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Marianne Vos wins Kent Cyclopark stage to take OVO Energy Women’s Tour lead

11 Jun 2019 3:51 pm By Editor
Marianne Vos Women's Tour stage two

CCC-Liv’s Marianne Vos sprinted to victory at the Kent Cyclopark on Tuesday afternoon to move into the OVO Energy Women’s Tour race lead after two stages.

CCC-Liv’s Marianne Vos sprinted to victory at the Kent Cyclopark on Tuesday afternoon to move into the OVO Energy Women’s Tour race lead after two stages.

Vos, the race’s inaugural champion, beat 2016 winner Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) and two-time stage winner Sarah Roy (Mitchelton-SCOTT) to the line in a bunch sprint after a 62.5-kilometre kermesse.

Vos leads Deignan by nine seconds overall by virtue of the time bonuses she accrued. Amy Pieters (Boels Dolmans), second in Monday’s Suffolk stage, sits third overall at the same time.

The much-predicted leg-sapping stage materialised, with only Canyon//SRAM Racing’s Elena Cecchini able to breakaway from the peloton during the stage. The Italian rider, who eventually finished fourth on the stage, engaged in a three-lap solo breakaway around the 2.5-kilometre circuit before being caught by the peloton.

Deignan takes over the HSBC UK | British Cycling Best British Rider jersey as the leading home contender while defending champion Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) keeps the lead in the Eisberg sprints jersey.

With a flat day at the Cyclopark, Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) retained the SKODA Queen of the Mountains jersey before the serious climbs of the 2019 race begin in the Chilterns on Wednesday’s third stage.

Stage two highlights

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Results

Click here for full standings from stage two in Kent.

Television

Highlights from stage two will air in the UK on ITV4 at 20:00 on Tuesday and are repeated at 06:25 on Wednesday morning.

Each show will be available on the ITV Hub (UK residents only) for 30 days.

Click here for details of international TV details.

Stage three details

Oxfordshire will play host to the OVO Energy Women’s Tour for the next three years, starting with the county’s first-ever stage of Britain’s leading professional women’s stage race on day three of the 2019 event on Wednesday 12 June.

Stage three of the high-profile British Cycling and UCI Women’s World Tour event has been secured for Oxfordshire by the county council and five districts in a three-year partnership with the race organisers SweetSpot that will bring major economic and health benefits to the county.

The stage will start in Henley-on-Thames and end at one of the county’s most iconic locations, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Blenheim Palace.

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Start
Beccles

End
Stowmarket
Distance
157.6km
Start
Cyclopark

End
Cyclopark
Distance
62.5km
Start
Henley-on-Thames

End
Blenheim Palace
Distance
145.1km
Start
Warwick

End
Burton Dassett
Distance
158.9km
Start
Llandrindod Wells

End
Builth Wells
Distance
140km
Start
Carmarthen

End
Pembrey Country Park
Distance
125.9km