‘Let’s delete the pictures’ - Demi Vollering thought she won Tour de France Femmes stage four

Dutchwoman comes second in Rodez and gains time on GC rivals

Demi Vollering on stage two of the Tour de France Femmes
(Image credit: Getty)

Demi Vollering attacks. There’s 150m to go, and one body in front of her - a target decked in the yellow and red of Uno-X. She grits her teeth. The road bends left, uphill to the finish in Rodez, and roaring into the air, Vollering goes round the outside. 

As she sits up to celebrate, there’s a realisation. “I crossed the line and I was like, ‘I’m not sure’,” she told Cycling Weekly afterwards. 

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