Vollering claims first women's Vuelta

cycling05 May 2024 13:30| © AFP
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Demi Vollering © Gallo Images

Dutch cycling star Demi Vollering won La Vuelta Femenina on Sunday as she soloed to victory in the eighth and final stage.

The 27-year-old, who won the Tour de France last year, earned her first triumph of the season by winning the race for the first time, lifting her bike in celebration.

Vollering came second in Spain last year but this time triumphed at Valdesqui, north of Madrid, with a dominant performance.

The SD Worx-Protime rider arrived as general classification leader after her stage five win and never looked like letting it slip out of her grasp.

She edged out compatriot Riejanne Markus and Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini in the overall classification, one minute and 49 seconds and two minutes behind respectively.