Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes : The reactions

Written by: Niels Goudriaan
Posted 1 month ago

The 2024 edition of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes showcased some intense racing until the final meters. Grace Brown of the FDJ-SUEZ team emerged as the well- deserved winner, completing the race in 4:29:00. The podium was of world class, with Elisa Longo Borghini from Lidl – Trek second and Demi Vollering of Team SD Worx – Protime finishing third.

 

Grace Brown

The Australia winner can’t stop smiling after we talked to her when she got off the award ceremony podium: ‘’ Probably coming into the final corner I thought, well if I go with this group to do the sprint I might win this sprint.’’ The Australian continues: ‘’ everything worked out today, I played the race super going into that break away and even I didn’t t feel super fresh in the end it was enough to be there and sprint.’’

 

 

Elisa Longo Borghini

The Italian Champion had a good spring season and is still a bit disappointed: ‘’In the end I am also happy for Grace Brown who was in the break all day. She was the strongest, I mean, the fastest one today.’’

 

 

Demi Vollering

“When the breakaway got away, we kept our cool. The gap was big, but we got it closed, so it wasn’t too big. Femke Gerritse and Blanka Vas protected me for a whole day, Niamh Fisher-Black took over on La Redoute. Mischa Bredewold dropped back from the lead group to close the gap for Lotte Kopecky and me. They did a fantastic job. I would have loved to thank them with the win.”

 

Kim Cadzow

New Zealander Cdzow was in the final break of the day: ‘’I had my doubts this morning and my teammates came around me and gave me so much confidence and the believed in me when I attacked and got me in front and we just went from there.’’

 

Lotte Kopecky

The World Champion is happy that the long classics season is over: ‘’I really like to race and it’s never an obligation. It has been quite a lot but I also enjoyed it a lot.’’

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