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Lotte Kopecky

Lotte Kopecky
Kopecky in the UCI World champion's jersey that she won in 2023
Personal information
Born (1995-11-10) 10 November 1995 (age 28)
Rumst, Flanders, Belgium[1]
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight66 kg (146 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamTeam SD Worx–Protime
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Track
  • Cyclo-cross
RoleRider
Professional teams
2012–2015Topsport Vlaanderen–Ridley[2]
2016–2020Lotto–Soudal Ladies[3][4]
2021Liv Racing[5][6]
2022–SD Worx
Major wins
Major Tours
Tour de France
1st Points classification (2023)
1 individual stage (2023)
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2020, 2024)

One-day races and Classics

World Road Race Championship (2023)
National Road Race Championships
(2020, 2021, 2023, 2024)
National Time Trial Championships (2019–2024)
Tour of Flanders (2022, 2023)
Paris–Roubaix (2024)
Strade Bianche (2022, 2024)
Le Samyn (2021)
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (2023)

Track Championships

National Track Championships
Points (2016, 2018, 2023)
Omnium (2016, 2017, 2018, 2023)
Individual pursuit (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2023)
Scratch (2016, 2017)
Elimination (2023)
European Championships
Madison (2016)
Elimination (2022, 2023, 2024)
Points race (2022, 2024)
World Championships
Madison (2017, 2022)
Points race (2021, 2023)
Elimination (2022, 2023)
Medal record
Representing  Belgium
Women's track cycling
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Hong Kong Madison
Gold medal – first place 2021 Roubaix Points race
Gold medal – first place 2022 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Elimination
Gold medal – first place 2022 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Madison
Gold medal – first place 2023 Glasgow Elimination
Gold medal – first place 2023 Glasgow Points race
Silver medal – second place 2021 Roubaix Elimination
Silver medal – second place 2021 Roubaix Omnium
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Glasgow Omnium
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Madison
Gold medal – first place 2022 Munich Elimination
Gold medal – first place 2022 Munich Points race
Gold medal – first place 2023 Grenchen Elimination
Gold medal – first place 2024 Apeldoorn Points race
Gold medal – first place 2024 Apeldoorn Elimination
Silver medal – second place 2024 Apeldoorn Madison
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Omnium
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Grenchen Omnium
European U23 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Montichiari Points race
Gold medal – first place 2016 Montichiari Omnium
Women's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2023 Glasgow Road race
Silver medal – second place 2022 Wollongong Road race
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Drenthe Road race

Lotte Kopecky (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɔtə koːˈpɛki]; born 10 November 1995) is a Belgian road and track racing cyclist, who rides for UCI Women's WorldTeam Team SD Worx–Protime, and the 2023 UCI Elite Women's World Road Race Champion.[7] She is a multiple world champion on the track, having won six gold medals across four UCI Track Cycling World Championships; she won the madison in 2017 and 2022, the points race in 2021 and 2023, and the elimination race in 2022 and 2023.

Kopecky in 2016 at the Track Cycling World Cup

Career

She participated in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, finishing 4th in the individual road race.[8] In 2022, she won the Strade Bianche[9] and Tour of Flanders[10] classics, the latter which she also won in 2023. She ranked second in the 2023 Tour de France Femmes and won the first stage and the points classification. On 13 August 2023 Kopecky won the Road Race at the World Championships.

Personal life

Kopecky is of distant Czech descent.[11]

Kopecky at the 2021 Road World Championships

Career achievements

Major results

Road

Source:[12]

