Van Vleuten in yellow after decimating performance in stage 7 in Tour de France Femmes

Dutch veteran delivers a stunning performance in the Vosges

Annemiek van Vleuten wins stage 7 of the Tour de France Femmes.
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Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) delivered a stunning stage 7 victory at the Tour de Femmes on Saturday, taking firm control of the yellow jersey in the process.

Overnight leader Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) was dropped early on in the 127.1km stage from Sélestat to Le Markstein, and with some 70km still to go, Van Vleuten and Demi Vollering (SD Worx) launched a huge attack on the Petit Ballon, the day's first categorized climb. A handful of big names set out in pursuit, but the Dutch duo quickly put the rest of the race into the rearview mirror.

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