Marianne Vos

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 27: Marianne Vos of the Netherlands and Rabo Liv celebrates as she crosses the line to claim victory in ‘La Course by Le Tour de France’ on July 27, 2014 in Paris, France. In this historic first edition of the event, female professional riders will race 90km on Champs Elysees prior to the arrival of the Men’s Tour de France final stage. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) (via Marianne Vos of the Netherlands and Rabo Liv celebrates as she… News Photo 452781310 | Getty Images)

Marianne Vos is a champion, but also a great teammate. In her first race after a long break, she didn’t feel her best for la Flèche Wallonne (maybe she felt she’s won it enough already to ‘gift’ one?) so the World Champion set out to work for current U23 World Cup leader Pauline Ferrand Prevot, offering her the most luxurious wheel of the peloton to follow, setting her up perfectly at the bottom of the Mur de Huy, even letting her know when to attack (not before you see the finish she said). The french youngster obliged, executed the plan perfectly and bagged the biggest win of her carreer (even considering she has rainbow and national champion jerseys on and off the road herself too).

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Video footage from Marianne Vos’ bike on her way to winning La Course by le Tour de France.