Mads Pedersen just can't stop winning - GCN Racing News Show

Dan Lloyd reflects on a 'mad' run of form for the Dane, as well as Kopecky's climbing brilliance, and all the racing and results from around the world this week

Clock19:03, Monday 12th February 2024

After a big weekend of racing, Dan Lloyd is back in the studio to dissect all the action from the last few days, which saw wins for Remco Evenepoel, Lotte Kopecky and Mark Cavendish in various races around the world.

It may only be February, but most of the peloton’s biggest names are already back in action - or they will be very soon - and in many cases, they’re already winning too.

Over in the Middle East at the UAE Tour Women, Lotte Kopecky’s stunning performance on the Jebel Hafeet climb was the story of the weekend, with the world champion proving she can just about do it all, including win mountain top finishes.

As well as Kopecky’s attention-grabbing victory, we take a look at the other three stages, which provided two wins for Lorena Wiebes, before an upset on the final stage.

Back in Europe, Dan was seriously impressed by Mads Pedersen’s exploits, with the Dane already four wins (and two overall titles) deep in 2024 already, from just eight days of racing. He even came close to completing a clean sweep of stages at the Tour de la Provence, but just missed out on the final day after three victories on the trot.

At the Figueira Classic in Portugal, Remco Evenepoel started 2024 as he means to go on, with a characteristic long solo victory, whilst over the border in Spain there were victories for Ben O’Connor and Olav Kooij - tune into the show to see how those races panned out.

Elsewhere, Dan has a full rundown of the action over in the Tour Colombia, which saw Mark Cavendish sprint to his first victory of 2024, as the Manxman starts his journey towards the Tour de France.

Finally, for all the stats fans, we take a look at the win tally so far in 2024, and remarkably only one men’s WorldTeam is yet to take a victory. Any guesses who? Have a watch to find out.

This week, the busy racing schedule carries on with the end of the Tour of Oman, the Vuelta a Andalucía Ruta del Sol, the Volta ao Algarve, and the women’s Setmana Ciclista Valenciana, with lots of big names in action as we speed towards Opening Weekend and the Classics.

Keep up with all the latest racing news on the GCN website.

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