Defending RideLondon Prudential Grand Prix champ Laura Trott played an able aide for mate Bronzini (Giorgia) in securing the latter a grand win at the esteemed tournament last Saturday.
The Italian rider beat top favorite & 2012 Olympic road-racing champ Vos (Marianne) in the last few metres of the race on Mall.
22-year-old Laura & her team-mate Mullins (Peta) both worked really hard to assist their Italian friend time her endeavor to perfection & she bagged the great win within less than one quarter of wheel over Vos who famously triumphed with gold in Olympic on the very street a couple of years ago.
Marianne led off last corner right from the Horse Guards Parade by the conclusion of fifteen laps of 1.3-mile circuit near St.James Park yet Bronzini was pulled into the rivalry by Mullins and Trott prior she launched herself to line alongside world # 1.
The winner celebrated the win by throwing her arms out in ecstasy & Vos supported her by extending a hand in cheer & congratulations. Interestingly, both of them were so close to the finishing line that the announcers were not sure who to hand the champion’s trophy.
When the winner was confirmed, the smart Italian was all beaming in delight & seemed relieved that finally she was able to make amendments for her previous show in London. Unfortunately it was a bad flat tyre that ruined her chances of Olympic medal in 2012.
“It felt just so great”, remarked a naturally elated Bronzini. “Any day you are able to beat Vos, you can be sure of winning.”
12months back it was Laura who snatched triumph for Honda (Wiggle) yet this time the beautiful Trott was on supporting role and she played her assigned part with as much perfection as she shows on being on the winner’s role.