Van Vleuten wins women’s Tour de France for 1st time

Netherland’s Annemiek Van Vleuten, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, smiles as she crosses the finish line after winning the 8th stage of the Tour de France women’s cycling race from Lure to La Super Planche des Belles Filles, eastern France on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France — Veteran rider Annemiek van Vleuten won the women’s Tour de France for the first time on Sunday after clinching the eighth and final stage in style.