Demi Vollering triumphs again in Itzulia and completes hat trick for Team SD Worx-Protime

Demi Vollering triumphs again in Itzulia and completes hat trick for Team SD Worx-Protime



Team SD Worx-Protime has completely won Itzulia for the third time in a row. In the final stage, Demi Vollering accelerated on the final climb 30 kilometers from the line. The Dutch champion shook her longest solo ever out of her legs and triumphed in San Sebastian.Thus, she places her victory counter in Itzulia at six victories and two overall wins. With that, Team SD Worx-Protime remains undefeated in Itzulia. “To win every stage for three years in a row is historic. I am incredibly happy with this win. To win with such a solo is memorable,” said Demi Vollering.

Linked race Itzulia Basque Country 2024 - Linked cyclists Demi Vollering Mischa Bredewold - Gekoppelde ploegleiders: Anna van der Breggen

Demi Vollering: “It's crazy that we won all the stages again as a team. I'm proud that I managed to win the last stage. It's cool to do it with such a long solo. This was also the plan. I could hardly sleep last night because I was busy visualizing my attack on the final climb. If you can dream about it, you can also try to make it happen. So I went full steam ahead. I felt supported by my teammates in the chasing groups. I'm glad I managed to stay in front. That's pretty special after a 30-kilometer solo.”

“I didn't have an easy day. I had some stomach problems, but still went for it. That's exactly why I'm overjoyed with this win. I really love Itzulia, this wonderful stage race in the Basque Country. I have done well here in the past and to win the general classification again is great. No less than three years in a row, we win every stage in this race with Team SD Worx-Protime. That is truly unbelievable. With that, we have made history three times in a row. That says a lot about how strong our team is and how hard we love to play the game and take the race into our own hands. I'm proud of how we accomplished this feat as a team.”

Mischa Bredewold managed to win the first two stages and finished second in the final classification behind Vollering: “It is wonderful in the way Demi Vollering won today. This was also our plan beforehand. I myself am also very satisfied with my performance. The climb went super, even better than yesterday. I fell just short of the top ten over the top, but I expected that. There is no magic button that makes you suddenly pedal 50 watts faster. I tried to get back into the chasing group, then I knew I would definitely make the final podium. Marlen Reusser then helped me with the sprint. I'm very happy with this second place in the final classification.”

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