13.08.2023 World-Tour, Continental, News, Race news
ELISE CHABBEY'S BRAVE SOLO ATTEMPT GIVES HER 7TH AT ROAD WORLDS
Elise Chabbey was on a mission in this year’s road race world championships, being part of several attacks, including a long solo attack caught with just 14km remaining in the race. Elise crossed the line gallantly in 7th place, while Agnieszka Skalniak-Sójka (Poland) sprinted to 14th.
Racing for Switzerland, Chabbey was part of an early 7-rider move caught after 45km of racing. Later, Soraya Paladin, Agnieszka Skalniak-Sójka and Sarah Roy were active in moves. As the peloton hit the circuit, several groups with different constellations went away but were quickly brought back. Chabbey seized an opportunity and went for a long-range solo attack with over 70km remaining. Her lead was almost 1:30 at one point as the peloton swung between chasing and not. Finally, a 7-rider move broke away and started a long chase to catch Chabbey, with just one lap of the Glasgow city circuit remaining.
Chabbey gave her all to cross the line in 7th. Lotte Kopecky attacked with 6km to go to take a solo win for the 2023 road title.
Elise Chabbey: “I’m really tired now. It was an amazing atmosphere around the circuit. I was already in the first breakaway of the day, but there was not a lot of cooperation, and it didn’t stay away. I lost some energy in that move.
When we were caught, I spoke with Marlen (Reusser), who was feeling good, so I decided to go and try another attack. I was hoping someone else would come with me, but I was alone and had to deal with it. I gave everything I could in the move as I knew I couldn’t do anything more if I was caught. My best chance was to go full gas, so I did that. We did 4th and 7th for Switzerland, so I think we can be proud of those results.”