Lotte Kopecky: I'm disappointed to be second again at Gent-Wevelgem

WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 28 Podium Lotte Kopecky of Belgium and Team Liv Racing Celebration during the 10th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2021 Womens Elite a 1417km race from Ypres to Wevelgem Mask Covid Safety Measures GWE21 GWEWomen FlandersClassic UCIWWT on March 28 2021 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Lotte Kopecky (Liv Cycling) on the podium at Gent-Wevelgem (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lotte Kopecky (Liv Racing) is disappointed with a second-place finish at Gent-Wevelgem Women for the second year in a row. The double Belgian Champion lost the sprint to the day's winner Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) but says she will continue to think positively as she turns her attention to Tour of Flanders next weekend.

"I'm disappointed that I'm second again but I think Marianne had the strongest sprint. I have to think positively and look toward next week," Kopecky said.

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