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WATCH: Best post-race interview ever?

In an emotionally animated interview, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig describes her experience following a podium finish at Tour of Flanders

Most athletes can sound quite robotic in their post-race analysis repeating the same clichés and jargon without any sort of insight. On Sunday, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig caught everyone’s attention not just with her amazing ride to third at the Tour of Flanders but with her animated post-race interview. The Bigla Pro Cycling’s rider was overjoyed at the outcome of the race and willing to share her feelings about how it unfolded.

“It was going full gas into the Kwaremont and then BAM let’s put the hammer down. We tried and it was fun. You know people were screaming at the side and you just feel that energy” – Cecile Uttrup Ludwig

In sports like triathlon and cycling, we can often fall victim to numbers, times, placings and personal bests. All while forgetting the sheer joy and privilege it is to train and compete.