Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten won the Tour de France Femmes after her triumph in Sunday’s eighth and final stage, a 123.5km route from Lure to La Super Planche des Belles Filles.
Yellow jersey holder Van Vleuten, riding for Movistar, produced a late attack and finished the brutal climb strongly to grab her second stage win following her triumph in the penultimate stage.
Yellow jersey Annemiek Van Vleuten.Credit:AP
The Olympic time trial champion finished the final stage 30 seconds ahead of compatriot Demi Vollering of SD Worx, while Silvia Persico came third for Valcar-Travel & Service.
The Tour de France Femmes is the first time in 33 years that the best female racers have been given the chance to compete in a multi-stage version of the world’s greatest cycle race.
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