SPECIALITY Road Individual time trial, Road race

Date of birth: 10/12/1991

Place of birth: Verbania

Height x weight: 1,70 x 58

First Club: AC Pedale Ossolano

Club: Fiamme Oro

First Coach: Ferdinando Longo Borghini

Coach: Edoardo Salvoldi

Other sports: Cross country skiing, running

Hobby: Reading, trekking

Relationship Status: Single

Olympic Club: Yes

Olympic Games Participation:

1 (Rio 2016)


Daughter of retired cross-country skier Guidina Dal Sasso and sister of former cyclist Paolo Longo Borghini, Elisa started cycling at the age of nine as she followed in her brother's footsteps. She is a good all-round cyclist: she has a strong uphill pace, she completes fast time trials and is a breakaway specialist, as evidenced by her long list of victories achieved since 2011 (in 2020 she won the World Championship bronze medal and the European silver medal). The first Italian woman to win the Tour of Flanders (2015), Elisa has established herself as one of the leaders in Italian cycling. She won the bronze medal in the women’s road race at the Olympic Games in Rio and almost gained a place on the podium for the time trial. Nicknamed Wikipedia by her friends due to her memory, she believes that her real hidden talent is her ability to milk a cow.
A toy wolf accompanies Elisa in every race. She received this gift from her boyfriend Ciro before leaving for Rio and she will never be without it.



Olympic Games

3a Rio (BRA) 2016 – In linea
5a Rio (BRA) 2016 – Cronometro

World Championships

3a Valkenburg (NED) 2012 – In linea
8a Firenze (ITA) 2013 – In linea
4a Richmond (USA) 2015 – In linea
88a Doha (QAT) 2016 – In linea
DNF Bergen (NOR) 2017 – In linea
18a Bergen (NOR) 2017 – Cronometro
13a Innsbruck (AUT) 2018 – In linea
9a Innsbruck (AUT) 2018 – Cronometro
5a Yorkshire (GBR) 2019 – In linea
17a Yorkshire (GBR) 2019 – Cronometro
3a Imola (ITA) 2020  – In linea

European Championships

3a Plumelec (FRA) 2016 – In linea
7a Plumelec (FRA) 2016 – Cronometro
20a Herning (DEN) 2017 – In linea
17a Herning (DEN) 2017 – Cronometro
15a Glasgow (GBR) 2018 – In linea
6a Glasgow (GBR) 2018 – Cronometro
17a Alkmaar (NED) 2019 – In linea
2a Plouay (FRA) 2020 – In linea