Lorena Wiebes takes two out of two in RideLondon after magnificent lead-out by Lotte Kopecky

Lorena Wiebes takes two out of two in RideLondon after magnificent lead-out by Lotte Kopecky

‘Enjoyed the way we did it’


Double win for Lorena Wiebes in RideLondon. The sprint star received the perfect lead-out from Lotte Kopecky, after which she was by far the fastest in Maldon. The world champion completed the party by finishing third. Thus, Team SD Worx-Protime heads for the final stage in London with a perfect report and with the number one and two in the general classification. ‘It would be fantastic if we can hold on to this classification. I hope to score a hat-trick on the Mall.’

Linked race London Ride 2024 - Linked cyclists Lotte Kopecky Lorena Wiebes - Gekoppelde ploegleiders: Lars Boom

Lorena Wiebes: ‘I had a good day today. On the hills I was able to grab the full pot of bonification seconds twice. However, it didn't start very well. In the crash, I was lucky to land on my feet. Lotte Kopecky & Femke Gerritse were on the ground. We had to chase to get back in the peloton. But in the end everything came together and Lotte Kopecky rode a fantastic final.’

‘She pulled off the lead-out perfectly. It's super that she still finished third today, which makes us one and two in the general classification. Hopefully we can keep that until tomorrow night. I'm dreaming of another hat-trick, yes. I could never win on the iconic Mall before. Hopefully it will work out tomorrow.’

Lotte Kopecky was once again invaluable to Lorena Wiebes. Not only did the world champion respond to almost every attack in the final, with a fine lead-out she rolled out the red carpet for winner Lorena Wiebes, before finishing third. "I'm satisfied, yes. I didn't realise at all that we were one and two in the overall standings. It does say something about how strong Team SD Worx-Protime is riding here. It was quite a hectic day today with that crash during the race. I hope it won't bother me too much tomorrow. I'm glad I was still able to drop Lorena Wiebes towards the finish. Tomorrow the stage win and the general classification take precedence. I am satisfied with the way we are racing here."

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