'She was better' - Annemiek van Vleuten tips hat to Demi Vollering on Tour de France Femmes raid

Reigning champion concedes defeat to compatriot on Col du Tourmalet

Annemiek van Vleuten in the clouds of the col du tourmalet
(Image credit: Getty)

Annemiek van Vleuten, the reigning champion of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, will probably not win the race for a second time. 

After Saturday’s seventh and penultimate stage, the Dutchwoman sits in third on the overall standings, trailing SD Worx’s Demi Vollering by a mighty 2-34. The race blew apart on the mist-coated Col du Tourmalet, and the Movistar rider’s GC hopes began to disappear. 

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