SD Worx-Protime have never lost at Itzulia Women, but does that matter for the season?

Demi Vollering has won eight times out of 12 opportunities in the Basque Country

Demi Vollering at Itzulia Women
(Image credit: Getty Images)

There were 109 riders on the start line of this year's Itzulia Women, all different people with different objectives. There were 20 different teams, all wanting to get something out of the WorldTour race, all with plans in place for a part of the three-day stage race.

And yet, for the third year running, the results make it look like 19 of those teams might as well not have bothered. There have been 12 opportunities to win across Itzulia Women's short history - nine stages, and three overall titles - and they have all been won by SD Worx-Protime.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.