Vollering: “An impressive ride from Annemiek”
April 24 th 2022 - 13:50
"I think I cannot be disappointed with so many podiums but of course I wanted to win today. I felt good but it was a bit too hard to follow Annemiek [van Vleuten]. She has a big engine. It was an impressive ride from her. Marlen [Reusser] attacked before La Redoute. We came close, Annemiek made the jump and Marlen was able to follow which was perfect. Then it came back, Grace Brown did a very strong attack and Marlen had to chase. She had a very strong ride today and the whole team was on fire, covering attacks. When Annemiek attacked again, Ashleigh [Moolman-Pasio] was on the wheel, and I thought she could follow. But then a gap opened. I really wanted to close it on the climb, because the following dragging part Annemiek is perfect for Annemiek, and then it’s hard to chase on the downhill final section."