Lorena Wiebes grabs hat-trick and overall victory in RideLondon, Lotte Kopecky finishes third

Lorena Wiebes grabs hat-trick and overall victory in RideLondon, Lotte Kopecky finishes third

‘Proud that we were unbeatable in RideLondon’


In the RideLondon, there is no measure of Lorena Wiebes. Even in the final stage of the three-day event, she infallibly worked off the work of her lead-out by winning by bike lengths. Lotte Kopecky again finished third to join her on the final podium. Lorena Wiebes: ‘It's nice to finish with a win on the Mall in central London. The team acted at a high level this weekend. I am proud to have managed to repeat the hat-trick of 2022.’

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Lorena Wiebes: ‘It's nice to win a completely flat stage for once too. Riding through the centre of London was special. I enjoyed it. The team kept me safe at the front all day. In the beginning there was a crash, one of my teammates was involved and her bike hit my back wheel. I escaped worse there. I had my sights set on the hat-trick. It is always difficult to repeat performances and a hat-trick is even more difficult to achieve. It helps when you have such strong teammates around you. I want to thank them for everything they have done for me. Nice also that we finished one and three in the general classification. It's fantastic that we proved unbeatable in this RideLondon.’

Lotte Kopecky: ‘I am proud of what Team SD Worx-Protime put down in RideLondon. It was a collectively strong performance from the team. What I especially like is how we can trust each other. That is the key to success. Sometimes your instinct says otherwise, but you should always trust and follow your lead-out. By drawing confidence from each other, you can finish it off in such hectic sprints. I am happy with Lorena Wiebes' hat-trick. Just before the RideLondon, I had been a bit sick. Yesterday I fell, so that wasn't ideal. We can build on this team performance. Hopefully it's the harbinger of a great summer.’

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