Lotte Kopecky has announced her schedule for this spring. The world champion starts her season next week in the UAE Tour and ends this spring on April 22 with Liège-Bastogne-Liège. This is the first time the Team SD Worx – Protime rider will ride the Ardennes classic.
UAE Tour Sets the Stage for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Strade Bianche
As Lotte Kopecky (Team SD Worx – Protime) gears up for the season, she views the UAE Tour as more than just a race—it’s a strategic warm-up leading to the adrenaline-fueled classics of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Strade Bianche.
With a seamless transition, Kopecky will take on the UCI Nations Cup in Hong Kong, showcasing her versatility and agility in the cycling arena.
Conquering Gent-Wevelgem, Ronde van Vlaanderen, and More
Then comes the pivotal moment with the Spring Classics. This is where Kopecky’s true grit shines through as she tackles the iconic races of Gent-Wevelgem, Ronde van Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix, Amstel Gold Race, and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Each race presents its own challenges and triumphs, pushing Kopecky to new heights in her cycling career.
As the race season evolves, Kopecky will keep her options open, considering the addition of Danilith Nokere Koerse and Dwars door Vlaanderen to her program. These races could further elevate her season and add to her impressive repertoire of achievements.
Amidst the flurry of races, Kopecky holds a steadfast focus on Paris-Roubaix, aiming to leave her mark on the cobblestone roads. However, she also harbors ambitions for Liège-Bastogne-Liège, believing in her capabilities to compete at the highest level.
Reflecting on Growth and Liège-Bastogne-Liège Aspirations
Reflecting on her journey, Kopecky acknowledges her growth and evolution as a cyclist. From her debut at the Amstel Gold Race to her breakthrough performance at Strade Bianche, she’s proven that she belongs among the elite contenders. With determination and confidence, she sets her sights on victory in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, ready to write the next chapter in her cycling legacy.
Kopecky said, “I think Liège is also a race that should be within my capabilities,” Kopecky said. “Last year was also my first time in the Amstel Gold Race and it turned out well. Before, these classics were too tough for me. But two years ago I already experienced in the Strade Bianche that these races also started to suit me. After last season, I also consider myself capable of competing for victory in Liège-Bastogne-Liège.”
Stay tuned as Lotte Kopecky embarks on her journey through the spring classics, aiming for triumph and solidifying her status as one of cycling’s brightest talents.
Lotte Kopecky’s 2024 Spring Program
Feb. 8 to 11: UAE Tour
Feb. 24: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
March 2: Strade Bianche
March 13: Danilith Nokere Koerse (?)
March 15-17: UCI Track Nations Cup Hong Kong
March 24: Ghent-Wevelgem
March 27: Dwars door Vlaanderen (?)
March 31: Tour of Flanders
April 6: Paris-Roubaix
April 14th: Amstel Gold Race
April 22: Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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