Marianne Vos takes win in second stage of OVO Energy Women's Tour and tops GC
Jun 12 2019 02:46 am CET

Marianne Vos takes win in second stage of OVO Energy Women's Tour and tops GC
Marianne Vos takes win in second stage of OVO Energy Women's Tour and tops GC
CCC-Liv © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) was the fastest rider to the finish line in the second stage of the OVO Energy Women's Tour. The Dutchwoman also took the lead of the General Classification.

The second stage of the British race had a start and finish in the Cyclopark and took the riders over a 62.5-kilometre mostly flat route. Despite having a mid-race puncture and a bike change, Vos managed to arrive to the finish with the main group to contest the bunch sprint.

The former World Champion crossed the line ahead of Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) and Sarah Roy (Mitchelton-Scott) while Elena Cecchini (Canyon-Sram), Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Valcar Cylance) and Sofia Bertizzolo (Virtu) completed the top five of the day.

"I came from the back so I thought okay if I don’t go now I will be late so I will have to go and see if I can open up a gap and then I did but I felt okay now the legs are going to burn so I just kept going and I saw no wheels coming so that was, of course, a great feeling," said Vos after the finish line.

Vos has taken the overall lead and Deignan and May Pieters (Boels-Dolmans) are nine seconds behind her, but the Dutchwoman believes the other world champion is the biggest threat for her GC ambitions. "This is for her, of course, her home race and going to the next day’s she’s in great form, she’s always one to watch for GC, and the team is strong as well," she explained.

"They have a very strong team, we don’t fear anyone, but Trek is one of the teams that we are going to watch."




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