Marianne Vos has taken her second podium place of the season. A week after her third place in GP Oetingen, the Dutch cyclist sprinted to second place in the second WorldTour race of the season, the Trofeo Binda.
The formation led by Marieke van Wanroij displayed a strong performance in Cittiglio. The yellow-black formation was well-positioned near the front all day and was even represented in a few breakaways with Anouska Koster. When in the penultimate lap of the race the later winner Elisa Longo Borghini attacked, Marianne Vos tried to bridge across to the Italian rider, but didn’t succeed. Vos then sovereignly won the sprint for second place. It is the third podium place of this season for Team Jumbo-Visma.
“You always want to win, but Longo Borghini was the strongest today”, Marianne Vos said. “When Elisa attacked, I tried to follow her, but I couldn’t close the gap. After that we chased her with five full on, but we didn’t get any closer. Then you know that it will be a fight for the second place. As a team we did a very good race. We were represented well in the front and had a rider in the break with Anouska. That’s why I was able to safe myself a little bit longer. As a result, I could save some energy and I could start fresh in the final. That also gives a certain pressure and motivation to do well and reward the team for their work. I am happy that it worked out.”