Vollering Dominates Tour of Switzerland

Demi Vollering proved once again in the Tour de Suisse that she is currently the strongest stage rider in the peloton. In Champagne, the Dutch champion took her third win in the four-part Tour. Team SD Worx-Protime protected its leader the entire stage. Niamh Fisher-Black put Vollering in a seat by joining the breakaway. After that was caught, the tenors battled it out among themselves in an amazing battle. “It was a really tough battle with attack after attack. I didn’t expect this win. I’m glad I was able to finish it in the sprint,” said Demi Vollering.

“I was in a luxury position today,” Vollering said. “My teammates kept riding empty and coming back from behind to go again. I am very grateful for that. With Niamh Fisher-Black in the leading group, I was in a seat. It was an easy course situation because it wasn’t up to me to ride. So I could gamble. We were a bit surprised that Lidl-Trek didn’t start working earlier, but in the end that team brought it back together impressively. After that, it rained attacks. It became a nice and tough battle with the riders in front.”

“That I take three wins in four days is very special. All the more so because it is in Switzerland, which I have come to consider my second home. I didn’t expect this win. It was very nice to contest another sprint. I love sprinting for victory after such a tricky final. I am happy to add Tour de Suisse to my palmares. They were nice tough stages with a lot of altimeters. I feel ready right away towards the Tour de France Femmes. It’s nice to win a climbing race before the Tour de France Femmes, which is my biggest goal this season. The Olympics and the World Championships are also high on my wish list.”

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