Brian Vandborg hasn’t had the pleasure of victory since he won the TT at the national championships last year, but today he felt the great feeling again when he won the second stage of Tour de L’Ain.
“Four of us got away on the top of a climb 15 km before the finish. We passed the line with ten km to go, and at that time I was told not to take more leads, as they were going to do the sprint for Davis. It made me a bit discontent, but anyway. A kilometre later we hit a three kilometre climb, and they start to attack. I had to let the Credit Agricole rider go,” Vandborg said after his victory, adding a description of the final:
“After that I had to lead the last 1,5 km to the top from which there were six kilometres to the finishing line. Grabovskyy and I are chasing to catch him, while the Cofidis rider did nothing. We had between 30 and 50 meters all the time, and with 900 meters to go, I waved Grabovskyy to the front, and he took over. So, with 400 meters to go the gab is closed. The Cofidis guy opened the sprint 250 before the line, I took his wheel and it didn’t take much to pass him.”
With this victory Brian Vandborg has gained that extra self-confidence that he has been searching for the final races of the season.
“I am just getting better and better from now on,” he says.