Ragusa: "I realised I could do something really big"
April 8 th 2023 - 18:43
Katia Ragusa (Liv Racing Teqfind): “In the final kilometres, we were doubting if we could make it or the group would chase us, but then we believed and we eventually made it. I thought about anticipating with an attack before the velodrome but the speed was too high, so I tried to enter in the front positions. Then I stayed up and I gave everything. It was the team’s plan, to get in the breakaway to anticipate the first sector of pavés. The initial breakaway was really big, with 18 riders, and we got a big gap so it went well. It was hard for me to think we could make it but in the team car they were telling me I can ride for the win: ‘Come on, you keep going, you are strong!’ Kilometre by kilometre, I realised I could do something really big. This morning, I couldn’t imagine I would finish 2nd.”