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Women’s Tour de France 2023: victory for Demi Vollering and the SD Worx team, the summary

(Updated July 31, 2023 at 10:20 a.m.) This women’s Tour de France will have played out as we could predict during the queen stage with the arrival at the Tourmalet with the victory of Demi Vollering who was then crowned in Pau. But the 153 girls first left Clermont-Ferrand. During this first stage, it was Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx) who won. She then fiercely defended her yellow jersey. She kept it for 6 stages reacting to each attack from her rivals. She stuck to it and animated this course from start to finish. However, she dropped him on the queen stage, on the other hand, she kept her green jersey despite the extremely rare massive sprints.

Because one of the successes of this Tour de France female, it was the breakaways who went to the end three times in a row. The peloton which tried to come back several times, had a bad understanding. The sprinter teams were frustrated especially since the final finish in Pau was not grouped together. Unlike the Champs-Elysées and the men, the final test was an individual time trial won by Marlen Reusser. During the day on Sunday July 30, Demi Vollering (SD Worx) also ensured and protected his yellow jersey.

The Dutchwoman is therefore the winner of the general classification. If the leader’s jersey has not changed teams since the start of the Tour de France, it has changed shoulders within the same formation. She was the favorite and she assumed her status. The final verdict of this Tour was given in the last 5 kilometers of the Tourmalet. This race was historic because of the context, the foggy weather and especially the fatal acceleration of the leader of SD Worx. She dropped her opponents and in particular Annemiek Van Vleuten who was the other big contender for the title. She already has 7 Giros to her name and she was the former winner of this women’s Tour de France (2022). She only finished 4th behind Katarzyna Niewiadooma, 3rd and polka dot jersey and Lotte Kopecky, second. We will also remember the beautiful 5th place of Juliette Labous and the 12th place of her French compatriot Cedrine Kerbaol who was rewarded by winning the white jersey.


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What are the prizes for the Women’s Tour de France?

No parity between men and women for the Tour de France. A total of €250,000 will be awarded and put into play for the teams and riders, including €50,000 for the winner of the final individual general classification.


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