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At 39, the Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten won the Women’s Tour de France on Sunday, winning the 8th and final stage of the Super Planche des Belles Filles.
Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten won the Women’s Tour de France, at the top of the Super Planche des Belles Filles on Sunday July 31, 33 years after the last real women’s Great Loop.
Yellow jersey since her victorious solo number the day before at Markstein, the 39-year-old Olympic time trial champion activated the nail by winning the 8th and final stage, at the top of the Vosges climb.
Annemiek van Vleuten succeeds Jeannie Longo whose list of winners has been interrupted since 1989. To complete her coronation of a second stage victory, the leader of Movistar flew six kilometers from the top of the Planche after an uncertain first part of the race, punctuated by mechanical incidents and three changes of mount.
A sign of the supremacy of the cyclist, her rivals from SD Worx and Trek-Segafredo were reduced to accelerating when the 2019 world champion experienced these problems with her new bike, all yellow for the occasion, at around sixty arrival kilometers.
The Frenchwoman Juliette Labous at the foot of the podium
Like the day before, her compatriot Demi Vollering was the toughest of her competitors. Second in the stage, thirty seconds behind the yellow jersey, she consolidated her second place on the final podium, restored from the day before.
The French Juliette Labous, at the foot of the podium at the start of Lure, was unable to make up for her 49 seconds behind the Polish Katarzyna Niewiadoma, third in this Tour de France. She even gave him a few meters in the final wall in the gravel section of the Super Board.