Tour de Romandie winner Demi Vollering: "It is always special to win a general classification"

Demi Vollering won a WorldTour stage race for the third time this year on Sunday. After winning the Vuelta a Burgos and the Tour de France Femmes earlier this season, she was now the best in the Tour de Romandie.

"It is always special to win a general classification," said the Dutchwoman on the SD Worx site. But this victory was also special for Vollering for another reason. "This victory is also close to my heart because it is in Switzerland, where I currently live," explains the 26-year-old rider. "I am proud to add such a great race to my list of achievements."

Vollering seized power in the mountain stage to Torgon on Saturday. On Sunday, in the third and final stage, she had to defend a six-second lead against Katarzyna Niewiadoma. "With my stage win on Saturday, half the work was done, but I knew that a very difficult last day awaited us. We had created the ideal scenario because we had three riders in the leading group in the beginning. This allowed us to wait and see and save energy for the final."

"This was a stage where many riders can do well. So we had to keep an eye on a lot of girls. It was important to stay alert, but it was not always easy to determine which attack we would and would not respond to. But the team did this excellently. I am tired but satisfied as we successfully defended the yellow jersey."

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