Think of the words Tour de France, and it is likely that images of muscled cyclists powering up mountain sides come to mind. There is no doubt that these athletes are some of the most impressive in the world, but it may come as a surprise to learn that the women’s version of the great cycling event—the Tour de France Femmes—has only existed since 2022. It therefore seems the right time to celebrate and learn a little more, about this year’s winner, Dutch cyclist Demi Vollering.
Where is She From?
Vollering was born in the Netherlands in 1996, making her 26. She has been cycling since she was a child and has always shown great promise in the sport.
What Has She Achieved?
Vollering won her first monument classic in 2021 and since then has dominated women’s cycling. This year, she has won all three Ardennes classics, she has become the Dutch national cycling champion in the road race, and now she has topped it all off by winning the Tour de France Femmes. She was especially dominant on the breathtaking climbs in the Pyrenees, demonstrating her incredible ability as a road cyclist.
Where Will She Go Next?
Many experts in the cycling world are predicting big things for Vollering, and with the Paris Olympics on the horizon in 2024, who knows what she could achieve on the track?