Great expectations: The rise of Demi Vollering

LIEGE BELGIUM APRIL 25 Demi Vollering of Netherlands and Team SD Worx celebrates at podium during the 5th Liege Bastogne Liege 2021 Womens Elite a 1409km race from Bastogne to Lige LBLwomen LBL UCIWWT on April 25 2021 in Liege Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Demi Vollering (SD Worx) wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)

On more than one occasion, Demi Vollering has been compared to her SD Worx teammate and double World Champion Anna van der Breggen, who will retire from an illustrious career at the end of 2021. 

The cycling world has great expectations for Vollering to become the future of the sport and the next big champion. Her victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, after a spectacular lead out by Van der Breggen, was the biggest win of her career, and it appeared to be symbolic of passing the torch from one generation to the next. 

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