Annemiek van Vleuten, Movistar Team make history with Tour de France success
The 2022 Tour de France Femmes provided eight days of exciting racing from the worlds best women’s cyclists and teams.
The Tour de France Femmes overall winner Annemiek van Vleuten said, “That’s actually a dream that comes true. Winning in yellow at the top. And it was not an easy stage. It was not an easy week. It has been a super big rollercoaster for me. And even today it was not easy. But to finish here in yellow, solo … the best way. I am super-proud to be the first winner of the Tour de France for the women, when it is back on the calendar. And then again, to be the first woman to win it in this new version. I hope it is a big start and we can build this event to be a bigger event for the women.
“I think it is a milestone to win the first one of these. I think now it all can to sink in and finally I can really enjoy it. Yesterday, it was an unbelievable day, but I still wanted to keep the focus. I didn’t want to celebrate already. But now I can finally go, eat ice cream and pizza tonight, and to celebrate with this team. My team said that sometimes you take too little time to celebrate, that we always continue. But tonight I can celebrate without thinking about tomorrow.”
Video: Tour de France Femmes
Enjoy the video highlights from Stages 1-8 of the Tour de France Femmes.
Photo by Sprint Cycling Agency / Movistar Team