Top 20 for Kopecky as TNN close out Belgium Tour

18 June 2023

A challenging week of racing at the Baloise Belgium Tour came to an end in Brussels for Team Novo Nordisk with 20 year old Matyas Kopecky finishing just off the pace in 19th.

Sports Gennady Mikhaylov:

“Basically we started the week at Hageland and Elfstedenronde last weekend and straight into the Belgium Tour on Wednesday and results wise we’re disappointed. Yes, the crash on Sunday affected the guys physically and mentally, but we’ve shown throughout this season that we can do better than what we come away with so more lessons are here to be learned.”

“We have a period with races to reset now, train and get ready for our big objectives at the Tour de Pologne and Tour of Denmark. They’re our important season goals and we need be ready to go again in late July.”

Matyas Kopecky:

“I haven’t had great legs this week and I know in myself and us a team that we can do better. We came in to the Belgium Tour with goals of getting in the breakaway and trying to get some results in the sprints, but this time around we didn’t achieve those goals.”

“For sure we had some bad luck with crashes, but that’s the same for everyone. The experience is great for us and racing against some of the best guys in the world is always valuable, but we want to be competing and not just finishing and personally I know I can learn a lot from the last few days.”

Photo Credits: Sprint Cycling Agency

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