If in the masculine aspect the group of Movistar struggles to emotionally recover Enrique Mas to save the season at the Vuelta. If there is no way among the men to make the 2022 season exciting, among the women everything changes, like night and day, because the Telefónica team has the best cyclist in the world, Annemiek van Vlueten the one that destroys its enemies and tears apart the Tour with an attack more than 80 kilometers from the finish line, cycling in the purest Eddy Merckx style, to conquer the first of the two stages of the Vosges alone and secure victory in the Tour Femmes, unless something more than a monumental surprise happens this Sunday.
Their opponents had nothing to do. No one dared to follow his wheel. I try your compatriot Demi Volleringsecond in the penultimate stage, and the only one that responded to a first attack from Van Vleuten but that he lost contact when there were still 62 kilometers to go to finish his incredible solo festival.
Van Vleuten is on the way to 40 years who will be on October 8 but continues to grow as a runner. There is not a single sign that the decline has come, if not quite the opposite, she is becoming a better cyclist and when the script of a race points to ascents that exceed almost 24 kilometers per hour, an outrage, no other woman in the cycling planet manages to keep up with him. And proof of this is that this 2022 with Movistar advertising has won the Giro and this Sunday he will achieve victory in this reborn Tour, brought back to the life of cycling, endowed with the same visibility as the men’s and which rewards the first classified with the yellow jersey that Jonas Vingegaard got a week ago on the Champs-Élysées in Paris .
Bad day of Mavi Garcia
And it is that she never disappoints, like this Saturday, to put on a show in the Vosges, always alone, and enter the cycling books as one of the best runners of all time and that on the final day of the Tour she will only have to defend that yellow ‘jersey’ that saw something distant a few days ago when starting the race with a fever.
Mavi García, possibly affected by the crash on Wednesday, went through a martyrdom throughout the stage and even so it was 13th, more than 10 minutes behind Van Vleuten and, at least, getting up to ninth place in the general.