Kopecky: “Feel a bit like Van Avermaet a few years ago” | Giro

Lotte Kopecky accumulates the places of honor in the Giro Rosa. Today she became 3rd, yesterday even 2nd. Only that victory is missing for the Lotto-Soudal rider. “The feeling is twofold. The world top is here so the places of honor are nice, but it is a bit gnawing.”

“It was very hectic today”, Kopecky says after the 6th stage. “There were really sharp turns in the last 700 meters and it was unclear where exactly the line was. Yesterday I did a good final, but Marianne Vos was just faster. She is really outstanding.”

The Giro Rosa will last until Saturday. “But only tomorrow it might turn out to be a sprint. I’m really going to give the best of myself. It’s never really flat here and so the group is already thinned out on the way to the finish. So I’m always happy when I finish the race. final take. “

“But the last two stages are really mountain stages. I get out on Friday. An extra day of rest for the BK is a nice bonus.” Is that Belgian championship her main goal? “It’s definitely a goal. I’m going to win, but it’s never really been there for me.”

The World Cup in Imola let Kopecky pass him by. “The course is really tough. In view of the classics, it really doesn’t fit in my program. I want to be top there.”

It is a pity that it is not broadcast, but the riders especially want the Giro Rosa to continue

How does Kopecky evaluate her Giro Rosa so far? “The feeling is double. The level is very high here, so it is certainly nice, but it is a bit of a nuisance that the victory is not forthcoming. I feel like Greg Van Avermaet a few years ago. He always had good results, but that one. There was no victory. I hope that I will succeed in the future and that I will have left then. “

Unfortunately we cannot see Kopecky on TV. The Giro Rosa is not broadcast anywhere. “That’s a shame. The world top is really here, it’s like the Tour for men. It’s WorldTour too. But on the other hand, we as riders would like the Giro Rosa to continue to exist.”

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