launch an attack, I couldn’t resist the urge to pursue and see what might unfold,” Longo Borghini admitted.

“We managed to catch up with Veronica Ewers and went all out to the finish line. From the last 5km mark, my entire focus was on securing the stage win. The satisfaction of standing on the GC podium is immense, but my pre-race resolve remains intact – to take the Giro one day at a time.”

Stage Three of Giro d’Italia Donne 2023 saw Wiebes claim victory in a sprint finish.

Stage Four Results

  1. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita/Lidl-Trek) – 3hrs 33mins 8secs

  2. Veronica Ewers (USA/EF Education-Tibco-SVB) – Same time

  3. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned/Movistar)

  4. Lorena Wiebes (Ned/Team SD Worx) – +40secs

  5. Marianne Vos (Ned/Team Jumbo-Visma) – Same time

  6. Chloe Dygert (US/Canyon SRAM Racing)

  7. Silvia Persico (Ita/UAE Team ADQ)

  8. Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Aus/Team Jayco-AlUla)

  9. Fem Van Empel (Ned/Team Jumbo-Visma)

  10. Anouska Koster (Ned/Uno-X Pro Cycling)

General Classification

  1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned/Movistar) – 9hrs 5mins 33secs

  2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita/Lidl-Trek) – +49secs

  3. Veronica Ewers (USA/EF Education-Tibco-SVB) – +53secs

  4. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den/FDJ-Suez) – +01min 33secs

  5. Juliette Labous (Fra/DSM-Firmenich) – +01:35

  6. Mavi Garcia (Spa/Liv Racing TeqFind) – +01:39

  7. Ane Santesteban (Spa/Team Jayco-AlUla) – Same time

  8. Marta Cavalli (Ita/FDJ-Suez)

  9. Erica Magnaldi (Ita/UAE Team ADQ)

  10. Gaia Realini (Ita/Lidl-Trek) – +01:43

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Elisa Longo Borghini

Who won the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia Donne 2023?

Elisa Longo Borghini won the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia Donne 2023.

What jersey is Elisa Longo Borghini wearing during the race?

Elisa Longo Borghini is wearing a tricolore jersey, symbolizing her status as Italy’s road race and time-trial champion.

Which team does Elisa Longo Borghini represent?

Elisa Longo Borghini represents the Lidl-Trek team.

Who is the overall race leader after the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia Donne 2023?

After the fourth stage, the overall race leader is Annemiek van Vleuten.

Who was the second and third on the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia Donne 2023?

Veronica Ewers from the USA finished second and the overall race leader Annemiek van Vleuten from the Netherlands finished third on the fourth stage.

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SprintQueen July 4, 2023 - 6:36 am

anyone else saw that final sprint? Ewers and van vleuten couldnt keep up. elisa was fire today.

BikeLover101 July 4, 2023 - 8:29 am

Longo Borghini, our tricolore jersey champ, making Italy proud. Brava Elisa, Brava!

RacerX July 4, 2023 - 9:25 am

49 secs behind van vleuten… still a lot of race to go..longo borghini might just surprise us all.

ItaliaPride July 4, 2023 - 1:21 pm

it’s a great day for us Italians. a home win. longo borghini for the win. forza italia!

CyclingFan87 July 4, 2023 - 2:04 pm

Whoa! elisa Longo Borghini killing it in stage 4. Keep it up girl. Lidl-Trek team must be proud!

SportsNerd2023 July 4, 2023 - 8:45 pm

gotta give it to Elisa, tactical, strategic & what an emotional victory, just beautiful. Congrats Elisa and Lidil-Trek!!


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