Pre-Race Lotte Kopecky Sets Sights on Coveted Paris-Roubaix Victory

Ahead of these days&#8217s Paris-Roubaix Femmes, Lotte Kopecky, the globe winner bike owner, is fuelled with anticipation for the race that has been a marked function in her calendar. The Belgian rider, aiming for her to start with victory in this iconic race, shared her eagerness and respect for the problem in advance. &#8220Sure, you can say that,&#8221 Kopecky admitted whilst speaking with Sporza when questioned if this was the race she seemed forward to the most, highlighting the exclusive attract of Paris-Roubaix for her and its absence from her listing of honours.

The affliction of the system was a subject matter of eager curiosity for Kopecky, who pointed out, &#8220It was in fair issue, but there are treacherous parts wherever it instantly becomes slippery. That can lead to predicaments like very last 12 months. You have to be warn.&#8221 This careful method underscores the unpredictable character of the race and the require for vigilance.

Reflecting on her workforce, SD Worx-Protime, and their form, Kopecky was realistic about the substantial specifications set by the preceding yr&#8217s performances. &#8220We are very well mindful that it will not be like this every 12 months. That must not be the conventional,&#8221 she expressed, acknowledging the competitive spirit and initiatives of her rivals in the women&#8217s peloton.

As for strategies, the chance of selecting the race on Carrefour de l&#8217Arbre remains uncertain because of to the wind problems, but Kopecky is open to options in advance of and following this important portion. The prospect of a dash complete is also on the playing cards, with Kopecky confidently stating, &#8220I dare to dash against all people,&#8221 nevertheless she humbly adds, &#8220but irrespective of whether I can conquer absolutely everyone is a thing else.&#8221

Teammate Lorena Wiebes, yet another sturdy contender, could also be in the mix, with Kopecky hinting at discussions about their tactic if they method the finish together. Having said that, the dynamics of Paris-Roubaix, with its length and technological needs, vary greatly from observe racing, demanding Kopecky to adapt her skills to this exceptional function.

Identifying Marianne Vos as her most significant competitor, Kopecky is conscious of the formidable obstacle ahead.