"Lotte did a great job in the final” - Lorena Wiebes continues RideLondon Classique domination with victory on stage 2

For the second successive day, Team SD Worx - Protime's sprint superstar, Lorena Wiebes has powered to victory at the 2024 RideLondon Classique, thanks in part once again to an expert leadout from world champion Lotte Kopecky.

“I had a good day. I was able to take full advantage twice during the bonus sprints on the slopes,” said Wiebes in her post-stage interview, noting how the day wasn't all plain sailing after an early crash threatened to scupper the hopes of the general classification leader on stage 2.

“We did have a crash involving half the team. I was lucky that I only half fell and landed on my feet," the 25-year-old Dutchwoman recalls of the aforementioned incident of worry earlier in the day. "Lotte Kopecky and Femke Gerritse were there, so we had to give chase. Fortunately, everything came back, after which Lotte did a great job in the final.”

With wins under her belt in both the first two stages, Wiebes will go again tomorrow, looking to complete her domination of the race by making it a RideLondon Classique hat-trick on stage 3. "This is amazing. I hope we can hold out tomorrow. Apart from the crash, it was a beautiful day of racing," she concludes. "Will I go for the hat trick tomorrow? I hope so. I hope I can finally cheer on The Mall.”

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