Letizia Paternoster on Festival Elsy Jacobs victory: I didn't expect to win the race!
Apr 29 2018 09:23 pm CET

Letizia Paternoster on Festival Elsy Jacobs victory: I didn't expect to win the race!
Letizia Paternoster on Festival Elsy Jacobs victory: I didn't expect to win the race!
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Letizia Paternoster (Astana) was taken by surprise as she clinched the victory at the Festival Elsy Jacobs after a strong spring that allowed her to also take the stage victory.

For the former track champion, this victory was unexpected. "I really can't believe it!" said the rider at the end of the stage. "I came here in Luxembourg to gain experience because I haven't raced a lot on the road so far and to help my teammates, for sure I didn't expect to win the race!"

This is the third race for the rider at the highest level with Astana, after a year in which she won multiple golden medals at the European track championships.

"After the prologue, the team gave me big confidence. Also yesterday and today we have been all perfect: Lara (Vieceli) and Sofia (Beggin) did a huge job in the last kilometres, all the other too in the first part: it's a victory of the entire team. A special thank you and dedication go to my coach Stefano Franco."




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