Demi Vollering closed the first part of her season in the Tour of Burgos in style yesterday with the overall victory and a stage victory on the tough finish to Lagunas de Neila. The SD Worx rider won almost everywhere she appeared at the start, otherwise she achieved a place of honor.
That is the conclusion of a quick analysis of her results in 2023. It is very impressive. A look at the acclaimed website ProCyclingStats shows that from her start of the season in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad to now 22 racing days behind her name and in it recorded 10 victories – and also won the necessary places of honor, a final classification and a mountain classification.
Vollering started her season with a 17th place in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, but that was also her ‘worst’ result so far. In succession, there were only one and two after her name in the one-day races in which she started.
First: Strade Bianche, Dwars Door Vlaanderen, Amstel Gold Race, Walloon Arrow, Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Second: Tour of Flanders, Brabant Arrow.
Vollering then rode three stage races in Spain. In that too she was actually lord and master (or wife and teacher, if you will..), but due to various circumstances she had to take the overall victory in the Vuelta (the infamous bathroom break) and the Tour of the Basque Country (team tactics / award to Marlen Reusser) leave to others.
Of course she was second in the final classifications of those races and she did win the final classification of the Tour of Burgos yesterday. In the points classifications of the Vuelta, Tour of the Basque Country and Tour of Burgos, she was second, second and third. For the mountain classifications, the list is as follows: second, first, first. There is also a list of stage results.
Vuelta stage results: 5, 7, 9, 11, 1, 5, 1.
Tour of the Basque Country stage results: 1, 1, 1, 2.
Tour of Burgos stage results: 17, 1, 22, 1.
In short, a very impressive list. Vollering is now taking a break and then builds up towards the Tour de France Femmes, where she will try to keep Annemiek van Vleuten from winning. The Tour de France Femmes starts on July 23. Presumably Vollering will also drive the NK on the road anyway.