“This race will certainly not break my season. Unless I seriously break something, that would be a shame,” laughed the Tour de France Femmes winner in a pre-race interview with Wielerflits. “No, I have had a very nice season. It was more than successful. Whether I have a good race tomorrow or not, I won't look at it afterwards as a missed opportunity. But of course, it would be fantastic to win.”
Final startlist European Championships women's elite road race with Vollering, Kopecky, Wiebes, Reusser, Ludwig, Niewiadoma, Balsamo and Persico
As many have stated previously, the Dutch team is arguably the strongest at the race. Although Vollering isn't keen on adding extra pressure, she does admit their strength. “We have a very strong team, especially across the board. Lorena Wiebes is also there as reigning champion. She is always good here," assesses Vollering.
"However, there are many riders who have to be able to tackle the VAM mountain," the Dutchwoman concludes, before naming just who she feels could be the biggest challenge to a Dutch victory. "Just think of Katarzyna Niewiadoma, who was good in Romandie, Lotte Kopecky and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig.”