After the spring season, one of the most important races of Vollering’s year draws closer and closer. The Tour de France Femmes will be on the calendar for the first time. Eight stages from Paris to the eastern Vosges mountain range are in store, and Vollering is eager to showcase herself.
“The last two stages are very mountainous, and I look forward to those a lot. It’s just a cool feeling to be the first up the mountain,” she smiles.
“My youngest sister Bodine is picking up her bike again, which is great. She sees the races and the places I visit, and she now has found the inspiration to ride again. I think it’s cool I can help inspire her.”
It’s not only Demi who is an influencer. Her dog Flo is becoming a true dogfluencer on social media running alongside Demi in the snow, or next to the bike in training and in the backpack when she is tired.
“She is becoming quite famous already,” Vollering laughs. “My father was walking her at the Dutch national gravel championships [which Vollering won] and many people came up to him asking if that was the dog from Instagram. Dogs are just so great. She is always happy to see me. Unfortunately, I can’t take her with me everywhere I go, but when I am home in Switzerland or in the Netherlands we try to do everything together. Who knows, maybe I can even bring her to the Tour de France podium with me this summer?”