Cycling: Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten wins the Women's Tour de France

Yellow jersey since her victorious solo number the day before at Markstein, the Olympic time trial champion drove home the point by winning the 8th and final stage, at the top of the Vosges climb.

Cycling: Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten wins the Women's Tour de France

Yellow jersey since her victorious solo number the day before at Markstein, the Olympic time trial champion drove home the point by winning the 8th and final stage, at the top of the Vosges climb.

Annemiek van Vleuten succeeds Jeannie Longo whose list of winners has been interrupted since 1989. To complete her coronation of a second stage victory, the leader of Movistar flew six kilometers from the top of the Planche after an uncertain first part of the race, punctuated by mechanical incidents and three changes of mount.

Sign of the supremacy of the almost forties (in October), its rivals from SD Worx and Trek-Segafredo were reduced to accelerating when the 2019 world champion experienced these concerns with her new bike, all yellow for the occasion. , about sixty kilometers from the finish.

Like the day before, her compatriot Demi Vollering was the toughest of her competitors. Second in the stage, thirty seconds behind the yellow jersey, she consolidated her second place on the final podium, unchanged from the day before.

The French Juliette Labous, at the foot of the podium at the start of Lure, was unable to make up for her 49 seconds behind the Polish Katarzyna Niewiadoma, third in this Tour de France. She even gave him a few meters in the final wall in the gravel section of the Super Board.

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