Van Vleuten: I always want to win

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) takes the lead of the Women's WorldTour
Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) takes the lead of the Women's WorldTour (Image credit: Getty Images)

This story has been updated from its original version.

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team) targeted the Vuelta a Burgos Feminas, stating that the Women’s WorldTour stage race was her main goal of the Spanish races in May. Van Vleuten ended up finishing second overall behind winner Anna van der Breggen (Team SD Worx). 

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Women's WordTour - standings as of May 22
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar Team Women 1796
2Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 1664
3Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 1484
4Demi Vollering (Ned) Team SD Worx 1431
5Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Team SD Worx 1420
6Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 1093
7Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing 1048
8Grace Brown (Aus) Team BikeExchange 886
9Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team 604
10Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Liv Racing 604

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Lukas Knöfler started working in cycling communications in 2013 and has seen the inside of the scene from many angles. Having worked as press officer for teams and races and written for several online and print publications, he has been Cyclingnews’ Women’s WorldTour correspondent since 2018.