SD Worx-Protime Unveils Spring Campaign for Kopecky, Vollering, and Wiebes

Lotte Kopecky

SD Worx-Protime’s press day revealed the much-anticipated spring programmes for their leading riders, including Lotte Kopecky, Demi Vollering, and Lorena Wiebes. Kopecky, the reigning world champion, announced her plan to debut at Liège-Bastogne-Liège this year, marking a new venture in her evolving career as a climber, following her impressive second place in the 2023 Tour de France Femmes.

Kopecky’s season begins with the UAE Tour Women (8-11 February), followed by classics like Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (24 February) and Strade Bianche (2 March), both previous victories for her. Post-Strade Bianche, she’ll participate in the track Nations Cup in Hong Kong (15-17 March) before returning to the road for Gent-Wevelgem (24 March), Tour of Flanders (31 March), Paris-Roubaix (6 April), Amstel Gold Race (14 April), and her first Liège-Bastogne-Liège (21 April).

Demi Vollering
Demi Vollering

Vollering, who enjoyed a dream season last year with five spring classic wins, the Dutch title, and the Tour de France Femmes victory, will start at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (24 February). Her spring roster includes Strade Bianche, Gent-Wevelgem, Dwars door Vlaanderen, Tour of Flanders, Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallonne, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Post-Liège, Vollering will embark on a Spanish racing block, potentially featuring La Vuelta Femenina, Itzulia Women, and the Vuelta a Burgos. She plans to skip the Giro d’Italia Women for a high-altitude training camp, preparing for the Olympics and the Tour de France Femmes, with the World Championships in Zurich as her final goal.

Lorena Wiebes
Lorena Wiebes

Wiebes, the 24-year-old sprinter, commences her season earlier at the UAE Tour Women. Her spring includes Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Ronde van Drenthe, Nokere Koerse, Classic Brugge-De Panne, Gent-Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, and Amstel Gold Race, with Trofeo Alfredo Binda as a potential addition. Her programme also includes smaller races like Vuelta a Burgos, RideLondon Classique, and the Internationale LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour, excluding Giro d’Italia Donne this year. Wiebes focuses on the Dutch National Championships, the Olympics (subject to selection), and the Tour de France Femmes, with a possible participation in the World Gravel Championships.

This detailed plan outlines the ambitions and strategies of SD Worx-Protime’s elite riders, setting the stage for an exciting and challenging cycling season.

2024 Race Calendar for Lotte Kopecky, Demi Vollering, Lorena Wiebes

n.b. Lotte Kopecky’s calendar was only revealed up to the end of April 2024

Races / Riders Lotte Kopecky Lorena Wiebes Demi Vollering
UAE Tour Women (8-11 February) X X
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (24 February) X X X
Strade Bianche (2 March) X X
Nations Cup in Hong Kong (15-17 March) X
Gent-Wevelgem (24 March) X X X
Tour of Flanders (31 March) X X X
Paris-Roubaix (6 April) X X
Amstel Gold Race (14 April) X X X
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (21 April) X X
La Vuelta Femenina (29 April-5 May) X
Itzulia Women (10-12 May) X
Vuelta a Burgos (16-19 May) X X
RideLondon Classique (24-26 May) X
Internationale LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour (25-30 June) X
Dutch National Championships (23 June) X X
Olympic Games (4 August) X X
Tour de France Femmes (12-18 August) X X
World Championships (28 September) X