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Italian Road Championships: Ilaria Sanguineti wins the bronze medal. “I didn’t expect it”

By June 28, 2021News

“At the beginning the pace was quite low, the first 20 km were calm and the race was very controlled – says Ilaria Sanguineti – even in the subsequent ups and downs the pace was regular. Elisa Longo Borghini and Soraya Paladin set off on the first challenging stretch and I almost failed to get into the breakaway, but there were still a lot of kilometers left to finish. On the long climb they attacked the two of them again, but I knew that if I had held out, I would be able to return later. Many attacks in the final, congratulations to Elisa who won ”.

Sportsmanship, generosity and great determination: these are the characteristics of this athlete born in 1994 who is experiencing a good moment of form; in fact, he recently obtained a good third place in the Lozzo Atestino race and a good eighth place in Belgium at Omloop door Het Hageland.
“I am happy for this third place – continues Ilaria – and honestly I did not expect this podium, even if in this last period I am particularly calm mentally and physically strong. I absolutely have to thank my teammates, because they supported me throughout the race. In view of the next appointments I am charged at the right point, the next race will be next Saturday in France at La Course by Le Tour de France where I hope to do well ”.