11 April 2018
BASTIANELLI IS INCREDIBLE AND TAKES THE BRABANTSE PIJL
Nobody can stop Marta, at her fifth personal win of the season (the eighth for the Alè - Cipollini Team), the first edition of the Brabantse Pijl - Fleche Brabançonne (Gooik - Gooik, 138 km), beating the Canadian Leah Kirchmann and the European Champion Marianne Vos.
Another extraordinary performance, which continues the triumphal period for the Italian Team in these first three months and half absolutely unbelievable: eighth wins overall included today’s success (Five for Marta Bastianelli, two for Chloe Hosking and one for Janneke Ensing), with half of them obtained in Belgium, a lucky Nation for the #YellowFluoOrange roster.
Marta Bastianelli has started the race with the number one, and she performed like a real master of the race with her teammates: a tough route, full of short climbs and cobbles: the Brabantse Pijl is the race that connects the cobblestoned and the races on the Cotes of the Ardennes Tryptic, which starts this Sunday with the Amstel Gold Race and goes on with the Fleche Wallonne on Wednesday, ending on the following Sunday with the Liege - Bastogne - Liege. The work has been perfect and the team was also in an important breakaway with Janneke Ensing, while the other teammates were protecting the captain in the peloton, who has been launched once again for a perfect sprint.
“I almost have no more words” - declared an extremely happy Team Manager Fortunato Lacquaniti - “I feel so proud to direct such a strong team and it is very satisfying to be one of the top teams in the World.”
RESULTS BRABANTSE PIJL (PODIUM):
1. Marta BASTIANELLI
2. Leah Kirchmann
3. Marianne Vos