64| Gaia REALINI
Realini: “The Mur is good for me”
Gaia Realini (Trek-Segafredo): "It’s my first year in the team, my first year in the WorldTour and my first Flèche so this result is really really important for me. The team strategy was to preserve me as a leader. When Annemiek [van Vleuten] attacked on second ascent of the Mur, Elisa [Longo Borghini] stayed on her wheel and I was told to wait for the last climb of the Mur. I started the ascent in a good position but I didn’t go full gas from the bottom and I moved up until I got 3rd place. I’m really happy. The Mur is hard but it’s good for...
21| Demi VOLLERING
Vollering: "It’s such a nice race to win because it’s such a hard climb"
Demi Vollering (SD Worx): "I’ve wanted to win here for a few years but I was never good enough. It’s a very hard climb and I could not believe I finally did it today. It’s such a nice race to win because it’s such a hard climb. That’s just an amazing feeling. Looking at what I’m doing and how many races I’ve won already this year, I think [I’m in the best shape of my life]. Now I really know what I need and Anna [van der Breggen] is my trainer. She told me to attack on the penultimate climb but I wasn’t confident enough...
13| Liane LIPPERT
Lippert: "Proud and relieved"
Liane Lippert (Movistar Women): "This podium is really important for me. This is a race where I’ve already been close a few times, this is my best result here and I want to win this race in the future. I started the Mur a bit further back and I didn’t want to follow Demi [Vollering] directly or I might explode. But I managed to move up, I’m proud of what I did and in the final metres she was just stronger. I’m also a bit relieved with this podium. I think I’ve been on a really high level since the beginning of the season but it didn’t...
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