photo credits @ Sparkassen Giro Facebook
Less than 24 hours after winning the 2015 RideLondon Grand Prix, Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-SRAM) claimed her second win in as many days, after sprinting to victory in today’s Sparkassen Giro.
The Italian rider beat Lucinda Brand (Ned) (Rabo-Liv) with a final bike throw on the line, after completing today’s 124 kilometer race along a 15 kilometer circuit around the north German city of Bochum, near Dortmund.
“In the first lap, I didn’t feel good,” admitted Guarischi. “After three laps, I spoke with our captain Trixi [Worrack] about how I felt, and she convinced me to be patient. In the middle, I still didn’t feel great, but the team put their confidence in me. And in the end, I could still deliver.”
“This team is amazing,” Guarischi added. “It’s really too much.”
“Before the last corner, I saw Brand try and come fast,” Guarischi noted. “She was the first into the corner with Jolien [d’Hoore] (Wiggle Honda) on her wheel. Tiff kept it high through the corner and kept our good work going. She gave me the space, and I was exactly hard on the wheel of Brand.”
“It was exactly like the Giro,” Guarischi added, referencing her stage win over Brand at the Giro Rosa last month. “Then we sprinted. I won it only in the last metre. It was just the throw of the bike.”
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