Four women sprint for the finish line of a bike race in a Velodrome.

Paris-Roubaix Femmes report: Kopecky’s kick for the win

The reigning World Champion outsprinted Elisa Balsamo, Pfeiffer Georgi, and Marianne Vos to take a historic victory.

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by Abby Mickey 06.04.2024 Photography by
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After a day of racing marked by strong winds and steady attrition rather than headline attacks, the finale of Paris-Roubaix Femmes came down to an elite group of six in the velodrome, and it was the World Champion Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime) who took the win from Elisa Balsamo, with Pfeiffer Georgi just nudging out Marianne Vos for the final podium position.

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Pfeiffer Georgi has been on the up the last few years and going into this year’s Paris-Roubaix Femmes she was labeled as an outside favourite. In the end, she managed third (outkicking Vos), and according to Georgi it may not have been the win but it still means a lot.

Some of these girls were my heroes growing up so to be in the front of Paris-Roubaix with them and to stand on the podium is crazy for me.

Pfeiffer Georgi after finishing third at Paris-Roubaix Femmes

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