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Jackson: “Hopefully this third place will give the team some extra confidence”

Liv Racing showed its resilience in Friday’s second stage of the Ladies Tour of Norway (145 kilometres). The team rode well in the front of the race, even in the finale when the peloton was chasing Riejanne Markus, who had escaped. The Dutch rider held her ground and won. Alison Jackson sprinted to third place.

“It’s really amazing how professional the team handled the situation yesterday. We licked our wounds after the crashes and just kept going. Jeanne Korevaar, who fell hardest of us all in stage one, monitored large parts of the race today. We didn’t throw in the towel and just went for it as a team” says Alison Jackson.

“In the finale of the second stage, I was left with Sofia Bertizzolo. While we were chasing Markus, it started to rain a bit. Sofia was always riding in front of me. She kept me out of the wind and made sure I could save energy for the sprint. I was keen for the team to be successful today. Unfortunately, we came too late to catch Markus. Hopefully this third place will give the team some extra confidence.”

Photo credits: Cor Vos


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