Vollering: That was all we could do at La Flèche Wallonne

HUY BELGIUM APRIL 20 Demi Vollering of Netherlands and Team SD Worx celebrates winning the third place on the podium ceremony after the 25th La Flche Wallonne 2022 Womens Elite a 1334km one day race from Huy to Mur de Huy FlecheWallonne FWwomen on April 20 2022 in Huy Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Demi Vollering (SD Worx) celebrates her third place at Le Flèche Wallonne Femmes (Image credit: Luc ClaessenGetty Images)

For the past half decade, SD Worx had enjoyed a stranglehold on La Flèche Wallonne Féminine, with Anna van der Breggen having dominated the last five editions of the race to the Mur de Huy as well as the two beforehand.

Now retired, Van der Breggen was in the team car at Wednesday's race in her new directeur sportif role, with her team leader and compatriot Demi Vollering anointed as the team leader looking to carry the torch.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.