Demi Vollering has already had almost a perfect spring. Since her win in Strade Bianche, she has finished first or second in each of the subsequent races. In Liège-Bastogne-Liège, after her wins in Amstel Gold Race and Flèche Wallonne, she can become the first since Anna van der Breggen to win all Ardennes classics in one season. "I'm trying not to be so preoccupied with it this season. Last year the Ardennes tripple was actually what I dreamed of and then it failed."
"I wanted to win so badly then that I was afraid of losing. But to win, you just have to dare to lose. It's about gambling and taking risks and daring to go for it. If you eliminate every risk, you are left empty-handed. That's why I try not to focus on that tripple. Of course it's in the back of my mind, but I focus on what I can control. Also in the race, I don't focus on winning, but on executing what I want to achieve in the race. In the Amstel, that was my attack. In the Flèche Wallonne, I wanted to pace the last climb in the best possible way. Again, I have a plan, but it will remain a secret for now."