Marianne Vos of the DSB Bank team is returning from El Salvador to the Netherlands with a good feeling. Her intention was to get a feel for the Olympics, which proved to be the case, with temperatures around 42 degrees Celsius and a humidity of 95%.
And with winning three of the four stages in the Vuelta a Occidente, she could be very happy with her performance. Only Maribel Moreno, a Spaniard riding for her national team, on the last stage prevented Vos from taking all the stages.
telesport.nl reported that team manager Thijs Rondhuis very happy with the trip of his superstar. "The conditions were better than we expected. It didn't rain and she could train extra in the mountains. In the time trial she was superior, which gives hope for a good ride in that discipline in the Olympic Games. Also, our hotel was right next to a track, where we could train almost every day. We took some steps in the right direction."