It wasn’t to be at this year’s RideLondon for Laura Trott but the Commonwealth champion insists she will be back for more in 12 months time.
The 23-year-old took to the closed streets of London on Saturday for this year’s Grand Prix but couldn’t take back the title she won in 2013.
The race saw some of the world’s best cyclists competing in a 45-minute race around a 1.3-mile loop of St James’ Park.
It wasn’t to be for Trott and her Matrix Fitness Pro team this year as as victory went to Barbara Guarischi while Ale Cipolinni duo Shelley Olds and Annalisa Cucinotta took second and third.
Trott, meanwhile, was back in tenth in a fast and aggressive race but says she was delighted to get the chance to compete on the course for the third year in a row.
“It was pretty full on. Obviously, it is only an hour race so everybody just goes from the word go. It was a good race actually and I enjoyed it,” said Trott.
“I just tried to sit in and wait for the sprint but they were just going so fast at the end and I was just way too far back and I didn't have the legs to go around them.
“I think that's the best I could hope for. I've been doing a lot on the track and I didn't know how it was going to go and I just wasn't up there so to come away with a top-ten I was pretty pleased with that.
“It is hard, I never really have the legs for a road race but this is different because it is a shorter race but it was still good for me and maybe next year I can get the win.
“Matrix are great, they basically let me do what I want and that makes me a lot more comfortable so I am pleased with the team.”
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