Marianne Vos bummed but 'absolutely aware of how special it is to be standing here right now'

Legendary Dutchwoman comes up short in opening stage, but awed by the event and fans

Marianne Vos at the 2022 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) had conflicting emotions as she finished the momentous opening stage of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift on Sunday. 

She'd lost.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.