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Ferrand-Prevot Interview after winning road world championship

Ferrand-Prevot Wins Road World Championship!

27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot has kept the rainbow stripes within the Rabobank-Liv team, succeeding her teammate Marianne Vos as the new elite women’s road world champion. Racing for the French national team, Ferrand-Prevot made all the right moves in the 127km race in Ponferrada, Spain, and sprinted to the gold medal on her Liv Envie Advanced bike.

“I had the best team ever, and they were ready for the entire race to put me in the front,” Ferrand-Prevot said after beating German rider Lisa Brennauer at the line in a photo finish. “I didn’t expect to be first today. I crashed on Sunday and I felt very bad this week. I had expected a top-10, so I am happy.”

The win capped off an incredible year for Ferrand-Prevot, who collected four French national titles, winning the jersey in cyclocross, road racing, time trial and cross-country mountain biking. Still just 22, she has emerged as one of the top all-around talents in cycling. Ferrand-Prevot also won two XC World Cups this year.

The elite women’s road race, 7 laps on a hilly 18.2km circuit, was marred by a major crash on Lap 2 that took out a large group of competitors. Vos, the defending world champion, was among those who got caught behind the wreckage. The leader of the Dutch squad eventually caught back to the diminished main field, and she made some attacks in the final lap. Vos eventually finished with the lead group in 10th, as Ferrand-Prevot sprinted to her first elite world title on the road.