2010
1st Time trial, National Novice Championships
1st Time trial, Antwerp Provincial Novice Championships
2011
1st Time trial, National Novice Championships
1st Time trial, Antwerp Provincial Novice Championships
2012
National Junior Championships
1st Time trial
2nd Road race
UEC European Junior Championships
3rd Time trial
5th Road race
2013
2nd Time trial, National Junior Championships
2nd Time trial, Antwerp Provincial Junior Championships
3rd Road race, Flanders Regional Junior Championships
UEC European Junior Championships
7th Time trial
9th Road race
8th Overall Junior Energiewacht Tour
1st Sprints classification
2014
National Championships
1st Under-23 road race
1st Under-23 time trial
2nd Road race
1st 's Gravenwezel
3rd Kieldrecht–Prosperpolder
10th Diamond Tour
2015
National Championships
1st Under-23 road race
2nd Road race
Antwerp Provincial Championships
1st Time trial
1st Road race
1st Herselt Koerse – Zuidkempense Ladies Classic
2nd Trofee Maarten Wynants
3rd Grote Prijs De Wielkeszuigers
5th Grand Prix de Dottignies
6th Dwars door Vlaanderen
2016
National Under-23 Championships
1st Road race
1st Time trial
1st Trofee Maarten Wynants
National Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
2nd Gooik–Geraardsbergen–Gooik
4th Overall Belgium Tour
1st Young rider classification
6th Diamond Tour
8th Ljubljana–Domžale–Ljubljana TT
9th La Course by Le Tour de France
10th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
2017
National Under-23 Championships
1st Road race
1st Time trial
2nd Road race, National Championships
2nd Acht van Westerveld
5th Omloop van het Hageland
5th Tour of Flanders
5th Dwars door de Westhoek
6th Dwars door Vlaanderen
8th Overall Belgium Tour
9th Trofee Maarten Wynants
2018
2nd Time trial, National Championships
3rd Overall Belgium Tour
1st Points classification
1st Belgian rider classification
1st Stage 1
4th Veenendaal–Veenendaal Classic
5th Diamond Tour
7th Dwars door de Westhoek
2019
1st Time trial, National Championships
1st Vuelta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st MerXem Classic
2nd Overall Belgium Tour
3rd Overall Tour of Chongming Island
3rd Nokere Koerse
3rd Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
3rd Dwars door de Westhoek
3rd Diamond Tour
4th RideLondon Classique
5th Ronde van Drenthe
6th Gent–Wevelgem
9th Le Samyn
2020
National Championships
1st Road race
1st Time trial
1st Stage 7 Giro Rosa
2nd Gent–Wevelgem
3rd Le Samyn
3rd Tour of Flanders
3rd Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
4th Brabantse Pijl
7th Road race, UEC European Championships
2021
National Championships
1st Road race
1st Time trial
1st Overall Belgium Tour
1st Points classification
1st Stage 3
1st Le Samyn
Challenge by La Vuelta
1st Points classification
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Thüringen Ladies Tour
1st Sprints classification
1st Stage 4
2nd Gent–Wevelgem
4th Road race, Summer Olympics
4th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
4th Nokere Koerse
4th Classic Brugge–De Panne
4th Dwars door het Hageland
7th La Classique Morbihan
2022
1st Time trial, National Championships
1st Tour of Flanders
1st Strade Bianche
Vuelta a Burgos
1st Points classification
1st Stage 1
UCI World Championships
2nd Road race
9th Time trial
2nd Paris–Roubaix
2nd Nokere Koerse
3rd Ronde van Drenthe
4th Overall RideLondon Classique
4th Gent–Wevelgem
9th Classic Brugge–De Panne
2023
1st Road race, UCI World Championships
National Championships
1st Road race
1st Time trial
1st Overall Thüringen Ladies Tour
1st Points classificaton
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 6
1st Overall Simac Ladies Tour
1st Stage 2 & 4
1st Tour of Flanders
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
1st Nokere Koerse
1st Arnhem–Veenendaal Classic
1st Dwars door het Hageland
2nd Overall Tour de France
1st Points classificaton
1st Stage 1
Held after Stages 1–6
Held after Stage 1
2nd Strade Bianche
2nd Amstel Gold Race
3rd Road race, UEC European Championships
7th Paris–Roubaix
2024
National Championships
1st Road race
1st Time trial
1st Overall Tour of Britain
1st Points classificaton
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Overall UAE Tour
1st Stage 3
1st Paris–Roubaix
1st Strade Bianche
1st Nokere Koerse
1st Stage 5 Giro d'Italia
2nd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2nd Trofeo Alfredo Binda
General classification results timeline
Major Tour results timeline
Stage race 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
La Vuelta Femenina[note 1] 18 21
Giro d'Italia Femminile 86 DNF 42
Tour de France Femmes Race did not exist 38 2
Stage race results timeline
Stage race 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Thüringen Ladies Tour 2 1
Lotto Belgium Tour 2 1 NH
Holland Ladies Tour 1
UAE Tour Women Race did not exist 1
Tour of Britain Women NH NH 1
  1. ^ Known as the Challenge by La Vuelta from 2020 to 2022
Classics results timeline
Monuments results timeline
Monument 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Tour of Flanders 33 5 32 3 13 1 1 5
Paris–Roubaix Did not exist NH 15 2 7 1
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Did not exist 38
Classics results timeline
Classic 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 11 4 27 1 2
Strade Bianche 17 1 2 1
Ronde van Drenthe 23 25 5 NH 3
Nokere Koerse Did not exist 3 4 2 1 1
Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2
Classic Brugge–De Panne Did not exist 3 3 4 9
Gent–Wevelgem 21 35 16 6 2 2 4 70 19
Dwars door Vlaanderen 6 8 6 52
Amstel Gold Race NH 2 77
La Flèche Wallonne 15
GP de Plouay 23
Major championship results timeline
Event 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Olympic Games Time trial Not held 21 Not held NH
Road race 45 4
World Championships Time trial 9
Road race 75 16 2 1
Mixed team relay Did not exist NH 7
European Championships Time trial Did not exist 5
Road race 11 7 14 3
Mixed team relay Did not exist 4 NH
National Championships Time trial 6 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Road race 2 2 2 2 7 58 1 1 51 1 1
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
NH Not held

