Lotte Kopecky wins the first race of the season!
Third place for new teammate Thi That Nguyen!
Thi That Nguyen, the Vietnamese winner of this year’s Dwars door de Westhoek, joins the Lotto Soudal Ladies team in 2019. Nguyen, who turns 22 in December, hopes to set some good results for her new team next year.
Thi That Nguyen: “I can look back on this season with satisfaction, especially with my victory at Dwars door de Westhoek in June. Although I am disappointed about the Asian Summer Games in August, where I got fifth. I am now very much looking forward to setting the step to a UCI team. I’m a good sprinter and that’s how I hope to contribute to Lotto Soudal’s success. I am eager to reinforce the team. I know that Lotto Soudal is the best team for me at this moment in my career. I hope that I can set a good result already in the beginning of the season and it’s my goal to maintain a good condition all year long. The past season, I gained some experience in Belgian races and there are definitely a number of flat races on the calendar in which I have a chance of setting a good result. One of the things I’d like to work on are my climbing skills, so I can also do well in the hillier races.”