Demi Vollering in the red skinsuit of race leader celebrates stage 8 victory at the Vuelta España Feminina.

La Vuelta Femenina report: Vollering enjoys second stage win and seals overall title

FDJ-Suez took the fight to Vollering on stage 8, but the race leader could not be beaten on the tough Vuelta finale.

Demi Vollering (SD Worx-Protime) wins stage 8 of La Vuelta España Feminina. Photo: © Cor Vos

Kit Nicholson
by Kit Nicholson 05.05.2024 Photography by
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The gaps at (or near) the top of the GC standings were not huge going into the final stage, but no one could touch Demi Vollering (SD Worx-Protime) on the summit finish that brought stage 8 and the whole Vuelta a España Feminina to a close.

Brodie Chapman, Sarah Gigante and Karlijn Swinkels were the last survivors from the day’s strong breakaway. caught on the first of two first-category climbs.
Thank you, FDJ-Suez, for bringing fireworks to the party.
She may have been isolated, but Vollering was as determined as ever to double up on stage wins and confirm the red jersey in style.
Muzic tried hard to hang on, but Vollering was too strong.

Stage top 10


Final GC top 10


Quotes of the day

After celebrating victory at the summit, Vollering described how the race played out on the final climb, along with the conditions the riders faced on the way to the finish.

“I was a bit nervous because this last climb was difficult because there was headwind and it was not super-steep. There was one part where we turned a bit and had tailwind, there I thought: ‘I need to attack and I need to make sure I have a gap’ so that the rest also will have headwind when chasing me back. I could extend my gap and stay out.”

Vollering had looked far more leisurely than her ailing rivals further down the mountain, but she seemed to make no efforts to hide the pain as she fought the wind and gradients towards the top. No poker faces here.

Brief analysis

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