Tuesday, September 26, 2023

WORLDS’23 Ladies’s RR: Kopecky Kops the Rainbow!


Global Championships Race File: Lotte Kopecky is the brand new ladies’s Global highway champion. After a tricky race of 154 kilometres to and round Glasgow, the highest favorite from Belgium used to be the most productive of a powerful elite staff. She made her transfer 5.5 kilometres from the end on Scott Boulevard, the place she dropped Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig. Demi Vollering took the silver medal with an sturdy dash from Ludwig.

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The win for Belgium and Lotte Kopecky

Kasia Niewiadoma and Chloe Dygert couldn’t get started because of sickness. After a quiet get started, the race cut up early. A powerful main staff were given away, together with Ashleigh Moolman, Lizzie Deignan, Elise Chabbey, Blanka Kata Vas and Juliette Labous. The Netherlands and Belgium additionally had a rider with Mischa Bredewold and Sanne Cant. Italy and Germany overlooked the transfer and rode exhausting at the Crow Highway climb, ripping the peloton in to 2 teams.

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Ladies’s highway race map and profile

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Any other rainy get started

The climb used to be too rapid for Marianne Vos, Shirin van Anrooij, Chiara Consonni, Silvia Persico, Cédrine Kerbaol and Best friend Wollaston, and others. They had been in a 2d staff that misplaced 1:30. For the reason that peloton had stuck the main staff at 110 kilometres from the end, it eased off within the run-up to the circuit in Glasgow. This allowed the Vos staff to rejoin.

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A powerful staff were given away ahead of the climb of the Crow Highway

A crash eradicated Bredewold and Lorena Wiebes, who have been sick closing week, additionally dropped out early. Best favourites Lotte Kopecky and Demi Vollering needed to watch the whole lot, as there have been gaps within the peloton. There used to be additionally numerous anxiety, which resulted in a crash with Emma Norsgaard, with different riders concerned. Marlen Reusser then initiated of a number one staff of 7, however that strive used to be countered by means of the Belgian group.

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The peloton saved the tempo secure

An elite staff of greater than 30 riders began the closing 70 kilometres. Kopecky nonetheless had Justine Ghekiere together with her, whilst the Netherlands had Vollering, Van Vleuten, Markus, Van Anrooij and Loes Adegeest.

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Even though there have been riders in bother

Unhealthy success for Van Vleuten, who had a unfastened entrance wheel 65 kilometres from the end. She needed to chase again to the peloton on her personal, the place Kopecky attacked on Scott Boulevard and took six riders together with her. Vollering overlooked it, however restored the placement on Montrose Boulevard. Van Vleuten used to be additionally ready to go back after a chase of 10 kilometres.

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Onto the Glasgow circuit

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Ashleigh Moolman have been within the early damage

Within the peloton, no nation took keep an eye on, permitting Chabbey to move solo and take a lead of one:30. With that lead, the Swiss rider began the closing 3 laps of 14.3 kilometres. The Netherlands and Belgium took the lead within the peloton. This resulted in an assault by means of Van Vleuten, which used to be countered by means of Kopecky and Vollering.

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The peloton nonetheless in combination

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Anna Henderson Anna and Elise Chabbey

Kopecky’s subsequent acceleration led to much more of a cut up, and then Van Vleuten attempted once more at 33 kilometres from the end. For a second she gave the look of she would go to Chabbey, however Kopecky and Uttrup Ludwig stuck the Global champion on Montrose Boulevard. The crowd used to be now Van Vleuten, Vollering, Kopecky, Reusser, Deignan, Ludwig and the sudden Christina Schweinberger.

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Demi Vollering, Lotte Kopecky Lotte and Jelena Eric

Chabbey’s lead fluctuated frequently round 20 seconds, till Kopecky attacked simply ahead of the beginning of the overall lap. It used to be Schweinberger who used to be on her wheel and nipped the assault within the bud. The penultimate time up Montrose Boulevard used to be utilized by Vollering to tug away, with Kopecky on her wheel. An actual hole used to be now not made at the others, however Chabbey used to be stuck.

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The path used to be dry and sunny

At first of that closing lap, Van Vleuten once more needed to handle unhealthy success and needed to drop out on the entrance. The main staff used to be quiet and Schweinberger and Deignan attempted to leave. Reusser spoke back and had Kopecky after her. Voller reacted too overdue and couldn’t observe.

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Julie De Wilde – A powerful rider for the Belgian group

The main staff with Kopecky bogged down and Vollering used to be ready to go back at 8 kilometres out. Vollering began to get cramp and needed to stretch. Ludwig then selected her second, and then Kopecky used her as a springboard. The 2 in an instant created an opening, and then the highest favorite made the decisive assault on Scott Boulevard.

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Elise Chabbey went on an extended solo

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The lead ‘peloton’ used to be splitting

There used to be no fit for Kopecky, who finished the closing 5.5 kilometres solo and headed for her 3rd Global identify this week. She had already received the issues race and the removing race and now took the Global highway race identify.

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Chabbey’s solo got here to an finish with a lap to move

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Annemiek Van Vleuten wasn’t giving up

Ludwig hung on neatly in the back of Kopecky, however had no resolution to Vollering’s sturdy dash within the ultimate immediately. With a large leap, the Dutch rider took silver forward the Danish rider. At the back of; Reusser used to be fourth, Schweinberger 5th and Deignan 6th. 3 mins later, Van Vleuten crossed the road waving. She completed her closing Global championships in 8th position.

Will the win come from this staff?

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Kopecky used to be looking ahead to her second

There used to be nonetheless the struggle for U23 ladies. In a chasing staff greater than 4 mins in the back of Kopecky, 3 U23 riders completed shut in combination: Blanka Kata Vas received the dash forward of Shirin van Anrooij and Anna Shackley.

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Kopecky timed her assault completely

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Global champion 2023 – Lotte Kopecky (Belgium)

Global champion, Lotte Kopecky (Belgium): “After the 2 Global titles at the monitor, I if truth be told not believed that I may grow to be Global champion nowadays. It’s been an out of this world 12 months, but additionally an overly tricky one. I don’t know what saved me pushing. This can be a dream come true. I’m going to experience using within the rainbow jersey subsequent 12 months. I wasn’t fearful in regards to the race, but if Elise Chabbey had a minute and a part, I used to be. I in reality must thank Sanne Cant and Justine Ghekiere. They did an excellent activity within the native laps. So Chabbey didn’t force too some distance away. I additionally must thank my different teammates. We’ve got now proven that as a rustic we will be able to additionally win giant races. After the 2 Global titles at the monitor I believed it used to be virtually unattainable to win nowadays. I believed it used to be now not imaginable to grow to be Global champion thrice in seven days. That is fantastic.”

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The dash of the U23 identify went to Kata Blanka Vas from Shirin Van Anrooij, Anna Shackley used to be third

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The ladies’s podium: Demi Vollering (Netherlands) – Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) – Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Denmark)

# All of the information from the Global championships in Monday’s EUROTRASH. #

2023 Global Championship Ladies’s Highway Race End result:
1. Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) in 4:02:12
2. Demi Vollering (Netherlands) at 0:07
3. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Denmark)
4. Marlen Reusser (Switzerland) at 0:12
5. Christina Schweinberger (Austria) at 0:34
6. Elizabeth Deignan (Nice Britain)
7. Elise Chabbey (Switzerland) at 1:24
8. Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) at 2:48
9. Riejanne Markus (Netherlands) at 3:51
10. Mavi García (Spain) at 4:05.

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