134| Alison JACKSON
Jackson: "Now I have my own rock"
Alison Jackson (EF Education-Tibco-SVB): "What would I have said if you had told me at the start I was gonna win? Hahahahahahaha. Actually, I probably would have said sweet, I’m doing it. You have to have the confidence, be your best cheerleader sometimes. I would never shy away from saying I can win. I know I can but a lot of things have to come together to make it happen. With a longer start, we have the time to set up the race before the cobbles, so it’s not just determined on how one rides the cobbles and the good luck you get. You can play with the tactics...
226| Marthe TRUYEN
Truyen: "Like a victory"
Marthe Truyen (Fenix-Deceuninck): “I’m really happy. It may seem sort of weird, I’m only 3rd, but for me it’s like a victory. I was hoping for a top 20, it would have been really nice. And I came 3rd so it’s really good. I come from cyclo-cross, I really like riding the cobbles. Paris-Roubaix has been my dream race since I was a kid. I was not scheduled for this race, I had Covid but it was a light fever, not too heavy. Once I started feeling good again for training, I started dreaming of coming here. I knew from the men’s race that the...
86| Katia RAGUSA
Ragusa: "I realised I could do something really big"
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...
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