Marianne Vos takes stage two of the Tour de France Femmes


The 35-year-old Dutch star, a three-time street world champion and eight-time cyclo-cross world champion, sprinted away from Silvia Persico and Kasia Niewiadoma on the uphill drag to the road; the third stage is a 133.6km hilly stage from Reims to Epernay

Final Up to date: 26/07/22 7:26am


Marianne Vos sprinted clear on the uphill drag to the road

Marianne Vos received stage two of the Tour de France Femmes to take the yellow jersey from Lorena Wiebes as crosswinds introduced chaos on the street to Provins.

The 35-year-old Dutch star, a three-time street world champion and eight-time cyclo-cross world champion, has received nearly each title within the sport and it appeared becoming she will be able to now add a yellow jersey to her appreciable assortment.

‘The Cannibal’ was second to Wiebes on Sunday’s opening stage on the Champs-Elysees however this time bought herself in a decisive late cut up coming into the ultimate lap of a circuit end, then sprinted away from Silvia Persico and Kasia Niewiadoma on the uphill drag to the road.

“It is not revenge, it is simply stunning,” Vos mentioned. “We knew we needed to be centered and alert with one lap to go the place it was slim and the wind performed a task.”

This was Vos’s 241st street victory – she has greater than 400 in all disciplines – and one of many extra important she has recorded given the give attention to this inaugural Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift.

“Proper now, it is positively the very best,” the Dutchwoman added. “After all you are right here, you are attempting to be centered and take the victory. It is stunning and I’ve to thank my workforce.”

With winds ripping throughout the street, an early breakaway had been introduced again with the depth excessive all through this 136km stage from Meaux, simply east of Paris.

The nerves advised as a variety of crashes cut up the pack – with Marta Cavalli essentially the most notable sufferer, the Italian hopeful now out of the race.

Because the race broke up behind, Maike van der Duin attacked first, and a counter from Elisa Balsamo drew out Vos, Niewiadoma, and Elisa Longo Borghini.

As they went again into the windiest sections of the circuit, they had been capable of keep away from a disorganised peloton that completed 29 seconds down.

Whereas Vos celebrated victory and yellow, Longo Borghini and Niewiadoma each picked up helpful time on total favorite Annemiek Van Vleuten – exactly what they should spend the primary few days of this Tour doing if they’re to carry her off within the mountains on the weekend.





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