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Ronde van Drenthe 2022: second place for Elisa Balsamo: “I enjoyed it, unfortunately Wiebes was stronger”


At the end of a chaotic and spectacular race, a second place for the World Champion Elisa Balsamo in the Ronde van Drenthe 2022 arrives . Trek-Segafredo does a perfect job to bring the blue to the final sprint, where she is beaten only by a Lorena Wiebes who repeats last year’s victory, confirming herself relentless in the group arrivals.

In the words released to Eurosport, the sprinter from Cuneo declares herself quite satisfied, even if the body language betrays a bit of bitterness: “Today the team was fantastic. We have worked from the beginning, we have tried to open some fans and we have always been in front. In the end Lorena was stronger ”.

Ellen Van Dijk spent many kilometers to resume her escape, especially after having taken the wrong turn at a roundabout. In the final Chloe Hosking launched the sprint of the blue that nothing could against the Dutch DSM: The train was flawless, they threw me a perfect sprint. I tried to give my best but unfortunately only a second place arrived, which in any case is worth a lot ”.

Finally Balsamo closes with what she thinks is the most important thing: I had a lot of fun. We have been active at all times, we have tried to go on the run, we have tried to open fans. It was a great team match ”.