After donning the yellow jersey on Saturday, nothing would have stopped Demi Vollering from winning her first women’s Tour de France title.
Meanwhile, Swiss teammate Marlen Reusser clinched the final stage time trial.
Although Vollering, 26, was already in a strong position after Saturday’s top-flight win in the penultimate stage to Tourmalet in the Pyrenees, he still had enough energy to finish the time trial in the southwestern city 10 seconds behind Reusser. Pau’s.
SD Worx Team completed a triple stage with Belgian Lotte Kopecky who finished in third place. Kopecky was 38 seconds behind Reusser, who covered 22.6 kilometers in 29 minutes and 15 seconds.
Kopecky’s performance also moved him up two places to second place overall, 3 minutes and 3 seconds behind Vollering, and Poland’s Katarzyna Niewiadoma placed third overall.
According to the tournament organizers, Niewiadoma was also behind Vollering with 3:03, but Kopecky beat him in the standings due to the time splits recorded in the time trial.
Last year’s Tour winner, 40-year-old Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten, finished fourth this year, 3:59 behind Vollering.
Niewiadoma won the best polka dot mountaineer jersey, while Kopecky rounded up the green jersey for the best sprinter.