translated from Ladies Tour of Holland
After missing the mark in both the time trial and second stage of this year’s race, Marianne Vos finally won stage three in Lent yesterday, in a sprint finish against Jolien d’Hoore and Lizzie Armitstead of Great Britain remained for.
Valentina Scandolara led the race for a few kilometers, but the Italian was overtaken by the peloton.
Meanwhile, Ellen van Dijk retained her grip on the overall race lead.
"The time trial and second stage went all right. Now I could finish it and I’m happy with it, "said Fox after the 129.2 kilometer stage. "There was a lone breakaway forward, then it is easier to control, but needs to be sprinting you will be there anyway to have to drive. It is a bonus that I get seconds for the classification. "
Top 10 Finishers
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 3:07:38 2 Jolien D’hoore (Bel) Lotto Belgiumisol Ladies 3 Elizabeth Armitstead (Gbr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 4 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized – Lululemon 5 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized – Lululemon 6 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Alé Cipollini 7 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 8 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy 9 Shelley Olds (Usa) Alé Cipollini 10Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products
General classification after stage 3
1 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 6:07:29 2 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized – Lululemon 3 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:00:08 4 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized – Lululemon 0:00:22 5 Elizabeth Armitstead (Gbr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:26 6 Ann-Sofie Duyck (Bel) Belgium 0:00:30 7 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica – AIS 0:00:35 8 Evelyn Stevens (Usa) Specialized – Lululemon 0:00:41 9 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized – Lululemon 0:00:45 10 Carmen Small (Usa) Specialized – Lululemon 0:0047
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