Team SD Worx is pleased that it was able to sign up the talented Demi Vollering until the end of 2022. "I had a good feeling from the very first discussions with the team. The SD Worx team management expressed their admiration and also outlined a clear plan for the next few years. This was something I could totally get on board with", says Vollering.
Last year Vollering already surprised everyone in the hill classics with her top-ten finishes in the Amstel Gold Race, Walloon Arrow and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Her third-place finish in Liège, in particular, made a big impression. Later in the season, she also won the Giro dell 'Emilia in superb style. During the coronavirus season, she made quite an impression with third places in La Course and La Flèche Wallonne and seventh places in the Tour of Flanders and Ghent-Wevelgem.
"Over the next few years, we think Demi can develop to follow in the footsteps of Anna van der Breggen", Sporting Director Danny Stam says. "She has already proven herself in the classics, but she also has the potential to compete with the very best in the stage races. She's essential as we look to build a top team for the future."
Vollering wants to focus on both the classics and the stage races in the coming years: "The Giro Rosa will certainly be a challenge. And, of course, it's great that a Tour de France for women will be organised from 2022. I'm already looking forward to it."
It was a pleasant surprise for Vollering that Team SD Worx came to Switzerland with Danny Stam and the future team leaders Anna van der Breggen and Chantal Blaak to convince her to join the team. "Of course, it's fantastic if you feel trusted by the best team in the world," Vollering adds. "I'm really looking forward to cycling with Anna and Chantal for another year – it's great that they'll stay part of the team as coach/team leader from 2022 and I think I can still learn a lot from both of them. Boels-Dolmans has also taken women's cycling to the next level in recent years. I'm proud to be joining this team."
Date of birth: 1996-11-15