Lotte Kopecky, accompanied by her SD Worx-Protime staff, unveiled an exhibition showcasing the heritage of the Dutch powerhouse squad at the Heart of the Tour of Flanders in Oudenaarde. As anticipation builds for Sunday’s Tour of Flanders, Kopecky aims for her 3rd consecutive victory, brushing off recommendations of Vollering’s departure will impression their efficiency.

Speaking to Sporza, Kopecky expressed her aspirations for Sunday’s race, stating, “It would be very particular to win on Sunday. It feels like every thing aligns: the Tour of Flanders, the rainbow jersey, and the quantity 1.” Inspite of the difficulties in advance, Kopecky remains focused, asserting, “I will certainly do everything in my electrical power.”

Acknowledging the robust team aid, Kopecky stays self-confident inspite of issues faced in prior races. “We will arrive back again collectively much better on Sunday. That was missing yesterday,” she reported optimistically.

Addressing Vollering’s impending departure, Kopecky emphasised workforce unity, stating, “For no one in the team is all this upheaval pleasurable. The selection Demi tends to make ought to be exclusively hers. Nonetheless, we can nevertheless race as a group.”

Vollering, who aims to protected her 1st Tour of Flanders victory, downplayed any interruptions regarding her long run, stating, “I was a little bit shocked by the team’s statement, but I’m not likely to discuss about it way too a great deal now,” explained Vollering. “I check out to put it aside. I have a great deal of enthusiasm to race with the workforce.”

With Vollering’s departure looming, SD Worx-Protime staff manager Erwin Janssen disclosed ongoing negotiations and Vollering’s rejection to react to their remaining supply. Nevertheless, Janssen continues to be optimistic about the team’s effectiveness, expressing, “We require to be certain it does not have detrimental outcomes. In the end, we want to keep on our achievement together this year.”

“But eventually I see this predominantly as a business enterprise matter. If you seem at what Demi has attained with us, and what we have attained with her, she deserves that we will proceed to do terrific with each other this 12 months. That is what we want, That is what she would like, so I really don’t see why it won’t transpire that way,” claimed Janssen.

As the biking earth eagerly anticipates the 2024 Tour of Flanders, Kopecky and Vollering will be aiming to triumph over interruptions and direct SD Worx-Protime to victory yet again in Oudenaarde.