The 39-year-old Movistar team rider and Tour favorite beat compatriot Demi Vollering by 3 minutes and 48 seconds in the eight-stage cycle race. Katarzyna “Kasia” Niewiadoma of Poland was third.
Van Vleuten, ranked No. 1 in the world, won stages seven and eight.
Her win comes despite starting the Tour with a stomach problem and having to deal with no less than five bike changes on the final stage on Sunday, according to cycling news publications VeloNews and Cycling Weekly.
Jumbo-Visma team rider Marianne Vos, who won two stages and led most of the Tour, eventually won the green jersey for winning the overall points classification, or sprinters’ competition, depending on the final results.
SD Worx’s Vollering secured the polka dot jersey for the Queen of the Mountains competition, while Trek-Segafredow’s Shirin van Anrooij was the best of the young riders, securing the white jersey for 2022.
Canyon-SRAM Racing was the top team overall, beating FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope and Trek-Segafredo.
The race covered 1,029 kilometers (639 miles) in eastern France, finishing atop La Super Planche des Belles Filles.
It was the first women’s Tour de France since 1989.
Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.