Demi Vollering (Team SD Worx) has followed up on her stage 1 victory by also winning stage 2 of the Itzulia Women. A group of five had formed on the category-one climb cresting with 12.4 km to go, and the overnight leader was strongest on the uphill finish, crossing the line two seconds ahead of Olivia Baril (Valcar-Travel & Service) and Marta Cavalli (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope), with Pauliena Rooijakkers (Canyon-SRAM) and Juliette Labous (Team DSM) a few seconds further behind.
Demi Vollering slumped to the tarmac beyond the finish line at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and sat still as the emotion began to wash over her. As she made her way towards the podium and linked back up with her SD Worx teammates, the tears continued to flow, and they hadn’t stopped by the time she spoke to the media.
Demi Vollering aims for yellow at the first Tour de France Femmes, but does not feel pressure of being a leader
For another rider, filling the gargantuan gap left by the retirement of Anna van der Breggen at SD Worx would be a big ask. Not so for Demi Vollering. Filling the shoes of Van der Breggen, twice world champion, four-time Giro d'Italia Donne winner, seems to be natural for the Dutchwoman. This year, she is aiming to be the first winner of the Tour de France Femmes.
Demi Vollering is embarking on her second season at SD Worx with a big goal of winning the most talked about event on the 2022 calendar - Tour de France Femmes. The Dutch talent believes that she knows what it will take to beat rivals like Annemiek van Vleuten and Elisa Longo Borghini, and that claiming the yellow jersey has the potential inspire the next generation of young female riders.
Elisa Balsamo, of Italy, won the final stage of the rescheduled 2021 Women’s Tour of Britain in Felixstowe, as the 24-year‑old Demi Vollering sealed a comfortable overall victory in the week‑long event. Vollering, of the SDWorx team, finished in the main field after Balsamo, riding for Valcar-Travel & Service, outsprinted...
Demi Vollering secured overall victory in the Women's Tour of Britain to claim her first World Tour stage race. The Dutchwoman, 24, of SD Worx, went in to the sixth and final stage with a commanding lead and finished safely within the peloton in Felixstowe. World champion Elisa Balsamo, of...
Elisa Balsamo took her first win as world champion in Felixstowe on Saturday, the Italian winning the final stage of the AJ Bell Women’s Tour. The 23-year-old benefited from an excellent lead-out in her last race with Valcar Travel and Service, surging clear in the final metres to win ahead of Lorena Wiebes (DSM) and Chloe Hosking (Trek-Segafredo).
Demi Vollering delivered a second Women’s Tour of Britain stage win in a row for SDWorx with a resounding victory in the 16.6km individual time trial in Atherstone. The Dutchwoman was the only rider to finish the course in less than 24 minutes and the win lifted her from fourth place overall in the race to claim the leader’s jersey and the first stage victory of her career in 23min 18sec.
SDWorx took their second consecutive Women’s Tour stage on Wednesday, Demi Vollering smashing the 16.6km day three individual time trial in Atherstone. The Dutchwoman dominated the course, besting the previous fastest intermediate time by 37 seconds, before putting 1-04 into second placed Brit, Joss Lowden (Drops Le Col). Former Canadian...
Dutch rider Demi Vollering took control of the AJ Bell Women’s Tour on stage three on Wednesday, winning the race’s first ever individual time trial at a canter to establish a commanding 1:09 lead in the general classification. Vollering dominated the 16.6km course in Atherstone, North Warwickshire, beating the next...
LANDERNEAU, France -- Dutch rider Demi Vollering won a sprint finish Saturday to claim a maiden victory in La Course, the women's one-day race organized as a Tour de France curtain-raiser. There were several unsuccessful attacks in the final 3 kilometers uphill before former champion Marianne Vos launched the sprint...
Demi Vollering of the SD Worx team won the women’s cycling race La Course on Saturday in an event that preceded the opening stage of the Tour de France between the Atlantic port of Brest and Landernau. Vollering, a rising star in women’s cycling, recently won the one-day classic Liege-Bastogne-Liege...
Dutch rider Demi Vollering produced a superb sprint to claim her first La Course title in a thrilling finish in Landerneau. Anna van der Breggen made a strong attack before Team SD Worx teammate Vollering took the title in a tense finish to the 107.7km race. Danish rider Cecilie Uttrup...
Hugs all round for SD Worx - it was a fine, attacking team performance that allowed Demi Vollering to sprint to victory atop the Côte de la Fosse aux Loups, denying Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig in second and Marianne Vos in third. A fine race - next year’s eight-stage women’s Tour de France will no doubt bring much more excitement. That’s all for today’s La Course blog - we will post the race report here shortly - and come back soon for our coverage of Tour de France stage 1.