Demi Vollering, the 26-year-old Dutch cyclist, triumphed in the final stage of the Tour of Burgos and claimed the overall victory. She crossed the line first after a run of 121.5 kilometers, which crowned her performance in this race.
Prominent Dutch achievement
It was a prominent Dutch performance in this edition of the Tour of Burgos, which consisted of four stages. Dutch cyclists won all stages, with two victories for Vollering and two for Lorena Wiebes. Moreover, the leader’s jersey was exclusively for Dutch riders.
Wiebes, a recognized sprinter, held the lead from stage one, but her 14-second lead over Vollering was not enough to survive the crucial mountain stage. At nine kilometers from the finish, situated on top of the steep Lagunas de Neila, Vollering decided to attack. Her compatriot Shirin van Anrooij was able to follow her at first, but eventually had to give way because of Vollering’s unsustainable pace.
Solo tour of 7.5 kilometers
Vollering, who rides for the SD Worx team and has already had an impressive season, completed a solo journey of 7.5 kilometers without any challenge from rivals. Her performance this year is remarkable; she dominated in the spring, taking victories in the Amstel Gold Race, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Strade Bianche, Dwars door Vlaanderen and the Walloon Arrow.
Vollering has also distinguished himself in other major races, finishing second in both La Vuelta Femininas and the Itzulia Women. Her performance in the Tour of Burgos is just the latest chapter in an already successful season.