Van Vleuten was simply too strong on Saturday. JEFF PACHOUD / AFP


The penultimate stage of the Tour de France women was won this Saturday by Dutchwoman Van Vleuten, who at the same time puts on the yellow jersey.

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The profile of the 7th stage

Selestat- Le Markstein.

The podium is known

  1. Annemiek Van Vleuten

  2. Demi Vollering

  3. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig

  4. Juliette Labous

  5. Katarzyna Niewiadoma

Second place in the stage for Vollering

Long in the duel with van Vleuteu, Demi Vollering has just arrived and thus finishes 3’30” behind her compatriot after having battled for a long time at the start of the ascent of the Petit Ballon

Victory of Van Vleuteu

The Dutchwoman came first in this penultimate stage of the Women’s Tour de France between Sélestat and Le Markstein Fellering. With a time of 03h47’02”, she pocketed the polka dot jersey in addition to her yellow jersey. With this new success, she sits a little more her status as a great favorite.

🇳🇱 @AvVleuten ǫᴜᴇᴇɴ ᴏꜰ Mᴀʀᴋsᴛᴇɪɴ 👑
🇳🇱 Aɴɴᴇᴍɪᴇᴋ Vᴀɴ Vʟᴇᴜᴛᴇɴ, ʀᴇɪɴᴇ ᴅᴜ Mᴀʀᴋsᴛᴇɪɴ 👑#TDFF #WatchTheFemmes

— Le Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift (@LeTourFemmes) July 30, 2022


Vollering follows her compatriot well

Demi Vollering arrives in 2nd place at the top of the Grand Ballon with 3’35” behind Van Vleuten’s time.

Van Vleuten in polka dots and in yellow

Annemiek Van Vleuten takes the lead at the top of the Grand Ballon and once again scores 10 points. At the end of this stage, this evening she will wear the polka dot jersey with her Yellow.

Attack of Niewiadoma

Katarzyna Niewiadoma attacks and tries to get back on Demi Vollering. Juliette Labous and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig manage to keep up the pace to follow the Polish.

It’s hot as we approach the Grand Ballon

The DS of the Movistar team tries to encourage van Vleuten as best he can with 10km to go

🧊 @Movistar_Team DS cheering and helping @AvVleuten to cool down on the climb up the Grand Ballon. ⛰

🧊 Un peu de fraîcheur et des encouragements pour @AvVleuten dans la montée du Grand Ballon. ⛰#TDFF #WatchTheFemmes

— Le Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift (@LeTourFemmes) July 30, 2022


Longo Borghini taken over by the Niewiadona group

The connection is made between Longo Borghini and the four other competitors of the Niewiadona group who are now chasing Vollering.

Evita Muzic cracks in the rise of the Grand Ballon

Oh it’s hard for the French Evita Muzic who is dropped by the Niewiadona group in the last climb of the day. But she should console herself with a Top 10 in the general classification this evening with the feeling of accomplishment because she helped her leader Cecilie Ludwig in the FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope team.

The gap is only growing between Van Vleuten and Vollering

The rise of the Grand Ballon is to the advantage of Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) who has a lead of 3’21” over her pursuer, Demi Vollering (SD Worx). The stage victory and the yellow jersey cannot escape the Dutchwoman who flies over this day.

Longo Borghini soon taken over by the Niewiadoma group?

Longo Borghini who was launched alone to attack the leading duo just now, is 5’45” from the lead of the race but the Niewiadoma group is around thirty seconds behind. This group also includes two French Juliette Labous and Evita Muzic.

Annemiek van Vleuten attacks the Col du Grand Ballon

Let’s go for the ascent of the Grand Ballon for Annemiek van Vleuten, 13.5 km from the summit (at 6.7% average). Half Vollering. is more than 2’33”. The gaps could be abysmal at the end of this stage and victory folded even before the last day, Sunday.

Exchanges via atria soon for men?

You may have noticed it, but France Télévisions retransmits the exchanges between the sports directors and the runners on the air via the earpieces, which is not yet the case with the men. Know that the organizers of the Tour de France are working on this device which is however not unanimous in the peloton.

We try to encourage Vollering by all means…

The gap widens again between Van Vleuten and Demi Vollering

Van Vleuten, who had attacked 85 km from the finish, is five kilometers from the ascent of the Grand Ballon with more than two minutes ahead of Demi Vollering.

Van Vleuten is still on the descent

At the head of the race, Annemiek van Vleuten is still in the descent and will only start the climb of the Grand Ballon in about ten kilometers.

Gap between van Vleuten and Vollering stabilizes

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) has a lead of 1’26” over her pursuer, Demi Vollering (SD Worx) before the ascent of the Grand Ballon (13.5 km at 6.7%).

The yellow jersey group 16’30” from the head of the race

Marianne Vos will logically lose her yellow jersey at the end of this stage. The ordeal is not over for this puncher, not at all comfortable in the mountains. But in view of the gaps while there is still an ascent, it will be necessary to take a look at the time beyond which the runners will be eliminated. As a reminder, there are 122 competitors left in this event.

The leading girls crossed the finish line for the first time

The runners cross the finish line for the first time with a good fifty kilometers to go.

Annemiek van Vleuten in demonstration

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) continues to ride alone at the forefront. The gap with her pursuer, Demi Vollering (SD Worx), now exceeds one minute (1’03”).

Elisa Longo Borghini is 4 minutes behind at the top

Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) passed the difficulty 4’00 behind Annemiek van Vleuten. The gaps are growing visibly.

Annemiek van Vleuten goes to the top

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) has just passed the Platzerwasel pass 25 seconds ahead of Demi Vollering (SD Worx) who seems to be in trouble. The Dutchwoman has virtually taken control of the general classification, Marianne Vos only having a 1’28” lead before the stage. However, the wearer of the yellow jersey is distanced more than 7 minutes from the head of the race.

Attack by Annemiek van Vleuten!

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) drops Demi Vollering (SD Worx) just under a kilometer from the finish at the top of the second climb of the day. The Tour de France may be playing out right now.

The two favorites of the Tour de France 63 km from the finish

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) and Demi Vollering (SD Worx), the two big favorites of this women’s Tour de France continue to widen the gap with 2’46” ahead of Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo).

Two single women in the lead

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) and Demi Vollering (SD Worx) are in charge of this stage after the ascent of the Petit Ballon. They have a 1’43” lead over the pursuer, Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo). Behind, the peloton has already exploded with a yellow jersey group 7’50” behind.

The stage profile

A mountain stage of 127.1 km

The day is very dreaded by the peloton which will attack three passes classified in the first category: the Petit Ballon (9.3 km at 8.1%), the Col de Platzerwasel (7.1 km at 8, 3%) and the Grand Ballon (13.5 km at 6.7%).

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