Lotte Kopecky storms to Strade Bianche victory with stinging attack

Belgian beats Elisa Longo Borghini to take her first WorldTour win in the rainbow jersey

Lotte Kopecky wins Strade Bianche
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Two years after her first victory at the race, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime) returned to the top step at Strade Bianche on Saturday, this time in the world champion’s jersey. 

The Belgian attacked with 10km to go in Tuscany, together with Elisa Longo Borghini (Lidl-Trek), who she dispatched on the double-figure gradients of Siena’s Via Santa Caterina. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.