GCN Racing News Show: A whole Lotte winning

Join Dan Lloyd as he dissects the past week of professional cycling, all the way from Kopecky to Pidcock

Clock17:00, Monday 14th August 2023

Puns aside, Lotte Kopecky has elevated herself to the highest echelon of women’s cycling in recent weeks. At the UCI World Championships in Glasgow, she was truly in a league of her own. In this week’s GCN Racing News Show, Dan Lloyd dissects the last two weeks of wins that Kopecky has taken

Of course, lots of attention was paid to the fantastic women’s road race, which was certainly the big event of the programme this week. Nevertheless, Kopecky’s brilliance was beyond just her emphatic and well-deserved road race victory, as she also took home multiple gold medals in the track programme. In total, the Belgian took home three rainbow jerseys from Scotland.

Beyond the women’s road race and Kopecky’s exploits, there was still much to talk about including Josh Tarling’s (Great Britain) breakthrough podium in the men’s time trial, just behind Filippo Ganna (Italy) and the winner Remco Evenepoel (Belgium). The women's time trial was won by American Chloé Dygert ahead of Grace Brown of Australia in a close contest.

In North America, the NCL was back in action with the second stop in Denver, Colorado. The team-based criterium contest saw the Denver Disruptors take the fight to the rest of the field. Nevertheless, the Miami Nights were able to use the strength of the women’s squad and particularly the closing speed of Paola Muñoz to take the win. The series concludes next week in Atlanta.

Lastly, Dan touches upon the mountain bike XCO titles that were also sorted on the weekend, with a pair of Ineos Grenadiers – Tom Pidcock (Great Britain) and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (France) – taking the titles on the dirt, as well as the round-up of track results from the end of the track programme in Glasgow.

Coming up in the world of racing, the men’s peloton has full focus on the run into the Vuelta a España which will take place next month. This week, the Vuelta a Burgos, Tour of Denmark and Tour du Limousin will all run concurrently on GCN+ starting on Tuesday. Thursday will see the start of the Arctic Race of Norway while Sunday is the BEMER Cyclassic and the start of the Tour de l'Avenir. Territory restrictions will apply.

To catch up on all the racing that was, all the transfers that are going down, and all the racing that is coming up, be sure to read up on GCN’s new website, where you can find all the latest news and tech from the world of cycling, plus lots of GCN content.

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