Today, Lidl-Trek announced the signing for 2024 and 2025 of the French sprinter Clara Copponi. She will join from FDJ-Suez where she has raced for the last 5 seasons. Winner of the GP Fourmies and a stage of the Women’s Tour in 2022, Copponi is looking to develop her career and will slot in behind Elisa Balsamo on her new team’s sprinting ranks.
“I’m super excited! It will be a big change for me to transition from a French team to a foreign one. With the language, new teammates, staff, and all the new habits, I’ll be out of my comfort zone, and that’s also what I’m looking for. I like the way the Team races, how the girls take their chances, and the team efforts they are able to deliver in every race.
The material used by the Team also looks very impressive and is possibly among the best in the bunch today. I really want to grow as a sprinter and classics rider. I think I can also contribute in many races and become the best version of myself in this new environment.”Clara Copponi
“We’re thrilled to have Clara join us as we expand our Team and raise our ambitions. Recruiting another sprinter gives us more depth, allowing us to be competitive in sprints at more races. Clara has already demonstrated her prowess in sprints and has shown an ability to secure victories, making her a valuable asset to our Team’s competitive edge. As a young rider, Clara has immense potential, and we believe that our Team’s expertise and support can help her reach the next level in her cycling journey.”Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, Sports Director at Lidl-Tre