Tour de France Femmes 2022: Van Vleuten seals GC triumph with La Planche win

Annemiek van Vleuten - Tour de France Femmes 2022: Van Vleuten seals GC triumph with La Planche winimage: Cor VosAnnemiek van Vleuten highlights her extraordinary performance in the Tour de France Femmes by winning her second stage in a row on La Super Planche des Belles Filles. She seals the yellow jersey ahead of Demi Vollering. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 8th stage 2022 Tour de France Femmes

1. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld)
2. Demi Vollering (nld) + 0.30
3. Silvia Persico (ita) + 1.43
4. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (pol) + 1.52
5. Juliette Labous (fra) + 1.56
6. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) + 2.01
7. Veronica Ewers (usa) + 2.13
8. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (den) + 2.50
9. Mavi García (spa) + 2.59
10. Lianne Lippert (ger) + 3.01

12. Évita Muzic (fra) + 3.31

Final GC 2022 Tour de France Femmes
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld)
2. Demi Vollering (nld) + 3.48
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (pol) + 6.35
4. Juliette Labous (fra) + 7.28
5. Silvia Persico (ita) + 8.00
6. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) + 8.26
7. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (den) + 8.59
8. Évita Muzic (fra) + 13.54
8. Veronica Ewers (usa) + 15.05
10. Mavi García (spa) + 15.15

Race report
Attacks. Attacks. And more attacks. But the peloton is still together on the the first climb, Côte d’Esmoulières. Then Rachel Neylan jumps clear. Demi Vollering brings her back to extend her QOM lead. The other GC riders are right on her wheel.

Leah Thomas strikes after the QOM sprint and Paulina Rooijakkers, Mavi García, Elise Chabbey, Riejanne Markus, Paula Patiño, Grace Brown, Liane Lippert, Yara Kastelijn and Coralie Demay go with her.

Yellow jersey Annemiek van Vleuten is forced to change bikes due to a mechanical with 55 kilometres to go, which inspires SD Worx and Trek to up the pace in the GC group. Van Vleuten makes it back on the Balcon d’Alsace, while Krista Doebel-Hickok bridges across to the lead group.

Rooijakkers strikes early on the finish climb before García overhauls her. Van Vleuten attacks on the lower slopes and gobbles up García with 5.4 kilometres to go. She forges on to win the stage 30 seconds ahead of Vollering with Persico, Niewiadoma and Labous more than 1 minute further in arrears.

Van Vleuten takes the first Tour de France Femmes ahead of Vollering and Niewiadoma, while the Dutch do a clean sweep in terms of jerseys – Van Vleuten yellow, Vos green, Vollering polka dots, Van Anrooij best young rider.

Another interesting read: route 8th stage 2022 Tour de France Femmes.

Tour de France Femmes 2022 stage 8: routes, profiles, more

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