Marianne Vos talks openly about girlfriend for the first time after “best win”: “She can also be in the spotlight”

Marianne Vos talks openly about girlfriend for the first time after “best win”: “She can also be in the spotlight”
Marianne Vos talks openly about girlfriend for the first time after “best win”: “She can also be in the spotlight”
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After her stage win and yellow jersey in the Tour de France Femmes, Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos (35) talked openly about her girlfriend for the first time. Until now, the Jumbo-Visma rider had never said that she likes women.

Wim ConingsSource: Belgium

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Vos herself campaigned for years for a restart of the Tour de France for women and showed herself emotionally when she was on the highest scaffold in Provins. “At the moment this is my most beautiful victory”, she said to the Dutch newspaper The Telegraph. Still a statement after a career spanning almost twenty years, during which she took almost 250 victories and rose to leading lady of Dutch cycling.

Vos took ample time afterwards to thank everyone who has assisted her in her career. Her parents Henk and Conny, who were present in Provins, and also her friend. Remarkable, because Vos hardly talks about her private life. “My father now has a museum with all kinds of stuff from me, this yellow jersey will also get a place there,” she said. “It is very special that I can share those important moments in my career with them. They are here now, but I know they support me from home too. Even though they are not present at a race, they are always there for me, just like my girlfriend. He is not here today, but both she and my parents support me with all their hearts. I know they are always there for me.”

“Yes, I am aware of the impact”

Vos never talks about her friend. After the press moment, Belga also checked whether she knows what impact this “loose sentence” can have. “Yes, I am aware of it,” she said. “I always thank my parents and family, never my girlfriend, while she is also very important to me. She may also be in the spotlight, although that does not mean that we are now suddenly going to give double interviews or something,” laughed Vos.

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