the Belgian Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx) the winner of 19th edition of the Tour of Flanders disputed start and finish at Ourdennarde and a 158.6 km route, after beating Dutch Movistar in a sprint between 3 Annemiek Van Vleutenwho is the defending champion.
Kopecky (Rumst, 26 years old), achieved the most important achievement of his career in his country, in front of his fans and in the jersey of the Belgian champion. He is the fastest when it comes to solving the sprint against the Dutch Van Vleuten at Chantal Van den Broek-Blaak (Sd Worx), two former World Champions.
Almost a month after his success at Strade Bianche, Kopecky went on to glory on the Tour of Flanders. It was a unique opportunity, a day where he could not fail because of his prowess in sprinting against his rivals. He raised his arms in a time of 4:11:16, averaging 37.9 km/hour.
The Cuban from Movistar led the first chasing group Arlene Sierraproving the excellent performance of the Spanish team and its development, since in the recent A Través de Flanders they took the ninth place.
The SD Worx team knows how to play numerical superiority in the decisive part of the race, in the final walls, where there is no shortage of attacks and few escapes to be controlled until they climb the stage. Kopecky, Van Vleuten, and Van den Broeck.
Chantal Van den Broeck-Blaak sacrificed himself for Lotte Kopecky, because he was the best sprinter of the three. At the moment of truth, at the end line, Van Vleuten He showed calm, marked his rivals, all on the right side coming straight.
The distant attack came Van Vleutenwith an immediate response from Kopeckywith no problem put his name on the list of winners for the first time, where he won, certainly, Van Vleuten.
Source: La Verdad
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