Van Vleuten wins the Girls’s Excursion de France for the primary time

PLANCHE DE BELLE FILLE, France (AP) — Veteran rider Annemiek van Vleuten gained the ladies’s Excursion de France for the primary time on Sunday after successful the 8th and ultimate degree in taste.

Van Fluiten, 39, gained the degree 30 seconds forward of compatriot Demi Fellering of the Netherlands, who additionally completed 2nd total. Italian rider Silvia Persico completed 3rd within the degree, 1 minute 43 seconds at the back of the winner.

Within the total standings, Movistar’s Van Fleuten was once 3:48 forward of Vollering (Crew SD Worx) and six:35 forward of Poland’s Katarzyna Neviadoma (Canyon-SRAM) in 3rd position.

Van Vleiten had sufficient power to hit the air in pride as he crossed the end line after a 123-kilometer (76-mile) mountain degree within the Vosges Mountains in jap France. It had two Class 1 climbs, the second one ascent was once the general climb of Los angeles Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles, which ended with an intimidating 23% grade.

She complicated to the finals with a three:14 lead over Fellering.

On Saturday’s penultimate degree, Van Fluiten moved up from 8th total to take the yellow jersey from Marianne Vos with a very good climb within the Vosges.

Van Vleuten added this victory to an extended listing of achievements, together with 3 Giro d’Italia Femminile titles, Olympic Gold Time Trial and two international championship golds in the similar self-discipline.

Six years in the past, her occupation was once in jeopardy after she sustained vertebral fractures and was once positioned in in depth care after an coincidence all the way through the ladies’s Olympic highway race on the Video games in Brazil.

Vos was once a number of the favorites, however the three-time Giro d’Italia champion ended up in twenty sixth position total.

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