Festival Elsy Jacobs - Lisa Brennauer: I am just so thankful to my team!
May 14 2019 03:14 am CET

Festival Elsy Jacobs - Lisa Brennauer: I am just so thankful to my team!
Festival Elsy Jacobs - Lisa Brennauer: I am just so thankful to my team!
Photo of WNT-Rotor © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

WNT-Rotor's Lisa Brennauer has taken the overall victory of the Festival Elsy Jacobs in Luxembourg. This is the first GC victory for the rider in 2019.

The German rider - who has a palmares that includes victories in races like the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour and the Boels Rentals Ladies Tour - kicked off the race in Luxembourg with a good result in the prologue. The rider finished the individual time trial in the second position, six seconds behind the day's winner Demi Vollerig.

The first stage of the race took the riders through a 107.1-kilometre course in a cold and wet day that proved to be challenging for the peloton. That day, the group that escaped in the last lap of the stage made it to the end, but Brennauer crossed the line six seconds behind, sitting like this at seven seconds from Vollering in the overall classification.

In the final stage of the Festival Elsy Jacobs, the peloton went through a 111.1-kilometre route and despite many attacks, the team managed to repel all of them and the German rider sprinted to victory. The bonus seconds of the win gave her the final victory of the race.

"I have to say thank you to the whole team, riders and the staff," said the rider at the end of the race. "This is such a great victory. I’m so proud about how we rode as a unit today. All the attacking the girls did throughout the whole stage as well as taking care of me. I am just so thankful to my team!"




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