Rider Profile

Lotte Kopecky

SD Worx-Protime

Personal Details:

Nationality Belgium
Date of birth 10/11/1995


Classics star and multi-discipline World Champion Lotte Kopecky, born November 10th, 1995 in Rumst, Belgium, turned professional with the Belgian Continental Topsport-Vlaanderen-Pro-Duo team in 2014. Her first win came two years later, in the low-profile Trofee Maerten Wynants one-day race.
A talented track racer, Kopecky has taken two World Track Championships gold medals in the Madison, in 2017 and again in 2022, and another in the points. Also on the track she has netted various European championships, World Cup and national titles.
In 2020 in the revised late season, Kopecky won both the Belgian national road race title and, for the second time of four to date in her career, the national time trial. She also netted a stage victory at the Giro d'Italia Donne and podium finishes at Le Samyn des Dames, Gent-Wevelgem, the Tour of Flanders, and Brugge-De Panne.
That string of success was enough for her to move from her longstanding squad Lotto Soudal Ladies to Liv Racing (formerly CCC-Liv) in a one-year deal for 2021, the first Women’s WorldTeam of her career. That season she once again clinched both the time trial and road titles in the Belgian National Championships.
Kopecky’s biggest success on the road has been in one-day Classics, where in 2022, racing for her current SD Worx squad, she triumphed on home soil at the Ronde van Vlaanderen as well as in the Strade Bianche in Italy. Kopecky also secured a second place in Paris-Roubaix, and she rounded it out with a silver medal in the World Championships road race.

It was in 2023 where Kopecky was overcome with emotions as she won the rainbow jersey in the road race at the Glasgow Worlds. Her older brother Seppe, who had raced for seven years, had died unexpectedly in March and he had been an inspiration for Kopecky's highly-successful career. Days following her family's loss, Kopecky raced at Nokere Koerse and smashed the peloton for a solo victory. Since that race, she went on for 11 victories on the road, including the Tour of Flanders, Lotte Thüringen Ladies Tour and double road and time trial national titles in Belgium. To close out 2023 she won the opening stage at the Tour de France Femmes, wearing the yellow jersey for six days, won the GC at Simac Ladies Tour and took third in the road race at the European Championships.

Key results

🥇 World Road Championships road race

🥇 One stage and points classification at Tour de France Femmes

🥇 Tour of Flanders

🥇 Danilith Nokere Koerse

🥇 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

🥇 One stage and GC at Lotto Belgium Tour

🥇 Two stages, points classification and GC at Thüringen Ladies Tour

🥇 Belgian National Championships road race

🥇 Belgian National Championships time trial

🥈 Strade Bianche


🥇 World Track Championships in Madison (and 2017)

🥇 Tour of Flanders
🥇 Strade Bianche

🥇 One stage at Vuelta a Burgos

🥇 Belgian National Championships time trial
🥈 Paris-Roubaix

🥈 World Road Championships road race


🥇 One stage at Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta

🥇 One stage at Thüringen Ladies Tour

🥇 Belgian National Championships road race

🥇 Belgian National Championships time trial

Fourth Tokyo Olympic Games road race


🥇 One stage at Giro d’Italia Donne

🥇 Belgian National Championships road race

🥇 Belgian National Championships time trial


🥇 Belgian National Championships time trial

🥇 Vuelta a la Comunitat Valenciana Feminas

🥈 Lotto Belgium Tour


🥇 World Track Championships in Points 

🥈Belgian National Championships time trial