Track

2010
National Novice Championships
1st Individual pursuit
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Omnium
3rd Scratch
2011
National Novice Championships
2nd Team sprint
3rd Team pursuit
3rd Keirin
3rd Individual pursuit
2012
National Junior Championships
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Points race
3rd Keirin
2013
UEC European Junior Championships
1st Points race
1st Individual pursuit
3rd Team pursuit
National Junior Championships
2nd Omnium
2nd Team pursuit
3rd Points race
2014
National Championships
1st Individual pursuit
3rd 500m time trial
3rd Keirin
3rd Points race
3 Jours d'Aigle
1st Individual pursuit
1st Scratch
2nd Points race
Belgian Xmas Meetings
1st Individual pursuit
2nd Points race
2nd Scratch
3rd Individual pursuit, UEC European Under-23 Championships
3rd Scratch, Open des Nations sur Piste de Roubaix
3rd Individual pursuit, International Belgian Open
2015
National Championships
1st Individual pursuit
2nd Scratch
2nd Omnium
2nd Points race
3 Jours d'Aigle
1st Individual pursuit
2nd Scratch
2nd Scratch, UCI World Cup, Cali
2016
UEC European Championships
1st Madison (with Jolien D'Hoore)
3rd Omnium
UEC European Under-23 Championships
1st Points race
1st Omnium
National Championships
1st Omnium
2nd Scratch
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Points race
1st Omnium, Six Days of Ghent
Grand Prix of Poland
1st Points race
3rd Team pursuit
2nd Omnium, UCI World Cup, Glasgow
Revolution Series, Glasgow
2nd Scratch
3rd Points race
2017
1st Madison, UCI World Championships (with Jolien D'Hoore)
2016–17 UCI World Cup
1st Overall, Omnium
1st Omnium, Cali
2017–18 UCI World Cup
1st Points race, Pruszków
1st Madison, Pruszków
2nd Madison, Manchester
National Championships
1st Omnium
1st Points race
1st Scratch
Belgian International Track Meeting
1st Madison
3rd Omnium
Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent
2nd Madison
3rd Omnium
2018
International Belgian Track Meeting
1st Madison
1st Omnium
UCI World Cup
3rd Madison, Berlin
3rd Madison, London
2019
UCI World Cup
1st Madison, Cambridge
2nd Madison, Hong Kong
2021
UCI World Championships
1st Points race
2nd Elimination
2nd Omnium
2022
UCI World Championships
1st Madison (with Shari Bossuyt)
1st Elimination
UEC European Championships
1st Elimination
1st Points race
2023
UCI World Championships
1st Elimination
1st Points race
3rd Omnium
UEC European Championships
1st Elimination
3rd Omnium
National Championships
1st Individual pursuit
1st Points race
1st Omnium
1st Elimination
1st Madison (with Shari Bossuyt)
2024
UEC European Championships
1st Elimination
1st Points race
2nd Madison

