Marianne Vos extended her lead in this year’s Women’s Tour, after winning stage 4 in a sprint finish against Giorgia Bronzini and Lucy Garner – after 87.8 kilometers of racing from Cheshunt to Welwyn Garden City.
Today’s victory marked Vos’ second consecutive win in as many days, while increasing her lead over Emma Johansson by 19 seconds, and 22 seconds over previous race leader Rosella Ratto.
Stage four result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo-Liv, 2:13:09
2 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda, same time
3 Lucy Garner (GB) Giant-Shimano, st
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS, st
5 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren Kuota, st
6 Lauren Hall (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, st
7 Leah Kirchman (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, st
8 Aude Biannic (Fra) Lointek, st
9 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon, st
10 Lizzie Armitstead (GB) Boels-Dolmans, st
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo-Liv, 9:54:10
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS, +19secs
3 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren Kuota, +22
4 Lizzie Armitstead (GB) Boels-Dolmans, +30
5 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda, +31
6 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana BePink, same time
7 Lucy Garner (GB) Giant-Shimano, +37
8 Hannah Barnes (GB) UnitedHealthcare, st
9 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren Kuota, +41
10 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands, st
Friends Life Yellow Jersey – Awarded each day to the rider with the lowest cumulative time – the overall leader of the race.
The Points Jersey – Awarded each day for intermediate sprints and stage finishing position. The top 15 riders at each stage finish score.
The Strava Queen of the Mountains Jersey – Each stage has two Queen of the Mountains locations, with points awarded differing depending on the severity of each climb.
The Matrix Fitness Best Young Rider Jersey – Awarded each day to the best under 23 rider on the overall classification.
The Best British Rider Jersey – Awarded to the best British rider on general classification each day, with the aim of creating a sub-competition for British riders.
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