'Winning has become harder in women’s cycling,' says Annemiek van Vleuten

Dutch rider pleased to have the confidence to attack twice to take Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes victory

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) attacks on the Côte de la Roche-aaux-Faucons to win the 2022 Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) attacks on the Côte de la Roche-aaux-Faucons to win the 2022 Liège-Bastogne-Liège
(Image credit: Jasper Jacobs/Getty)

While Annemiek van Vleuten’s solo victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday might have seen the Dutch rider return to peerless form, the victories have not been so easy to come by this year.

The 39-year-old has three wins to her credit already this season, beginning with a stunning solo stage and GC win at Setmana Valenciana back in February, following that with first place at Omloop Het Niewsblad.

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