Longo Borghini, Balsamo and Paternoster will be part of the Trek Segafredo: at the Festival they talked about why it is easier to win together
There are those who, like Elisa Longo Borghini, experienced the winning moment twice at the Games with two bronze medals in Rio and Tokyo. There are those who, like Elisa Balsamo, rode that moment to the last World Cup with the conquest of gold. And there are those who, like Letizia Paternoster, are chasing and imagining the winning moment at the upcoming World Track Championships in Roubaix. Today the Trento Festival showcased women’s cycling jewelery.
The three blue, interviewed by Paolo Marabini, with the interventions of Ignazio Moser and Mauro Berruto, talked about each other revealing moods, passions and ambitions of their career. “The Tokyo medal was a surprise but also a confirmation. She seemed unexpected with the race that seemed compromised. But sometimes the glance makes the difference more than the preparation or the physical condition of the moment. Thus the less strong, less suitable rider on a certain course was able to make a difference. Compared to Rio, the last medal on an emotional level was heavier because it is increasingly difficult to reconfirm ”, says Borghini.
Cycling, even if only one rider triumphs, often enhances the concept of team. Elisa Balsamo knows it well, and she “took advantage” of teamwork to win world gold. “When I crossed the line I said ‘this is a team victory’. Cycling is the most team sport that exists. In football and volleyball, everyone is rewarded. In cycling you need to be more generous, it’s not for everyone to make yourself available without being rewarded. Elisa Longo Borghini, like the whole team, took me to the last kilometer to play for gold ”. In the next season all three will race in the Trek Segafredo, in this season finale, however, Elisa Paternoster is aiming with conviction for the Roubaix track world championship after winning track world gold in the lower categories. “I’m looking forward and I’m happy to be able to work alongside two athletes to learn from. I will restart in a prepared team that will help me a lot and will make me grow even more. In the meantime, I am thinking of the World Championship on track with the desire and desire to win as much as possible ”. The pink cycling jewelry does not close with the belief that new laurels will arrive shortly.
10 October – 17:52
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