Cyclo-cross

2020–2021
2nd National Championships

Honours and awards

References

  1. ^ a b c "Lotte Kopecky". Sporza (in Flemish). 2 August 2016. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ Lotte Kopecky at Cycling Archives
  3. ^ "13 pro riders confirmed for the Lotto Soudal Ladies team 2019". Lotto–Soudal Ladies. Belgian Cycling Project. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Lotto Soudal Ladies". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 28 January 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Liv Racing". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 11 January 2021. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Lotte Kopecky first addition for 2021". CCC Liv. Fortitude Pro Cycling Team. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  7. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (2 June 2021). "Lotte Kopecky signs three-year contract with SD Worx". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, cycling: Kopecky in tears after his 4th place: « I deserved this podium »". lookcharms.com. 25 July 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  9. ^ Nicholson, Kit (5 March 2022). "FLAWLESS LOTTE KOPECKY TAKES THE BIGGEST WIN OF HER CAREER AT STRADE BIANCHE". cyclingtips.com. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  10. ^ Jones, Amy (3 April 2022). "Kopecky the first Belgian woman to win Tour of Flanders in 12 years". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  11. ^ "Tsjechische roots en een hondje naar haar vernoemd na het BK tijdrijden: wat u moet en mag weten over Lotte Kopecky". Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch). 16 December 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2023.
  12. ^ "Lotte Kopecky". FirstCycling.com. FirstCycling AS. Retrieved 5 January 2023.
  13. ^ "Kopecky bekroond als Belofte van het Jaar, Davis Cup-team is Ploeg van het Jaar" [Kopecky awarded as Promise of the Year, Davis Cup team is Team of the Year]. Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch). 16 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Jasper Philipsen en Lotte Kopecky verkozen tot Flandriens van het Jaar, Van der Poel is internationale laureaat". Sporza (in Dutch). 7 November 2023.
  15. ^ "Evenepoel en Kopecky hebben er weer Kristallen Fiets bij, Zweetdruppel voor Van Hooydonck". Sporza (in Dutch). 9 October 2023.
  16. ^ "Remco Evenepoel en Lotte Kopecky zijn ook de Flandrien(ne) van het Jaar" [Remco Evenepoel and Lotte Kopecky are also the Flandrien(ne) of the Year]. Sporza (in Dutch). 18 October 2022.
  17. ^ "Tourwinnaars in de prijzen: Vollering en Vingegaard winnen Vélo d'Or, troostprijs voor Lotte Kopecky". Nieuwsblad.be (in Dutch). 24 October 2023.
  18. ^ "Wielrennen boven op het Sportgala: Remco Evenepoel en Lotte Kopecky zijn Sportman en Sportvrouw van het Jaar" (in Dutch). Het Nieuwsblad. 10 December 2023.
  19. ^ "Alweer een trofee erbij: Lotte Kopecky wint ook het Vlaams Sportjuweel" (in Dutch). 14 December 2013.
  20. ^ "Lotte Kopecky is uw Belg van het jaar 2023. "Geluk en ongeluk liggen dicht bij elkaar, heb ik geleerd"". Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch). 29 December 2023.
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