Yesterday’s prologue winner Annemiek van Vleuten successfully retains her overall lead in the Boels Rental Ladies Tour after stage two concludes with a bunch sprint.
The 132kilometre stage was animated by a breakaway escaping in the early stages and surviving until just two kilometres to go.
ORICA-SCOTT, with the help of the sprinter’s team controlled the distance to the leaders before finally putting on the pressure and making the catch ahead of a fast group sprint, with Gracie Elvin the highest finisher for the team in 13th position.
“On paper it looked like it could be a sprint today which we were more than happy with,” said sport director sport director Gene Bates. “We tried to give Annemiek the easiest day we could going into the individual time trial tomorrow.”
|1||Kirsten Wild (NED) - Cylance Pro Cycling||3:18:48|
|2||Maria Giulia Confalonieri (ITA) - Lensworld - Kuota|
|3||Lisa Brennauer (GER) - Canyon SRAM Racing|
|4||Amy Pieters (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam|
|5||Ellen Van Dijk (NED) - Team Sunweb|
|6||Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (SPA) - Cylance Pro Cycling|
|7||Claudia Koster (NED) - Team Veloconcept Women|
|8||Jessy Druyts (BEL) - Belgium National Team|
|9||Jeanne Korevaar (NED) - WM3 Pro Cycling Team|
|10||Roxane Fournier (FRA) - FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope|
|13||Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||3:18:48|
|19||Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT||3:18:48|
|20||Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||3:18:48|
|67||Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||3:18:48|
|71||Georgia Williams (NZL) - ORICA-SCOTT||3:18:48|
|87||Jessica Allen (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:02:38|