Elisa Longo Borghini explains what it takes to win Paris-Roubaix Femmes: "What is really important is just to embrace the chaos and to expect everything"

Olympic Games on top of the ever-growing women's schedule means that some of the ladies have to choose wisely which goals to hunt in 2024. Elisa Longo Borghini would ideally prefer to get them all, but Olympic Games play the main part in the Lidl-Trek rider's plans for next months, she confirms in Eurosport Cycling Show.

"It's such a condensed year where you really need to choose wisely where you want to peak. So the Ardennes, that week, the Giro, and it's an Olympic year - so yeah, the Olympics would be a big goal for me also. And these three good appointments are my highlights."

The 2022 conqueror of the 'Hell of North' of course wants to be in good form for the French race. "Paris-Roubaix Femmes is a pretty special race. We always start with more than one leader. But then I think what is really important for a race like that is just to embrace the chaos and to expect everything from this race. It's such a special and hard race to read that you basically need a good plan A, a good plan B and a good plan C, but you always need to be ready to go for plan F."

"Normally, we are using a 'domane', which is a special bike for cobbles, the tires are much wider, We use like 30, 32 and the setup is different. We use the 37 V, which is a special wheel for Roubaix. We have the 'isospeed' that is especially made for absorbing vibration, and I think for us it is the best bike we can use for that race."

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