Longo Borghini primed to defend Strade Bianche title

Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) wins 2017 Strade Bianche

Elisa Longo Borghini is hoping for a repeat winning performance when she lines up with her Wiggle High5 team at this weekend’s Strade Bianche . Last year, Longo Borghini became the first Italian to win the race, the third edition of the one-day event for women. Alongside Longo Borghini at the opening round of the Women's WorldTour will be fellow national champions Eri Yonamine and Martina Ritter as well as Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Julie Leth and Emilia Fahlin. Longo Borghini, the current Italian national road and time trial champion, started her season last weekend with 11th place at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. With some big Classics to come in April, she says that she's not in her best form but she is still up for defending her title. "I'm looking forward to racing because it's always a nice race, despite the weather. I feel fine, my preparation went fine, and now it's ...

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