Athlete of the Year


In 2023, Demi Vollering owned the women’s professional cycling scene. With wins at the Tour de France Femmes, Ardennes classics, Dutch National Road Race Championships (not to mention winning the Women’s Vélo d’Or award) it’s no surprise that she has been crowned Strava’s Athlete of the Year 2023.

Demi Vollering is the Dutch cycling sensation who has enjoyed a stellar year with her team, SD Worx. At just 26, she's already making waves in the cycling world, bagging wins left and right. Picture this: Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, all three Ardennes classics, Vuelta a Burgos Féminas, Tour de Romandie Féminin, and the Dutch National Road Race Championships. No wonder she snagged the Women’s Vélo d’Or... and Strava's Athlete of the Year for 2023. 

Hailing from Pijnacker, Demi's cycling journey is one marked by sheer passion and unwavering dedication. From the early days of navigating the Dutch cycling scene, she has evolved into a force to be reckoned with on the international stage. 

In 2023, she made history by winning the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, a feat that underscored her prowess on the grandest stages of women's cycling. But Demi's dominance didn’t stop there. She conquered the hallowed grounds of all three Ardennes classics – the Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne Féminine, and Liège–Bastogne–Liège Femmes – showcasing a rare blend of strength and strategy. 

She also owned the Vuelta a Burgos Féminas, conquered the Tour de Romandie Féminin, and clinched victory at the Dutch National Road Race Championships. In short, Demi is well on her way to becoming a cycling icon, inspiring a whole new generation of riders in the Netherlands and beyond.

Behind the scenes, Demi's training game is next level. Her commitment to pushing boundaries is reflected in every pedal stroke, and Strava users have been witness to her dedication, with her profile providing motivation for anyone who’s dreaming big on two wheels. 

It's no surprise Demi’s mantra is: "If you can dream it...You can do it!" Her outstanding 2023 performances not only won her Strava’s Athlete of the Year but also turned her into a true inspiration for the entire active community. Follow her journey for a real-life glimpse into the highs and lows of a pro cyclist. It's a ride you don't want to miss.

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