Valtteri Bottas spotted at the Tour de France Femmes: 'Women's cycling is highly competitive and underestimated'

Formula 1 driver on site to cheer on girlfriend Tiffany Cromwell and hand out bottles in the feed

Valtteri Bottas at the Tour de France Femmes
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook)

Tadej Pogačar and Urška Žigart aren't the only power couple at the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift this week. Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) made his first appearance at the Tour today in support of his girlfriend Tiffany Cromwell of Canyon-SRAM. 

The pair are often spotted supporting each other at their respective competitions, and despite having just a few days between his own races, Bottas told Cycling Weekly that he simply couldn't miss this momentous occasion.

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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.