Lotte Kopecky to miss Tour de France Femmes with Olympics the main goal

World Champion set to ride Tour of Britain Women and Giro d'Italia Donne before Paris games

Lotte Kopecky
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Lotte Kopecky will skip the Tour de France Femmes this year due to the race starting straight after the Paris Olympics. 

Her SD Worx-Protime DS Danny Stam told Sporza that the timings between the end of the games and the start of the race in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will make participation impossible. The Olympics wrap up in the French capital just one day before the Rotterdam Grand Départ

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.