- 11 Feb 2024
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LOTTE KOPECKY WINS THE UAE TOUR WOMEN 2024. AMBER KRAAK WINS THE FINAL STAGE IN ABU DHABI
Lotte Kopecky (Team SD Worx) has won the second edition of the UAE Tour Women, wearing the Red Jersey and taking her victory ahead of Neve Bradbury (Canyon//Sram Racing) and Margarita Victoria Garcia Canellas (Liv-AlUla-Jayco)
Amber Kraak (Fdj-Suez) won the ALDAR Stage, which took the riders from Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum to Abu Dhabi Breakwater, ahead of Lorena Wiebes (Team SD Worx) and Daria Pikulik (Human Powered Health).
1 - Lotte Kopecky (Team SD Worx)
2 - Neve Bradbury (Canyon//Sram Racing) at 13"
3 - Margarita Victoria Garcia Canellas (Liv-AlUla-Jayco) at 44"
PROVISIONAL STAGE RESULTS
1 - Amber Kraak (Fdj-Suez), 105km in 2h27’33”, average speed 42.697 km/h
2 - Lorena Wiebes (Team SD Worx) s.t.
3 - Daria Pikulik (Human Powered Health) s.t.
THE OFFICIAL JERSEYS
The leader jerseys of the UAE Tour Women are provided by ALÉ
• Red Jersey, leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Al Ain Water - Lotte Kopecky (Team SD Worx)
• Green Jersey, leader of the Points Classification, sponsored by Tadweer - Lorena Wiebes (Team SD Worx)
• White Jersey, Best Young Rider, sponsored by Burjeel Holdings - Neve Bradbury (Canyon//Sram Racing)
• Black Jersey, leader of the Intermediate Sprint Classification, sponsored by ALDAR - Lotte Kopecky (Team SD Worx)
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the winner of the 2024 UAE Tour Women Lotte Kopecky said: "We expected a breakaway and this front group was really strong. They deserved to get the win today. We tried to close the gap but we didn’t succeed. But our priority today was to win the overall. I was hoping that it wouldn’t rain too hard so I could stay safe. To win the UAE Tour was something I was hoping for but not something I was expecting really. It’s very nice to win this race and I enjoyed my time here, sky diving before the race as much as cycling. Everything has been great".
The stage winner Amber Kraak said: "In the radio I heard my team-mates shout "go, go, go", so I understood it was really tight and I didn't dare to look back. This is my first solo victory in the WorldTour. I'm not really used to that but next time I will maybe celebrate with my arms up in the air. Our plan was really to go for the attack. When we got three minutes lead I believed we could make it today. I actually wanted to go for the sprint but the others slowed down so I went solo. This is my first race for my new team FDJ-Suez. Yesterday I was supposed to go full gas on the climb and it didn't really work out. I didn't have a good day so it's a really great feeling to make it up the day after".