Kopecky bursts out of the blocks at Sibiu Tour

02 July 2022

Neo pro Matyas Kopecky got off to a flying start in the prologue for Team Novo Nordisk at the Sibiu Cycling Tour in Romania.

The 19-year-old Czech star posted a strong time of 2:47” to finish as one of the best U23 riders and tucked nicely in the top ten in 7th place.

Matyas Kopecky:

“It’s a great feeling to start positively like this, I came here with no great expectations and to finish the first day as second best young rider and in the top ten is awesome.”

“The course ended up suiting me really well. Short, mainly flat with a few technical corners and the effort was like a cyclocross effort. One long burst at full power for 2.5km. I’m happy. Let’s try to do another good job tomorrow now and go for a result.”

General Manager, Vassilii Davidenko:

“Good start from the guys today, especially from Matyas and Hamish who both went really well. We were all sat there watching the timings because Matyas was in with a good chance of the white young riders jersey and only missed out by a few seconds in the end.

“He’s second best young rider after today and for sure we’ll be trying our best over the next few days of racing to move him up into the white jersey!”

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