11th for Kopecky on stage three of Loire Tour

04 April 2024

He’s getting closer every stage and todays third day of racing at the Region Pays de la Loire Tour was almost the one for Matyas Kopecky and Team Novo Nordisk with the 21-year-old Czech sprinter taking crossing the line in 11th after a some more punchy finishing circuits.

Head sports director Massimo Podenzana:

“It was a very similar stage to yesterday in terms of profile and how it played it out and we put all our efforts into looking after Matyas until the finishing laps, which the guys did brilliantly. All working and showing great teamwork. He’s getting closer to the top ten and there’s one more chance tomorrow.”

Matyas Kopecky:

“To be totally honest it was a pretty straight forward stage today, relatively easy all day and then bang. The last two laps we started to speed up and immediately I started to feel some fatigue today.”

“The local lap was actually really hectic, technical and dangerous, so it was tense, and keep the eyes open every second. Going into the final I felt the legs were not super fresh after yesterday l, but I could still do an “ok” sprint. It was not ideal, but sometimes you have to handle the situation how it comes. I tried my best to pay off the hard work of teammates and were going to do what we can to get into the top ten on tomorrow’s last stage.”

Photo credits: @cassandradonne

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