Cycling: Movistar makes history with Van Vleuten’s double

Annemiek van Vleuten was crowned in yellow in the Tour as he had done before in the Giro giving The Movistar team a historic double and many other things: air in a very difficult season for the men’s team and a digital act. With the triumph of the Dutch, Movistar has become the The only one in cycling history to win all six major men’s and women’s stage races, Giro, Tour and Vuelta and events equivalent to or organized by them. After Indurain, Perico, Pereiro and Valverde, comes Van Vleuten. A never-ending story of triumphs.

It’s a dream come true, to be the first to win the Women’s Tour makes me very excited. In a few days, I will realize what I have accomplished”

Annemiek van Vleuten, Movistar team cyclist

The quest is worth 17 Grand Tour victories in 43 campaignsa prodigy of reliability when it comes to obtaining yellow, pink or red jerseys which now extend over time in the hands of the Dutch cyclist, who won his 95th victory as a professional. For the Dutchwoman, the victory at La Planche des Belles Files that the Tour owes her was unforgettable. “It’s a dream come true. It hasn’t been an easy week, it’s been a roller coaster of emotions and difficulties. To be able to finish the work of these months, in yellow, in pink, it’s wonderful .”

Van Vleuten became the first winner of the new Women’s Tour and the first woman to achieve the double since Somarriba (2000). Yes I celebrated it with pizzas and ice cream that I shared with my companions in one of those moments when he breathes to contain his greed for victories. “Sometimes the team tells me that I don’t like what we’ve won, that I always look towards the next challenge, that I always think about what lies ahead. Maybe it’s these days that I will savor what I have achieved.”

I love being the first to win the new Women’s Tour.”

Annemiek van Vleuten, Movistar team cyclist

Olympic champion, triple world champion, with the Giro-Tour double, Van Vleuten extended her legendary career with the Movistar team. He won the general and left two stage victories to remember, the last two. “I am very proud to be the first winner of this new women’s Tour de France, and to have this race back on the calendar. I hope this fine start gives the race a bright future and that it continues to grow. I suffered a lot, but it was worth it“.

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