Annemiek van Vleuten: "It’s one of the biggest wins of my career, especially because I know where I come from. I was super close to abandoning when I was sick at the beginning of the Tour. On day 2, I couldn’t pack my suitcase myself. I didn’t think it was still possible to wear the Yellow Jersey. It’s a little bit of a miracle. At 39 years old, I’ve improved my fitness level every year and I know I can go from the first climb. When I attacked, it was a tactical move, because Demi [Vollering] wasn’t taking turns and there was a 25km valley before the final climb, so I wanted to drop her there. But for sure, to win solo is nicer than a sprint. I was able to enjoy the crowds. The Tour is exceeding my expectations. In every village, you can feel that the Tour comes to life."
Interview July 30 th 2022 - 19:11
"I didn’t think it was still possible"