Lotte Kopecky Set to Tackle Giro d’Italia Women as Olympic Preparations Ramp Up

Lotte Kopecky, the reigning earth champion, is gearing up for a occupied spring year, with her sights established on not only the Amstel Gold Race and Liège-Bastogne-Liège but also the forthcoming Olympic Game titles. In planning for Tokyo, Kopecky will choose on the Giro d’Italia Girls, as discovered by Danny Stam, the sporting supervisor at SD Worx-Protime.

Stam outlined their strategy, stating, “Lotte will ride the Giro. It&#8217s an great race for her to concentrate on phase wins and boost. Lotte won&#8217t be going on altitude teaching camps just before the Game titles. We&#8217ll remain at sea degree and goal to make her up to her peak type through phase races.”

The Giro d’Italia Women, scheduled from the 7th to the 14th of July, concludes thirteen times right before the Olympic time demo in Paris. Previous yr, Kopecky opted out of the Italian race, opting as an alternative for the Tour de France Femmes where she wore the yellow jersey and concluded 2nd on GC. Nevertheless, in 2019, 2020, and 2022, she competed in the Giro d’Italia Women of all ages. Notably, in 2020, she secured her first Girls&#8217s WorldTour-stage victory there.

As for whether or not Kopecky will participate in the Tour de France this calendar year, Stam admits uncertainty. The Tour de France Femmes starts on August 12th in Rotterdam, just just one day soon after the omnium function at the Olympic Video games in Paris.

Stam emphasised, &#8220There&#8217s no extensive list for the Tour nonetheless because specific riders are wounded, and it&#8217s unclear if they&#8217ll get better in time. Right after Liège-Bastogne-Liège, I&#8217ll sit down with Lotte and focus on the Tour. Eventually, her desires are paramount.&#8221

Kopecky’s participation in the Tour de France remains undecided, but her focus stays clear as she prepares to stand for Belgium on the environment stage.