"Dream come true" 13/08/2023
Lotte Kopecky came, saw and conquered. The 27-year-old Belgian was pushed into the role of top favourite beforehand and she lived up to it. Just over five kilometres from the finish, she flew away from Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig uphill and raced to the world title. Seven seconds after Kopecky, Demi Vollering took the silver medal. Kopecky made history by giving her country Belgium another gold in the World Road Championship exactly half a century after Nicole van den Broek. The highlight in a week in which she had previously captured two world titles on the track. "2023 is a fantastic year on the one hand, but at the same time also very tough. This title is a dream come true," said a particularly emotional Lotte Kopecky beyond the finish line.
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