Dutch rider Marianne Vos took in excess of the yellow jersey in the women’s Tour de France with victory in a three-way sprint to earn the 2nd stage from Meaux to Provins on Monday. Team Jumbo-Visma’s Vos edged out Silvia Persico and Katarzyna Niewiadoma to declare the jersey from compatriot Lorena Wiebes who concluded 29 seconds behind in sixth spot. “It really is not revenge, it really is an completely fantastic working day,” stated Vos who completed second guiding Wiebes in Sunday’s opening stage on the Champs-Elysees.
Trek-Segafredo’s Elisa Longo Borghini, winner of Paris-Roubaix and a definite contender for the yellow jersey in France, finished fourth in the phase, two seconds back again.
A lot less lucky was her Italian compatriot Marta Cavalli, winner of this yr of the Amstel Gold and the Fleche-Wallonne and a opportunity winner of the general title below.
The 24-calendar year-outdated was the theory victim in one of a few terrible crashes in a very last 30 kilometres wherever the crosswinds and gusts of up to 45 km/h built the riders jumpy about the prospect of a split in the peloton.
The FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope rider was previously on the floor when she was hit by Australian champion Nicole Frain who came flying through with out braking.
Cavalli climbed back on her bicycle but unsuccessful to end the stage with the crew pulling her to just take “no possibility”.
It was a undesirable day all round for FDJ as Danish rider Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, their other possible challenger, bought caught up in an additional crash and missing extra than a minute to Vos, Longo Borghini and Niewiadoma.
For 35-12 months-aged Vos, one particular of the excellent names of biking with 3 earth highway championships and Olympic monitor gold amid her numerous honours, this yellow jersey has a feeling of unfinished organization.
She won on the Champs-Elysees in 2014 in the initial edition of La Training course which took position on the past working day of the men’s Tour de France, a race she served to launch.
As a boy or girl she pressed her mother and father to get her to observe the Tour.
“We have been likely to Alpe d’Huez, to the sprint finishes, to Pau,” she reported once again at the commence in Meaux on Monday. “That was how we spent our summer season holidays, driving the study course in our tenting van.”
Vos now qualified prospects the normal classification with a 10-second lead more than Valcar rider Persico, with Niewiadoma of Canyon-SRAM two seconds even more back.
Tuesday’s stage 3 ought to also fit the sprinters with a 133.6km experience through the Champagne region from Reims to Epernay. The race ends in Paris on Sunday.
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