Demi Vollering takes an impressive uphill sprint win at Itzulia Women 2022

The Dutch rider leads with two stages to go and two team-mates close on the general classification

Demi Vollering (SDWorx) wins stage one of the 2022 Itzulia Women in Bastida, in the Spanish Basque Country
(Image credit: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty images)

An aggressive performance from her SD Worx team was rewarded with victory for Demi Vollering at stage one of Itzulia Women on Friday. 

The Dutch rider had been part of a late three woman group who took a lead of 40 seconds into the final, uphill kilometre. Compatriot Pauliena Rooijakkers (Canyon-SRAM) opened her sprint first, but Vollering was able to match her, only coming over the top on the steepest section in the final few metres.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.