Outgoing Demi Vollering returns in Dwars by Vlaanderen after altitude training

Outgoing Demi Vollering returns in Dwars by Vlaanderen after altitude training

"Dwars door Vlaanderen was one of my most beautiful victories"


"I went through a good altitude training in Sierra Nevada and was able to train well with Blanka Vas. I like to fit in altitude training during this period. I already did that in my first year with Team SD Worx-Protime, so this is the fourth time I have used this method. In this training stage you can work on your endurance for another period and I notice that I was able to take another extra step. I'm heading towards the big classics with a good feeling. By not racing for a while, I am now even hungrier at the start. I am looking forward to the first big classics," says Demi Vollering.

Vollering calls Dwars door Vlaanderen not only a great race, but also the perfect preparation for the Tour of Flanders. "Last year was the first time I rode Dwars door Vlaanderen and I didn't really know what to expect. I felt bad in the beginning of the race, so I didn't have a good feeling about it. However, I got better and better in the race and at the end I felt super. That's part of it when you come from altitude. Then you have to wait and see how the legs feel. This was a race where we were constantly in control as a team. Honestly, I didn't see that win coming and it was the start of an incredible year for me. Just because it was so unexpected, for me this is still one of my best wins of 2023."

"I hope Dwars door Vlaanderen will also be a hard race this year," Vollering continued. "That plays into the hands of our team. The strength of the team was also the reason I was able to make the difference on Nokereberg last year. Normally it is too short for that, but if it becomes a battle of attrition, one demarrage there can make the difference. I also hope to start the most important part of my classic spring right away well now as well."

Linked race Dwars door Vlaanderen - Linked cyclists Demi Vollering - Gekoppelde ploegleiders: Anna van der Breggen Danny Stam

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